Monday, August 29, 2011

The Great Indoors


I have been on a mission to find a great leather piece for fall - not a jacket; but rather shorts, pants or a skirt (or all of the above).  But, being on a budget means that the faux options are more accessible for me.  The key to purchasing faux (this goes for leather, suede & fur) is finding something that closely resembles the look & feel of the real thing.  I loved the cut and color of this skirt & I've already found it to be incredibly versatile.  It's easy to pair with a simple white blouse, as I did here...but I can also throw on a lightweight knit sweater with tights & booties when the fall chill hits the air.

{Due to weather constraints aka extreme winds thanks to Hurricane Irene, these pictures were taken inside, in the sun room of our new house ~ we'll be moving in just a few weeks!}




What I'm wearing:
Gap blouse, Forever 21 skirt, Aldo heels,  J. Crew earrings, Banana Republic & Target bracelets, Urban Expressions clutch

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25 comments :

Sara C. said...

very nice clutch, and I like so much the bon ton leather skirt
Have a lovely day
Sara C.

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

OMG, I'm literally obsessed with the skirt you are wearing! Looking absolutely stunning!

Happy Monday!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Fashion By Alicia said...

You look amazing! I love this skirt. It is such a fabulous "leather" option.

Anna said...

What a gorgeous skirt!! I agree that it can be rocked with a plain white blouse (& got a great visual with the sweater & boots comment). The photos look great in the sun room :) I'm new to your blog so this is the first post i've read!

Anna xo

http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

Alyson said...

totally agree re: being sure the leather looks like the real deal. awesome find, and love the overall look. hope you and your place made it ok!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Gorgeous!

JustPatience said...

Love this look. Just did a shoot with that Forever 21 skirt. You were it so well. The orange clutch adds a nice touch.

Patience
www.justpatience.com

styleonthecouch.com said...

I have a feeling this skirt, being a classic, will see you through many seasons. Lovely chic look with the white blouse (something I must find, I don't own one!)

www.styleonthecouch.com

good luck for your move!!

Loren said...

This is a great skirt! I've never seen leather (or pleather) look so demure. (In a good way.) They always seem to edgy for me to wear but this look is super cute.
Also,good luck with the new house!

My Dressy Ways said...

Love the outfit! And congrats on the new house!

Sarah said...

You look LOVELY!! I love the skirt and the clutch - this outfit is great!

woreout said...

This skirt is an amazing piece to add to your fall wardrobe. Such a classic cut and color that you'll be able to wear it for a long time to come. The clutch you paired with it adds the perfect pop of color.

Lynn said...

Wait?! What?! You need to go back to your other blog and fill me in! ;) I am so excited for you guys! I just flipped over to the other blog to make sure I didn't miss something. I'm disconnected from all internet for a week and look what happens. LOL! From the looks out the window it looks like you are in the country?! Fun fun!!

Kimberly said...

Sorry, Lynn - I have been doing personal updates about the house & move on Facebook! It is out in the country on 5 acres... so exciting! :)

Tanii said...

You look amazing!And your pictures are great!
xx Tanja
http://neverdreamedaboutthis.blogspot.com

Francesca Felix said...

your skirt is truly beautiful
francesca

http://www.frankvinyl.com

No Guilt Fashion said...

That skirt is beautiful. Love the cut and color of it.

Paul said...

I like the cut & look of the skirt & also the blouse. Great look !

Lexi said...

I absolutely love this look ... you looks so stunning and classic!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Running on Happiness said...

You are simply gorgeous. And I love this look with the brown leather skirt and red clutch.

Margara said...

I love it!!

Alysson said...

you are so gorgeous!! love these pictures..can't wait to see your shoots at the new house!

Amber from Real Girl Glam said...

I absolutely love this look! Everything about it is perfect, even down to the nail polish color. Can not believe that skirt is from Forever 21!

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

That skirt is from Forever 21?! Oh my I've been on a hunt too and that skirt is exactly what I've had my eye out for! Great look!

xo www.RavingFashionista.com

Abby said...

I just bought this myself. I had it in my cart online but I decided I needed to see it in person to make sure it didn't have a "cheap" look. I love it - so soft and buttery. You wear it well.

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