Blushing

Hi Kiddies,

I hope you’re all doing great! Today I want to talk to you about leather, pink leather or blush to be more exact. If you haven’t noticed yet leather is going to be big for Fall and Winter. It usually is but I think I’m seeing more of it than in previous seasons. I really love the shorter, pleated black leather skirts like this one here  but I’m also a fan of the the more traditional pencil style right here. I know I complain about the San Francisco weather all the time but hopefully by the end of the month we’ll be seeing some warmer weather. That’s right, Fall for us is like summer so as much as I’m drooling over the Fall fashions I’m not ready to embrace them fully just yet. In September and October I just might be able to wear short sleeves without a parka.Whoo hoo!

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For some of the above reasons I hadn’t planned on buying any leather skirts right now and certainly not a light colored one. I feel like lighter colored leather is much harder to wear. At least that’s what the little girl in me says (I may be changing my mind).  However, a few weeks back I stopped into Forever21 to ask a question about something. Then it was over… I got sucked in. This has happened to you too right? So as I was running my hands over everything having a tactile affair with the clothes I came upon this little beauty. I was quite skeptical but since my other arm was already getting weighed down by a pile of things I figured one more thing wouldn’t hurt. I shop at Forever21 knowing full well the clothes are ____  (I’ll let you fill in the blank). I’m very particular with what I purchase there and I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve bought. I’ve been lucky all of the pieces I’ve bought have lasted and I pay particular attention to the construction and fit. Less expensive clothes can look great but it depends if they fit well. Having a good tailor is a must, unless of course you’ve got mad seamstress skills, which I don’t. Personally I’ve thought about taking some lessons. Have any of you taken a sewing class?

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Well I put this on and was pleasently surprised. I thought for sure I would either loathe the color or the fit would be totally off. It’s still a little big so I might have it taken in a smidgen but another size wasn’t available. After the pile of clothes I took into the dressing room this is the only piece I bought. Not bad for $17.80 right?! I paired it with this gorgeous silk top from Banana Republic. The bright pink color is beautiful and since it’s a “leather” skirt the bow on the blouse keeps it more prim and proper for work. I added a these patent leather pump that I love and don’t wear enough. Stuart Weitzman makes beautiful, well crafted shoes. They’re totally worth the money and these are a versatile rich, mocha color. I also considered an animal print pump but mine are wearing out so a new pair will need to be found. The jewelry I kept delicate and to a minimum but I finally go to wear these beautiful earrings that my mom sent me! So what do you think of the skirt? Do you like leather or this blush color? Let me know how you’d style it differently too. While I haven’t crossed a black leather skirt off my “wants” list I’m currently Blushing over this one 😉

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XOXO

Nic

Skirt, bracelet, brown/gold & sparkly rings- Forever 21

Blouse – Banana Republic

Shoes – Stuart Weitzman via Piperlime

Bag – Melie Bianco via Piperlime

Watch – Invitca

Earrings & other rings- gifted/raided from mom

Necklace – Old

 

 

 



    16 responses to “Blushing”

    1. Suma says:

      I wish I had “mad seamstress skills” -I wouldn’t waste so much on a tailor! Cute outfit & love the skirt on you! xo
      Suma

    2. Jennifer says:

      OMGGGGGG I love this outfit! Pencil skirts are obviously the greatest things ever invented…but in a pink blush leather? I swoon! Great bracelet too, I’ve got the same one in my jewelry box! Love your comment “Forever 21 is _______.” Haha, exactly.

      xoxo
      Jennifer

    3. Val Verde says:

      perfection for work so chic and under $20 is a huge score.

      xoxo
      Val
      http://valverdestyle.com

    4. Jenny says:

      OMG, I am so madly in LOVE with that skirt!! The colour is absolutely perfect! I’m so loving the leather trend this Fall and can’t wait to buy some pieces. I really LOVE this lady-like outfit. This is one of my favourite looks of yours, Nic!!

      xo Jenny
      http://www.crazystylelove.com

    5. Meredith says:

      This is gorgeous!! I love this color combination. And I love that bag! Such a classic style.
      Meredith
      http://www.createthatoutfit.com

    6. Look at you all sweet and sophisticated 🙂 Love that big black statement bracelet…. Reminds me of my favorite which belonged to my Great Grandmother. The good stuff never goes bad. Your version just as chic!

    7. I love the soft & sweet vibe of the total look Nic….you look so perfect & polished!!

      Rebecca
      http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    8. Tiffany M says:

      Lovely outfit and I love that bag!
      beijos,
      Tiffany
      http://www.beijostiffany.com

    9. Diana Marks says:

      pretty look, dear! I love the colors!
      LA By Diana Live Magazine

    10. Lauren says:

      Pink leather?! LOVE! Such a great call
      xL

      http://themarcystop.blogspot.com/

    11. Wow, great find on that skirt, it’s so classic and pretty! I also feel that the quality of clothes at F21 is _____, but you can find some awesome deals there if you have the patience to really look.

    12. What a cool find – I never would have thought a blush leather skirt would look so posh!
      xoxo,
      Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark

    13. Chelsea says:

      Such a perfect outfit! I love the blush on bright pink!! (I’m also jealous that you have the ability to find such good finds at Forever21. I do not have those skills!

    14. Amy Black says:

      LOVE everything about this outfit. The mixed hues of pink are fab and that bag is gotta have! Love love love it!

      xo

      ps u keep me on my toes with this math equation business to post my comment.

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