Tough Girl Territory

You say leather, I say peplum. Leather! Peplum! Leather! Peplum! Seriously though, how could you not wanna get down with this?! What a great combination of ladylike toughness! Leather has been huge this season. Do you remember this post? Or this one? Well if you’re late to this party don’t fret. The leather trend is continuing through into Spring but you’ll be seeing it in lighter, brighter colors. Nevertheless it IS still February (at least for today) so I’m breaking out my black one before Spring fever blinds me.

IMG 2601 960x814  Tough Girl TerritoryIMG 2575 666x1000  Tough Girl TerritoryTraditionally peplums are such ladylike pieces but I wanted to combine a look that played off the leather instead. My style is a bit like a pinball machine, always bouncing from one idea to the next. So it’s really all about what I’m feeling in that moment and for this particular look I wanted some strength. Do you like ladylike pieces with an edge?

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I headed over to boyfriend land with these jeans from Gap; Completely versatile and relatively affordable they are a must have denim style for everyone!  Keeping them rolled up allows these shoes to flirt with someone’s sight line a bit and I love the strappy, corset like quality they exhibit.  Already follow me on Instagram? If so you’re probably yawning over this necklace, since you’ve probably seen it but just in case… I LOVE IT! I’m a Leo, so show me anything with a big cat and I’m sold! And it’s sparkly? Swoon!

IMG 2614 960x698  Tough Girl TerritoryIMG 2646 960x640  Tough Girl TerritoryWith all this tough girl business swirling about adding a blouse brought back some femininity. This one has a delicate feel since it’s slightly sheer with gold polka dots… and nothing about “dots” says tough hehe. Cat eye glasses lend this look retro warmth and style in contrast to the other black pieces.  A clutch and other jewelry, some vintage, some modern rounded out my additions. 

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Have you been wearing leather this season? Peplums of course have been big news but how do you feel about them in this material? One of the many great things about fashion is choosing the elements that speak to your personal style. This time around that means I’m moving into Tough Girl Territory. 

 

XOXO

Nic

Jeans – Gap // Blouse, leather peplumPiperlime // Shoes – Topshop (similar) (love these)// Necklace (so cool) & earrings (similar) (love these) – J.Crew // Rings – Jewelmint and raided from mom// Bracelets – J.Crew (good option) (so cool), Swarvoski & raided from mom // Bag – raided from mom // Shades – Tres Noir // Watch – Seiko

 



    2 responses to “Tough Girl Territory”

    1. I’m SO obsessed with this look! I love love love your denims! Need to find a pair like those!

      Love your darling style!

      xo
      http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

    2. I love the polka dot with the leather peplum, great combo!

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