Faux Leather Skirt + Utility Jacket

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Did I mention I have a new favorite skirt that I wear whenever I can?  Oh, I didn’t?  Well let me introduce you to her.  She’s faux leather and fabulous!  I’ve dressed her up and am showing here how you can dress her down.  This is the perfect look for a brunch date and what I’m probably wearing to brunch this weekend so say hi if you see a girl wearing this exact outfit.  There are so many possibilities that I apologize in advance for the number of times you’ll see this beauty on the blog.

Skirt: Babaton / Shirt: Loft / Jacket: J.Crew Factory (Old.  Similar here.) / Tights: Spanx / Booties: Steve Madden / Bag: See by Chloe / Static: Brought to you by the cold winter weather

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Happy 100th Post (Let’s Celebrate with Boyfriend Jeans!)

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This is my 100th post!  I can’t believe that I have shared this many outfit ideas, style crushes and trends I love with you.  It seems like just yesterday I was on vacation in Cape Cod plotting out my first 10 posts not even thinking about what it would take to get to 100.  Thank you to all of you who have been reading from the beginning, and to those of you who may have just joined the party.

Okay, now to the outfit…It’s starting to look a lot like winter here.  The leaves are quickly going from a beautiful rainbow of colors to cluttering the ground.  But recently, the weather hasn’t been that cold.  It’s perfect sweater weather which is my favorite.  I love being able to layer a sweater and jeans and throw on some booties with no need for a bulky jacket.  I’ve always wondered how to put my boyfriend jeans into the mix when the weather is like this.  Turns out, all you need is the perfect cuff and a great pair of booties.  And the biggest trick to the look – no socks!  At least not for this pear shape.  I am sure if you have twiggy legs, an adorable pair of patterned socks would suit this outfit perfectly.  It’s just not for me (hidden Pear Shaped Pointer here).

Sweater: Talula / Shirt: Splendid / Jeans: Gap (Old.  Similar here.) / Booties: Steve Madden / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Necklace: Gorjana / Belt: Gap

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Leather Skirt + Cozy Sweater Part 2

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Do you ever wonder if my style crushes every become a reality?  Well they do.  Especially when they are of the “can’t stop thinking about anything else” variety like last week’s post on leather skirts and cozy sweaters.  After the seemingly endless search for the perfect leather or faux leather skirts that I included in the round up, I finally landed on this one from Aritzia.  The faux leather is buttery soft and looks so real.  The fit is amazing and stretchy which means it needed no alterations and the length is perfect.

There’s something so chic about an all-black outfit.  And when you create so many texture variations, it goes from goth to gorgeous.  To make things better, this look has a retro-80s vibe that makes me think I can be Jamie Gertz in “Less Than Zero.”  Needless to say, this is quickly becoming my go-to outfit this fall (especially considering I’ve already worn it three times.  I’m serious.  Three times).

Skirt: Babaton / Sweater: Wilfred (Old. Similar steal here and splurge here 25% off with code GOSHOP) / Bag: Tory Burch (Old. Similar here.) / Booties: Vince Camuto / Tights: Spanx / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelets: BCBG, H&M, J.Crew Factory (Old.  Similar here) / Necklace: Bar III

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