I have been just a little bit obsessed with leather lately. Maybe I was a biker in another life. Maybe a dominatrix (yeah, right! My husband wishes!). Regardless, leather is a HOT trend and it is not cooling off anytime soon. So, I happily jump on this bandwagon–sorry animal rights activists! 😦
Last year, I scored a great deal on some leather-panel leggings on Amazon. They are Guess brand for $80! Unheard of! This year, I’m digging deeper. I recently purchased a leather top and moto jacket from Banana Republic. Both great deals as well ($100 for the all leather top and $160 for the jacket..again, awesome deals thanks to their weekly 40% coupons and an additional 10% for using my Banana card!! yes!). I’m impatiently waiting the jacket’s arrival, but I already have my hands on the top and was quick to pair it with a lace pencil skirt I got from the J. Crew factory store during my grand haul spree at the Outlet Shops of Grand River (see the post https://buddingfashionista.com/2013/09/19/grand-haul-video-for-outlet-shops-of-grand-river/, or check out my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuTVE7VmsaM ) . Get it? Leather and Lace? I love that juxtaposition of tough and feminine (do you love the word “juxtaposition” as much as I do??). Check it out!
I have yet to wear this in public anywhere. But, in typical girl fashion, i’m playing dress-up!
I plan to do another post featuring this top with other pairings, so stay tuned for that! Meanwhile, here’s a closer look at the pieces I scooped up! I guess I need to invest in some leather cleaning concoction.
I can’t wait to rock that jacket!! What do you like to pair leather with??
by Vanessa Culpepper