For the Love of Leather

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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!

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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.

leatherGuess Leather front, ponte back leggings (amazon.com)

leather topthe leather top i’m wearing in above picture. Bananarepublic.com

leather motoleather moto–currently sold out! Bananarepublic.com

I can’t wait to rock that jacket!! What do you like to pair leather with??

by Vanessa Culpepper

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4 thoughts on “For the Love of Leather

    Chic in Academia said:
    September 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Leather is always great for fall!! Outfit definitely looks good on you!

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      Vanessa responded:
      September 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks, Bertha! And thanks for visiting 😉

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    Javacia of See Jane Write Magazine said:
    September 20, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I really wish I could get into the leather trend, but I can’t find any pieces that work with my style. But that outfit looks great on you!

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      Vanessa responded:
      September 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Surely there is something that works for you! I would LOVE to help you find something…and at a great price! What shapes/styles work best on your figure?

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