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, or check out my video: ) . 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 (

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

leather motoleather moto–currently sold out!

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

by Vanessa Culpepper

Budding Fashionista on Google+


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!


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

      Thanks, Bertha! And thanks for visiting 😉


    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!


      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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