March 7, 2013

Leather & Stripes

Cardigan with fur collar My grandmothers/ Sweater Zara (similar here)/ Skirt Forever 21 (old, similar here on sale! and love this pleated one too)/ Heels ShoeMint/ Purse Stella McCartney/ Ring Giles & Brother

I’ve been really trying to work on re-incorproating old items back into my wardrobe, like this skirt for example. I really like it, so I didn’t give it away when I cleaned out my closet, yet it sat there for months, almost a year. I find myself saying “I have nothing to wear”, which Thomas replies “Seriously!? You have issues…” I always get annoyed, but it’s true! Everybody always wants what they don’t have, but it’s important to realize what you do have and appreciate it. So, here is mr re-appreciating this beautiful faux leather Forever21 skirt that I forgot about. I paired it with a new to me item- My grandmother’s fur collar cardigan that my mom recently gave to me.

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Lea March 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I LOVE this look! I have been waiting to wear my open-toed shoes, it’s too cold!


Fabianna March 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

This might be one of your best looks ever! The cardigan paired with the stripes and brown skirt just work so effortlessly together. What an awesome outfit made up of great budget items and your grandma’s old cardigan.


Donna March 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I love pairing B+W with caramel tones! Fantastic look!


Courtney March 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Ooh la la, love the fur collar!


Martha March 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

What a beautiful and luxurious combination!!


Theresa March 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Beautiful! I am totally the same way when it comes to my closet – it seems I only want to wear new clothes all the time but I think it’s important to look back and find gems just like this skirt! Still very fashionable and you style it very well!


MaryClaire March 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Love this look, I need a pleated skirt!


Danielle March 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I have the same skirt in black from F21 and I love it. Thanks for the style inspo! Gorgeous as always.


Emma Finlayson March 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Great look. I love the pieces that I have that were my nanas and my husband’s nanas!


Sofia March 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Great shoes! If you get a sec, check out my latest post ‘Maxi Skirt and Leather Jacket’.



Anngelik March 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Lovely outfit! I love those shoes.



Hope Howland March 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Gorgeous! I love pulling things out from the back of the closet…


Annette March 7, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Very inspiring! I have a striped shirt as well and this is a really classy styling idea.

Lady of Style


Lauren March 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm

LOVE it all! Especially those shoes!


Chloe Elizabeth March 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

So true! I say that all the time, my boyfriend is the same, he can’t help but laugh! Love how your lipstick matches your nails, looks nice!


Kate March 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

The fur is so cute! I’m never sure if I can pull off a full fur coat, so the collar is just what I need. And, I’m totally with you on the “I have nothing to wear” shtick. I’ve been making myself play the game “Wear something this week you haven’t worn in a month.” It’s tough to do, but totally necessary.


Lili March 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

You are absolutely gorgeous!


Shira March 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Love love love the stripes with that amazing leather skirt-can’t believe you got it at Forever 21!


Slimming Style Secrets March 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

This outfit is perfect. I love the stripes with the leather and the subtle detailing on the shoes. Deceptively simple yet intricately put together.


Darcy March 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I love the black and white stripes with camel. I’m trying to “re-appreciate” some of my older items too!



Stefanie // Life on the Squares March 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Great job mixing the black & browns. You look so chic.

XO, Stefanie
Life on the Squares


Logan March 7, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Don’t you just love Grandma’s!
Love the whole look and seriously having some hair envy.



Iris March 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I get you on this. I have clothing items and shoes I’ve had for over a year and never worn.

I like how you incorporated the new and old together. You look lovely.


Amanda March 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Absolutely love the the colors for this outfit!

affordable, stylish, statement jewelry.


Meghan March 8, 2013 at 12:32 am

I have a fear of giving away items for this one reason you never know when you gonna use it and look great , this is a gorgeous winter look.

xo Meg<3

Meghan Silva’s Blog


Sarah March 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

Loving the nail polish! Who/what is it?!


Kacie's Kloset March 8, 2013 at 1:19 am
Lindsey March 8, 2013 at 1:46 am

great shoes! i recently discovered shoe mint and i absolutely love it!


Erin March 8, 2013 at 1:50 am

That full pleated leather skirt is so amazing! I love the color and how you paired the striped top with it.



Stephanie March 8, 2013 at 2:56 am

Love this color combination! It’s always fun to bring something old back to life, makes it feel new again!



Lara March 8, 2013 at 3:27 am

Loving the stripes with the fur!

xox Lara


Katherine March 8, 2013 at 3:38 am

Love this look! That cardigan is to die for! I always try to use what’s in my closet but sometimes find it hard as well, but it definitely is important to remember what you have and wear it wisely!



Ani March 8, 2013 at 3:59 am

I drive my husband crazy when I say I have no clothes. Glad you kept the skirt. It’s lovely!


Kat Tanita March 8, 2013 at 5:25 am

love this outfit!!! so chic ;) hope you have a great weekend!



Christine March 8, 2013 at 6:44 am

Love the mix of black and brown!

Christine In Color


aiyana March 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I love this look, especially the pairing of your grandmothers fur trimmed cardigan with the leather. Forever 21 always has such great skirts, i have SOOO many from there! i got a similar one just last season worn here!


Erin March 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I love your hair color!! What does your stylist do to get that look?!


Jessica Lee March 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I love the nude, black and striped combination! And of course, the shoes :)
xo Jessica


Yolennie March 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Love the wedges!



fashionablecollections March 11, 2013 at 2:16 am

love love love this outfit!!



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