Daily Covet: Midi in Metallic

I’m not typically a midi-length kind of girl. Blame it on my short stature and even shorter legs.

But I’m loving this metallic silver midi skirt from Iris & Ink. After all, what are sky high heels for if not to elongate my legs in a totally gorgeous leather skirt?

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Have you seen? Iris & Ink.

How did I miss the The Outnet’s private lable “Iris & Ink?”

Launched in 2012, Iris & Ink combines trendier pieces with wardrobe staples.

Overcoats, body-con dresses and a fab midi-length leather dress are stand outs in this ultra-cool collection that is really versatile style-wise and age-wise too.

I love that it’s designed with sophisticated lines and grown-up details, but still features edgier fabrics and prints for both the young and young-at-heart sets.

Here are some of my absolute faves…but really I’ll take one of each!

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Daily Covet: Pleated Leather Skirt

Ok, enough with the workout speak. It’s January 2nd, and I’m no doubt half way to giving up on my New Year’s resolution to get in shape. But I am certainly not giving up shopping or coveting, so let’s get on with it, shall we?

As much as I love to ooooooh and oggle over items from the famed fashion houses, H&M never lets me down in my real life. I found this adorable pleated leather skirt before the holidays and absolutely forgot about it. In perusing the post-Christmas sale at H&M, I rediscovered it – sadly, not on sale yet.

While it’s certainly not overly expensive, it’s hard to justify a $200 leather skirt for this mom of three that lives in black yoga pants 360 days out of the year. However, it’s a pretty reasonable wardrobe investment with a pretty versatile playbook. The color and pleats lend a soft twist to a traditionally rocker-type piece.

I may just have to treat myself now that the holidays are over.

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Fall Trend Report 2013

Fall is my favorite time of the year for fashion, and the fall trend reports are out!  Momaha mug

Here is the line up of some of the styles you’ll likely see when the weather turns colder.

What’s your favorite trend?

Daily Covet: DVF Delian Leather Dress

A few weeks ago, I did a round up of upcoming spring fashions for “My paying gig.”  In the article, I mentioned that leather will be just as hot for spring as it was for fall/winter in 2012.

So this DVF Delian Leather Dress is just what the “style doctor” ordered!  I know it’s hard to tell, but from here the leather looks buttery soft and how chic that it’s also in a creamy white color – lighter for warm weather.  Also looks like the peplum is here to stay for at least another season.

If I weren’t going to be sporting a baby bump all spring and summer, I’d be waiting for this hot, little number to go on sale!

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Daily Covet: Modern Tartan Jacket

Plaid.  It reminds me of Catholic schoolgirl uniforms and Scottish kilts.

But here, a cute tartan jacket with an origami shape is super modern.  These tartan jackets are the granddaughters of the wool windowpane blazers of the 90’s.  Thankfully they are lighter, more flattering and frankly, far more chic than their predecessors.

I love them paired with skinny jeans and pumps like Nordstrom shows it here.  But it would be a great holiday outfit with black satin pants.  Or schoolgirl meets biker chick with a fitted leather skirt — leather is all the rage this fall!

It’s also on the very affordable end of the spectrum too… always a bonus!

Daily Covet: Luxe Leather for Fall

Good morning bloggy friends, and TGIF!

This morning, leather is on my mind… even with the expected 90+ degree temperatures where we are going!

But it’s the time to start thinking about our fall wardrobe right?!

Leather has long been an iconic style choice.  It can be rugged, like a black moto jacket.  Or more demure, like this Piazza Sempione lady coat… which happens to be my covet today.  But coming in at $4500, I may have to settle for my second favorite, which is this red quilted coat for Neiman Marcus.

Here are some other beautiful leather options from Neiman Marcus.  A leather coat or jacket for every occasion, if you ask me!

This assymetrical leather hooded jacket is another one of my faves.  Casual, elegant and unique.  So versatile!