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.
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!
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!
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!
The Coach Station Bag. Today, I am coveting one for anyone, who loves a convenient mid-sized feel in a compact little handbag.
While I did covet the Station Bag for a long time, I acquired one back in about 1998 or so. I have recently resurrected it, and have to tell you, I LOVE IT!
It has 3 inside pockets that you can easy slip things in and out of… think accordian file. And you can pop your oversized sunglasses on the top without their oversized case because the soft leather won’t scratch your lenses. It can also be worn as a crossbody bag or held demurely with the top handle.
My black Coach Station Bag has the classic bronze hardware, which is cool because gold is so big right now. But if you absolutely must have silver, Coach does that too. And if you prefer a vintage one, there are plenty of those. Although I don’t know who wouldn’t want to hold on to this amazing little bag!
So this day, I am doing more of a product review. This is a fabulous little bag, and luckily one bag that I don’t have to buy!