Sept 19, Leather Jacket

First off, let me apologize for not blogging the last 2 days. I posted my outfits on Instagram, so if you’re curious, head over there to see what I wore…

Now, on to today’s look. Funny story about this leather jacket. My husband bought it for me years ago at Nordstrom, and while I think it’s gorgeous, I was never really sure how to wear it. So, it sat in my closet for years gathering dust. I actually had it in a pile of clothes that I tried to take to my local consignment store to consign. Having never done that before, I wasn’t aware of the process. The lady at the store was sort of rude to me since I didn’t have an appointment. Without even looking at my clothes, she told me she wasn’t interested in what I had. I sheepishly left feeling rather insulted. When I got home I left the bag of clothes in my garage, not sure what to do with them. A few days later I saw on Fashion Jackson (one of my all time favorite Insta style gals) a fabulous photo of her wearing a leather jacket- so I decided to resurrect mine from the garage and give it a try… and here you go!

Tonight I’m going out wine tasting with some friends, so I decided this would be a perfect night to break it out. It’s a much more stylish look than the North Face jacket on the left. Other little changes that you may notice- I am wearing a much cuter white top in the outfit on the right. The top on the left has a weird neckline (that V is so high!) and it is too clingy. The top on the right is rayon, which drapes much better. I also swapped out the rounded toe leopard flats for the pointy toe version and added a long necklace. By making these little adjustments, I now have a cute and stylish outfit to wear out tonight! So thank you rude sales lady, you actually saved me from giving up a fabulous jacket!

The details on this jacket make it interesting!

Jeans- Gap

Top- Nordstrom Rack

Jacket- Nordstrom

Shoes- Nordstrom Rack

Jan 8th, Faux Suit

DSCN6374I have a work meeting this morning, so I want to look somewhat professional- but notdscn6038 too formal. I decided to go with a pencil skirt and my leather jacket- to make sort of a ‘faux suit’.

I paired my brown pencil skirt with my lace t shirt and then layered my leather jacket over the top (instead of a suit jacket). To complete the look I opted for my brown boots.

Looking at the photos, I don’t like seeing my bare legs peeking out, I may need to go put some tights on. What do you think? Should I add tights?

Skirt: Nordstrom, Top: Madewell, Jacket: Nordstrom, Boots: DSW
Skirt: Nordstrom, Top: Madewell, Jacket: Nordstrom, Boots: DSW

Dec 10th, Leather Jacket

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I celebrated my birthday last week and my sweet husband has done it again.

Each year he buys me clothes. Now, some women would cringe at this thought- but my hubby happens to have excellent taste!

This year he surprised me with this gorgeous leather jacket from Nordstroms. Here’s how they describe it:  “it has quilted shoulders extending down to the elbow seams of a streamlined, motorsports-inspired jacket fashioned from lustrous leather.”

I paired it with my skinny jeans, a drapey top (also from Nordstrom’s) and my black boots. It’s a stylish alternative to the faded jeans and North Face jacket outfit on the right, don’t you think?

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Dec 23rd, 30 for 30- Day 23

I wore this brown pencil skirt last Friday, but since I was on a plane all day, no one saw me.

I decided to wear it again, but this time I paired it with my denim shirt layered over a tank.

You can barely see it, but I’m wearing this gorgeous bracelet that my sister gave me for my birthday. I absolutely love it- and would wear it every day if I could!

Have a great Christmas Eve Eve… are you done with your shopping?  I’m going to a white elephant party tonight and need a gift. Any suggestions?

I love this bracelet! Thanks Kara!!

The lighting outside is so bad you can't see the pattern in this skirt.

Skirt: Nordstrom, Denim shirt: Martin and Osa, Leather Jacket: Marshalls, Boots: DSW, Bracelet: J Crew

I’ve linked up with Fashion Friday. Be sure to click here for some other cute fashion ideas!

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Dec 14th, Work it Wednesday

I think Work it Wednesday is so much fun- the idea is that you show 1 look 3 ways, (but to be honest I prefer seeing the actual outfits on people- as opposed to the cute outfits people put together on Polyvore.)

Clothes can look fabulous in theory, but then you put them on and it can be all wrong… That is one reason why I very seldom shop online. It just makes me nervous. Unless I know the exact brand and size, I’m afraid things won’t fit.

I’m running to Costco again today (seems like I was just there), so today’s outfit is another extremely simple look.

I’m wearing my skinny jeans, brown boots and a white shirt. For style and warmth I’ve decided to throw on my brown leather jacket and a scarf.

My dear friend, Heidi, sent me this gorgeous gold scarf (above left) for my birthday- and I truly love it. It’s hard to describe, but it’s gold- and then it also has a shimmery gold thread that runs through it. It’s perfect because it can be very versatile- cute paired with a casual outfit, or it could easily dress up something very plain.

Below I’m trying this brown infinity scarf that another dear friend, MaryAnn gave me for my birthday (great minds think alike). This one has a ton of texture- it’s a loosely knit pattern, as you can see from the photo.

Boy, am I blessed to have such sweet friends!

This scarf has lots of texture and detail, including the fringe!

Finally, I’m trying my plaid scarf from Target. This used to be my favorite, but now tht I have these new ones, I’m not so sure.

By the way, I’m pairing up with The Pleated Poppy today to- so be sure to check out all those cute gals!

I love the plaid in this scarf.

Yep, that's my new puppy in the background. Isn't she sweet?!

Nov 6th, Ready to Rumble

Again, dorky title- but it’s all I could think of! Plus I just attended my son’s basketball playoff game and it sort of felt like a rumble.

Seriously, what
is it with some parents and their ultra competitiveness in kid’s sports? These are KIDS! Let’s set the example of good sportsmanship!

Ok, enough preaching.

I wanted to wear jeans, a t shirt and a jacket today.  I could have gone like this outfit on the right, but I wanted to look a little more stylish than that.

I opted for my brown leather jacket. I’ve paired it with my dark skinny jeans, brown boots and this fun scarf. A simple, easy and stylish outfit for this gorgeous fall day.

Jeans with a leather jacket make for a more stylish look than the North Face.

Jeans: Anthropologie, Jacket: Marshalls, Boots: DSW, Scarf: Boutique in Seattle