Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Faux Leather, Patent Leather and Frilly Floral Pretties.

I have wanted a Black Leather Skater Skirt for a while. Not necessarily Real Leather. The Leather trend is super Popular as are Skater Skirts. I saw 3 of them I loved (under 75 bucks) but still $70 for a Faux Leather, Trendy Skirt is too expensive in my opinion. One of the three I saw is the one below (I am wearing today). I saw it at Lord & Taylor & Carson's, retaling for $69. Though I found a coupon for 20% off from Lord & Taylor (my favorite department store, by the way), I still thought it was too much. Then, one day a couple of weeks ago my mom and I went to Marshall's to look for Fall Shoes/Boots & Baby Stuff. There - without even looking, I swear - I saw the Skirt I wanted from Lord & Taylor. And it was $14.99. So without even trying it on I grabbed a size Medium (it runs more like Junior sizes; if it was Ladies I would have grabbed a Small) and I even grabbed another Skater Skirt for the same price. For about 32 bucks I purchased not one but two adorable skirts. They both fit great, by the way.

The first time ever I wore this Skirt was on Sunday, for a Baby Shower. I planned this Outfit in my head since when I purchased the Skirt. I am glad this Girly, Floral Blouse worked with it, as good as it did on my head lol. The Blazer is so pretty too (My Favorite) and it has the prettiest Collar, with cascading Ruffles. I, also, got more Ruffles on my Clutch. Though the (Faux) Leather Skirt is a little bad-ass (despite being quilted), the Blouse & Blazer play up with the Feminine Silhouette of the Skirt. I paired it with my Nude Patent Heel Pumps. Though they are super Comfy and not very High, carrying a baby plus gifts was tough on my feet, so I brought my Comfy Wedges with me and switched into those, once I arrived at the Shower. Wearing this Leather Skirt for the first time was perfect for the Leather Challenge for Today's Trend Spin Link-up with Laura & Erin, as well as Thursday's Spotlight Weekly Link-up with Elle & Jacqueline. How do you like the first Outfit I styled around this Faux Leather Skirt?

Pastel, Lavender-Gray, Wide-Sleeve, Silk Chiffon, Floral, Bow-Tie Blouse: Express.
Gray, Light Tweed, 3/4-Sleeve Blazer w/ Ruffled Collar & Black Silk Lining: White House Black Market.
Black, Faux Leather, Quilted, Skater Skirt: One Clothing (Marshalls) (New).
Black Circle Stud Earrings w/ Silver Rhinestones: White House Black Market.
Faux Gold, Cocktail Flower Ring w/ Pearls & Silver Firestone Balls: Banana Republic.
Black, Shiny, Faux Leather, Tiered Clutch w/ Ruffles: Express.
Nude, Round-Toe, Patent Leather Pumps: Apartment 9 (Kohl's).
Heather Gray, Leather Suede, Peep-toe Wedges w/ Neon Yellow peeking from the Toe: c/o Le Bunny Bleu (New).

And look here. One of my Most Favorite Bloggers and Fashionistas (and I bet one of your Favorites, too), Pretty Mom-to-Be Yi-Chia was wearing this Very Similar Outfit on her Blog today. I swear My Outfit is not a Copy-cat Look, since I already wore it on Sunday. But My Gosh: Great Minds think alike. We got Wide Sleeve Blouses & Leather Skater Skirts in mind. One more thing: I thought about wearing Leather Booties with this Skirt, too.

Here are some pictures from the Baby Shower. The Pretty Blonde Lady, in the Hi-Lo Red Dress is the Expectant Mom. Baby is due in late November.
These are the Gifts I took to the Shower. I, purchased the Patterned Gift Bags on purpose, rather than your typical Baby Gift Bags. Aren't they Pretty AND Girly? And I really wanted to make a big Diaper Cake - I do know how to make them. But they do take a lot of time and I didn't have my Mom to help me or anything. Vivian is at that age where she is all over the page and she wants to touch everything, so making the Diaper Cake was not in the cards, this time.

P.S. I am linking with Laura and the following Fashioniable Pretties.







20 comments:

  1. Great outfit, Ada! I really like how you dressed up the edgy leather skirt with the floral top and ruffles. Great deal on your skirt!

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    1. Thanks so much Inge. I think the Edgy Leather & Girly Floral balance each out well. And yes, I got the Skirt for an excellent deal.

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  2. I love this skirt Ada. I have been eyeing them as well, so many cute options out there. Looks great with your blouse. Such a great outfit for a baby shower.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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    1. You must get one Pia. With your lean frame & long legs they would look great. I thought the outfit was nice for a shower. =)

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  3. Love the skirt....the quilted pattern is so fun! Haven't seen one like this before. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Get one Shanna. I know you would rock yours style-wise. ;-) My Pleasure linking up. =)

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  4. I like the way you paired the leather skirt with the floral top. They really play nicely off one another! Sounds like you scored a great deal-- and the best part is that you found it when you least expected it!

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    1. I know - when I least expected it and that's the best part. The two pieces play off nicely too, I thought.

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  5. I love this outfit Ada. The leather skirt is fabulous. I need a leather skirt!!!! Gorgeous, one of my favourite looks of yours!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Awww. Thank you so much Agnes. I too believe this is one of my best outfits, this year. =)

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  6. Lucky find on that skirt! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up :)
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  7. I like that grey top. Saw something similar in a jumpsuit, but a top like this looks better. Cute outfit. Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

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    1. Thank you. I really love soft florals. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. What an awesome find on the skater skirt! I have been wanting one but I think the ones I've seen feels too short for me. One of my favorite looks of yours!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. I know I got it for a great deal. I now have 4 Skater Skirts though 2 I already had in my closet. I love this look, too. =)

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  9. This look is so awesome on you!! One of my faves :)

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  10. You are a woman after my own heart in that quilted leather skater skirt!! I have one and afore it. Yi-Chia looks gorgeous too!!!!! Ann Taylor is one of my favorites too as I wear so much of their clothing to work. I won a contest they were having and won a $500 gift card and a makeover. I can't even begin to tell you how ecstatic I've been!! Hope you're having a great week Ada!! ; )

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    1. Thank you so much for responding to me. I know you love Skater Skirts - I already discovered several in my closet. =) So cool about the big shopping spree at Ann Taylor, but girl you don't need a makeover.

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