Skirting the Rules: Leather and Plaid Pencil Skirt for Valentine's Day.

Finally, it is super late on this Tuesday evening but I am finally getting around to posting the newest "Skirting the Rules" Linkup, which ELSIE from Polished Whimsy and I run the very last Tuesday of each month. We both dropped the ball on this one though, due to both of us being busy working women and busy moms, we were quite late in pulling this month's linkup together. And guys, as I type this, how in the world is it the end of January?! And what end of January it is from us Michiganders. Last week 2-3 days of school were canceled and this week so far 3 school days have been canceled, not sure about Friday. However tomorrow and Thursday will be the two coldest days of the entire Winter season, but not only. The temperatures will feel around -25 or -30 tomorrow with the windchill and that guys hasn't happened in quarter of a century (according to the news).

First of all, let's start by saying that no matter how you layer this outfit on top and no matter how warm your coat, gloves, scarf, beanie and whatnot are, there is no way in hell any woman in Michigan or anywhere in the Midwest, can wear this type of outfit currently.  Even worse if they try to take photos outdoors lol. They would freeze their booties off. It is INSANELY COLD. Everything is frozen! But, with that said, I believe the combination of faux leather, red plaid and lace (especially embellished lace - my nude lace tee has pearls and tiny crystals embroidered on the neckline) is perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day. And since my skirt is a pencil style and I have a nude seamless camisole underneath the lace tee, this outfit is indeed perfect for both the daytime and the nighttime. You could wear it to the office, or to a fancy dinner date complete with expensive wine and scrumptious desserts. The Bright Pink Lips, the Red Drop Earrings, the Crystal Pave Bangles, the Neon Strap Crystal-Rim Watch and the Fun Red Butterfly Cocktail Ring plus the Tousled Wavy Hair are all fun, feminine, flirty and pretty details to feel beautiful, girly, glamorous and special on the day of love. But when it came to the shoes I chose Classic Nude Patent Leather Almond-Toe Pumps and for purses I chose a Simple Soft Leather Brown Mini Clutch. And, for the second month in a row for "Skirting the Rules" I styled a Faux Leather Pencil Skirt with a Girly Neutral Top, Beautiful Jewelry and Side-Swept Hair. I ended up loving this outfit though. How about you?!

For the first time ever Elsie's Outfit looks more Wintery than mine. She lives in California after all, unlike me who lives in Siberia (I mean Michigan). Her Velvety Silver Pleated Midi Skirt is out of this world beautiful. Ditto on that Stunning Two-Tone Fur Coat. I love that she chose matching Silver Pumps and her Statement Crystal Earrings are just striking! Perfect look for a hot date on Valentine's Day - go for it dear Elsie!!

My Favorite Outfit in last month's linkup belongs to CRISTINA from Memories of the Pacific who shared 'Pom Poms and Bows' in her super chic, street-style look. I always love combining shades of cream, browns and camel together and Cristina did so perfectly. Not only is this sweet Spaniard a great dresser, her photos are all stunning since she travels and visits the prettiest places in Europe. Plus her outfit is perfect to walk in and do tourist things. I am in love with her pom-pom sweater, tan brogue shoes and chocolate faux leather mini skirt.


  1. Ada, I am dying over this skirt! Leather and plaid. Oh my. So delicious! And the contrast of leather and lace is always so perfect. You look magnificent, my friend!


  2. I love skirts and I adore both of your skirts! Fabulous!

  3. That lace top is so pretty. You for sure won't see me in a skirt anytime soon. We are having cold weather as well but not no negative degree. It was 25 degree this morning when I took baby girl to daycare this morning.

  4. I love pencil skits. This one is so cute with the black and plaid mixture.

    Xx, Nailil

  5. This skirt is so gorgeous!! I have a similar style but not with the tartan - great find my friend! Donna ����‍♀️❤️��

  6. What a fun skirt! I love that it mixed prints and texture! I am really digging the plaid and leather combo!

  7. Sooo cute dear! Love the top, really chic combo with the skirt.
    Jessica |


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