Miu Miu Calf Hair Leopard Sandals - Snagged off NeimanMarcus.com for $300 (Retail: $795)
Vince Leather Bandage Skirt in Black - Worn before here with Jimmy Choo heels and Chanel necklace
Vince The Slouch Sweater in Black - Snagged off Gilt.com for $139 (Retail: $320)
If you haven't noticed it by now, I am quite fond of leather anything. I find leather pieces to be durable, versatile, and classic. This Vince leather bandage skirt was the first real leather skirt I ever bought. My boyfriend picked it out and I have to give him credit because he has such a good eye for how things would look on me. I snagged the leather skirt for a very low price on the Madison Los Angeles website over a year ago. I wore it before with a sheer chiffon blouse tucked into it so this time I definitely wanted to try something different. I know people were all over the bandage skirt trend a year or two ago, but I find them to be classic pieces, especially this one in leather. The bandage sections are muted so you don't really notice them. I can see if this was in a different color how it could become very trendy. That is what I love about black pieces. They can last a lifetime if you treat them right.
I paired the skirt with a cropped metallic sweater. This sweater got pretty lackluster reviews on Shopbop, but I am in love with it. The material feels great against my skin. Someone said exactly the opposite on Shopbop. Gilt Groupe had its first ever Vince sale and I was eager to snag some pieces. Most of the time Gilt has pieces for sale from past seasons, but this time they had current items from Vince. I was ecstatic. I compared prices with Shopbop and some other places and walked away with three different sweaters, this being one of them. It is black metallic and slouchy, exactly what I wanted.
What is great about having leopard heels and other funky shoes is that you don't need as much jewelry or other accessories to complete the look. The leopard print heels do all the work for you. I was lucky enough to snag these Miu Miu leopard calf-hair sandals from Neiman Marcus for a great price. I have the Miu Miu leopard ankle boots in the same print, but I just couldn't resist a sale price for the sandals. They are more beautiful than they appear even in the photos. I am sure you are thinking I have way too many leopard print shoes and believe me, my boyfriend would totally agree with you. Me? I say you can never have enough shoes, period.