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February 2011

Current/Elliott Leather Leggings

 

 

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Current/Elliott The Leather Pull On Leggings in Black - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $400 (Retail: $795)

Vince Foil Print Cashmere Raglan Sweatshirt in Gold - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $88.50 (Retail: $295)

Adina Reyter Small Snake Earrings in Gold - Worn before here with Wayne sequin sweatshirt and Giuseppe Zanotti tuxedo lace-up heels

Fendi Suede Wedge Shoe Boots in Black - Worn before here with Rag & Bone sweater, here with Raquel Allegra tee, and here with Kova & T dress

I am so ready for spring and all the cute floral prints that come along with it, but sometimes Denver can go from 60 degrees to 20 degress in 24 hours so that calls for some leather leggings.  These leather leggings by Current/Elliott might not be as fancy as my Helmut Lang seamed leather leggings, but they are so comfy I never want to take them off.  Thanks to the elastic waist band they are easy to slip on and off and you don't spend 20 minutes pulling them up your legs like some skinny pants.  I love the long side zipper and I think next time I wear them I will leave them unzipped.  I paired them with a slouchy metallic cashmere sweater by Vince.  Vince makes some of the best sweaters in my book and I snagged this one for a great deal off of Shopbop.  You cannot go wrong with cashmere and the casual raglan seams of this sweatshirt lend it to dressing down certain pieces such as leather pants.  The subtle gold metallic specks also make it nice for a going out at night outfit.  I really like the gold and gray mix. 

For accessories I wore one of my favorite pairs of earrings that my boyfriend bought me.  These Adina Reyter snake earrings are gold and just small enough for my tastes.  I also own a delicate bracelet by Adina Reyter that my boyfriend gave me.  I think she makes some fabulous jewelry and sometimes they feature her pieces on Gilt Groupe.  I really like snake jewelry, but it is hard to find it done right for a reasonable price.  Everything is gold plated nowadays, but these are actual gold and that makes me love them even more.  Now, if only I could find the perfect snake cuff to go with these, preferably with emerald eyes.  A girl can dream, right?  For shoes I decided to drag out my Fendi suede and mesh wedges again.  I think my boyfriend really got some great shots of them this time to show the shiny platform detail and the mesh and suede combo up close. 

xoxo

Jacqueline


Winter Kate Oakleaf Dress

 

   

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Winter Kate Oakleaf Camisole Tank Mini Dress with Lace in Floral Print - Courtesy of TeaLeafClothing.com

Miu Miu Studded Leather Clogs in Black - Snagged at Saks in Denver for $150 (Retail: $450)

ASOS Over The Knee Socks in Gray - Snagged off ASOS.com for $7.17 Retail

Lonely Hearts Cut Out Bra in Black Velvet - Worn before here with House of Holland skirt and Dior heels

Max Steiner Design Origami Crane Necklace in Sterling Silver - Worn before here with Miu Miu harness ankle boots and Stone Cold Fox dress and here with 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket and Alice + Olivia leather shorts

Vintage Hinged Cuff in Sterling Silver - Snagged off eBay.com for $20

Karina from Tea Leaf Clothing sent me a beautiful package containing Winter Kate pieces from the spring 2011 collection and I was beyond thrilled.  I had to model this oakleaf floral dress right away because I thought it was absolutely adorable.  It reminds me of a 90s baby doll dress and the cut is very flattering.  The length is just right to pair it with over the knee socks.  The dress itself is silk with lace insets and some buttons going down the back that you don't really have to unbutton to get the dress itself on your body.  I think Nicole Richie is doing a great job because I didn't want to take this little dress off.  Underneath the dress I wore my Lonely Hearts cut out bra because I thought wearing a lace bra would take away from the look of the dress.  I like the bra strap showing in the back because it is very thin and then some cut outs from the bra peeking out from the sides of the dress, making the overall look more edgy. 

I played up the cuteness factor of the dress and the 90s feel by pairing it with gray over the knee socks from ASOS.  I swear that ASOS makes the best over the knee socks and the prices are definitely low.  I liked the gray color in combination with the floral print on the dress.  I am in the mood for spring and you know how much I love clogs so I am debuting my latest pair of clogs from Miu Miu on the blog.  These are somewhat similar to the Chanel clogs in terms of the studding detail, but they were such a low price at the Saks closing sale in Denver I could not resist.  Good thing my friend Marisol alerted me to the sale the very first day it was happening.  Otherwise, I might not have gotten these Miu Miu studded leather clogs.  I personally love the look of clogs with over the knee socks.

For accessories I wore my Max Steiner origami crane necklace which was given to me by Max Steiner Design.  I love this delicate little necklace and I have been wearing it nonstop lately.  This vintage hinged cuff was a steal off of eBay.  Like I said before, I don't buy much vintage, but I think vintage jewelry is a safe investment because it never smells bad. 

xoxo

Jacqueline


Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle Boots

 

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Giuseppe Zanotti Leather Peep-Toe Zipper Bootie in Black - Worn before here with 3.1 Phillip Lim fringe shorts and here with Gucci belt and Alexander Wang dress

Haute Hippie Studded Leather Miniskirt in  Graphite - Snagged off Gilt.com for $209 (Retail: $795)

Haute Hippie Man's Pocket Tee in Blush - Snagged off Gilt.com for $39 (Retail: $95)

This whole outfit except for the heels was snagged off of Gilt Groupe.  They had a Haute Hippie sale and I waited around for two hours to make sure I got this studded leather skirt in my cart.  I have to say that it was definitely worth it.  In my humble opinion I think Haute Hippie makes some of the best leather skirts on the planet.  They fit well and are the perfect length.  This one is a graphite gray color, which makes it different from a lot of my other leather skirts.  It also has beautiful circular studs perfectly placed throughout the leather.  The whole skirt looks and feels expensive and paying around $200 for a nice leather skirt is not half bad.  I am not complaining at least.  My boyfriend really loved the skirt and thought it was nice.  When I told him the retail he seemed a little scared, but then we did the video and he saw I paid a lot less for it by snagging it off of Gilt.  I like freaking my boyfriend out a little though.  It's fun!

I paired the gray studded leather mini with another item from the Haute Hippie sale.  This blush oversized pocket tee is soft to the touch.  I think it is a combination of modal, but I am not sure.  I love the color blush, especially with gray colors.  It helps that it is loose-fitting to balance out the form-fitting leather skirt.  You can never have enough basic tees in my book.  You will use them forever and they will probably fit forever.  Anyway, I was really pleased with my whole Haute Hippie order from Gilt Groupe.  Everything came on padded hangers in plastic bags and there were no hanger marks on my leather skirt.  I went for basic black ankle boots on the bottom that have some tulip vamping.  These are always good because they make your legs miles long.  Giuseppe Zanotti shoes always fit the same so I can order the same size in various styles of his shoes and be assured that it will always be the correct size.  I cannot say that about other shoe designers.  These ankle boots are actually really similar to my Miu Miu suede ankle boots.  They have the same design.

Watch the video where I answer some frequently asked questions and talk some more about my outfit!

xoxo

Jacqueline