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September 2014

Knee High Leather Boots

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This outfit combines some great colors for fall including black, gray, and red.  A pleated knit skirt along with a long sleeve crop top and your favorite leather jacket on top works perfectly for the cooler weather.  Add knee high boots to finish off the ensemble.  Shop the entire look below.  You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all my videos.


Saint Laurent Leather Jacket

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(Saint Laurent Leather Jacket, ASOS Crop Top, Jonathan Simkhai Skirt, Julie Vos Necklace, Giuseppe Zanotti Knee Boots)

This look is a little bit schoolgirl meets edgy rocker chic.  I was wearing this on a particularly cool day when it started pouring rain just as we were about to snap some photos.  Luckily, we have an indoor studio we can set up pretty quickly.  However, it always bums me out just a little bit when we have to shoot indoors.  I miss all that outdoor scenery that you can capture.  With that being said I do think the indoor studio offers something you can't always get outdoors.  We always create perfect lighting and we don't have to worry about any distractions, wind, or inclement weather.  You also get to see the ensemble more clearly.  We always stay true to the colors of my clothing and skin whether outdoors and indoors.  Around this time of year we do start using the indoor studio off and on a little bit more because the weather tends to get worse.  I hope you enjoy the photos and video from the indoor setup just as much as the outdoor shoots. 

My outfit was inspired by this pleated knit skirt from Jonathan Simkhai.  I snagged this over the summer and it is a beautiful knit piece that you can tell is high quality.  I also adore the gray color.  Gray is huge for fall and it is easy to mix and match with a ton of other colors in your wardrobe.  The pleats add a fun schoolgirl twist to the skirt as well.  You can totally see this skirt as being part of a school uniform some young girl might be required to wear.  They might make it a little longer though. 

I knew I wanted to pair the skirt with my Saint Laurent leather motorcycle jacket.  I snagged this jacket last year and the price has only increased since then because it is part of Saint Laurent's permanent collection.  This jacket is the last leather motorcycle jacket I purchased in black leather.  It is the ultimate one and it is made in Italy.  I promised myself no more black leather jackets after buying this one and I have stuck to that promise.  No other black leather biker jacket can really compare after having and wearing this one.  It is one of my investment pieces and I had to save up to purchase it and stop purchasing other impulse items to get it.  I am glad they still carry it and are selling it.  One reason to look forward to fall and winter is all the leather motorcycle jackets you can wear with your outfits.  See how I wore the jacket last spring here.

It is unlikely I will steer away from crop tops any time soon.  I have a thing for them and with a full skirt like this one I think you need something cropped on top.  I was also counting on the leather jacket to cover me up some when I was out.  I could have went with a black or white crop top, but as soon as I saw this ASOS crop top in my closet I knew the bright red would be refreshing with the black and gray look.  This top is 100% cotton and the price did not break the bank.  ASOS is a great place to find these types of tops if you are searching for them.  Just make sure you look at the fabric content pretty closely as they do carry a lot of 100% polyester items. 

On my feet are some Giuseppe Zanotti knee high boots that I have had since the beginning of the blog.  I think I wore these boots back in old posts from 2009.  I still love them as much now as I did then.  The lace-up detailing really sets them apart from other knee high boots on the market.  They are also extremely comfortable.  I try to wear my knee high and thigh high boots as much as possible during these months because it seems there is such a short window you can wear them.  Suede does not work well in the snow or rain.

To complete the ensemble I am wearing a moonstone pendant statement necklace from Julie Vos.  You can see a Julie Vos bracelet I wore pretty recently here.  I love her jewelry so much.  It is beautiful and high quality.  This necklace in particular was the finishing touch on this outfit and I think the blue stones in the pendant really went well with the red color in the top.  I don't think the outfit would have been as cute without the necklace.  I love the look of a crop top with a long necklace.  You can see me using this same technique here with a different necklace. 

xoxo

Jacqueline


Saint Laurent Bucket Bag

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A slip dress can be the foundation for a lot of fabulous outfits.  This time I toughened up mine with an army jacket.  A gold statement necklace, fringe bag, and lace-up sandals finished off the ensemble.  Shop the entire look below.  You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all my videos.