Mike & Chris

Leather Hooded Jacket

 

Soft body-conscious knits are taking over my closet for fall so it was no surprise when I snagged this long tube skirt.  By styling it with a cropped cashmere cardigan, leopard scarf, and cognac leather hooded jacket I kept the figure skimming properties of the skirt intact.  There are endless possibilities for fall and winter outfits using this long tube skirt and I am excited to put together another look.  You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all my videos.


Mike & Chris Trevor Studded Leather Vest

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Mike & Chris Trevor Studded Leather Vest in Black - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $241.50 (Retail: $805)

Miu Miu Suede Ankle Boots in Black - Worn before here with Haute Hippie riding pants and Elizabeth and James cardigan

J Brand The Deal Pencil Leg in Black - Worn before here with Prada studded cutout sandals

LnA 3/4 Rolled Sleeve Pocket Tee in Black - Snagged off Gilt.com for $28 (Retail: $66)

Jeans are not my favorite, but I decided to change things up a bit.  I was getting bored with my black opaque tights.  I bought these jeans over a year ago at the huge Saks store in San Francisco with my friend Christina.  Jeans are the one thing I don't buy online unless I am really sure about the sizing.  I really like the zipper detail on the bottom of these jeans, especially when combined with these Miu Miu ankle boots.  These suede ankle boots are very shapely and it is nice to show them off.  By shapely I mean, they have a cool tulip vamp in the front that elongates the leg.  I bought them off of Net-a-Porter for full price because they were selling out pretty quickly.  Last time I wore them with Haute Hippie riding pants that also had zippers, but I didn't unzip the zippers.  J brand and Siwy are my favorite denim brands, but I am always open to trying out new ones.  I really think a black pair of skinny jeans is always a classic item to have in your closet.

I paired the J Brand denim with this LnA rolled sleeve pocket tee.  They rolled the sleeves on this and sewed them in place so you don't have to do the work.  I like LnA for basic tees and whenever there is a sale on Gilt Groupe I try to stock up.  They are something you can always use, fashion blogger or not.  Another brand I like for basic tees is Splendid.  Both carry pretty soft materials in their lines and you can always find their tops on sale.

This Mike & Chris studded leather vest ended up in the 70% off section of Shopbop.  I have no idea how it happened, but I snagged it right away.  I have some leather jackets by Mike & Chris that I adore and that are pretty high quality so I figured I might as well go for it.  It sold out within about 10 minutes so it wasn't in the final sale section long.  It is very heavy and at first I thought maybe the studded leather was too much, but I do like how they kept the back of the vest stud free.  It also drapes really well in the front and you can't say that about all the draped leather pieces you see out there.  The only problem I have with this vest is that my hair sometimes gets caught in the studs and that can be a pain in the butt.  I guess I am wearing it up in a ponytail next time.  Otherwise, I think you could throw this vest over anything and make the whole outfit pop.  I kept it simple with all black.  I think next time I will try the vest over a little black dress.  I think studs are always in style as long as you keep them in check and don't do studs in multiple pieces of your outfit.  How do you feel about studded pieces in your closet?

xoxo

Jacqueline