Leather & Lace

January 14, 2013

This past weekend I took a quick trip up to Boston to spend time with my best friend and her new husband. They are coming up on their first year anniversary and I was so excited to see her in her new role as wife; she has it pretty much nailed down and I’m so proud of her.  I remember when we would gush over our mutual love for Justin Timberlake — Oh how things have changed!  Things are a little bit different now but we still make room for gush talk…there is always room to gush over JT.  Three days in Boston wasn’t nearly enough to see all my friends and family I left behind when I moved to Florida but it was so nice to spend a few days in the city that I will always call home.

When packing for this trip I definitely wanted to make sure I packed something that was weather appropriate and chic but this can be sometimes difficult with New England weather being very temperamental.  I ended up packing based on how I felt the morning of my flight which was a little fierce.  So I tapped into my inner curvy rocker and voila — my outfit of the day — a fusion of toughness and sweetness.   I love it! I scored this fabulous pleated leather mini skirt on sale at ASOS (say word).  It was worth every penny and I definitely will be putting it to good use. I get so excited about investment pieces like this.  These are items that are usually one of a kind and may cost a little more than what you bargained for but are purchased with the knowledge that it’s place in your closet has more worth; you know you will get a lot more wear out of it compared to how much you paid.  It’s elementary my dear Watson.  Let’s say a skirt or a blazer you really want costs $120.   Divide 120 by the amount of times you plan on wearing that item in a year.  So if you estimate about 10 times a year that skirt only costs you about $12 per wear.  Totally worth it!

Wisely purchased investment pieces are like listening to one of your favorite songs; you don’t mind listening or in this case wearing it over and over again.  Every time you hear that song you might discover something new and different about it — same with a great investment piece.  You will be able to discover new looks as you style it with what’s already in your wardrobe.  That’s what I intend to do with this fabulous gold nugget of leather awesomeness.  Other purchase worthy investment pieces are shoes, handbags/luggage, scarves, blazers and jewelry.

Lace top :: Ross
Black Cami :: F21+
Leather Pleated Skirt/Clutch :: ASOS
Lace tights :: Torrid
Booties :: JCP (similar here)

 

Earrings :: ASOS

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11 Comments

  • Reply natasha January 21, 2016 at 7:34 am

    you’re the cutest…and so beautiful =)

  • Reply Anonymous January 28, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Wow! I just discovered this blog and I have to say you are GORGEOUS! You have such a pretty face. This is my favourite post- you look so sexy in lace! I LOVE the pic of you both by the fence. The skirt you are wearing really shows off your hot booty! Love the whole outfit so keep posting more like this- show off those gorgeous curves!

    JT

  • Reply Simplybee January 24, 2013 at 5:09 am

    leather & lace! naughty & nice! the best of both worlds! pretty:-)

  • Reply grownandcurvywoman January 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Such a feminine yet edgy look! Leather and lace suits you!

    You and your BFF are so cute! You can tell from the pics there is alot of love between you!

  • Reply Vivi N. January 16, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I found your blog through GoodLookNOut’s recent blog post. Your style is really cute! Loving this outfit and I also liked how you did a photo shoot with your friend.

  • Reply Darther Darther January 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    One of my favorite looks ever! You look incredible!!! Eeekkkk! I love the pics of you and your friend 😉 too – y’all are adorable.

  • Reply Style4Curves January 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    amazing look!

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