Friday, August 9, 2013

Transition Mode (See Jane Wear)

J Crew tweed tee, Madewell leather skirt (options below), Gap flats (similar), 3.1 Phillip Lim bag
Since I work at a fashion start-up, I'm suddenly surrounded by plaids, wools and other fall textures; it's hard not to assimilate even though the weather is still warm.  Leather will be back in full force again this fall and every time I pull out this skirt, I'm so glad I purchased it a couple years ago.  It's almost season-less since I'm able to wear it so often.  When I bought it back in 2011, it seemed like a somewhat frivolous purchase (how many times will I wear a leather skirt, I thought), but I'm glad I bit the bullet--it's a closet staple for me.

(**Here's a few different alternatives for this skirt since it's been sold out for awhile: this, this and this one.)


  1. So lovely. The leather skirt rocks!!

    xx Mira

  2. Beautiful top and bag!

  3. Perfect from head to toe, as always!

  4. so gorgeous! i love the skirt!

  5. God that top is amazing! The pattern is perfect!

  6. This is the perfect way to dress for pre-fall! I have that same top in the pink version and need to pull it out & wear again. Thanks for including the links to similar skirts - I've been on the hunt for one like this for quite a while! :)

  7. I'm so glad that leather will be a fall staple again this year (phew) and love the leather skirt - I can see it being a solid staple piece!

    Courtney ~

  8. LOVE the combination of all these textures!

  9. That skirt is such a great piece it literally looks different everytime you wear it!

  10. SUCH A perfect transition outfit. Loving the mix of colors and textures.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  11. i love this look! it's so fresh and different than everything else i'm seeing! gorgeous
    kw Ladies in Navy

  12. you're adorable, and the word transition in august makes me pretty excited about fall :) have a great weekend!

  13. Would you recommend a brown like you got or a black for all year season-less wear?

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  14. @rebecca - either! it just depends on the dominant colors in your closet. personally, i wear more neutrals and navys than black so the cognac/brown worked better for me.

  15. such a unique look!


  16. Gorgeous! Funny how certain pieces become closet staples that you never thought would.

    xo, alison*elle

  17. I love that tweed tee Anna! I'm getting so excited for Fall dressing.

    Chelsea & The City

  18. Love that skirt! I am so ready for fall!

  19. Obsessed with this fall ready outfit. I don't know how you work in fashion without wanting to everything! hahaha

  20. who knew leather, neon, mint and peplum would have as much staying power as they do. I'm not complaining because i love em all! especially when you wore that mint blouse with this leather skirt! Prob my favorite combo of yours to date!

  21. I was so jealous when you originally scored that skirt & I have swooned seeing it every time since. Another killer look!


  22. I have a similar skirt from Anthropologie and I am always amazed and how much wear it gets- I am not exactly a leather skirt type of gal. It looks great with a thin, old tshirt but can also be office appropriate.

    And I am ready for fall in Chicago too :)

  23. You are rocking this outfit, cutie pie! Seriously, I think this is just such a perfect transitional outfit, and I for one am SO excited about fall fashion and of course, those pumpkin spice lattes!

  24. Great leather skirt.

    Have a great weekend!:)

  25. You always do so many fun things with that skirt!

  26. Just found your site ... very well done! Enjoying myself immensely.

    On a side note, I'm in love with how you style your hair ... polished w/o being fussy. Care to share a post on your tips/products?


  27. You look like a little Olivia Palermo ;) Really!!!

    The heels

    The heels

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