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.)


30 comments

k come karolina said...

how cool is that!



xoxo from rome
K.
kcomekarolina.com

Mira said...

So lovely. The leather skirt rocks!!

xx Mira

www.glamdevils.com

Natali said...

Beautiful top and bag!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Jane said...

Perfect from head to toe, as always!

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

so gorgeous! i love the skirt!

www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

Isa said...

God that top is amazing! The pattern is perfect!

http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

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! :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Courtney Erin said...

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 ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

everydaypetites said...

LOVE the combination of all these textures!

Collections said...

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

Closet Fashionista said...

I always love when you wear that skirt! So perfect!
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Jessica Camerata said...

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

xo Jessica
My Style Vita

Ladies in Navy said...

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

Jennifer Prod said...

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

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Rebecca Spencer said...

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

Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

Anna Jane said...

@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.

Nikki Williams said...

such a unique look!

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

alison*elle said...

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

xo, alison*elle

Chelsea said...

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

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

FripperyVintage said...

Love that skirt! I am so ready for fall!

sweet and spark said...

You're SO tan. I'm jealous.

Shira said...

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

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Jill said...

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!
HOTPINKstyle

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

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

xx
Here&Now

Sarge in Charge said...

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 :)

Caroline said...

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!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great leather skirt.


Have a great weekend!:)
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Carly Cross said...

You always do so many fun things with that skirt!

Anna said...

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?

Cheers,
Anna

Ellynn PIEKARSKI said...

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

The heels

The heels