leather skirt for spring

Leather skirt for spring

Lather skirt for spring
Lather skirt for spring

Raise your hands if you love leather! I will raise both of my hands. 😉 I grew up with my older brother. My parents were too busy making a living so my older brother was my babysitter. All my clothes actually were hand-me -down from him too. So I looked like a boy when I was young. I mean even when I was in my high school. I guess that is why I feel I am more like a man sometimes. I am very focused, not dramatic at all. And I am very calm and never give up. Lol, sounds like a very boring guy. But because of this, leather is the best material to represent the tough side of me.

Leather skirt for spring
Leather skirt for spring

I wear leather all year round. But I don’t like to wear it completely tough or punk. I always like to add some fun or feminine element to the look.

Leather skirt for spring
Leather skirt for spring

Tell us how to you wear your leather skirt in spring! If you can show us some photos below in the comment area that will be so much fun!

Leather skirt for spring
Leather skirt for spring

My driving story continues below, enjoy!

Leather skirt for spring
Leather skirt for spring

Stay left! Now stay right!

So I was driving on the freeway going back home from my in-laws home. My husband/driving instructor was in what was usually my seat. The one WITHOUT the steering wheel! But he had a good excuse this time. He had a special medical balloon stuck in his nose. He had gotten it the day before at the hospital emergency room after he got a nose bleed that just wouldn’t stop! Part of the problem was probably because the air inside the homes in Michigan in winter was often pretty dry from the heated air that kept us from freezing. Anyway, the doctor had suggested that my husband take a couple days off from driving until he got to his own doctor back home. So even though I had never driven more than 90 minutes in a day, now I was on the Interstate Highway, going 70 miles per hour and about a third of the way on our 200 mile drive! Usually this trip would take about three and a half hours but we were taking a little bit longer route. This was our compromise to my driving experience because it was also a bit calmer drive. There weren’t as many big cities and not as much traffic when we went this direction. It was a bit longer for time but not enough to make a big difference. Luckily the weather was a lot better than when we were driving up to my husband’s parents. I got to drive in my first snow on Friday evening. It was pretty easy to come to the conclusion that it was much better to drive on dry roads! I also was happy that it was daylight. Because we left our house after my husband finished his work on Friday we didn’t even start our trip until almost dinner time.

Leather skirt for spring
Leather skirt for spring

Anyway, I had driven the hour or so from my in-law’s home to the freeway. We filled up our gas tank just before we got on the crazy fast road so we would have plenty to get us all the way home. In northern Michigan there isn’t usually much traffic; especially during this time of year. In the summer, when people were going “Up North” as they say here, the roads can actually get quite crowded. Michigan is full of lakes, rivers and forests so people love to go fishing, boating, camping and other ways to have fun outside. But this was November. Even though a lot of people still go to northern Michigan to hunt the local deer it isn’t nearly as crowded as the summer season. Of course the further south you went and the closer to Detroit and some of the other cities then that changed and the roads filled up. About half way on our trip was the city of Mount Pleasant. It’s not a very big city but does have one of the state colleges there. It’s the home of Central Michigan University or CMU. As you might guess from the name Mount Pleasant is pretty much in the center of Michigan. It also happens to be an area where a couple of freeways cross.

Leather skirt for spring
Leather skirt for spring

Usually this isn’t a problem as the exits are pretty well laid out and everything happens in a way that sort of makes sense. I mentioned that I was figuring out some of the tricks of driving and one thing I noticed is that most things happen on the right side of the road. That’s where most of the exits are, and also the entrance ramps. So usually, if you want to change roads or see where new people are coming onto the road, you’re pretty safe looking to the right. It seemed that on this trip I was going to get a LOT of experience with the unusual intersections! As we were coming into the town I was making sure to stay in my lane as I saw an exit coming up that went into the downtown area were the CMU campus was. It seemed that in this part of the city this freeway was pretty old. All of a sudden the lanes became much smaller than before. And then we were on a pretty tight curve! Then to make it even more exciting I saw that some people were coming onto the highway from the left side! I was going the speed limit but this part of the road wasn’t really meant to be going that fast! I tried to keep the car in the narrow lane but suddenly I was off the road and onto the extra side lane they call a shoulder. This lane is usually only for if your car breaks down or maybe if the police are giving you a ticket. There are special grooves on the shoulder they put there to let you know if you’re getting off the road. When your tire hits these they make a loud noise! My husband yelled at me to get back on the road! I yelled back at him that I was trying but we were going too fast for the curve! The really bad part of being on the shoulder is that there is often a lot of junk there from the freeway. Big parts that may have fallen off another car end up here and I could see a large piece of something metal in front of me; and I was going to hit it if I didn’t do something! Please come back to find out what happens next!

Leather skirt for spring
Leather skirt for spring

SHOP MY LOOK:
Black vest @Lord & Taylor
Floral shirt @Loft
Black leather skirt @Banana Republic
Studded booties @DSW
Pink fringe bag @BeBe
Sunglasses @Chloe

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