leather jacket and skinny jeans

Leather jacket and skinny jeans

Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans

I love leather fashion and you can check out some of my other leather fashion posts here, here and here.

I love the combination of a leather jacket, graphic tee and skinny jeans to create the comfy but still trendy weekend casual look. If it’s a black jacket, I will pick lighter jeans. If I’m wearing a darker shade of jeans, I like to pair them with a brown or wine color leather jacket. Anyway, keeping a nice contrast will be more interesting. What is your go to weekend look?

Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans

My driving story continues below…

Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans

I got the job? What job?

As it turned out the timing was pretty good for getting my car. We wanted to wait until the worst of the winter was finished which we did. In the meantime, other things were happening that made having a driver’s license a pretty good idea. In our little town the local school system had just started a Chinese language program. My husband and I thought it would be a great way for me to practice my English by offering to be a helper in the classroom. Even though I had a teaching degree in China it didn’t mean much after I moved to America. I didn’t even expect to make any money. I was just looking for a way to get out of the house and work on my language skills. My husband sent an email to the school office to ask about it. We didn’t get any reply so he sent off another one. We made sure they knew I was only trying to help out in case they were worried about having to pay me. Still no one wrote back or called. My husband was a bit upset at this. We thought it was fine if you weren’t interested but at least say that. It was pretty rude to just not even let us know they got our emails.

Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans

So now he called the main office. First he talked to one person, then another. Finally he got to the right department and explained the situation. We weren’t looking for a job for me, just a chance to help out. We thought it was a good idea. I knew lots of Chinese and a little English. The students would know a lot of English and no Chinese so we could help each other learn. That phone call seemed to do the trick. Finally we were contacted by someone in the main office and they wanted to meet me and talk about my idea. I explained that I wasn’t able to drive yet so the woman I needed to talk to actually came to our house to meet. She was very nice and said she would work on getting me in to the classrooms to be a helper. But like more and more of my plans lately, it wasn’t going to happen quite like I thought!

Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans

As it turns out the school board that is in control of new classes in our small town didn’t know about the Chinese program coming in. And they were not happy about it! So before I could even start helping out, the whole Chinese program was cancelled! We thought that was the end of that plan so we started to think of other ways I could improve my English around our small town. I got back to my driving lessons and pretty much forgot about the school system. And then, the phone rang. It was the woman I had met with. My first thought was that maybe the Chinese classes were back on! As it turned out they still didn’t need any classroom helpers. But they did need a tutor to work with several Chinese students that were in the school system. She had remembered me from our meeting and when they decided to find someone, she thought I would be a good choice. So without even knowing anything about it, I got my very first job offer in America! And that meant they wanted to pay me money! YES! Oh, wait, that also meant I needed to get my driver’s license. And soon! NOOOOOO! Please come back for the next part of the trip!

Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans
Leather jacket and skinny jeans

SHOP MY LOOK:
Brown studded jacket @Wilson’s Leather
White graphic tee @Banana Republic
Dark blue skinny jeans @Joe’s @Nordstrom Rack
Black flats @TJ Maxx
Bag @Coach
Yellow sunglasses @Dior
Silver bracelet @My arm Charms

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casual chic crop top outfit

Casual chic crop top outfit

casual chic crop top outfit
casual chic crop top outfit

Crop tops are still holding the top trendy spots for this spring and summer. I already posted a few crop top looks here, here, here and here. But today I am going to create a casual cool outfit that has just the right balance of chic and fun. I recently bought this fringe backpack and it soon became my favorite bag. My super cool mirrored sunglasses are another new favorite. They have that magic power to make every outfit more glamorous! I am thinking I may wear this outfit for the upcoming festival season. Would you agree?

Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit

My driving story continues below…

Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit

2 cars plus 1 driver equals a problem!

So the good news was we finally found a car for me to drive. The bad news was we had to get it back to our home. It was at a used car dealer about an hour drive away. We found it on a Saturday and hoped to pick it up on Monday after my husband finished at his office. As you probably know I didn’t have a driver’s license yet. In fact that’s why we needed the car. I was going to have to take my driving test soon and wanted my own car so I could get used to driving it before the test. Since I couldn’t drive by myself yet we needed one more person to help us get the car where we wanted it. On my first day in America my future brother-in-law picked my fiancé and me up at the Detroit airport and took us to his home. He has helped us out many times and we figured we may as well start with him! He’s been retired for several years so usually can be available to help out without worrying about missing time from his job.

Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit

We asked and he agreed so we started making the plans. During the day on Monday, my husband had to arrange all the other things you need to buy a car. He called our insurance company and gave them the details about the car. Then he called the dealer to give them the insurance info so they could help us to order the license plates. Then he called his brother to make sure he was going to be able to help us out. Now all he had to do was drive about 200 miles after work to make it all happened! We lived in a small town about an hour from the main Detroit area. But my husband’s office was in one of the nearby suburbs of Detroit. So first he had to come home to get me. That took about one hour. I got in the car and off we went back towards Detroit but stopping at his brother’s home first to get our spare driver! Finally we went back to the dealer to pick up “Snow Princess”. I had already named my car. It was as white as snow and we had enough of that around the Detroit area. I already knew it was a girl from when we first saw her. So it was an easy choice to come up with the rest.

Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit

We had to sign lots of papers and pay the rest of the money we agreed to but after about an hour the deal was finished. Now my husband got in Snow Princess and I got back in the car with my brother-in-law to make the long drive back to our home. Of course by now we were fully into the rush hour traffic so that drive took even longer than usual. The trouble with buying a used car is you never know what you’re getting. That’s why my husband thought it would be better for me to ride in the newer car. But after about an hour and a half we all arrived back in our little town and Snow Princess was parked in her new home’s driveway. But we weren’t finished yet! Back into our little car and back to my brother-in-law’s home to drop him off! Finally, one more drive, back to our home for the last time. My poor husband had driven to his office in the morning, back to home in the afternoon, back to Detroit, home, his brother’s then home! I had ridden along for half the trips and was exhausted! But now I was ready to start my driving lessons again in my car for a change! Please come back to see how that goes!

Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit
Casual chic crop top outfit

SHOP MY LOOK:
Hat @Saks Off 5th Avenue
Fringe backpack @TJ Maxx
Mirror sunglasses @TJ Maxx
White crop top @Lord & Taylor
Black long skirt @Ann Taylor
Black slip on @TJ Maxx
Necklace @Rocksbox
Bead wrap bracelet @Rocksbox
Flower bracelet @My Arms Charms

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Grace

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