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Brown faux leather skirt for fall and winter

Brown faux leather skirt for fall and winter

Recently, a friend told me that she is already past the age to wear leather skirts. Say WHAT?!?!? I mean, she is the same age as me and we don’t exactly qualify for the senior discount yet! The last I looked she wasn’t flashing her AARP card around, playing BINGO or ready to retire. Well that last one maybe isn’t true. I’ve been READY to retire for years; I’m just not ABLE to. That’s a big difference! It did make me think though. Is a leather skirt one of those fashion pieces that should not be worn by women of a certain age? I had just heard a story on the radio the other morning about a high school student that felt something uncomfortable in his shirt during class. He reached in thinking that it was one of those fabric softener sheets you put in the clothes dryer. But when he pulled out the scratchy item he was shocked, embarrassed and more than a little disgusted to find a pair of his mother’s thong underwear! That sparked the on air morning crew to discuss if the 40 something mother was too old for thongs. The male DJs said yes, for sure. But the female host said heck no! She went on to talk about how she wears them often because they are so comfy and with some of her clothes they were the only choice for not having unsightly panty lines.

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

So what are the rules? Or are fashion laws about as fuzzy as one of my cashmere sweaters? I find myself wearing and loving leather skirts all the time. For me, they are useful and timeless pieces in my wardrobe that I can mix and match with other pieces to create many different looks.

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

I have the brown one you see here, and also have two black ones. All three are very welcome in my walk-in closet. I just feel they are such versatile pieces that can bring so many potential vibes to an outfit.

Below are some looks from last winter for this same skirt:

Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag
Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag
Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag
Fall/winter street style Guess leopard print fur coat+The Limited sweater+brown faux leather skirt+black boots+black felt hat+Express pink bag

I like these looks so much it’s hard for me to pick a favorite, how about you?

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

I had a former co-worker in my old school actually tell me that to her, the combination of a leather skirt and blue eye shadow added up to a “loose” woman. I’m sorry, you did NOT just say that! And I thought that growing up in a small town in China meant I was backwards! I guess we probably had those “oldest profession” women around but I never knew it. I sure did have a lot of friends who loved to wear their “uniform” though.

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying leather skirts are for everyone. Actually there isn’t any item of clothing that meets that requirement. Some people think leather skirts are a little difficult to pull off. Perhaps it is because we are so used to wearing cotton or polyester, that it becomes difficult to look chic in the exact same item of clothing made from a less familiar material. The weight is different. The drape is different. The feel is different. Just remember, as with people, different does NOT mean wrong!

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

For me, I feel leather skirts are a lifesaver. When I want to look fashionable but have no idea where to start (yes, it happens), one of my go to foundation pieces is to build my outfit starting with a leather skirt. 😉 So am I too old to wear a leather skirt? I’m thinking the answer is obvious but you be the judge. When I first moved to America one thing I noticed and really liked is how older women still cared about their fashion. My experience in China was that once you hit 40 or 50 you were finished. But here, my mother-in-law still got her nails and hair done and dressed in bright fun colors well into her 80’s. So I think I have a LONG time before A): I can retire and B): I’m ready to retire my leather skirts! And as for my friend, all I can say is “Stay off my yard! Darned kids!”

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

Below are more looks for today. Have a great day everybody!

Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties
Fall street sytle nBrown felt hat+brown striped wrap+brown faux leather skirt+brown booties

| Outfit Details |   

Hat :: TJ Maxx[ Similar here. ]
Wrap :: TJ Maxx [Similar here. ]
Brown skirt :: Forever 21 [Similar here. ]
Leather Bag :: Zac Posen [Same here.]
Booties::Nordstrom Rack [Similar here. ]
Watch::ESQ from Movado [Loving this. ]
Ring::Joomi Lim at IFCHIC.COM [same here. ]

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PETITE FASHION TRICKS NUDE SHOES

PETITE FASHION TRICKS NUDE SHOES

This is the 3rd post of this Petite Fashion Tricks series. You can read the previous two here and here..

Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

For a petite person, I’ve covered playing with the length of your clothes and creating or better defining a waist line. It can also be helpful if you can somehow create a long legged silhouette. It’s been said the perfect human body height should be nine times the length of your head. I come up about 2 and a half heads short! How do you measure up?

Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

I guess for most of us who don’t have a super model’s figure and height, we wouldn’t mind to look a little bit taller than we really are. So here is a trick to accomplish just that. Just wear some nude color heels. By nude I mean as close to your skin tone as possible. Basically you want the shoes to disappear when you put them on. This trick works very well with bare legs. If done correctly, because the colors are so close to your skin, the heels become an extension of your legs. It doesn’t matter what your skin color is, the key is to match it.

Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

Before the weather turns too cold, let’s wear some shorts and skirts to show off our bare legs. Here are some looks that I wore the nude shoes:

White blouse+J Crew black high waisted dressy shorts+Nine west nude pumps+Badgley Mischka leopard bag+Coach sunglasses
White blouse+J Crew black high waisted dressy shorts+Nine west nude pumps+Badgley Mischka leopard bag+Coach sunglasses
laundry light blue trench coat +tripped shift dress+Charles nude peek toe booties
laundry light blue trench coat +tripped shift dress+Charles nude peek toe booties
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style stripped tee with pencil skirt
fringe top with yellow lace shorts
fringe top with yellow lace shorts
long top with shorts
long top with shorts
Polette Sunglasses review
Polette Sunglasses review
petite fashion street style black fringe crop top with wine high waist full skirt
petite fashion street style black fringe crop top with wine high waist full skirt
petite fashion-street style-keepsake floral top-yellow lace shorts-karl lagerfeld clutch
petite fashion-street style-keepsake floral top-yellow lace shorts-karl lagerfeld clutch
petite-street style-white off the shoulder top-red shorts
petite-street style-white off the shoulder top-red shorts
petite fashion-street style-pink trench coat- flapper's dress
petite fashion-street style-pink trench coat- flapper’s dress

Remember, I am only 5 feet nothing tall. If those shoes can make me look taller, then this trick will work for you too. Below are more photos for today’s new look. Good luck and have a great day!

Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
Nordstrom Rack black duster+BCBG red faux leather skrit+Charles nude peak toe booties+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

| Outfit Details |   

Black duster :: Valette [Same here. It is only $36 now.]
Top :: Old from France [Similar here. ]
Skirt::BCBG [Similar here. ]
Leather Bag :: Badgley Mischka [Different color here and it is on major sale, now it is only $60. I paid a lot than that.]
Shoes::Charles [similar here. ]
Watch:: Movado [Loving this. ]

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