Wish List Wednesday: Faux Leather Jackets

October 1, 2014

Celebrity Style: Leather Jackets

Today’s Wish List inspiration comes from cool celebs everywhere who always seem to be photographed effortlessly crossing the streets in their killer leather jackets. Seriously, I’d like to be these women — confident and bad ass, with a perfectly fitting leather jacket to complete the picture. Sure, I have confidence and I take combat classes (read: bad ass), now I just need a leather jacket to hit the trifecta!

Since I don’t have a paycheck like Rosie and Jennifer, I’m going to do my spin on the trend: faux leather jackets! Just as gorgeous as the real thing but way, way cheaper. Here are 8 faux/pleather/vegan leather jackets on my wish list, all under $100.

Moto-Ly Obsessed Black Vegan Leather Moto Jacket | Lulu's ($84)

Moto-Ly Obsessed Black Vegan Leather Moto Jacket | Lulu’s ($84)

XOXO Pleather Ponte Knit Jacket | JCPenney ($62)

XOXO Pleather Ponte Knit Jacket | JCPenney ($62)

Jessica Simpson Zip and Snap Front Faux Leather Jacket ($99)

Jessica Simpson Zip and Snap Front Faux Leather Jacket | 6pm ($99)

Kenneth Cole New York Faux Leather Baseball Jacket | Amazon ($73)

Kenneth Cole New York Faux Leather Baseball Jacket | Amazon ($73)

Forever 21 Faux Leather-Trimmed Coat ($37)

Forever 21 Faux Leather-Trimmed Coat ($37)

Buffalo by David Bitton 'Nyxie' Faux Leather Moto Jacket | Nordstrom ($99)

Buffalo by David Bitton ‘Nyxie’ Faux Leather Moto Jacket | Nordstom ($99)

Old Navy Faux-Leather Quilted Jacket ($49)

Old Navy Faux-Leather Quilted Jacket ($49)

 Amanda & Chelsea Pleather Trim Knit Jacket | Nordstrom Rack ($59)

Amanda & Chelsea Pleather Trim Knit Jacket | Nordstrom Rack ($59)

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Top Images: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley | Jennifer Anniston

Flattering Fit & Flare

September 28, 2014

Old Navy Elbow Sleeve Jersey Dress

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? After helping my blogging bud Kate (who happens to be my coworker!) take outfit pics for her recent post, I walked back to my desk, went to oldnavy.com, and immediately purchased the dress she was wearing. Between the flattering fit & flare shape and perfect price, this Old Navy dress was made for me (well, and Kate!).

It was a cool morning the day I debuted this dress, so I busted out the booties for the first time this season. After brushing off the dust and cat hair, I remembered the glitter on these booties digs into my ankles when I walk (so annoying, although not an issue when wearing tights — but helloo, I want to keep rocking bare legs!). What’s a girl to do? Make a practical decision that turns into a fashion statement: add tall trouser socks! I ended up loving the quirky peek of turquoise. And these socks matched my FitBit perfectly, which I forgot to take off for these pics, oops! Oh well, fitness is fashionable.

Booties + socks

Old Navy fit n flare dress

Fall outfit

Old Navy Dress (similar sweater dress) | Target Denim Jacket (similar) | Kelsi Dagger Booties (similar here & here) | JCrew Factory Socks (similar) | Forever 21 bag (similar) | L.Mae Necklace | FitBit Flex

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Not Quite Summer, Not Quite Fall

September 25, 2014

Not Quite Summer, Not Quite Fall

Is it just me or do we talk about the weather all the time in life? With coworkers, with family, with strangers in the elevator. I’m totally guilty of it, too. I mean, the forecast affects my daily fashion strategy!

In DC, we’ve been hanging out in between summer and fall. Cool mornings turn into warmer afternoons. It’s the best of both worlds, really — but what on Earth do we wear for these hot & cold days? Someone should invent an app that tells you both the forecast and what outfit to wear. Wouldn’t that be handy?!

Until that million dollar idea comes together, I’ve solved the transitional weather dilemma by pairing summer + fall pieces together for a lightly layered look. Today I’ve taken a summer maxi dress with a cutout back (last seen here) and knotted a goes-with-everything chambray shirt on top. I feel appropriately covered but still easy breezy.

Oh, and yes, that’s my natural hair you’re seeing! Gah, I rarely unleash my wild curls but it felt pretty liberating! (And I finally found a mousse I really like — check out Suave Shaping Mousse).

Summer to fall outfit

Blue + chambray

Transitional: chambray + maxi

LOFT Maxi Dress (similar) | Express Chambray Shirt (similar) | ASOS Bag (c/o) | RocksBox Bracelet (c/o) | Caravelle by Bulova Watch | Kenneth Cole Reaction Wedges (about 8 years old, best shoes ever; similar)

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