October 15, 2013

Raiding My Sister's Closet: Trying Out a Trend (Leather edition)



When we decided to do leather for our next round of "Trying Out a Trend," I had grand visions of leather pants or a leather pencil skirt. 

But, I'm just not sure I could pull of leather leggings (actually, I know it. I tried some on a few weeks ago and they were decidedly not that flattering on me). And my goal, always, when I do clothing posts is to share outfits I actually wear in real, child-chasing, life. 

So, in the end, I went tried-and-true with my leather (so much for branching out). But I have never actually worn my leather boots with a dress or skirt (I live a very sheltered life), so this was a bit of a stretch for me.

And, what do you know? I liked how it looked. 

Trying new things for the win.








Dress: American Eagle (double hand-me-down from Ralphie) // Shirt: Shade 
Boots: Nine West // Scarf: c/o Persunmall // Bracelet: c/o Persunmall

Check out what Merrick and Landen are wearing on the leather front:


    

8 comments:

  1. Welcome to the world of boots with dresses! This looks awesome! (I think you in leather leggings would be something I'd have to see to believe :)

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  2. You've just described what I wear almost all winter. With tights or leggings or my fleece lined leggings as the weather gets colder. Love the boots!

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  3. I love your boots! And the leopard print scarf.

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  4. Love those boots! You look chic and beautiful.

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  5. Boots with skirts and dresses are a lifesaver in the winter!

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  6. I love this look! How funny that you don't normally do boots with dresses or skirts. I love your transparency and again, how "real" you are. I saw Merrick's leather skirt post and although it was super super cute, I don't think I could pull it off. So I thought, "I wonder if Janssen will be as daring?" Clicking onto the link to your blog I was happy to see that you picked something more practical and yet totally fashionable. Do you feel like you've stepped out of your comfort zone with this look? I absolutely love it. I think I will give it a try this week - LBD, boots, and leopard scarf. Love love love!

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  7. LOVE those boots. Also, what happened to the leather vest?? Didn't you take outfit pictures of that in NYC?

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  8. Leather boots and dresses is pretty much the staple of my teacher wardrobe these days . . . .

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