The Leather Forecast

September 19, 2012·

[Blouse: OVI purchased at Fab’rik Chapel Hill (similar) | ‘Leather’ Skirt: H&M (very similar here for $22!) | Wedges: Old Navy | Clutch: Express | Sunnies: TargetLong Necklace: Walmart | Cross Necklace: Silpada Jewelry (stylist Maura Richards) | Bracelets: InPink]

You guys, don’t worry, this skirt isn’t real leather. I’m not going to lie, when I was in Indianapolis earlier this month and stopped in the H&M across from my hotel, I saw this skirt and thought, “Heck no, techno, this skirt is going to look terrible on me.” A leather skirt is totally out of my style comfort zone.

And then I tried it on.

And I fell in faux leather lurve.

The high-waisted, full-skirt cut made me feel so lady-like, but the leather made me feel edgy. And there are honestly so many ways I want to wear it. I had like 25 outfit ideas pop in my head, and the fact that it was only $24, I was sold.

And for the ladies out there that are like me and may have what some call “larger hips” – go for the high-waisted, full skirt trend! High-waisted, full or a-line skirts draw the eye to the smallest part of your waist, thus drawing the eye away from the, uh, larger part of your hips, giving you that hourglass shape… in all the right ways!

I was nervous that husband wouldn’t like the leather skirt… but I was wrong. He loves it.

  • Husband: “Are you going to wear that skirt a lot this year?”
  • Me: “Well, I was planning on it.”
  • Husband: “Good.”

So there you have it.

The leather skirt: furry friend friendly, flattering, and husband approved. That’s a good leather forecast*.

Also, on a side note, we leave for Kenya tomorrow. WHOAMAN.

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

Linking up today with the girls at The Pleated Poppy, Rolled Up Pretty, Transatlantic Blonde, Rae Gun Ramblings, and Wardrobe Wednesdays.

*HOORAH for Leather puns!