Leather pencil

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One staple piece that lends itself to any season is a leather pencil skirt. The silhouette alone is a classic and I love the luxe feel leather can add to any piece of clothing.  I snapped this beauty up last year on sale no less, when I saw the zipper detailing.  It’s super versatile letting me position the zip in the front, back or as a thigh high slit.

I decided to pair down the leather with a basic tee, and add girlie accessories as a contrast to the edgier elements.

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Leather skirt: Nicholas (similar here & here-love this faux version), Tee: Monrow (also love this one), Belt: Forever 21 (similar here & here), Shoes: BCBG (similar here & here), Bag: Dior, Sunnies: Ray-Ban (similar here), Bracelet: Gemma Redux.

 

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Print//Print//Print

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I’m always a fan of mixing prints, especially ones full of vibrant colors, but over the weekend, I decided to put a different spin on my mix by going black and white. The combo tends to always work and I love the added complexity that mixed prints brings to a classic color combo.

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Shorts: Nicholas (similar here & here), Top: J. Crew, Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar here &  here), Bracelet: Gemma Redux, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Necklace: Zara-old (similar here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper, Lips: Dior in Pandore.

 

 

Chopped

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With warmer weather on the horizon and a new work gig, I decided it was time for a much needed chop.  I’ve always been a bit nervous about cutting any more that 1 inch off my hair so when my stylist took a little over 3, I took a sigh of relief when I realized I loved it. With an 85 degree weekend, I was happy to shed my locks….for now 🙂

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Shorts: Nicholas (also love these & these), Tank: Topshop (similar here & here), Shoes: Nordstrom (similar here & here), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Hat: Forever 21, Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here), Nails: O.P.I A roll in the hague, Earrings: Gemma Redux.

 

ZipZip

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I am having a major leather crush at the moment. Having come from Sydney, it really was never cold enough to have an abundance of pieces, but with NYC still smack dab in the middle of frigid weather, my leather collection is front and center.

I had been on the hunt for the perfect leather skirt for quite some time now and felt butterflies when I came across this one.  It ticked all the boxes and bonus, it can be worn many different ways.  Zippers have become the new “it” detail on everything from denim to leather. My leather pencil can have a side zip, back zip or front zip.  Perfection for a fabulous staple with a multitude of options.

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Leather skirt: Nicholas (also love this one. Vegan version here ), Clutch: Sophie Hulme (in black here, also love this one), Sweater: Rag & Bone (similar here & here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here),  Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bracelet: J. Crew, Lips: Makeup Forever.