The denim trend has evolved from bright and pastel solid hues to intricate and flamboyant printed patterns this fall. I found this pair of leopard print Jeans from Zara recently and I believe it was for less than $100! Being quite a Jeans snob, I am surprised how great the fit is. The dark blue hue helps to make the leopard pattern look subtle. To balance the leopard feature, I paired it with an Equipment shirt (which is hands down the best shirt) in a neutral tone for an urban and polished look.
Equipment Shirt in Dune (bought here),
Zara Leopard Print Jeans (similar here or here),
Christian Louboutin No Privé in Black,
Hermés CDC Black Cuff
Hermés H Belt
Ray Ban Wayfarer (link here)
Still jet lagging and bang – caught flu as soon as I landed. I am still sniffling as I type, but I really wanted to update my blog so I thought I’ll do a quick aka “filler” post. These pictures were taken before I left for holiday wearing my favorite leather dress of the moment. It has a shift cut with the waist slightly tucked in which is a fool proof silhouette for my body shape. I have countless dresses in the same cut, but the fact that it’s in full leather brings a different vibe to the look.
Satch Leather dress (similar here and here. Faux leather version here)
Chanel 2.55 classic double flap
Hermes CDC in black with gold hardware
Gucci Sunglasses (bought here)
Rag&Bone Sliver Tuxedo Blazer, Satch Asymmetrical Pullover, Zara Floral Skirt, Alexander Wang Boots, House of Harlow Necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch, Gucci Sunglasses
I love to pair a soft and flowy skirt with something more structured such as a leather jacket or a tuxedo blazer. From what I have read I think this combination was originated by French women. They can never do wrong with fashion.
I have been literally living in this pair of jeans lately. They are by far my favorite Jean’s brand – J Brand. They have been consistently making great jeans that have a very good fit in super luxe fabric. The fit of 901 Legging Jeans is perfect for me – it’s skinny from top to bottom, and it’s stretchy without losing its shape. And it’s not the usual boring plain black denim (though I love them as well), they have a real leather appeal with a soft metallic finish. (not as shiny as on the website, but complex enough to have people wonder). If you have been tossing around the idea of having a pair of leather pants, I highly recommend you to start with this one!
Blazer: Zara Floral Blazer (similar ones on sale here or here)
Jeans: J Brand 901 Waxed Legging Jeans (bought here) – it’s hard to capture the metallic waxy finish with natural lighting at home, so please refer to the link for a better reference.
Bangles: CC skye lyrics
Shoes: Black suede pumps by Wittner
I have been searching for a sheer and flowing black maxi skirt for the longest time! And Zara seems to always be the problem solver. Wearing it out on a rather perfect windy day was just coincidental.
Saba Shirt, Zara Maxi Skirt, Chanel Tote, Dior Sunnies
I admit shamefully that sometimes I am a fashion victim. A typical case today as I wore a pair of printed pants that could potentially make me look 5 pounds heavier . It took me literally a few weeks to decide whether I needed this snakeskin printed pants by Zara in my life. I caved in when I noticed that Zara had restocked it in my size and I was able to snatch the last pair before someone else did – it’s a sign!
Top: Zara (current stock)
Pants: Zara (current stock)
Blazer: Zara (current stock)
Bag: Chanel (fall 2011)
Black Suede Pump: Wittner (current stock)
What do you think of this trend? Gotta have it or make it stop?!