Fall Transition Look: Quilted Leather Skirt (Part 2)

The second part of this quilted faux leather skirt look is live! This time I made it more “school girl” by pairing it with a silk DVF blouse with a big black detachable pussy bow (trend alert!) and ankle length black lace up booties. I love a dramatic black and white look! I went with a low sleek ponytail, a dark berry lip by Stila, and dark nail polish (“Wicked” by Essie). It felt like a very fall shoot, in a few of my favorite West Village spots! I love looking at all of the West Village homes that have been decorated for Halloween.

Another Halloween inspired post to come! It will be a fun one…

DVF “Whitnie”Curved Yoke Shirt
Banana Republic Black Quilted Faux Leather Skirt
Dolve Vita “Pace” Suede Lace-Up Wedge Booties

Black Swan

Full skirts are a trend this spring that I wasn’t sure I needed in my closet, until I saw this whimsical black swan print one. I was sold. I needed it. I owned nothing like it, and the thick material felt very rich. The skirt also was available with a black background and white swan print, but it was not the same. (Something about those black swans!) I went for a classic look with a double strand of gray pearls and glamorous over-sized sunglasses, and the sexy criss-cross ankle strap heels are one of my favorite pairs of new shoes. Investing in a simple pair of ankle strap heels is a closet staple, in my opinion, as they are always so flattering. To complete the look, I felt that a ballerina-inspired bun was a must. This look would be perfect for any type of recital or classical performance. (Or if I ever knew I was going to meet Natalie Portman or Mila Kunis…). Black, white and a statement red lip never lets me down.

How gorgeous are the flowering trees in these pictures? New York City is alive.

Oh, and this skirt is less than $20.

 

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Sunglasses- mine (similar here)
Double-strand gray pearl necklace- mine (similar here)
Black top- mine (similar here)
Black swan skirt- Romwe
Black criss-cross heels- Shoe Mint (similar here)