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Oh I Just Did…Faux Leather Pants

Now, I know leather pants have been in style for a bit, but I hadn’t jumped on the trend. One reason why? Fear. Fear of how my body/legs would look in them. So, while I was at Von Maur, I said “What the heck do you have to lose by trying on a pair?” (I should also add they were on the sale rack, so I was much more tempted to try them on.) These 7 For All Mankind faux leather pants seemed harmless…and had LOTS of stretch.

7 For All Mankind Women's Faux Leather Seamed Skinny Jean

So much stretch that I actually had to size down! That’s not common when I try on jeans, so I was a little shocked…but I’ll take it!

And I loved them! They are actually really comfortable! The only negative I have is that the dye REALLY rubs off. Like on everything. It says to wash them before you wear them, and they are hand wash only. Ugh. Well, I wanted to wear them to the Timberlake concert that same night, so I was just hoping I didn’t rub dye off on anything too important 🙂

So with my new faux leather pants, I wanted to add a softer, lighter fabric shirt. I received this in my last Stitch Fix. I’m all about details, and this shirt fits the bill. Great print. Buttons down the back. Sheer (but came with the cami). Cutouts around the next and arms. It worked perfectly with my pants.

7 For All Mankind Women's Faux Leather Seamed Skinny Jean

7 For All Mankind Women's Faux Leather Seamed Skinny Jean

Von Maur has these pants on sale, so you can click here. But if you want points on your Piperlime card, here you go! Just remember, I suggest to size down from your normal jean size.

Shirt – Stich Fix; Pants – 7 For All Mankind; Booties – Frye Regina; Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – Henri Bendel

Denim on Denim

I remember when denim on denim was the “it” thing circa 1994ish. Then it was a fashion no-no. But now…it’s back. I have to say I don’t think matching denim is my taste, but I love a darker denim jean with a lighter chambray/denim top. Here’s how I pulled it off (well, at least in my mind) the other day.

denim on denim

Shirt – J. Crew; Jeans – 7 for all Mankind; Shoes – Pour La Victoire; Watch – Michael Kors

I also hadn’t worn a few of my favorite Stella & Dot pieces in a while, so I busted those out of my jewelry drawer. I used to be a S&D Independent Stylist, so that’s one reason you see me wearing so much S&D. If you love green, these two pieces are great additions to your jewelry collection. And the ring is comfortable. I know some sizable rings end up digging into your finger, but not this one!

stella & dot camilla ring and amelia drop earrings


Earrings and Ring

My Transition to Fall with Neon Sweaters

In the morning, the weather is so pleasant – a cool 65 degrees. But then, it warms up to above 80. In October. So, I haven’t transitioned too much into fall yet because the weather is still so warm here in Georgia. I just can’t wear layers or tall boots quite yet. I hate sweating when it’s not in a gym.

So last week, I did bust out a couple of my sweaters. I love colors, as they both happen to be neon. And as I look back it’s also a good way to show these wedges, too. With rolled up jeans and with bootcut.

So here’s a sweater I picked up at J. Crew a few weeks ago. I love the light neon orange. I know a lot of women have been doing slouchy, rolled up jeans with pumps, but I wanted to put my own twist on it with wedges.

j crew neon sweater


Sweater, Necklace, and Belt – J. Crew; Jeans – Paige Premium Denim; Wedges – 7 for all Mankind; Watch – Michael Kors; Bracelet – Stella & Dot…and oops…forgot to take off my Fit Bit Flex!

Two days later, I wore a very similar look. Neon sweater, statement necklace, and wedges. But, I opted for no belt and bootcut jeans. The look changes with just the different jeans.


Sweater – J. Crew Factory; Jeans and Wedges – 7 for all Mankind; Necklace – Stella & Dot; Watch – Michael Kors

Have you transitioned into fall or is it still too warm outside for you?

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