Daily Archives: February 6, 2015

OOTD :: of faux leather and calling dibs





This week is brought to you by: “teal, lace, peplum, black skinnies, cognac, leather, crossbody bag, and gold jewelry”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: the lace, black skinnies, and leather, chosen because oddly, the rest of the other components are more my sisters’ forte than mine.

The extra bits: When we were kids, my sisters and I always called dibs on specific things and the others knew that those things were hands’ off.

I kid you not. We had our “own” colors (mine was red), our “own” ice cream flavors (mine was strawberry), and even our own print (mine was paisley) and if the others wanted to eat, wear, or have anything that was ours, she had to make an official request or risk being shunned for weeks.

We were an odd bunch, but that’s what happens with four girls in the mix. Heaven help my dad when we all reached puberty…

Nowadays, being grown ups and living far from each other pretty much gives us the freedom of choice, but I still associate particular things with them and try to respect their claim. So teal is my big sister’s color, cognac and the crossbody bag belongs to KS#1, gold jewelry is KS#2’s purview and none of us are particularly fond of peplum.

I was toying with peplum, though, when I saw the list because I do own a peplum top that needs its day in the sun. But this outfit just came together so wonderfully with the other elements, especially when my new H&M faux leather skinnies came in the mail in time for a pictorial. By the way, after trying on the three I ordered, I decided I couldn’t do all-faux leather pants because I have no derriere to fill them out, so these half denim/half faux ones were the best bet for me.

The Union Jack scarf was a last-minute addition to keep me warm and it picked up the blue of the Chucks. Together, I think they give this ensemble the edge that the lace top needed. I feel so rocker chic.

But the best part? I am implementing three elements of the Blogging Besties challenge which is a hat trick which means I have cleverly managed to comply with Anne’s Pick-me-up challenge this week without wearing a hat!

Am I clever or what?

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Blazer – Express
Skinnies – H&M
Scarf – Romwe
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

:: Grooveshark it ::
Save Me, San Francisco by Train