Tart Leather Ponte Skirt in Black - Snagged off Gilt.com for $99 (Retail: $250)
Abercrombie & Fitch V-Neck Long Sleeve Sweater in Burgundy - See it worn in beige here with A.L.C. leather skirt and Miu Miu leopard ankle boots and in white here with S.W.O.R.D. leather jacket and Jimmy Choo heels
Deep in Vogue Faux Fox Fur Shawl - Worn before here with Rag & Bone suede leggings and Alaia ankle boots
These boots from last year are one of my favorite shoe designs by Alexander Wang. I know they have a new version out now that lacks a zipper and has some whipstitching, but I am still totally in love with these. They are edgy and comfortable and you can change the way they look just by flipping up or folding down the outer layer of leather. I have worn them twice before on the blog, both times with dresses, but this is the first time I have worn them with a skirt and tights. I remember that I snagged these Freja boots off of Shopbop when they first arrived because I saw that they were going pretty fast. Usually I can hold out on shoes and clothing until it gets marked down, but if I think something is going to sell out I snag it right away. Most of the time I don't regret purchases like that because I know I really love them if I am willing to pay full price. Rihanna was seen rocking these Alexander Wang freja zip ankle boots last year.
I paired the boots with a great snag off of Gilt Groupe. This Tart leather skirt was calling my name, but I didn't really know anything about the brand so I hesitated. Also, sometimes leather and jersey together isn't such a good mix. Then I thought I might as well try it and if it didn't work out I could always return it to Gilt for free and get an account credit. Well, I was more than happy when this skirt arrived in the mail. It fit perfectly and it is very comfortable. I really like the fact that the jersey is in the back and it is very stretchy. I guess I will have to re-think my opinion on jersey and leather combination pieces. I think I will definitely be getting more clothing by Tart in the future as the skirt is very well made. I found photos of Audrina Patridge wearing this skirt to an event as well.
I kept the streamlined look going by tucking in a long v-neck sweater from Abercrombie. I am really into burgundy colored things lately. I own this sweater in a variety of colors because it went on sale for a really cheap price and I think it is a classic piece. I know fashion rules tell you to go baggy on top if you are wearing something form-fitting on the bottom and vice versa, but sometimes I like to make up my own rules. My mantra is that if it feels good, wear it. This felt really comfortable and flattering, but still edgy due to the Alexander Wang boots. To keep warm I added this beautiful scarf in a rust color that I bought off Etsy from Vera of Deep in Vogue. I cannot help but pair this scarf with burgundy every time I wear it. Last time, it was burgundy suede pants by Rag & Bone and this time it was a burgundy sweater.