Alaia Braided Suede Ankle Boots in Black - Worn before here with Rag & Bone suede leggings and Vanessa Bruno sweater
Ami Dans La Rue Cashmere Cropped Sweater in Merlot - See gray version worn here with Kimberly Ovitz velvet burnout maxi skirt and Miu Miu platform ankle boots
A.L.C. Pleated Leather Skirt in Brown - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $425 Retail
Chanel Pearl Sunglasses in Blue - Gift from Boyfriend
Have I told you how much I love A.L.C.? I am slowly building a nice collection of A.L.C. pieces and this leather pleated skirt is my latest addition. As soon as it made its debut on Shopbop.com I knew I had to have it. It is different from the usual leather skirt in that it is brown with a contrasting black waistband. Also, the leather is paper thin, making the skirt light as air. You cannot say that about most leather skirts. I like that it is brown because most leather items are done in black. The only bad thing I must mention is that Shopbop did a horrible job with the packaging. The skirt was all bent up when I got it because they put it alone in a box with no packing material! The box was also bent up because the skirt was so light and there was nothing to weigh it down. It is a little wrinkled up and you can't really steam leather, but I figure it is going to get wrinkled up every time I wear it out and sit in it anyway. I just thought I would mention it because Shopbop now has a place where you can rate their packaging.
It would have been easy and oh so simple to pair this with a white button down shirt by a brand named Equipment or even a white tee, but I had to do something out of the ordinary otherwise I get bored. I thought this red cropped sweater mixed so well with the brown of the skirt. The sweater is slightly longer in the back and shorter in the front, a sort of hi lo hybrid you could say. You have seen this exact cashmere sweater before a few posts back in charcoal. Somehow every color of this Ami Dans La Rue sweater ended up in the 70% off section at Shopbop. I feel sorry for pieces that end up there and anything that has any semblance of character I try to pick up and see what I can do with it. However, these sweaters are basic pieces. A cropped cashmere sweater in every color? Yes please!
These Alaia boots are one of my favorite pairs of black ankle boots. I like black ankle boots a lot and I probably say that about every pair, but the leather braiding on these makes them unique and it doesn't hurt that the zipper has ALAIA emblazoned all over it. I am all over that! These boots have a unique shape, maybe a fierce shape, that says don't walk all over me just because I am wearing a leather pleated schoolgirl skirt. I may look sweet, but I can definitely kick your ass if needed. The Chanel pearl sunglasses were part of the sweet and innocent look as well. I fell for these hook, line, and sinker at the Chanel boutique in Las Vegas. I talked about them for days and days until the boyfriend broke down and found me a brand spankin new pair at a different boutique. They scream Jackie O, don't ya think?