To capture the deep, dark red that is present in the shorts I paired them with my tiniest cashmere sweater in merlot.
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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?
Kimberly Ovitz Perry Velvet Skirt in Black - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $299.50 (Retail: $599)
Ami Dans La Rue Cashmere Cropped Sweater in Charcoal - Snagged off Shopbop.com for $97.50 (Retail: $325)
Miu Miu Leather Platform Ankle Boots in Black - Worn before here with TEXTILE Elizabeth and James jeans and Stone Cold Fox shawl, here with Siwy Anita flares and Winter Kate cardigan, here with Adam aviator jacket, here with 3.1 Phillip Lim suede flares, and here with Stone Cold Fox velvet burnout flares and Kimberly Ovitz cardigan
I am in love with everything Kimberly Ovitz does! I swear, she can do no wrong. I stalked this skirt for oh so long wondering if it would be flattering or not. I really wanted to snag it right away as I know how high quality and beautiful Kimberly Ovitz's pieces are, but I waited around. Luckily, the burnout silk maxi velvet skirt got marked down in my size and I was able to snag it. As soon as I took it out of the package it was love at first sight. The fabric is beyond gorgeous and so is the velvet burnout pattern. It has a beautiful fishtail hem, but is more fitted near the top, which makes it quite flattering on curves. I had an idea to take some photos with the stool and some without for a different look.
I paired it with this Ami Dans La Rue cashmere cropped sweater in a nice gray color that I snagged in the 70% off section of Shopbop. I swear, I do not know how it ended up there. The sweater is really soft and perfect for items such as this skirt and anything else high-waisted. I was going for a romantic, tousled hair, just out of bed look if that makes any sense. For accessories I wore this R.J. Graziano multi-strand pearl necklace. I get way more use out of this piece than I ever thought I would. It is easy to put on as well. I wore my Miu Miu platform ankle boots, the taller version, to complete the look. These are my go-to ankle boots for flares, bell bottoms, and long skirts and dresses. They always work and I only saw them sold on Net-a-Porter. I just realized I wore burnout velvet silk in two posts in a row. I guess I really like it.