dressed up dressed down

As you all know, my affinity for textured textiles has progressed into somewhat of an obsession with animal skins this season. Leather and leopard print have slowly sneaked into nearly every outfit I have concocted these past few months, be it a shoe, bag, collar or skirt. Today is no exception. I have been dying to style my mom's calf-length leather pencil skirt, and while many may be intimidated by the sometimes awkward calf length hem, the conservatively contrived proportions can often add drama to any ensemble.

I relish the fleeting moments of fashion inspiration that aggregate whilst laying in bed. Instead of sugar plums, I had visions of leather midi skirts dancing in my head. I think clothes should not be contained to what magazines deem their appropriate occasion. Daywear can be nightwear sans tights and nightwear with a sweater can most certainly daywear. What's the fun in having a lengthy leather skirt if you only wear it once for a holiday party? I have relinquished this leather gem from the confines of its proverbial nature and allowed it to be free to roam amongst my wardrobe regulars

Leather skirt for day:

[skirt-anne klein, jacket-forever21, shoes- h&m]
...and night

[shirt-h&m, vest-forever-21, leotard-h&m, necklace-h&m, belt-banana republic, shoes-dsw]

pre-fall inspiration

pre-fall inspiration by abigailcrain featuring a gold necklace

pre-fall inspiration

Today is a monumental day in the fall weather progression. I did not sweat on my walk to class. I am celebrating by posting a pretend fall ensemble that I wish I could wear today. My birthday is coming up, consider it my list.

1. 3.1 Phillip Lim transparent clutch
3. Alice + Olivia box pleat leather skirt
4. Minor Obsessions gold star pendant necklace (really any delicate gold pendant necklace will do)
5. American Apparel Book Sunglasses
7. Khaki Studded Army Gilet

Have a wonderful monday!