Leather & Lace

Ooohh leather and lace sounds so frisky. But not in this case, just describing my new favorite outfit. Both leather and lace are such timeless fabrics. My leather is faux, since I believe you can get a great look without the unnecessary murder of an animal for fashion, but more on that in another post, maybe. And lace! Lace can be worn any season, and always adds so much to an outfit. Layer it under a sweater on a cold winter day, wear a lacey dress during the summer and feel like a total sex goddess. Mixing the toughness of leather and femininity of lace provides you with such a great outfit combination; they just balance each other so well. Especially for a gal like me, I can’t make up my mind if I want to dress bohemian, rocker chic, or super girly. 

Photo by James Conley

Photo by James Conley

Also, can we just take one more moment of silence to talk about these shoes? They're to die for. Thank you to my higher power and to Unif for brining these into my life.

There's more photos from this set on my Instagram, go check them out!

Photo by James Conley

I got this Free People hi-lo lace tunic at such a steal on Ebay just a month or two ago and have yet to wear it. It’s a heavy lace, a bit too heavy for summer while not heavy enough for a Northeast winter. Pairing it with some faux leather pants made for the perfect spring combination of edgy and girly. I paired the look with some open toe, lace up shoes from Unif. These shoes are my babies. I have only broken them out for special occasions, mainly because they’re a little hard to walk in. The one time I wore them out, someone told me they were β€œcourt side shoes.” I was complimented while also a little offended, since court side at the 76ers isn’t really something people brag about. 

I can’t be alone with this; does everyone forget to paint their toes in the winter?? Like I never see them but something in me remembered to paint them red this week. Pairing this outfit with a pop of color from my toes to my red and turquoise rings added just the right amount of color to transition from winter to spring. I’m not a huge floral fan, so playing with neutrals in spring textures like lace is going to be one of my go-to trends over the next few months. Adding splashes of color, like a pastel purse, would also add that perfect spring element. That splash of color could also just be a big old glass of red wine. 

Photo by James Conley