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SOFT LEATHER | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

SOFT LEATHER | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

As soon as I wake up, the first thing I do is check 'The Weather Channel' app on my phone.  It's always a necessity, for me, to check the temperature so I can plan my outfit accordingly.  Today, as it was about 20° warmer than it has been the past few weeks, I decided that I would swap my fleece lined leggings for a tights and skirt combination.

I decided to put on my favorite skirt from Joe Fresh that has a faux leather material with laser cut detailing and a scalloped bottom.  This skirt is perfect for layering because it's long enough that the hem shows below even your longer tunic tops.  Since it was still chilly outside, but I didn't want to take away from the skirt, I paired my favorite tights from Kohls underneath.  The slick black tights were the perfect piece to put under my skirt because they didn't take away from the detailing and texture of the piece.  I put on my favorite chunky heeled booties from Forever 21 to add height (not like I need anymore haha!) and edge.  For my top, I put on a loose fitting 3/4 top to soften the look.  I tucked the shirt in on the side -- teenage girl style -- to define the skirt.  

Lastly, I added some layering to my chest and neck area.

To add some length to my outfit, I put on my new favorite, tattered cream scarf from Forever 21 on.  It's cashmere like material and drape-like effect adds a pretty and soft touch to my outfit that is mostly all black and edgy on the bottom.  Lastly, I put on my Tiffany & Co. heart necklace to finish off the look.  I loved how the necklace added a bit of girliness and shine to my look.

Outfit Details:

- Shirt: Forever 21

- Scarf: Forever 21

- Skirt: Joe Fresh

- Tights: Kohls

- Booties: Forever 21

Necklace: Tiffany & Co.

RIPPED & LACE | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

RIPPED & LACE | AN OUTFIT OF THE DAY

BEST DRESSED AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2015

BEST DRESSED AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2015