Leather You Like It Or Not :: tie neck blouse + leather skirt

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Let's talk leather. This durable and flexible material has had a special place in my heart ever since the purchase of my first (vegan) leather jacket two years ago. Since then I've experimented with (and ended up loving) faux leather leggings, leather jewelry, and leather detailing on every article of clothing imaginable. Leather is definitely not just reserved for shoes and bags anymore. In fact, it is one of the most versatile materials out there and for fall/winter, it's THE item to have in abundance. 
This emerald green skirt immediately caught my eye. I love everything about it - the smooth leathery texture, striking color, and sleek fit make this unique piece a refreshing addition to any wardrobe. It's professional enough for the office yet edgy enough for drinks afterwards. Pair with a crop top and booties on the weekend. 
 
How adorably chic is this tie neck blouse? It's available here in multiple colors and even here in a different print. I was drawn to the vertical stripes because with such a classic, Victorian-esque top you need a little modern spice to keep from looking frumpy and outdated. 
The gold buttons on my sleeve provide an extra splash of polish. And in this photo it's a little bit easier to tell that my blouse is actually navy and white, not black and white. 
I couldn't help but think of Blair Waldorf after I saw these photos. Even though Blair is a fictional character, she's definitely one of my style icons! She's preppy, extremely polished, and always on point. 
Sam Edelman is my favorite shoe designer. I haven't met a pair of his that isn't comfortable, stylish, and budget friendly. I love these shoes so much that I have them in three different colors/prints. I'm telling you, this pair is a classic! 
The smoky eye is so right for the fall season. I use my Naked Smoky palette to nail the look every time. But of course if you choose to play up your eyes, you have to tone down your lip. Here I went with a simple Burt's Bees lipgloss to give my pout a slight red sheen. 
My pearl-back earrings are classic with a twist, which mirrors the attitude of this entire look. 
[blouse: Ann Taylor // skirt: Ann Taylor // heels: Sam Edelman // earrings: Ann Taylor (similar here) // watch: Daniel Wellington // eye shadow: Naked Smoky palette // lipgloss: Burt's Bees in Ruby]

This look is all about taking classic pieces and making them edgier. I'm wearing a pencil skirt, but it's a leather green pencil skirt. I have black pumps on, but they feature a pointed toe and an ankle strap. My earrings are pearls on steroids and my blouse is striped for a more intense vibe. This outfit works for almost any occasion and it ensures you look fierce along the way. The formula is simple: channel your inner Blair Waldorf and throw on a neck tie, anything leather, and of course some fabulous pearls! 

From Queen B herself, "Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be." 
SHOP ::


62 comments:

  1. Amazing chic outfit dear! You have beautiful hair!:)
    xxM
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  2. Wooow, great outfit and beautiful pictures. ☺♥

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  3. Really elegant, as always. Love the skirt :)

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  4. You look gorgeous dear!! Amazing outfit!! Love your skirt very much!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  5. amazin elegant look!!!! awesome color of totally chic skirt!!! i do like leather/faux leather clothes 2))))) have a wonderful day))))) xoxo <3

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  6. Love everything about this look! There is something sweet about this leather skirt!
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  7. This skirt is to die for!
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  8. Amazing. As you say, you took classic pieces and gave them edge. The ensemble works beautifully. Leather has been desired by humans as a material for centuries, for good reason. This skirt rocks.

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  9. Super outfit..I like the combination ;)

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  10. This outfit is darling on you! I love it! <3 <3

    Bethany
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  11. I've only worn (faux) leather a handful of times because the weather here does not permit leather to be worn very often, but I absolutely love their edge. Your take on the classic outfit is wonderful; you look so chic!

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  12. This skirt is incredible! I love the colour and leather look.

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  13. Love the mix of a "serious" shirt with the sexiness of leather! Winning team!

    Enrie Scielzo, The Ladyboy
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  14. You look awesome!<3

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  15. I love neck tie blouses and if they are striped even more. You look gorgeous Kat. Blouse and leather skirt looks cool and chic at the same time. Happy Friday!

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  16. You're always so classy, in love with your pencil skirt!
    Happy friday!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  17. So chic! You look amazing in this look!
    xx
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  18. Such a great look Kat! I loovvee the green leather, and it's perfect paired with your black and white tie blouse. So on trend!

    Amy Ann
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  19. You are looking so gorgeous!!)
    I follow you on GFC #797. I'll be very glad if you follow me back:))
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  20. Wondeful look and lovely photos :)
    xx Katha
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  21. Great blog!
    Would you like to support each other by following each other´s blog? ^_^

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  22. Yep! I totally get that Blair Waldorf vibe to this pretty look! I do love leather too, even though I don't wear it that often on my blog I have tons of pieces. That skirt is such a classic piece and I adore the color. I really love that you wore it with navy and white, such a great combination! The bow tie part is so sweet! Fall perfection!

    Rebecca
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  23. I can totally see the Blair Waldorf influence here! She's one of my favorite style icons, too! I love your tie neck blouse, is so cool! You look gorgeous.
    xx

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  24. This outfit looks fantastic and you look 100% professional (and still stylish, of course)! I love that the skirt is a bit more of an unusual colour - way more fun than black!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  25. Love the look! Perfect for fall, and stripes are always a good idea!

    Miranda

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  26. you style it so fab!
    I love this!
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  27. Love that look! Stripes look great on you!

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  28. Love the color of your skirt! You look gorgeous.
    -Adi xxo
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  29. so stunning,great pairing
    that skirt is beautiful

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  30. I love your blog!
    Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    kisses

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  31. Oh that color looks so nice on you, and love the title of your post. Thanks for the heads up this blouse I so need one or two or three of these.

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  32. This green skirt is beeaautiifuul! I like bright style of Blair too!

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  33. I have yet to own a leather skirt. Yours is beautiful! Love it with the striped top, Kat!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  34. How gorgeous, I love that skirt! The color is amazing!

    Hailey
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  35. I am definitely in love with this outfit. It's such a beautiful combination of colors. The skirt is perfection. :]

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  36. You Look so pretty dear! that leather skirt is my crush.x
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  37. So pretty Kathleen, love that skirt.
    Rachel xo
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  38. Wow I love this chic look of you!
    xoxo Lynda
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  39. I follow you too! Thank you so much!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ❤
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  40. The color of that skirt is amazing! And I really love your striped top :)

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  41. Have a great start of the week doll!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  42. Gorgeous!
    love the colors combo and your skirt is fab! ;)
    have a great day!!

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  43. I love leather! Your leather skirt is such a gorgeous color!

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  44. This skirt is made for you! Love the color, perfect for Fall!

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  45. Beautiful pairing, I love this leather skirt in the rich green shade, and that you paired it with stripes.

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  46. You look gorgeous! I love this skirt on you and your styling is perfect!

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  47. You look amazing in that pretty skirt! Love the colour and the shape! Perfect blouse too! :)

    And those heels are so cute! :)

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  48. That green leather skirt is gorgeous! Love that you styled it with a striped top!
    xx
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  49. you look amazing love the skirt!

    thank you for the sweet message you wrote on my blog!

    ellie
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  50. I have similar color faux leather pencil skirt and you with you fabulous look just reminded me that I don't wear it as much. I love how you paired with that gorgeous striped blouse. As you said classics with the edge.
    xoxo
    Ramona

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  51. The color of the skirt is perfect for fall winter, very chic look, love it!

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  52. I'm on the leather you like it boat loll!!! Such a great look for Fall Kat! Love the way you styled this statement pice! I just bought a similar brown leather skirt and I can't wait to wear it! :)

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  53. Love this emerald green skirt! The tie neck blouse is super cute too. You look fabulous!
    ~Jessica
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  54. Wow!you look amazing.

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