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Moto Jacket and Pencil Skirt

I didn’t do a lot of post-Christmas shopping last month, but this quilted pleather motorcycle jacket was an exception.

moto jacket

Jacket: Aeropostale
Top: Marshall’s
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: Roots Canada
Shoes: Old Navy
Purse: JC Penney
Necklace: Herbivore Clothing

I found the jacket in the clearance section at Aeropostale.com–and then I saw the site had an additional 40% off! That made this $100 jacket about $22.

black and blue

It’s really soft, and completes my moto jacket collection. I have a velvet one and other variations, like pink, but until now, I hadn’t found the perfect faux Rebel Without a Cause version.

Today, I wore it with tights and a pencil skirt. Perfect for wine tasting and a live show, which is where hubby and I were off to.

touch of red

A jacket like this is a classic, and I’ll be able to wear it with everything from jeans to dresses. What classic pieces do you have in your wardrobe? Anything missing?

I’m linking up with Fab Favorites, Love your Look and Passion for Fashion today. See what all the other bloggers are wearing!

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Dressing for the Show

Last Saturday I went to an eco-fashion themed fashion show. I wanted to dress the part: stylish yet eco-conscious. Here’s the outfit I put together.

all-black

Jacket: Forever 21
Top: Swapped
Pants: Zara
Belt: The Vegan Collection
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Purse: Crystalyn Kae
Cuff (shown below): Greenbelts

At first glance, it might not seem specifically eco-friendly. It’s not vegetable-dyed bamboo, for example. But I have a few things in mind when I put this together. Here’s my thinking:

The jacket is cotton and faux¬†leather. And while we could debate the sustainability of pleather made overseas, I’m giving myself points for choosing non-leather. By the same token, the jeans are glazed denim, a leather alternative, and so is the clutch. That one I can really get behind. It’s by a local designer, Crystalyn Kae, and is very eco-friendly.

eco outfit

The shoes are leather, but I bought them second hand. Points for recycling! My shirt is swapped, so again, I’ll count that as recycling. The leather cuff was once a belt–upcycled! And the belt is all-vegan and US-made.

shirt and cuff

Regardless of how good a score I got on the eco-front, I tried, and I had a lot of fun in this outfit. I felt a little like Joan Jett!

I’m linking up to What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy and Transatlantic Blonde. Be sure to check out what everyone else is wearing!

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Leather-look Leggings

This past summer I found a pair of Kensie leggings deeply discounted. I bought them, mainly because I loved the tough faux leather patches on the thighs. I wasn’t about to wear black leggings in the heat of summer so I stashed these away for a rainy day.

legging detail

As you may know, Seattle has no shortage of rainy days. So for my pleather patch legging debut, I paired these with a long (always long with leggings, please!) gray sweater and black boots.

leather look

pink and yellow accents

Sweater: Ross Dress for Less
Leggings: Kensie
Tank: Wet seal
Boots: Wanted
Cuff: Greenbelts
Bag: Snap Design

I brightened up the look with a hot pink tank and sunny yellow tote. The tote is also faux leather, making it rain-proof and animal-friendly.

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