As you know, I am on the search for a leather skirt. I didn't really want a classic pencil, since I have a size 10 one from the Gap circa 2005 that is waiting for me in a couple months when I fit it again. However, I saw this one on the Nordstrom site for a hair over $100 and knew that was a pretty awesome price for a solid buttery soft lambskin (no cheap piecing, no heavy football leather). I'm not sure about it – I think it's a bit big, and the waistband rolls over too easily. I would link to it, but Nordstrom ended up having it out of stock the day after I ordered and they didn't reply to my Tweet when I asked if it would get back in stock.
I decided to try a couple new red lipsticks for fall, got a couple drugstore brands so I didn't invest a ton into something I may chicken out in actually wearing. I did a bunch of online research on popular reds, and the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Lipstick in Top Tomato sounded right up my alley – long wearing, not too pink, not too orange, not too wine. I will be doing a full review after a couple of wearings, but so far so good! While it's drying and makes my lips stick together a bit, it is still on strong at noon after drinking coffee, eating a banana, and just consuming lunch of soup, a piece of baguette and an apple (not cut up, eaten right off the core). Impressive!
Tonight we have a happy hour to celebrate one of our favorite clients, who is retiring. A little get together at a nearby restaurant. Some may find it crazy for me to wear leather to such an event, but I don't think this look is any more wild than many of the ensembles I usually wear and this client sees me in. It's me, I love black leather, and I knew I could survive a 12-hour day in these shoes!