My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday

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Blue oxford shirtLands End Canvas
Black leather skirt – Ann Taylor LOFT via eBay
Silk Scarf as cummerbund – H&M
Gold bracelet – J. Crew via eBay

I saw this leather skirt this past fall at LOFT and HAD to have it.  They didn't have my size so I ordered a 14 online.  It was too large, and by time I went to exchange the skirt was out of stock.  When I saw it new, never worn on eBay in a size 12 I rushed for it.  Yeah, this is a bit too big, and I think will be far too large in five pounds.  The cummerbund is an attempt to make it look as though it fits, by cinching it in.  A large belt wasn't enough because it made the leather skirt balloon out below the belt.  A shame because this skirt is pretty darn fantastic – flattering length, fully lined, really soft leather, and POCKETS!  I am now on the search for this skirt in a 10.

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15 Comments

  1. March 7, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    Love this look – so much so I am wearing my own version of it today!!

  2. March 7, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    Love this look – so much so I am wearing my own version of it today!!

  3. February 26, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Fabulous look! The skirt is beautiful – I do like a leather skirt!!

  4. February 24, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    Work appropriate with attitude is so hard to do, and you’ve absolutely got it right.

    In a few years time, I can imagine Emerson asking if you’ve kept that skirt (or its new little sister) in storage for her. She’s going to have so much fun looking through your blog.

    Bx

  5. February 23, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    Fantastic skirt Allie! I’m glad to see you wearing a leather skirt. I have a leather skirt (similar style and length, a little tighter perhaps) but I have been too afraid to wear it. I think now I will try! Any tips for wearing a leather skirt without looking … hoochie? You’ve done a marvelous job. =)

  6. February 23, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    When you’ve found your 10 and you’re ready to put your 12 & 14 on ebay – let me know! That skirt is great!!

  7. February 23, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Great idea with the scarf! Love it and will totally steal it!
    x

  8. February 23, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    Can’t you have the skirt taken in? Surely that would cost less than buying another one.

  9. February 23, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    I. love. this. I want to snatch the scarf right off your waist! Trust me I will be channeling this outfit as soon as we return to wearing work clothes again after our office move.

  10. February 23, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    Oh I love your leather skirt, it’s very rock-chick! I hope you get it in a size 10.

  11. Anonymous
    February 23, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    i love that outfit!
    Would it be cost prohibitive to have the skirt taylored to fit you?

  12. February 23, 2011 / 4:32 pm

    Gorgeous outfit!

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