A great thrift find can become a work horse
Today I want to feature a leather statement jacket that I bought in a consignment store for just a couple of bucks. When I saw it, I got excited about the color. Do you remember that Telecom ad with the brunette in a telecom-pink motorcycle suit? I always wished Telecom would have sold them! Do I have to mention I don’t ride motorbikes? The look is just so edgy and sexy! Loved it! <3 What about you?
Anyhow. When fixing broken links this weekend, I realized how often I actually wear this pink beauty. Well, as a long time reader you know that I love leather since my toddler years, and that I will always love pink.
Leather skirt suits are having a moment
The fall trend I love the most are leather suits. Since unmatched suits look so much more interesting than matching pieces, I went for an unmatched suit. When I bought this new fuchsia skirt, I had three different outfits in mind. Yes, the new OOTD of this post wasn’t among them. It popped up in my mind when I hung the new item into my closet. Thus, sign up for my about bi-weekly Newsletter to not miss the posts with those three outfits.
The top’s colors were the inspiration
Interestingly, it wasn’t the color wheel that inspired today’s outfit. It was the abstract floral print top. When holding the skirt to a sweater the cardigan fell off the shelf and fell on my favorite summer pumps. I realized that the print has the colors of all three items and immediately hung the pieces together on my “ready-to-wear” outfit place.
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How I wore this Newport News fitted biker jacket before
The following photos show how I styled this biker coat before. The captions provide the styling recipes and some information on the clothes.
Color block dress c/o Ronen Chen with own D&GM sunglasses, Esprit shoulder bag, Ivanka Trump cap-toe pumps, and silk scarf that picks up the color of the dress, and jacket Unmatched suit with Oliveo white leather pencil skirt, red Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, taupe Jaeger tote and floral scarf (all own). The theme is different shades of red that the scarf ties the look together.
London Jean camouflage cargo pants, GNW Luxe sweater, Jager tote and Ivanka Trump pumps (all own). Camouflage with pink are an eternal classic combination.
Talbot pleated skirt, Moda International sweater, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, and Gloria VanderBilt pumps (all own). The print of the skirt inspired the outfit.
eShakti abstract floral print dress, DIY brooch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Ivanka Trump pumps, and Jaeger tote (all own)
DIY shirt corduroy dress, Valentino studded boots, Gucci bag, and Oscar de la Rente silk scarf (all own)
GNW cardigan, Jaeger tote, statement buckle, Kieselstein Cord belt, Talbot skirt (all own) wood sandals c/o Coolway
Eli Tahari sheath dress, Moschino belt, and studded pumps (all own) Oliveo button down shirt, smoky quartz belt, Via Spiga slingbacks (all own), shoulder tote c/o Robert Matthew and double layer mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store. This look is a combination of different shades of olive in rose.
Loft tropical print skirt, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, GNW Luxe sweater, 3.1 Philip Lim bag, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps (all own). This look in on my style book cover. Buy your copy now.
BB Dakota sheath, Coach bag, Steven ankle strap pumps (all own). The pattern of the dress inspired the choice of the other pieces in this look.
Banana Republic skirt, GNW Luxe sweater, LV scarf, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle and Salvadore Ferragamo pumps (all own). Here the same tone inspired the fake suit look.
BCBG belt, Burberry plaid A-line skirt, GNW zebra print cardigan worn as top, black pearl necklace, Anne Klein pumps, and Longchamp bag (all own)
Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, smoky quartz belt, London Jean BF jeans, Gucci bag, and Studio gladiator heels (all own)
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Welcome to the 173rd Top of the World Style linkup party
I am excited that you are joining the party. It’s always great to see all your great outfits, newbie and seasoned bloggers, bloggers of all genders and age. Link up your IG or blog outfit posts or both! Visit the other blogs, introduce yourself, it’s all about networking, making connections, inspiring each other and exposing your looks to a wider audience. Let’s support each other by sharing our fellow bloggers looks on our own social media. It’s a win-win for everyone.
First time guest? Then sign up to get an invitation each week. It is beneficial to link up not only for networking and getting more traffic. There are also three awards: Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav, Top of the World OOTD My Fav, and the Top of the World Style Winner. Obsviously, the first goes to the blogger of the post that the readers clicked most often. Thus, let your friends, fan and followers know that your linked up and ask them to visit your linked up post by tweeting themI just joined the Top of the World Style #linkup party. Check it out and visit my linked post. Thank you for your support. Click To Tweet
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Co-host the party to be featured and to receive a cool co-host button to display on you featured page or in your sidebar. Co-hosting is easy. I will send you the code on the weekend before the party. All you will do is to copy/paste the code into the html part of your post, and promote the party on your social media. Sign up to co-host.
Meet your co-host Darlene of Aquamarina Style
Let me introduce this weeks co-host Darlene Messinger. She is the Fashion, Travel & lifestyle blogger at Aquamarina Style. Darlene is a 50+ lady with a love for color and classic-yet-fun style. She has recently retired from her formal career as an educational administrator and now adjusts her style to her new lifestyle. She lives with her husband and son in Southern California in a coastal community. Her blog title, Aquamarina, is meaningful to her in many ways—as a favorite color, street name, love of blue water, and a reflection of the many travels her life has taken. Please follow your co-host on at least one of the following platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and subscribe to her blog.
The awardees of last week’s party
Today’s featured awardees are Pamela, Claudia, and Julie.
Your favorite post was Pamela Graham’s post on determining your skin tone. She is the color blogger at Style Yourself Confident. It’s so important to know your own color palette and to stick to it to look your best.
I love the the edgy look of Claudia’s Chanel-like jacket and how she styled it with jeans. She is the blogger at Happy Face 313. She has a new monthly series on her blog. She sends out a theme and you can submit a photo. She then posts them as a collection on her blog. Get on her invitation list when you are interested in participating next month.
Julie, the lifestyle blogger at When the Girls Rule won the Top of the World Style Winner feature. Julie is a 50 year old Midwestern Mom getting her sass back! When she emerged from the black-hole of motherhood, she felt she had to learn how to dress for her age, comfort, style, budget and new midlife apple-shape body. And, yes, it is just accidental that her top matches the color of the clothing item featured in this post. 😉
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