zara

We love a little leather in our wardrobe and we're not picky about it being real or faux. We like both as long as it's a stylish addition to our wardrobes. Check out our Friday Favorites picks for the top styles to add to your closet. I'm about to order several pieces so my closet will have more than a little leather love going on.

Leather Dresses

    

ASOS Midi Dress with Leather Skirt and Jersey Top, $202.51 ASOS

BCBG Max Azria Lace and Faux Leather Dress, $338 Piperlime

These are sweet and feminine leather looks.

Leather and Faux Leather Tops

    

Sandro 'Toile' Croc Jacquard & Faux Leather Top, $305 Nordstrom

BCBG Max Azria Scallop Trim Perforated Lather Top, $198 Neiman Marcus

    

Kensie Faux Leather Top, $89 Nordstrom

Sabine Vegan Leather Tank, $34.97 Piperlime

All these tops are incredibly transitional from day to night and can be worn with multiple style bottoms.

Leather Skirts

    

Halston Heritage Mid Length Full Faux Leather Skirt, $325 Bloomingdale's

Crosstown Colorblock Pencil Skirt, $98 Ann Taylor

Ahh, yes, I'm ordering these items. A fun, full skirt that can be edgy and chic..I can't click the buy button fast enough.

Leather Jackets

    

RACHEL Rachel Roy Shauna Three-Quarter Distressed Faux Leather Jacket, $92.99 Macy's

Maison Jules Faux Leather Jacket, $99 Macy's

    

Villa Studded Jacket, $200.82 ASOS

Cole Haan Needle Stitched Leather Jackets, $420.75 Bloomingdale's

Leather Pants

    

Generation Love Jo Slouchy Faux Leather Pants, $187 Cusp

byCorpus Quilted Vegan Pants, $89 Urban Outfitters

I'll admit it, I've got a booty so I shy away from leather pants, but I may give these a shot.

Contributors:

Christina Wright's Pick

Combined Faux Leather Coat, $179 Zara

Sometimes leather can be a little too much for me, but like my pick last week, I do love the look of mixed fabric media that includes leather. That is why I love this coat from Zara! It's just the perfect amount of leather to give a boring coat a super hip, funky edge. So in love!

Simply Modern Weddings Blog

Christina Moffitino's Pick

Lafayette 148 New York 'Velvet' Lambskin Leather Jacket, $448.98 Nordstrom

When we shop we always want the best bang for our buck. Investing in staple pieces that will never go out of style, like leather! It will have you excited to pull out your favorites year after year. I love a classic motto style jacket. This one is edgy and chic, especially in a deep wine. This paired with a skirt and bow tie blouse is perfect for a workday and with dark wash jeans and a high heel, perfect for a weekend.

Street Swag

Lauren's Pick

Laser Cut Satchel, $70 Sole Society

I love the delicate, intricate laser-cut designs I've been seeing everywhere- especially with the classic look of leather. This edgy satchel from Sole Society is the perfect size to fit all of my purse essentials and then some. Sure, it may be faux leather but the price and the look suit me just fine!

These boots are made for stepping out in style! Check out our top picks for Fall boot trends. Snag your pair before they run out of your size.

Ankle 

        

Ankle Boot with Metal Toe, Zara $159          Kate Spade Bridgette, Zappos $328

Whether worn with a skirt, skinny jeans or just peeking out from under long hemmed pants, ankle boots are a trend that is here to stay.

Mid-Calf 

    

     Pauline Motorcycle Boot, Sole Society $70     Tarney Stud Lace-up Boot, Steve Madden $150

Weathered, worn and comfortable for a midcalf that we turn to time after time for casual appeal.

Flats

   

DV by Dolce Vita, PiperLime  $180           Flat Crocodile Boot, Zara $230

When pulling over skinny jeans or wearing to work with a skirt, these "riding" style options allow us to stand or walk all day without heel pain.

Heeled Boots

    

              Park, Stuart Weitzman $595                   Crystal, Diane von Furstenberg  $330

Of course, we all need a sassy, sexy pair of knee high, heeled boots.

Color

     

 

Color Block Bootie, Shop Bop $300             Nola Slouch, Cole Haan $428

When you have just about every boot choice in your closet, a little color is usually next on the list of must haves.

This week as the temperature droped at night below 50 degrees we girls in Cali had stylish comfort on our minds. How to rock a look, stay warm and still look fashionable. So here are our picks for our regular column, Friday Favorites. From super soft, velvet jeans to shimmering knits and chunky sweaters to a little luck to wear on our wrists.

Velvet Skinny Jeans, $178 7ForAllMankind

Super soft, jet black velvet skinny jeans that look great with heels and a tuxedo style jacket for evening. The "jeans" are comfortable which is always a bonus when you opt for an extra glass of wine and dessert.

Contributing Bloggers

Christina Wright's Pick

Sequined Sweater, $80 Zara

It's the same every year, once the weather drops below 70 degrees, I start pulling out my favorite fall gear: leggings, boots, and cozy sweaters. I saw this lovely sweater from Zara on my recent European trip, and I am kinda mad at myself for not buying it then! It's perfectly cozy for staying warm in our California's "not quite" fall/winter season, but I am also loving the fun sequin & bow detail...so it's stylish and versatile.

Simply Modern Weddings

Lauren Scharf's Pick

Elephant Bracelet, $16 Romwe

If you're in need of a little good luck, slip one of these elephant bracelets around your wrist. They're unique, eye-catching, and so affordable! Elephants are my favorite wild animal, and these bracelets certainly bring a certain wildness to my outfit. 

Endless Amusement

Christina Moffitino's Pick

Speckled Rib Trim Cardigan, $268 Free People

With the temperatures dropping I always like to rock chunky knit sweaters. They're the perfect thing to pair with leggings and your favorite pair of boots. I love being comfortable and staying chic and this one from Free People is on my radar. 

Street Swag

Being a New Yorker I could almost set my clock to the day it turned cold enough for a coat. It always seemed to be on the eve of Halloween. That meant the cool costume you wanted everyone to see was suddenly covered up with a coat. Living in Los Angeles, my wardrobe of coats hangs in the closet lonely most of the time unless I'm grabbing my shearling for NYC or Toronto or pulling on a leather jacket for those moments between the car and event. But I can't help but want to peek at all the coat styles offered this season and perhaps add or two more lightweight styles to closet. A girl likes to have options.

Mixed Media Styles

   

Sam Edelman Mixed Media Trench Coat, $210 Nordstrom

Sam Edelman Studded Belted Trench Coat, $228 Neiman Marcus

Evening Wear

    

Caroline Rose Bonded Lace, $395 Neiman Marcus

Jacquard Coat with Gathered Waist, $129 Zara

Military

    

Guess Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat, $148 Nordstrom

Military Coat with Golf Buttons, $159 Zara

Captivating Color

    

Calvin Klein Two Tone Asymetrical Walking Coat, $210 Nordstrom

Stella McCartney Stand Collar Coat, $2215 Neiman Marcus

Leather

    

Soft Leather Trench coat, $1,750 Burberry

Leather Biker Coat, $199 Zara

 

With yesterday's rain, many of us turned our thoughts to stylish outerwear. I adore Christina's choice of the coat from Zara with the quilted leather sleeves. For me, my thoughts still linger on the oversized braided bracelet I snagged from a fellow stylist last week who happens to also design them.

Available at etcmodernvintage.bigcartel.com, $110

I recently wore this stylish twisted bracelet on Good Morning America after I "borrowed" it right off the designer's wrist. I had to have it! The Braided Watchband Cuffs are one-of-a-kind and made from vintage watchbands, secured with plated wire. All pieces are handmade with vintage and antique pieces repurposed in new ways. Designer,  Liz Teich takes familiar pieces that otherwise would have gone to waste and turns them into fresh, eye-catching designs.

Lauren's Pick

Chains Embellished Army Coat, Rowme, $89

This baby's got me locked up in chains! I feel like the prettiest girl at band practice with this coat. It's got a slim, flattering cut and shoulder pads to boot. Plus it makes a statement with all those buttons and chains. Now that jacket-weather is upon us, these chains of love got a hold on me!

Endless Amusement

Christina's Pick
 
Coat with Quilted Faux Leather Sleeves, Zara $160
 
The much needed rainy weather has finally arrived in Los Angeles, and it got me thinking about a coat to stay dry. This coat is on my winter wish list because of those tendy leather sleeves! I'm also a fan of coats with collars that flip up and wrap around your neck as a scarf. It's the perfect jacket to stay warm and stylish this winter.
 

This week - cool jewelry for your ears, neck and wrist, perfume that's suprisingly sweet, but awesome and super stylish pants that are almost as comfortable as your pajamas.

Alison's Pick


Ok, these look like pajama pants - the pattern, the slouchy, loose leg and soft feel and they're just about as comfortable.

But stay out of bed and work it with a loose solid top or go fitted with a tank, long necklace and layered with a blazer.

Printed satin trouser Zara, 59.90

 

Catherine's Pick

Bold Palisade Necklace, Tiffany Kunz $200

This necklace is both classy and edgy. Let it peek out under a silk blouse or make it a statement piece with a simple tee. It’s easy to wear, goes with practically everything and gives you a bit of verve for the day. Let’s face it – sometimes we need a bit of armor to get through a busy day and this necklace is it!

Ustyled.com

Christina's Pick

La Mer Layered Stud watch, Karmaloop $125

Lately, I've been really into the layered arm accessories trend. Arm swag, as it's casually refered to, layers a watch and several bracelets to get that edgy arm adorned look. This watch combines the best of both worlds. I love that I won't have to spend as much time layering my bracelets on one by one. The brand also comes in a variety of colors and styles. Give the trend a try!

Street Swag

Lauren's Pick

Resin Bird Earrings, Fenwick $145

What drew me to these tweety bird earrings was the earth tones, which go so well with just about anything. And the picture reminds me of a nature scene one might hang in a shadow box in their living room, only instead I'd hang them from my ears and take them everywhere! The woody bird pattern gives it depth and makes them very unique. Plus, despite the birds and flowers, they're not too springy!

Endless Amusement

Christina Wright's Pick

Prada Candy Perfume, Sephora $80

Usually, I don't like the smell of most perfumes, so it's super hard to find one I love!! This past week I received a sample of Prada candy with my recent Sephora order and it's amazing! It has a delightful, sweet smell, but not like 16 year old sweet...more like sugar for grown-ups sweet. Maybe the hubby will buy me a full size version for my birthday? 

Simple Modern Weddings

 

 

© 2014 Alison Deyette  |  Website by Medium