I've been on the lookout for a black skirt for a while...a black leather skirt, that is. As I've mentioned before, I have a lot of thrifted and consignment (and new) leather and suede pieces, but the classic black skirt has eluded me.
I found this beauty in a consignment store for $32.99. As far as I'm concerned, that's a score. This is thick, soft leather, and the front and back are made of only two full panels, stitched down the front, not multiple panels of scrap leather. It's also a great length (perfectly at the knee) and it hasn't gone stiff or cracked from age.
I'm wearing it with my favourite patterned blouse and my olive corduroy vest:
Aw, cuddly boy!
The boots are actually blood red, quite dramatic - I can't believe it's been over a year since I last wore them!
My Shi Studio necklace:
Back to the skirt for a minute. I mentioned that for its age, it's very soft. One guess as to how old it is, based purely on the colours in the label.
Blouse (Marcona, thrifted), vest (RW & Co., consignment), skirt (Hemingway Collection, vintage 80s, consignment), boots (Aldo), necklace (Shi Studio).
Great find! One day, I will find my perfect leather black skirt... I had one years ago, but sadly I gained weight and gave it away.ReplyDelete
Those boots are to die for!ReplyDelete
Beautiful skirt- great find!ReplyDelete
I'm totally in LOVE with those boots :)
Love the pattern in your blouse...how much fun!!ReplyDelete
Score, indeed! And BTW, *both* pairs of boots are awesome. And second BTW, I adore that snuggly kitty, send him to me. : >ReplyDelete
That IS the perfect pencil skirt!ReplyDelete
That is exactly th ekind of skirt I am looking for. It looks wonderful on you.ReplyDelete
You know, I've always felt that leather skirts were unsuitable for my life goals, but now that I find myself working in a radically different industry than I had thought, I think I might have to stop and take a look at them! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Ooh Sheila this outfit ROCKS! That black skirt looks so buttery soft. I actually have a great black leather skirt. I never know how to style it though. I love it with the blood red boots.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the great score! Once again, loving your boots--so purdy!ReplyDelete
What a find!ReplyDelete
Wow, that really IS nice leather. Makes such a difference, doesn't it, I don't know how people stand wearing the stiff, nasty cheap leather or suede. I love the way you do "tag detective work"--me too. Tags can tell you a lot! You know, once in a while I miss all those loud 80s colors lol...but many things like that are more fun in retrospect...I worked in a consignment store in the 80s and what I got out of it was a lot of AMAZING jewelry for oh so cheap...we used to put 20 dollars on things like 40's Mexican silver beaded necklaces! But oh, I will never forget all the incredibly bright shoes people used to bring in... :-) Anyway, I love this outfit! as always your use of color is simply smashing!ReplyDelete
You look amazing in your leather items. Would love to see a fully leathered outfit....;^)ReplyDelete
You look amazing in your leather items. Would love to see a completely leathered outfit.ReplyDelete