Thursday, April 26, 2018

Badass in Black and Red Leather

Oh, yeah, I put on my badass hat today.
I spent a few hours here and there like this in the air-conditioned office, but I couldn't wear a jacket at my WW meeting after the recent warm weather.

  • Leather top - H&M, consignment; last worn here in July 2017 with brocade pants
  • Suede skirt - Holt Renfrew Studio, vintage, thrifted; purchased here for $34.95
  • Suede jacket (below) - Holt Renfrew Studio, vintage, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April over a bad dress
  • Sandals - Dr. Scholl's, consignment; last seen here in August 2017 with green ruffles

I hadn't realized it had been so long since I bared my arms - some of my coworkers and WW people didn't know I had all these tattoos.
 A few people asked me what the quotes say on my upper arms - they are a quote from the poem "Invictus" (link):
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul

I used it as a theme in my WW meeting - I'm still feeling all empowered about it, rar! Wearing head to toe leather helped immensely.

I love this lined leather peplum top - it zips up the back.
 First wearing of this fabulous suede skirt. I am still so chuffed at finding this two weeks after I found the matching jacket.

They're a suit! I looked like this for most of my day at work.
 Just call me Madame Director, if you will. I'm the boss of me!

The stuff:
 Yes, these sandals are Dr. Scholl's. They are incredibly comfy and well-balanced, and just hug my foot.

Bling of steel!
 First wearing of the braided metal belt. I definitely felt like a superhero with my cuffs on.

  • Belt - thrifted; purchased for $4.95, first wear
  • Steel cuff - thrifted
  • Hinged cuff - thrifted
  • Earrings - gift from Megan Mae
  • Shield ring - Nine West
  • Death Star ring - Soul Flower

Vizzini flopped in the sun while I took the "stuff" pictures.
"Get your own sunbeam, Woman."
I'm off for the weekend, my friends! Wishing you sunbeams and badassery! Be the boss of you!


  1. Arent't you looking the business, Madame Director! The suit is awesome worn together, but when you take the jacket off, wow! That leather peplum top really is something else! I did a double take when I read it was H&M ... Those quotes are fantastic! Aw, and look at Vizzini in his sunbeam ... xxx

    1. Hee, I am, aren't I? Thank you! I loved the two very different vibes from the jacket/non-jacket. Vizzini loves the sun.

  2. That's amazing that you found both suit separates! Great outfit. I like it best sleeveless, with the ink on display. xx Velma

    1. Thanks, Velma! I was pretty excited when I found the skirt. Thank you, me too!

  3. There are days that require all the Bad Assery we can muster, and leather and suede are certainly tops on my list of badass. Love the quotes you chose for your ink.

    1. Exactly! Some days you need to be a badass. Thanks, it's a meaningful poem to me.

  4. What I like best about this outfit is the totally different vibe with the jacket on as opposed to off! So cool!

  5. I do love the suede suit together - it's amazing you found both pieces, what are the chances? I'm glad you got to show off your awesome tattoos! :) Definitely a sign of warmer weather!

    1. I know, I still am amazed at my luck. Yay, ink weather!

  6. Red, black and strappy!! The red suede is gorgeous. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. You were certainly dressed for it. Yes, by the way, I received the sunbeams. Thank you!

  7. How lucky to find the matching jacket to the skirt! Love the leather top, you do look bad ass in it.
    I love it when cats squeeze themselves into tiny patches of sunlight and roast themselves silly! xxx

    1. I was so excited by that! Thanks, Vix! Hee, yes, they do love their sunny patches, don't they?

  8. Well Madame Director you certainly rock this set - looks like it was meant to be !

  9. Didn't you just ooze power today? Rar indeed! You are the boss of you and don't let anyone forget it!

    Anna x

  10. woww, I'm totally in love with all this Bad Assery!, you rock!!
    Love your attitude, your style, your fabulousness (and also your clothes, mwhaha)


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