Pleats and Leh-tha

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I have Stella from Project Runway in my head saying, “I love leh-tha”.

The first time I saw this skirt, it was in bright turquoise and I absolutely loved the idea of such a tough fabric in such an unexpected and flirty silhouette. The color wasn’t right for me, so I passed, but it stayed on my mind. Then a few months later, it popped up in black. Perfect!

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Leather can be expensive to alter, and it can be difficult to find a tailor who will work with it, so a leather skirt that fits right off the rack is a spectacular find. I can’t wait to wear it with silk blouses and into fall with layered sweaters.

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This metal collar necklace seemed like a natural pairing with the leather skirt. Both items are tough in material, but sweet in design.

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Outfit details – Old Navy sweater (similar) :: Alice + Olivia skirt (and here) (similar & faux option) :: Ann Taylor belt :: Jimmy Choo shoes :: Chanel handbag :: BCBGMAXAZRIA necklace (similar) :: Kate Spade watch (customized) :: Daisy Knights ring :: Banana Republic rings :: Essie “Ole Caliente” nail color

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