Blue Stripes & Leather Pants

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Today is my birthday(!), and while we’re currently suffering through a heat wave, I took the opportunity over the cooler-weathered weekend to wear an ensemble I knew I wouldn’t be able to pull off just a few short days later. They say you want what you can’t have, and right now I want leather pants! Damn this heat wave!

PS…did you see J.Crew is offering their Collection Leather Pant in petite sizes this season? Including new size 000 petite. I’m so curious about the sizing, I just had to pre-order. I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

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Shirt Banana Republic (old) (same fit) (similar blue stripe)
Bralette Topshop
Pants Current/Elliott (these come in petite!)
Belt Linea Pelle (on sale!) (similar)
Shoes Aquazzura (also here) (similar)
Handbag Sophie Hulme partially thanks to Shopbop
Watch Larsson & Jennings
Necklaces Vintage & Downtown LA
Rings Catbird, Vrai & Oro & vintage

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Pants have been hemmed

8 Comments

  • Hey Kelly! Happy birthday :) While I love your entire outfit here (esp stripes + leather… a couple of my favorites!), I wanted to ask about the sizing of the bralette. Although I’m usually a 30-32 in bra sizes, I’m also a DD. Does this bralette give a good amount of coverage, or would you recommend I size up? I’m just worried it’ll then be too big around my ribcage if I do! #thestruggle

    • Hi Sophia!

      Thank you for the birthday wishes! I’m so glad you asked about the bralette because now that you mention it, it’s the most large-bust-friendly bralette I’ve come across lately and very well might work for you! I’ve been measured as a 28C, but can get away with 30C bras if the band runs a little small. I took the size 2 (US 0), and it gives really great coverage, especially at the sides, and has some extra room in the cup that a bigger bust could easily fill. I think it could handle a D cup easily…DD might take careful placement, but I don’t think you’d be spilling out all over the place. The straps are also nice and wide for better support. I plan to have the band taken in about an inch by my local Nordstrom store (I always forget to take advantage of their free alterations for cardholders!), but it will probably fit you perfectly if you’re a size 30-32. A size up would probably be loose in the band. I hope that helps!

  • Happy birthday Kelly!!! Wishing you all the best on your special day and for the year ahead. Chin, chin!
    Love this look…..those shoes!!!! I always enjoy your blog and style. Regards. Deb

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