red leather skirt plaidIf I had a dollar for every instance in which I stood affront my closet, mouth agape, and already a good thirty minutes late for an event, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this because I’d be on my private jet being fed exotic fruits and sipping imported champagne on my way to French Polynesia.  Unfortunately, I have yet to execute that type of business wizardry, but I assume it might involve a webcam.  In any case, some of my best work has come the split second before I completely lose it, text that I can’t make it, and sit perched in front of my TV underwear clad eating pasta.  Because I have a hard time letting go of a lot of my clothes, there are times when I am pleasantly surprised by a piece that I’d just about forgotten I ever owned.  Much was the case when I re-discovered this red leather skirt sandwiched between something fringed and something asymmetric (that I should probably consider donating).  My auto instinct would be to pair it with a t-shirt- more likely than not white or grey, but this beaded tank caught my eye and I slid it on.  Because I’m allergic to looking too fussy, I topped it with a soft flannel shirt and found a perfect “uptown girl heads downtown.”

(Editor’s Note: let us all be aware that these photos were taken pre-Polar Vortex, but a pair of tights and heavier coat would keep you warm in this look).

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jacket: Andrew Marc, shirt: mom’s, similar by Kado here, tank: vintage, similar by Topshop here, skirt: vintage, similar by T by Alexander Wang here, bag: Balenciaga, shoes: ZIGI Soho, bralette: Victoria’s Secret, lipstick: Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red



Photos by Michael Stiegler