Fashion Raiding My Sister's Closet

Raiding My Sister’s Closet: Trying Out a Trend (Leather edition)

October 15, 2013

When we decided to do leather for our next round of “Trying Out a Trend,” I had grand visions of leather pants or a leather pencil skirt. 
But, I’m just not sure I could pull of leather leggings (actually, I know it. I tried some on a few weeks ago and they were decidedly not that flattering on me). And my goal, always, when I do clothing posts is to share outfits I actually wear in real, child-chasing, life. 
So, in the end, I went tried-and-true with my leather (so much for branching out). But I have never actually worn my leather boots with a dress or skirt (I live a very sheltered life), so this was a bit of a stretch for me.
And, what do you know? I liked how it looked. 
Trying new things for the win.

Dress: American Eagle (double hand-me-down from Ralphie) // Shirt: Shade 
Boots: Nine West // Scarf: c/o Persunmall // Bracelet: c/o Persunmall
Check out what Merrick and Landen are wearing on the leather front:
    

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ash October 15, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Welcome to the world of boots with dresses! This looks awesome! (I think you in leather leggings would be something I'd have to see to believe 🙂

  • Reply Kayris October 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    You've just described what I wear almost all winter. With tights or leggings or my fleece lined leggings as the weather gets colder. Love the boots!

  • Reply Lins - Domesticated Working Woman October 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I love your boots! And the leopard print scarf.

  • Reply Katrina Rose October 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Love those boots! You look chic and beautiful.

  • Reply Melanie October 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Boots with skirts and dresses are a lifesaver in the winter!

  • Reply Iris October 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I love this look! How funny that you don't normally do boots with dresses or skirts. I love your transparency and again, how "real" you are. I saw Merrick's leather skirt post and although it was super super cute, I don't think I could pull it off. So I thought, "I wonder if Janssen will be as daring?" Clicking onto the link to your blog I was happy to see that you picked something more practical and yet totally fashionable. Do you feel like you've stepped out of your comfort zone with this look? I absolutely love it. I think I will give it a try this week – LBD, boots, and leopard scarf. Love love love!

  • Reply Merrick October 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    LOVE those boots. Also, what happened to the leather vest?? Didn't you take outfit pictures of that in NYC?

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy October 16, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Leather boots and dresses is pretty much the staple of my teacher wardrobe these days . . . .

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