Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leather and Lace

Rebecca Minkoff bag, Michael Kors watch, Forever 21 lace top and necklace, Modern Vintage boots, Bebe leather skirt revived from college days




Last Friday I went to dinner with girlfriends to celebrate Enjoli's engagement (yay!). These pictures were taken a few hours after leaving Drybar and I was happy to see my tight curls had relaxed into the exact beachy/messy look I had ordered. I pulled this leather skirt out of my old closet at my parent's house, dusted it off, and was excited make a very old item feel new again. I mentioned here that I'm trying to "shop my closet" this season and it's forced me to be creative and find items that had been long forgotten.

48 comments:

Katie said...

Oh how funny, I have a skirt like that I got in college, too, from The Limited - I don't think mine fits right now though :)

I love that bag, and the boots of course. Your hair looks so great!

iloveyouvalentine said...

mmm definitely love that whole soft and hard combination. like flouncy little tulle dresses with a leather jacket over it. love!

annelise said...

I really love the colour on your nails, Valerie. And I love leather, I don't own anything leather, but it looks so good on others.

Erica said...

Gorgeous, Val! It's so funny I have a leather skirt from my college days that I too plan on reviving. It was from the Gap.

Diana Mieczan said...

I am planning to start shopping my closet more too and you look beautiful in that skirt! Glad you had fun,sweetie
Happy Thuesday

ceo said...

Lovely lace.....

xxx
CEO

Chas said...

Cute look! I love the lace and the boots!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have that hand bag as well! Isnt it the best! Loving the lace!

xo

Lisa Griffin said...

great find in your parent's closet and i love that top!
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Cara said...

I always wanted a hot pink bag! LOVES!!
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Nikki said...

You look gorgeous Valerie!
I love everything about your outfit! That bag is amazing and your lace top is stunning!


xx
Nikki

Krystal said...

yeah, it definitely changed from the pictures from drybar, nice!! and leather and lace, how fun :)

Anna said...

You are too cute. Love the look. I really like the boots and the top. I think I could use both of them!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

loves the boots - but i think i told ya that already! .. i have a hot pink bag from YEARS ago - lord knows where it is now .. hummm

Torrie said...

I love that you pulled the skirt from your 'former wardrobe'... and that you can still wear it and look great in it! The addition of pink is perfect too:). I was telling a couple of ladies about the dry bar last night!

Gabriel said...

That's awesome! You look so beautiful! Now I'm just waiting for the return of the snakeskin skirt.

PursuitOfLLT said...

I love that shirt!! And I always feel weird when I get my hair curled bc it's so tightly wound when you leave but thankfully it falls perfectly!

Annie said...

LOVE the combination of pink & black AND leather & lace. You look awesome! Have a great day :)
p.s. Thank you for your sweet comment today. You're definitely one of my favorite bloggers too! xo

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

I LOVE that bag. So pretty you are!

Jess said...

Love that top - you always find the best stuff from F21! And those boots are fabulous ;)

Marcie said...

That pop of pink is perfect! And I love those boots. I know you were looking for some a while back, and these are great!

xo M

Jamie said...

There are no words for that amazing, exquisite piece of Rebecca Minkoff fabulousness!! LOVE!!!

(Damn it spending freeze!!)

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Amber Blue Bird said...

cute bubble gum pink bag

Alicia said...

I love your hot pink Rebecca Minkoff bag and I too have been trying to shop my closet ;)

Lindsay said...

I love that lace top! I need to run to forever NOW! SO cute girl!

Panda said...

love the top! ah its so great to find old items that give you that new feeling years later. cute hair!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Love Love Love the outfit! I just dug out an old leather skirt the other day from my back in the day stash. I think you just may have inspired me to rotate it in my current wardrobe.

Carla
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this free bird said...

Valerie - this is the first chance I've had to come over here today or I would have been raving about this hours ago. Your skirt!! You lucky duck (kid much?) for fitting into something from high school. It's just perfect with the little a-line silhouette!! And with the lace? And the pink bag (yippee)? And the boots?? Oh yes - now THIS is a shopping spreeeee in the closet. Perfection!

xoxo,
Carrie

BlueVanilla said...

Cute...love the neon bag! I love shopping my closet...you never know what your going to find...
xx
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Daisy said...

you look fabulous. the nails and the bag, I'm loving!!

Jessica said...

Hot stuff Val! :)

6roove said...

such a lovely blouse, just adorable!
great match with heavier, but still girly leather skirt and boots.

kisses
Watching the waves

Josie said...

I love that you've taken your skirt from college and revived it, and I love it even more that you've paired the leather and lace. Gorgeous, my dear! And of course I'm obsessed with your bag, especially the bold color!
xo Josie
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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Great top! It's beautiful!

Krystal said...

thanks for your comment on the guest post/pics :) You can come visit! I have a big flat...I'll make a blogger meetup in switzerland =)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Your hair looks fab!!! And I'm so loving the lace & the skirt with boots. And that bag gives just the perfect pop of color. You've nailed it again :)

RedPoppy said...

Love your bright pink Minkoff bag! You look fab xo

Elle Sees said...

the bag makes it! loves

redumbrellachronicles said...

Fabulous pink statement bag. Super look.

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Destined For Now said...

Love the combo! You look fab.

5amjetaime said...

wooo!!! lace & pink! two of my faves!!! hi from san diego. welcome to check out our dresses giveaway for this week!

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Café Bellini said...

I love this look! And that you combined a bright pink bag with it. Fab.

Samantha said...

Love this look!! Isnt it so perfect when you find old things in your closet that can be revived?

-Samantha
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Anna Jane said...

i LOVE this look - especially your top! i actually have the same bag, but in brown, but i love it in hot pink (didn't even know it was available in such a bold color) - it's the perfect addition to a sleek outfit.

xx

style'n said...

Love the hair, bag and lace top! It's fun to shop our closets sometimes and create new and fun outfits. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends and a big congrats to your friend too.

Andee Layne said...

such a score on that top and necklace from F21! love the look xo

Kate's Rant said...

The pink bag was such a great purchase! So cute!!

Tiffany* said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love the boots and the top, also love how you threw that pop of color in there. Absolutely gorgeous!
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