Leather Pants Outfit Ideas

Did you see these vegan leather pants on my Valentine’s Date Night Outfit Ideas post? Today I want to show you three different ways you can style them. Below is the original outfit that I showed. You could even wear this to the office – maybe with a blazer, too!

What I love most about these vegan leather pants is that they are cut like a trouser. A lot of vegan leather pants I have seen in outfits lately are leggings. These take it up a notch and become appropriate for more situations. You can click on any picture in this post to go directly to my Like to Know.it where you can find commissionable links to every piece shown!

And here is how the outfit looks on me! This shirt is very flattering. It has little shoulder pads sewn in, and along with the cut of the fabric on the arms, it creates the most feminine little puff sleeve. And I can’t leave out these leopard pumps. Leopard is my favorite neutral! I don’t know what it is about this brand of shoes, but they fit my feet so well. The last time I checked there were only a few sizes left on the shoes. In fact, I had to try several times before I was able to get some in my online cart. But because I know the brand fits me so well, I kept trying! You can click HERE to find the commissionable links for this outfit. (I’m wearing a small in the shirt and a 4 in the pants. I’m 5’4 for length reference – these are 28″ inseam.)

Here’s another way to style these vegan leather pants! Don’t you love how the red just pops! Same brand of shoes that I love as the leopard ones above. This exact shirt is a few years old from H&M, but I have linked a similar one that would work perfectly, as well as the exact shoes and purse HERE.

Okay, this final look with the vegan leather pants is definitely reserved for date night! This shirt has a lacy, sweetheart neckline that is a little risqué for the office, but your honey would TOTALLY appreciate it on a night out. 😉 (I’m wearing a small in the shirt.) Find the links HERE.

Which one of these looks do you like best? I like them all – I’m trying to decide which one to wear on Valentine’s Day!

Pink Blazer Outfit ideas

Hi, friends!

As a follow up to my post last week with some outfit ideas for your Valentine’s Day, I want to show you several ways this adorable pink blazer can be styled. Below are the pieces as I put them together for a Valentine’s date, but this would work well for the office, too!

I’ve said multiple times that these are the most comfortable black pumps that I own. And the internet agrees too, because they’ve sold out multiple times. You can click on the picture above and it will take you to my Like to Know.it account where you can find the commissionable link to these shoes.

And here is what the outfit looks like on me. What I love most about this blazer is that it is cut and fitted to be flattering on women. The quality feels well-made, but it is less than $40. Don’t let the sizing reviews scare you. The store re-made the sizing. I went with my normal size Small, and it fits perfectly. Below are a few more outfit ideas with this same blazer.

Here is another way to style it that can work for both a date night and a day at the office – maybe on casual Friday since I’m wearing jeans. This is my favorite look with this blazer. All of the pieces I am wearing in this look can be found on my Like to Know. it commissionable links by either clicking on the picture, or by clicking HERE.

In this last look I am wearing a classic jean skirt with a white T. There aren’t many sizes left in the skirt, but if you are able to snag one I recommend sizing down one size. I went with a 26 instead of my normal 27. I love, love, LOVE this v-neck because it is not see-through. Does anyone else get tired of wearing 2 shirts because so many shirts are see-through? Click the picture or click HERE to find all of the pieces on my Like to Know.it.

So which look is your favorite? There are so many ways to style this blazer – it’s a must have!

Wear It Wednesday – Vintage Ralph Lauren Jean Skirt

I forgot to post my Wear It Wednesday outfit last week, so here it is! In a lot of my posts I feature vintage Ralph Lauren pieces. One reason that I love Ralph Lauren is because his clothes are usually classic and timeless. They are also usually made from quality materials such as real wool, cotton, and leather. I feel like I get a lot of value for my money whether I’m buying RL new or used. However, a word of caution: If it is truly a vintage Ralph Lauren piece, you’ve got to keep in mind that the sizing will be different. Beginning in the 1990s, many companies began to do what is called “vanity sizing.” That means that they made their bigger sized clothing labeled with smaller sizes. So, for vanity reasons, you’d want to buy a certain brand because you wore a smaller size in that brand. What that means for me is that while I wear a size 4 in almost all modern made clothing, in vintage Ralph Lauren I might wear a 6 or even an 8.

In this outfit I am wearing a vintage Ralph Lauren jean midi skirt. Here I’m pearing it with boots. It would look nice with flats or even sandals in the summer. My sweater is new from Old Navy. I am really into this ‘pecan” color this year. I sized up in my sweater because I knew I was going to layer it over other shirts. And my shirt I bought new from J. Crew, but about 6+ years ago. (If you follow me on Instagram you saw me buy one very similar lately while thrift shopping. it has some different colors in it, though, and it is made by GAP.)

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Have a great day!

Abby

Wear It Wednesday – Cozy Thanksgiving Outfit

I have to say that my biggest source of inspiration for outfits continues to be Pinterest. If I happen to see a photo of an outfit I like, I’ll often look to see if I already have items in my closet that are similar to what my inspiration photo uses. I am not trying to copy the outfit exactly, instead I am really trying to use it for inspiration for items that I already have in my closet.

For example, below is my inspiration photo that I found on Pinterest. I found this on Pinterest, but it originally came from another blogger’s post here.

Not only is my outfit cute, but it’s sooo comfortable. Since I have used a lot of blazers in Wear It Wednesday photos recently (more to see on my Instagram account!), I decided to use a new sweater that I picked up. This sweater is soft on another level. It’s long, has pockets, and a hood. It’s cozy on the level of “Can I just live in this, please?”

Originally the sweater sold for $99, and I paid just $15 on the TJ Maxx clearance rack. I showed these Loft pants in another outfit recently, but I really like how they fit on me. I picked them up this summer from their website for just $10! The shirt is from Target, several years ago. The purse was a Christmas gift from Ken (Amazon) last year. I picked it out to be a travel bag, but Covid killed all my 2020 travel dreams. The belt is from Goodwill. I have no idea what brand it is, but it’s 100% leather, and that’s all I cared about. (Leather lasts forever.) The shoes were another clearance rack find at TJ Maxx. They’re leather, too, and they were also $15.

Total price for this outfit: $45

  • Sweater $15 (Originally $99)
  • Pants $10 (Loft clearance)
  • Shoes $15 (TJ Maxx clearance)
  • Belt $5 (thrift store)
  • Shirt, already owned, purchased 5+years ago from Target
  • Purse, Christmas gift last year

As you can see, my outfit is not a copy of my inspiration photo. It’s more of a “hey, I have something similar that would look well together.” I hope you find some inspiration today! Have a great Wear It Wednesday!

Abby

Pendleton Wool Camel Blazer – Wear it Wednesday

I’ve been trying to redecorate with our Thanksgiving decor, and with these dogs it’s like trying to get something done with two very nosey toddlers. I have to be careful where I set stuff down because they inspect everything!

I’m so glad that we’ve had more “fall” weather this year than we did last year. But in Georgia fall weather still means that we start off cool and heat up in the afternoon. That’s why I love layers so much! I bought this vintage Pendleton blazer online, and I’m always a little worried about the sleeve length when I order online. I’m 5’4″, and my arms are more on the petite length. But it fits perfectly, and I am very happy with it.

I hope you’re enjoying your fall clothes this year. Here’s what I’m wearing:

  • Pendleton blazer – vintage
  • Target white v-neck and leopard belt (current)
  • Pilcro and the letterpress jeans
  • Vionic shoes

Ralph Lauren Tweed Blazer – Wear It Wednesday

I wore a blazer on a date in high school. It’s kind of cringey thinking about it. I’m sure my date was not exactly like, “oooh, cute girl in a blazer.” But, for some reason I thought sharing that bit of embarassing information would explain that the dozen+ blazers in my closet could be justified if you knew I had a long-standing love of them.

Anywho, I love this Ralph Lauren Blazer. I’d wear it anywhere. Probably on a date with my husband. And it’s his birthday today, so “ooooh, cute wife in a blazer,” right babe?

  • jacket, Ralph Lauren, eBay
  • shirt, Ann Taylor, new
  • pants, Loft, new
  • shoes, Miz Mooz, Nordstrom Rack

Finding Your Brand Elsewhere – Wear It Wednesday

Have you ever found the perfect pair of jeans? You love the way they fit, but then something damages them or you go back for a second pair and they’re discontinued? I want to share what I do in that situation!

I found that I really like the way Pilcro & The Letterpress jeans fit me. They’re sold at Anthropologie and are a little more pricey. So when I wanted to get a few more pairs of pants in that brand, I started with eBay. Yep, eBay! I found these pumpkin/rust colored Pilcro jeans on eBay. Since I already knew my size in their brand, I was willing to take a risk that these would fit me like I expected them to. (Although, even within some brands different colors fit differently. But that was a risk I was willing to take.) In the past I have done this for other brands on PoshMark, too.

  • Jean Jacket – bought new from GAP about 10 years ago
  • Striped Shirt – Old Navy, available now
  • Jeans – Pilcro & The Letterpress from eBay
  • Loafers – Sperry from TJ Maxx

Hope you’re having a great week!

Classic Wool Sweater – Wear It Wednesday

I’m a big fan of having classic staples in a wardrobe, and a tan wool sweater is a perfect example of one. There are dozens of ways to wear one, and here is just one example:

This is a lightweight wool sweater from Ralph Lauren that I like to layer over a button up. I’ve paired it with some worn jeans and Coach loafers for a casual look. But it would totally work for the office with some nice pants. The whole look is pretty timeless, so invest in pieces that will hold up well over time.

  • Sweater – Ralph Lauren Sport
  • Blue Shirt – Old Navy
  • Jeans – Kut from the Kloth
  • Shoes – Coach

I hope you’re having a great week!

~Abby

Vintage Ralph Lauren Field Jacket – Wear It Wednesday

One of the reasons I love fall is that I can wear all of my favorite, classic clothes. I love mixing second-hand and vintage pieces with new ones. I am obsessed with this vintage Ralph Lauren field jacket. The leather collar and accents are perfection.

My rule of thumb when I buy second-hand clothing is to look for designers known for their quality and classic looks that will never go out of style. Ralph Lauren is probably my favorite designer in that aspect. Also, when I find a brand and fit that I like, I will specifically look for it in the future – like these Pilcro and the letterpress jeans.

  • Jacket – vintage Ralph Lauren
  • Shirt – Lauren Ralph Lauren
  • Jeans – Pilcro and the letterpress
  • Loafers – Sperry

I’d love to know, who is your favorite designer to shop for second-hand clothes?

Tomorrow starts our fall break, and we couldn’t be more excited. Have a great week!

~Abby