Quilting and Leather

Hope you're all having a great evening!  Today's post starts with what I wish I were wearing and ends with what I actually wore today.
Top:  Target (Available here)
Purse:  Forever 21 (Available here)
Blazer:  The Limited
The first look would be perfect for an evening out (when the temps start warming up).  I love the cutout on the top and how the quilting on the top echoes the bag.  

The faux leather envelope skirt and booties keep the jacket casual.
Skirt:  Forever 21
Booties:  Target (Available here)
I'm still playing with some of the lovely jewelry pieces from Ixora Boutique.
Necklace:  Ixora Boutique (Available here)
Today, I'm wearing the awesome Soleil pendant in gold.  If you haven't noticed from two of my tattoos, I'm sort of a sun worshipper!  I absolutely love this pendant - the mixed gold and silver metals make this piece super versatile.  Expect to see it on the blog a lot!  :-)

I'm also wearing the moonstone ring again - also a truly versatile piece that works with many different moods.

Ring:  Ixora Boutique (Available here)
My second look for today is just a small twist on the look above.  I swapped out the skirt for satin-trim tuxedo striped trousers, and I was ready for work.  I love how the cutout on this top makes simple black suit look fun.
Pants:  New York & Company Petites (Similar here)
Which look do you prefer?  Do you find yourself attracted to suns or other images/prints?

For the leather skirt in another look, see here.
For the trousers in another look, see here.
For the jacket in other outfits, see here, here, here, here, and here.


  1. I love the detail on that top and the shoes. You should wear that first outfit for a night on the town this weekend!

  2. Oh I have the same skirt and I just wore it this weekend too. Just wondering did you do any alterations on your skirt? Just wondering because my skirt is kinda long on me. But yeah it's such a cute outfit and I love the pendant necklace. :)


  3. Thanks Cheryl! If it were warmer, I would! It's still pretty chilly here!

  4. Thanks Nina! I haven't altered this skirt yet, but I actually have the waist rolled up on it. The skirt is too long on me too, and I have plans to get it altered. Here's what it actually looks like: http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com/2013/12/12-days-of-holiday-new-years-eve-sparkle.html

  5. Oh I need to try that because mine is as long as how yours was in the other post.

  6. It's a good quick fix as long as you're wearing a loose shirt!


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