Sunday, October 13, 2013

Purple Leather Skirt, Contrast Sleeve Jacket and No Internet

"Momma, when you were born were there cars there?"
Princess Sparkles asked me as we drove off from church.
How old does the kid think I am?
I told her yes, there were cars.
"Because when you were born, there had to be something not there."
She had a point, we didn't have GPS, cell phones or the internet!


BLACK LEATHER PEPLUM - NY&Co
PURPLE LEATHER SKIRT - Hand-me-down from my mom
ZEBRA BELT - thrifted
HEELS - Michael Kors, thrifted

FAUX LEATHER JACKET - Foreign Exchange
STRIPED SHIRT - TJ Maxi
LEGGINGS - Old Navy
ANIMAL PRINT RING - Forever 21
BROWN LEATHER BOOTS - White Mountain, thrifted

HIGH STYLE SIENNA - Maybelline Color Show
24 CARATS - Old Navy 

Here are a few outfits from the week.  The first is a NY&Co peplum paired with a vintage purple leather skirt.  My mom, Fair Isle, wore the skirt in the 80s.  The Kenneth Cole heels and zebra belt are both thrifted.  The second outfit I'm linking up with "Inspiration Monday."  The jacket I picked up on sale at Foreign Exchange, along with a shirt (it has faux leather on the pocket and sleeves!) I got on clearance at TJ Maxx and some thrifted boots.


Someone who didn't exist in the 80s enjoys a marionette show 

I wore a lot of leather (faux and real) this past week.  I love how timeless it can be.  Because even though the internet didn't exist when I was a kid, this awesome purple leather skirt did, and Fair Isle was rockin' it!





19 comments:

Frannie Pantz said...

LOL My kids are amazed at some of the things that we didn't have as kids . . . and even more amazed at some of the things that we did have (cassette tapes, VHS tapes, pagers, etc.). It's funny, isn't it? I love that second outfit so much! And the girls jumping photos are great!

Mugdha said...

It made me feel old to read that, haha. But hey! I had old school Nickelodeon shows and Lizzie McGuire, so ha! P.S. That skirt is awesome!

libys11 said...

wonderful nails!!! loving both your outfits and loving the jumpshots from the kids! :D

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Jess said...

I'm obsessed with stripes and boots! I'm so glad it's fall so I can start wearing my boots again!

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Oops I think my comment was just erased. I was just wondering if you've worn your calf hair boots yet. I haven't found any boots half as cool. I also love you in that purple leather skirt!

xo Mary Jo

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Great combos supporting the leather trend very nicely.
Nice catch of your daughter in mid air!
Daphne.

Shon said...

Hey girl!! I love these looks. What great style you inherited from your mom! Hello, that skirt is on point!

Happy week to you and yours!

Maiken said...

the first outfit is so incredibly classy and chic! I love it on you! haha and I love it how the little ones are "flying" :D

Maiken,
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ELISA said...

I love the leather skirt!
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Style Servings said...

I ADORE the first look!

Teddi said...

claire, the blog looks fantastic! that's why your stories are so great cause you're a writer. the spinning threads title of your blog play on words with threads as clothes is very clever. i'm sure i've mentioned this before. i know fair isle was rocking that skirt cause she and her daughter have mad style! you got the inspiration look spot on. also your kids are the cutest.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Ok, I'm LOVING the jump shots!

Beauty Follower said...

You look so elegant in the first outfit.
That purple apron is so cute :)

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Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, that skirt is AMAZING. You look so fabulous. Adore this post, love. If you get a free moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xo

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Ann said...

Pretty and Cute!
And I'm referring to all your outfits
and to all of you.

Style Me B.A.D said...

love the purple leather! What a great hand me down!

And I still find it so crazy to think about how life would be without the internet as an adult. Its so hard to imagine!

Denise Sabs said...

As usual, beautiful outfits (I love stripes) and nails! As well as the pictures, your daughter jumping and your son smiling, so sweet! She is so right, we didn't have cable TV 2 decades ago either, so... one more thing to the list! Sorry I was a bit absent for some weeks, now I'm fully back! denisesplanet com

Bhushavali N said...

Your daughter is super energetic!!! :)
Love your brown boots outfit!
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Beauty Follower said...

You look so chic in the first outfit!

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