Lovely Little Things: The Leather Edition

When stores start featuring their fall collections at the end of July, I just can’t get into it.  No matter how fabulous that sweater on the cover of the pre-fall J.Crew Style Guide is, I have absolutely no interest in it when it’s 95 degrees out. But now that it’s late September, the nights are chilly, and the leaves are starting to turn, I’m all in, coveting all of the fall trends and then some.

One trend I’m particularly glad to see return (and evolve) this fall is leather. Last year most of it felt too moto/biker chick for me but I’m loving how classy and tailored the pieces are this year.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Lovely Little Things Leather

1. Tassel Key Chain, russell+hazel  |  2. BB Dakota ‘Zane’ Leather Trim Blazer, South Moon Under  |  3. Brown Vegan Leather Tee, Piperlime  |  4. Double Trouble’ Knit & Faux Leather Leggings, Nordstrom  |  5. Leather Skirt, Kate Spade Saturday  |  6. Billie Boots, Madewell

I Love Your Style: Kristina

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope your day is filled with the people you love most (and plenty of chocolate).

I’m back with a third segment of I Love Your Style featuring Kristina. I met Kristina our first day of class in college where I immediately envied her faint southern twang and laid back attitude courtesy of her Kentucky roots. But as I’ve grown to know Kristina better over the past several years, it’s her beauty, charm and style that make her stand out as a southern belle. As soon as I began thinking about starting my blog, I knew I had to feature her.

Kristina is one of those lucky few who can pull off a variety of looks very well – glam, casual, preppy – based on the occasion. From a fur-lined coat and curls for brunch (below), a pair of ballet flats and a scarf for weekend errands, or a wide-brimmed hat and sundress for that oh-so-famous Kentucky horse race, she looks natural and well put together in any situation.

No matter what look she’s going for though, there’s one thing she’s never seen without: her llama necklace, a sentimental gift from her boyfriend.

KristinaCoat: Victoria’s Secret  | Dress: Victoria’s Secret  |  Booties: Steve Madden (Sold out but similar here)  |  Necklace: Madewell  |  Bag: Louis Vuitton