Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Suits Up...

Ladies, so many of you inspire me beyond words.  Now I would like to ask you to inspire me a little with your words.  I am probably going to get a new suit and I want your opinion on these two.  These are both from Talbots.  LOVE Talbots.  My closet is simply littered with stuff from there that I have acquired over the years.  It lasts.  Great quality and timeless style.  The perfect combination.  Anyway...

Houndstooth, is it for every woman?  Perhaps but I have not exactly embraced it.  I am kinda the same way with the whole animal print thing that is so popular right now.

The jacket is $189.  The skirt is $109.  Although a sale is possible, it isn't likely anytime soon.  Christmas is just around the corner.  Hee Hee.  Does anyone else buy gifts for themselves?

I have ALWAYS loved the thought of a Houndstooth pattern but have never actually made the leap. This looks like something I could pair with a multitude of colors and textures to create new things to wear. 


This jacket is $179.  The skirt is currently $99.  They are each available in white, red & black.  

I have so many black skirts that I would not do that but the red is interesting, even more so after seeing one of my favorite bloggers, The Closet Intervention, rocking a red skirt on this post yesterday.

I know the jackets seem a little pricey but you ladies that wear suits and jackets with regularity know how valuable a great blazer can be.  For those that don't, it really is an investment piece.  I don't wear a blazer to work every day but I do quite often.

Perhaps the skirts are a little pricey as well but, if you read my blog at all, you know that I am the girl in the skirt and heels almost every day of the week.  

BTW... I am going to post a little about the origins of that little fact in a day or two.  You are on the edge of your seat, huh?  Patience.  I couldn't even type that without a snicker.  Hee Hee.

And... back to our regularly scheduled programming...

I love simple & versatile.  I also love just a little "surprise" now and then.  The shape and shoulders of this "military" jacket are a little different but will I still be wearing it a few years from now?  The Houndstooth pattern intrigues me but will I actually put it to work for me or will it just continue to tease me from afar? 

BTW... if you read this earlier post on my blog, I opted to wait on both skirts.  I am going to take the chance that I can pick them up after they are marked down.  We'll see?

I look forward to your thoughts.
- The Leather Skirt -


  1. I definitely like the second option better. I love houndstooth as well but I think sometimes it can lean towards "old" fairly easily (not that I think you'd style it like that, but you get my drift...). I actually really love that white suit. It is SO chic. But I do also love a red skirt. A black suit is so expected these days that a white blazer and red skirt might be something completely fresh to wear! Looking forward to seeing what you choose!

  2. I am with Sarah on this one. I would go for the second option for sure. You will find them to be extremely versatile in your wardrobe. You could do as Sarah suggested and get a white blazer and the red skirt, or you could get the red blazer as well. A red blazer would look fierce with your leather pants and skirts. Just sayin ;) Thanks for the shout out! You rock! :)

  3. I also prefer second option. I think it's more stylish and feminine.. and just pefect.

    By the way, I just found your blog and I have to say that I really like it!– your style is original and I read your blog with alot of pleasure. I adore blog like yours so.. I just wonder..if we could follow each other..Please answer! But even if your answer is “no” I’ll be still your reader

    with love,
    your opinion is VERY important for me!

  4. that's great, thank you for answer :)

    your follower,

  5. I love the second option the best.


  6. I love houndstooth but not an entire outfit. I have a houndstooth jacket and I love to pair it with some basics :)


  7. I love the houndstooth by itself but the second suit better as as whole :)

  8. I would go with the second one! The houndstooth is beautiful but together it may be on the overwhelming end of the spectrum. There should be a sale at Talbots soon and hopefully your size in the suit you decide is still around!

  9. i lovee the second suit, your blog is soo lovely by the ways, i will be visiting it again very soon :)

  10. Love the first suit because I am such a houndstooth fan! Found your blog through Bravoe Runway.