OOTD: Polkas and Leather look better together

The pitcher waits for the sign from the catcher…

It’s hard to believe that in my dresser full of cardigans I didn’t own a single red one. A hole that needed to be filled for sure! And so cardigan 87,423,567 in my collection is the Breezy Polkas Cardigan (now $50). I thought I was so smart — I bought the blue about 2 months ago, sure that it would get marked down in time for a PA. I’d use the money back towards the red. When the window was drawing to a close I decided to keep the blue, only because my store had already sold out of its restock. And then, 3 days after my window was up the damn thing finally got marked down. I still trotted up to the store and bought the red. The moral of this story? Anthro wins again!

I’ve featured my Rosewood Leather Skirt from Leifsdottir once before. This skirt which originally stumped me has become one of the more versatile pieces in my closet! It’s got a nice buttery look to it and the lighter leather makes it a 4-season skirt. Come winter I’ll wear a black cashmere sweater with it. So many options! Which only makes me want its darker cousin the Paseo Ruffled Skirt (now $215) even more.

I kept this outfit pretty simple. The red stands out enough. To complete the look I added a dark brown blazer from Benetton and a huge leather carry-all from Urban Outfitters. If you like Anthro’s bags but can’t stomach the prices I highly suggest you check out its younger sister store’s options. Their bags run about $60 on average and they have a wealth of great options. Oh, and in case you’re wondering I own a few pairs of the Hue Tights in Espresso since I wear them so often.


In this outfit:
Blazer: United Colors of Benetton (similar here, here and here)

Sweater: Breezy Polkas Cardigan (now $50)
Cami: Banana Republic Lace-lined Cami (nearly identical match here, similar here and here)
Skirt: Leifsdottir Rosewood Leather Skirt (similar black version here

Tights: Hue Opaque Tights in Brown ($13)
Necklace/Earrings: Forever 21 Jeweled Apple Set (similar here and another option here)
Shoes: Wandering Platforms AKA Biviel BVC053 (similar color here and here, another embellished cognac pump here)
Bag: Deux Lux Harness Tote from Urban Outfitters (similar here, here and here).

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