Wednesday Wardrobe – Leather Weather

Tis the season here in California where everyone starts to bust out the leather jackets. There’s just something about the temp drop that calls for a bold fashion statement like this sleek and sexy material to keep you warm and looking bad-ass. For an even bolder look, I’m rockin’ a tight leather skirt. I love “winters” in San Diego because we can bundle up in sweaters and beanies and still work a little skin in our brisk yet sunny weather.

I haven’t worn this skirt in a long time and I usually reserve it for night-time outings. But in my efforts to get more creative in my closet, I dressed it down into a day-appropriate outfit with some casual knits, like this slouchy beanie and knee-highsocks. My cat-caller gave this look a 5-star holler.

Leather can be bit intimidating for girls who have never tried it out. If you’re afraid of looking “too sexy” or don’t know where to start when styling a leather skirt, check out these awesome tips from Glamour for pulling off the leather skirt look.

Copy Cat: 1// Black Long Sleeve Crop Top, Karmaloop | 2// Knit Beanie, Krochet Kids | 3// Black Western Boots, Zappos
4// Leather Zipper Skirt, Forever 21 | 5// Skeleton Key Necklace, Etsy

Wednesday Wardrobe – Boots On the Cold Concrete

I’m back with a long overdue Wednesday Wardrobe! To be honest, I haven’t been dressing up much lately. Something about fall just makes me want to wear the same thing every day for as long as I can get away with it (who’s with me?). This outfit has pretty much been my uniform for the last couple weeks: black skater skirt, knee high black socks, black boots, some black crop top, and of course my signature black fedora. However, I’ve felt pressured lately to start switching it up after some random guy in my Feminist Science Studies class straight up told me I wear the same hat every day (it’s true, but I was like Excuse me?). Since then, I’ve been making it a point to not wear this hat to that class and start getting creative in the closet again. But before I start doing that, I just wanted to share how awesome this outfit is! Can you blame me for wearing it multiple days in a row?

I scored these perfect black cowboy boots at the Rose Bowl Flea Market for just $8 (the guy originally wanted $15 for them, but he practically was ready to give them to me for free). This top was also yet another fantastic $5 find during Urban Outfitters’ additional-50%-off-all-sale-items sales (if you’ve never shopped their sale racks during these, you’re seriously missing out). And of course my dainty little squirrel paw earrings Dave bought at Necromance on our 6 year anniversary date! I’m not usually a huge fan of taxidermy jewelry like this (I’m more of a bone girl), but they were just the right amount of creepy and eccentric while still feminine and strangely beautiful.

Oh! And I’ve included a semi-new feature for my Wednesday Wardrobe posts below. In the past, my Copy Cat collages just featured the same exact pieces I was wearing, most of them no longer for sale. But now I’ve rounded up a collection of similar items that are currently available for purchase, and I make sure whenever possible to only suggest items that are under $50. So check ’em out! (Pro tip: for anyone who has been lusting after my hat, I’d snatch up that very similar fedora below while they still have it!)

Copy Cat: 1// Black Skater Skirt, Nasty Gal | 2// Mineral Wash Crop Tee, Forever 21 | 3// Black Western Boots, Zappos
4// Black Fedora, Forever 21 | 5// Knee High Socks, Forever 21

Fiction Fashion – Shaun of the Dead

For today’s Fiction Fashion, here’s a simple costume idea for the gents. Put on white oxford and red tie. Grab cricket bat. Take car. Go to Mums. Kill Phil. Grab Liz. Go to the Winchester. Have a nice gold pint and wait for all of this to blow over.

1 // Red Striped Tie, Bon Ton | 2 // White Short Sleeve Oxford, RVCA | 3 // Cricket Bat, Amazon | 4 // Watch, Nordstrom
5 // You’ve Got Red On You Button, Etsy | 6 // Foree Electric Name Tag, Amazon | 7 // Red Pen, JCPenny

Fiction Fashion – Ash Williams (Evil Dead)

The Evil Dead franchise is undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite things ever (seriously. ever.). There’s nothing I love more than cheesy old-school splatter films with horrible acting, epic one-liners, and unbridled over-the-top gore. So for today’s Fiction Fashion, we’re taking some style tips out of the Necronomicon and gearing up in the best outfit for fighting evil deadites.

1 // Necronomicon Locket, Etsy | 2 // Combat Boots, Nasty Gal | 3 // Denim Shirt, Forever 21| 4 // Zombie Chainsaw Socks, UO
5 // Leather Harness, Moda Operandi | 6 // Cut Offs, Pink Mascara | 7 // Boomstick, Amazon | 8 // Chainsaw, Amazon

Fiction Fashion – Elvira

Today’s Fiction Fashion is inspired by the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira! As a Californian myself, I can appreciate a girl who can rock a gothy black ensemble in sunny Los Angeles and have a good time. Elvira is fun and sexy, and she says what she wants, does what she wants, and wears what she wants – and that “what” is a deep-plunging boobalicious dark getup and lots of black eyeliner.

1 // Skull Bracelet, Karmaloop | 2 // Red Stone Ring, Etsy | 3 // Victorian Mirror-Back Sofa | 4// Black Pumps, Lord & Taylor
5 // Deep Plunge Midi, ASOS | 6 // Swords Tarot Earrings, BloodMilk | 7 // Dagger Belt, Contrived to Charm