Friday, April 15, 2016

A Black Moto Leather Jacket with Lavender Lace?

When putting together an outfit this week I had two motives:  showcase another spring jacket to continue my spring jacket series, and find something, anything, in my closet that I haven't shown you before.  And that is how to my surprise this fabulous outfit was created.  I never in a million years would have considered pairing a faux-leather moto jacket with a lavender lace top; but I love it!

 The jacket I bought several years ago from Forever 21 for $15.00.  The top is old, the flare jeans were purchased this past fall at American Eagle.

American Eagle is the only store I was able to find flares that weren't too long.  I like my flares a little shorter so I can wear them with a lower heel.  Most flares are designed to be worn with stilettos...which I don't wear.

My black pashmina scarf is from T.J. Maxx (old).

 Because I had a scarf on and there was so much detail in top,  I only wore a bracelet, purple earrings and my usual rings for jewelry.

My purse is actually a back pack.  I only use it as a back pack when traveling.  I normally just sling it over my shoulder like this.  I bought it at Kmart a year or so ago while on vacation.  We were hiking in the mountains and believe it or not we were ill prepared and did not bring a back pack.  So I ran into the nearest town store and grabbed this baby and have been using it ever since.

 Here is the lavender lace top without the jacket and scarf.  It is a sheer top, so I wore a lavender tank top underneath.  It has a banded waistline and the sleeves are open to the waist.

I don't normally pose like this, but I was trying to find the best stances to show the special features of the sleeves.

See how deep the sleeve opening goes?  Isn't that different?

I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this outfit when I saw the pictures.  I've never worn this top much because I always struggled with how to style it.  To come up with such a fun outfit by chance was a nice unexpected event.

What about you?  Have you ever accidentally paired some clothing items and was surprised by how well it looked?  I'd love to hear from you!

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  1. I'm a huge fan of this combo. I read an article not so long ago about dichotomy in outfits and that's my favorite thing lately! So, yes, to lace & leather!!
    And I love the contrast between the pastel & black!!

  2. Loving this edgy look on you Amy!! Really pretty. Great backpack too!

    xx, Elise

  3. Okay lavender is your color! Loving this lace/leather combo.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. I love the leather & the lace together! Soft & edgy is a great combo! And the lavender is a beautiful color.

    Combining things that are in your closet in a new way is a lot of fun and something I have to do more of!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Such a perfect look! I love the pants!!
    Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

  6. Yes, this totally works! I just featured an outfit on my blog this week combining black with a spring-like coral. And just like you, I was surprised that the combo looked great. Maybe it's goes with everything!

  7. I love it together too and you are looking FAB! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a fab week!

    Dawn Lucy

  8. First of all I Love your hair! Looking good, lady! This is such a spectacular look - I am seriously loving you in these flares, especially with your moto jacket. The pop of lavender looks great, too.

  9. Love this color combo and the mix of feminine and edgy! Such a great look!

    Doused In Pink

  10. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  11. Wearing leather and lace is one of my favorite combo, I love just love something feminine with an edge.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!



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