Happy new year lovelies!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. My family and I took a long break for the holidays to reconnect and re-energize, I am back with more fractured brilliance for you all!!
Today’s post is about a totally out of the box, unconventional wardrobe item I purchased on a (impulsive) whim and ended up becoming my go to for the season! This electric blue seamed leather jacket is by a small brand called G.I.L.I., it’s sold exclusively on QVC.com and it has simply put a pep in my step this season!
Let me begin by saying that I have always been adventurous with my fashion choices and very early in my sartorial expeditions I purchased many (really mostly) items that were out of the box, bright, patterned and clearly statement pieces. After a while, I had a wardrobe full of statement pieces and very few “go with everything” pieces. For the last few years I have been really good about not impulsively buying everything that catches my eye and being thoughtful about striking a balance between statement pieces and basics that play a supporting role in my wardrobe.
If you have read a few of my posts (check out this post on my fashion philosophies if you haven’t) you know I buy multiples of items I like and feel are worthwhile investing in. Initially, I bought this jacket in a rich cognac brown and have enjoyed wearing it the last two Fall seasons. A few months ago, the additional colors went on sale and I just could not help but get another in a fun color because it was half off and the quality was really nice. So here is what I love about this jacket:
- The princess seaming in the jacket provides out of this world waist contouring
- The leather is soft enough to dress up but sturdy enough to withstand the rain
- The color is really saturated and rich, which is great for my skin tone.
Since receiving the jacket a few weeks ago, I have had tons of fun dressing it up and down. Below are two of my favorite looks:
Dressed up with a metallic tweed pencil skirt
pencil skirt: Banana Republic, bootie: Dolce Vita, turtleneck top: H&M
Dressed down with a warm red tunic and skinny jeans
tunic: J.Crew, jeans: GAP, booties: Aldo
So what’s in your impulse closet this season??