On Tuesday, I headed to Chelsea for the Lela Rose for Lane Bryant preview.  The weather was surprisingly pleasant for November, with highs in the 60s.  With forecasts of dropping temps the next night and rumblings of polar vortex effects this weekend, I knew it was the last day for bare legs this year.  Basically, I had to wear this outfit.


The top may seem familiar to long time readers (or anyone who loves designer collaborations) – it is actually a bodycon dress from the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection for Target.  I originally wore it as intended, but the colors were too perfect not to wear it as a shirt with this textured A-line midi skirt from independent plus label Lucie Lu.  This is a great way to get more mileage out of your wardrobe – just repurpose a formfitting dress by wearing a skirt with volume on top, whether it’s a structured midi or a fun tutu.


I also planned on wearing this awesome perforated navy suede jacket as intended, but it was even warmer than forecasted in the afternoon.  It was still an integral part of the outfit, though, so I found myself doing the old fashion blogger coat on the shoulders thing.  It had to happen one day 😉

Outfit details:

Mustard leopard print dress (worn as a top): 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

Textured cobalt midi skirt: Lucie Lu (via Gwynnie Bee)

Perforated faux suede bomber jacket: Mynt 1792 (on sale at Lord & Taylor!)

Pebbled leather handbag: Kate Spade

Suede ankle booties: ASOS (sold out, similar here and here)

All pictures by Sandra of La Pecosa Preciosa

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