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Rock ‘n Roll Leather ~ Soft and Easy

November 22nd, 2013


Hello everyone!

Leather and black are two of the big trends for Fall but you have to be really careful if you’re over 40 to wear this trend correctly.  If you’re not careful,  you could take this all black leather look in a not so appropriate direction.

The length for skirts right now is right at the knee.  You’ll be excited skirt lengths are also right at the knee moving into Spring 2014 too!!  If you have a shorter leather skirt in your closet (like I do) pair it with black tights to keep the color moving to your feet for a cleaner line.  It will also make you appear taller

First the jacket…it is unconstructed, comfortable and the texture and detail is quite unique. It’s paired with a skirt that is actually not leather, it’s vegan leather also know as pleather. (been around for years) Surprisingly, it was super comfortable and very affordable and I didn’t really know or feel the difference from a 100% leather skirt. A simple t-shirt, also in black, adds another texture to the outfit. This edgy look is modern, age appropriate to bring out your inner rock ‘n roll personality.

See my  top Fall  trends article from the runways of New York Fashion Week.

~ The Look ~

Clothes from The Garden Room

Black Leather Jacket by Tribe – $478
Vegan Leather Skirt by Zelda – $138
Black shirt by Nic + Zoe – $68
Earrings by Holly Zaves – $68
Chain belt by Suzi Roher – $302
Long Necklace by Theia – $86
Short Necklace by Theia – $512
Silver cuff bracelet – Andra Barnett – $292
Suede Boots – DSW Shoes – Steve Madden – $50
Sunglasses by Michael Kors (mine)

Skull iphone – borrowed from Joan (a rock n’ roll gal)

Photos by Gregg Cestaro

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Hi! I’m Cheryl!

          You know the saying, age has its benefits and I am living proof that experience, drive, faith and a little bit of luck will take you places you never imagined.  I can certainly say that being over 50 has been an exciting time for me. I am Austin's first television fashion reporter starting back in 1999 for News 8 Austin and have continued to report on fashion ever since. My sister website, Fashionably Austin continues to be the only all-fashion online fashion outlet allowing me to feature local events, designers and all things Austin Fashion!  I have had fun incorporating my love of fashion, photography, videography, writing, producing and all things creative at all levels of my business. Let's connect, share and have fun during the best decade of our lives!! Cheryl  


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