Wishlist: Leather Skirt
Greetings from sunny Florida! I’m typing this from the Palm Beach airport. After a week in Miami and Boynton Beach with my grandparents, we’re on our way home. I’d like to turn your attention to the photo below:
I found this photo nearly two months ago on Jazzi McG’s blog and I’ve been totally obsessed ever since. Surprisingly, I’m not coveting her iconic Miu Miu Mary Janes (although I wouldn’t be too upset if they magically appeared on my doorstep), but her leather skirt. I figured it was from some high-end designer, probably several hundred dollars over my budget. When I found out it was by H&M, I immediately started stalking the skirt online. Unfortunately, nothing turned up.
In second grade, I fell head over heels in love with a blue pleather mini skirt I found at the mall and wore it to death. That was ten years ago. I don’t think I would be able to fit even one leg into it now, so I’m on a quest to find a new one. Last night, I spent an hour searching for the perfect replacement skirt. I think I’ve turned up some pretty good options. My requirements: black or camel, A-line, preferably pleated, ideally hitting right above the knee, and under $100. (In other words, the H&M skirt Jazzi is modeling above – it’s below the knee or her 5’0” frame, but it would be the perfect length on me.) Here are my picks:
Option 1: Zara, $99, zara.com. So, so, so gorgeous. This is definitely shorter and more body-conscious than I was originally looking for, but it’s beautiful. I like the styling here, too!
Option 2: Zara, $99, zara.com. The silhouette is great, but I’m not sure about the color. I’d prefer this to be a fall/winter skirt, not a spring/summer skirt.
Option 3: Sparkle & Fade, $89, Urban Outfitters. This could be my favorite! It also comes in black, although the black version didn’t photograph as well. I’d prefer an A-line circle skirt to a pencil skirt, but this looks so chic. Again, I love the white oxford with the leather skirt.
Option 4: BCBG Max Azria,
$118, $74, Macy’s. I want to like this skirt, but something about it – the length, the fake tanned legs, the pleating, maybe? – takes away from the chic factor I’m looking for. I’d have to see this one in real life before making a decision.
Alice + Olivia, $495, Shopbop. (Kidding! If I’m going to spend $495 on anything leather, it’s going to be a Rebecca Minkoff bag, and only after eons of contemplation.)
Which skirt do you like the best? I’m in love with the first three – help me choose!