Leather Skirt 1(With Lace)

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Leather Skirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Lace

Leather skirt for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Quote of the day: “It is easy to be wise after the event.” Proverb

Do any other women have (faux) leather skirts out there? Do you think it’s a little inappropriate or crazy? Well, I think it’s time we showed a little craziness and embraced life. This is exactly how I feel when wearing my leather skirt. Of course the only reason all three of us have this item in common is thanks to my fabulous mother. She had made hers a couple years ago, then I got one made for me a little after that. Mom decided to make Nancy one this year for Christmas so we could do an entire blog series on them! Isn’t that cute? Since leather can be considered quite masculine, I decided to pair it with more feminine items. This post will feature the addition of lace. I love how by wearing a different color under you lace really can change it up.

Leather skirt for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. Leather skirt for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s Leather Skirt: I went with a red striped pair of tights to give my blogging friend, Samantha, a run for her money!  How’d I do?

Leather Skirt: Mom made it(similar here)~~Lace Shirt: Gaviota (similar here in white)~~Top Under: Only Hearts (similar here)~~Boots: ShoeDazzle (similar here)~~Tights: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Leather skirt for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. Leather skirt for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

60’s Leather Skirt: Nancy’s never worn this turtleneck under her lace shirt and we decided it was a hit! Do you agree?

Leather Skirt: Mom made hers also (similar here)~~Lace Shirt: H & M (similar here)~~Turtleneck under: Westbound (similar here)~~Boots: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Leather skirt for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. Leather skirt for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

70’s Leather Skirt: Mom has a ton (I’m not exaggerating) of these flower pins, so I finally gave in and let her wear one!

Leather Skirt: Mom made hers, of course (similar here)~~Lace Blazer: Efan (similar here)~~Top: Evelyn Arthur (similar here)~~Boots: (similar here)~~Flower Pin: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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There are many different varieties of black leather skirts—do you have a favorite?

  • Yes! I only own faux leather in skirts and they make them so well now that one can hardly tell the difference. Love the pin, the blue under her face really looks great, and I love the leather lace effect, but you knew I would say that!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday !

    jess xx

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re right…it is hard to tell the difference. But the funny thing is, now it’s almost “nicer” to have the faux version (remember, we live close to Boulder—very natural, etc…ha ha)

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Great combinations. Love your striped tights, Nancy’s color under the lace and your mom’s pairing black boots, tights and skirt…very slimming! Lace and leather are the perfect marriage!

  • Lorena Lorena

    I have pleather 😉 and I should wear it more. You three are rocking it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Might as well get some use out of it…I bet it looks great!!!

  • It’s not crazy…it’s FABULOUS!!!
    Not to mention powerful and super-sexy.
    Even more so with the lace.
    There is something perfectly balanced about leather and lace together.
    {Ask any man on this planet!}
    Brilliant.
    Oh, and your Mum is a whizz with the machine.
    Lucky you!
    XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am very lucky to have my own personal seamstress—I probably take it for granted much of the time!! Guess i should tell her more often, huh?
      I admit, i almost feel naughty in my leather skirt (in a good way)!!
      Happy Wednesday!!

  • A leather skirt, especially a leather pencil skirt, is such a sexy, edgy, and versatile piece. My style is feminine and romantic, so I love the idea of pairing it with lace to soften it. I also love playing with interesting juxtapositions like masculine and feminine, hip and quirky, and romantic and rustic. Your look is my favorite of the bunch as I love that gray lace sweater and the pops of red!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The skirt is quite edgy in my opinion—and all three posts of the series I went with the feminine side. Maybe next year I’ll do it again with a different side? I just love the whole dichotomy thing lately! Thanks Liz for your input!!

  • dan

    Your mom has sewed three perfect faux leather skirts! I like the idea of matching yours to a lace top for adding a touch of femininity to your outfit. .. you look great!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dan!!

  • Love how you styled these looks! So many people are afraid of skirts like this, but they so shouldn’t be!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s true…once you start wearing them, you realize that it’s just a cool black skirt!!

  • I love what your Mum has done – brilliant and all three looks are fabulous and have their own style about them! You can’t go wrong with leather and lace. I love wearing leather and faux leather (note to self to do a blog post on it!).

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Mom will be very happy to hear that everyone thinks she’s done a good job!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    What a great look at any age! Beautifully fashioned! I have a midcalf length brown suede skirt that looks so awesome with boots. Now it is too warm to wear it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Not if you come visit Denver—there’s sure to be at least one more snow before the summer!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    You’ve gotta love leather and lace! I agree your mother is a incredible and it really is a lost art form. I love the lace top over the turtleneck, a wonderful styling idea.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tracey!

  • PetiteOver40

    Jodie, your mom is so talented! I wish I could sew like she does. Sewing classes are on my list of things to do in the next two years, but I don’t anticipate being at her level for a looooong time.

    All three of you look great! I think your look is my favorite in this set because I love the tights and shoes you’ve paired with the outfit. Plus, I’m not a big lace gal in general, but I like the look of your gray lace–I like how the sheen of your lace echoes the light in the zipper and the light bouncing off your skirt! All of your accessories are fun as well! I’m getting ideas! 😀

    – Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My mom is certainly a master seamstress—it sorta seems like a lost art nowadays!
      I think this is my only lace shirt (I do own 2 lacy dresses—one used to be my grandma’s) and considering I stole it from my mother—-I must not be a huge lace girl either. I think I’m finally being more open to trying all of the items I used to hate (it’s the same with food)!

  • Laura

    Leather skirts are such a great item! I just love all the ways you’ve worn them with lace! (and thank you for the washing tip on the scuba skirt! I will definitely be hand washing it now!)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—how nice of you to have shared my post on Facebook!!
      It’s funny how many readers are liking the leather skirts because when mom made me mine, I was a little unsure!!
      And I loved your post on how to wear one to work—in the past, I would’ve never thought it appropriate, but your example is perfect!

  • So fun to see you all in leather and lace : ) Stevie Nicks would be proud.

    I love the idea of the turtleneck under the lace.

    I am a HUGE collector of leather skirts from thrift shops. I probably own eeek…eight? I’m guessing here. I must say that is always an area I check out when thrifting. I just bought two on my last thrift. One is a long black midi pencil in leather and the other is a knee length black leather pencil.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They probably are a smart thrift purchase since the real leather ones can be expensive. I’ll have to remember to peruse that section next time I go!
      ps…I’m assuming all of yours are not black?

  • I was just looking at leather skirts yesterday at Goodwill! You are SO lucky having a seamstress for a mom! Yes, you are giving Samantha a run for her money in those tights! Nancy looks good in everything you put her in…and you can never go wrong with a flower pin. I also have quite the collection of them!
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Really—you have flower pins? But I’ve never seen you wearing them?
      So did you buy a leather skirt?
      I am very lucky as I’ll probably never really make my own clothes…I have fun altering them, but not making it from scratch!!
      🙂

      • No leather skirt yet…
        I haven’t worn a flower pin in awhile.