Leather Skirt for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Cozy Version
Quote of the day: “I don’t want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art.” Carrie Fisher
I know when my mom first made us our leather skirts, I really wasn’t sure about it. I mean, I’m from the day when leather was quite the masculine feature. And it had that rock ‘n roll vibe which I really didn’t subscribe to all that much. But luckily, I kept an open mind, and have grown to love these skirts.
Last year, I styled all of these skirts with a yin yang twist by pairing them with feminine details here, here, & here. But this time I wanted something different. The first post of this series concentrated on wearing the skirts with denim. So now I wanted to bring more of a comfy, cozy vibe to the mix by adding in a relaxed sweater & comfortable footwear.
Make sure to scroll all the way to the end of the post, because I was lucky enough to be able to include a blogette again!! I love having other “real” women be part of this adventure, so if anyone else is interested, just email me!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I wanted to add some whimsey to my cozy outfit by wearing my new LuLaRoe print leggings with the skirt. If my skirt looks a little shorter than the last post, it’s because I folded the waistband over a belt in order to be able to see the leggings more!
I actually have a pair of black tights under the leggings to add in an extra layer for warmth. You can see them in the gap between tennies and leggings! Otherwise my ankles would get chilly since we were outside. Now if I were inside all day, I might not have cared!
These earrings have been a popular pair in my outfits since I bought them. I love that they convert to a simple stud earring, and a gold chandelier earring by being able to remove the turquoise tassel. The only problem wearing them this day, was the back part has a hook to hold the tassel, and it kept getting caught on my scarf!
As for the knitted pieces, I did knit the grey scarf. It was a kit that I received at our knitting retreat at our gift exchange!! The sweater I did not knit…but I could–ha ha! I have the pattern and the yarn in other colors. The yarn & pattern is from Black Water Abbey Yarns, which is run by my friend, Marilyn! She let me model a couple of sweaters for some patterns, and then generously gave me this sweater!
Leggings: LuLaRoe (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here in a midi length)~~Cardigan: Black Water Abbey Yarns (similar here darker as a cocoon style)~~Shoes: Guess (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s cozy sweater, I chose this ivory one because of the added buttons on it. I’m sure you can tell by the snow in the background, that we get loads of opportunities to wear thick sweaters here in Denver!
And since many women don’t love the idea of accessorizing, I think this sweater does all of the hard work for you! There’s interest in the large, brown buttons, and the smaller brown beads. Even the ribbing and different patterns of embroidery make this sweater more refreshing than just a plain one!
I know, normally I would have layered a solid colored shirt under the sweater, since there is so much going on with the sweater. But I got a wild hair in my bonnet, and figured that we’d try a graphic type shirt! At least I thought this was plenty enough and didn’t add in a necklace, ha ha!
Nancy doesn’t usually wear these boots with a skirt or dress, but I twisted her arm since the theme screams comfort to me!
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Cardigan: Christopher & Banks (similar here only 2 sizes left or here with leather trim)~~Top: St. John’s Bay (similar here)~~Boots: White Mountain (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom chose this sweater for her cozy look because it was one of the newest. And the nice part, is that it’s a print as opposed to a solid colored sweater like both Nancy & I wore!
As much as I try to add in variety for our similar themes, it ends up being humorous (at least to me) how much I tend to grab some of the same items. Like mom’s shoes for her cozy, leather skirt outfit! They aren’t much different than Nancy’s boots in this category!
This sweater is almost tunic length but not super thick. Even though it has a cowl neck, mom kept her turtleneck on underneath it for warmth! I suppose we could have added a long necklace, but I thought the stripes & cowl were enough. The earrings are long enough to hang down into the white portion and thus show up quite well!
And since mom was wearing flats, we decided to go trouncing around the back yard to find some shade for the photos!!
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Sweater: Style & Co. (similar here somewhat same colors but crew neck, or here, or here in B&W with cowl neck)~~Turtleneck: (similar here)~~Boots: Great Land (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Jude (blogette): Jude describes this as the vintage 80’s!!
The nordic sweater came from Etsy just last week and was from LL Bean. Her skirt was from Target years ago and is an Isaac Mizrahi. The boots are from T.J. MAXX and are Sorel brand–they were the last Christmas gift to her from her dad. And that snow is from God. =-) Now that’s the way to do winter in my opinion!! Great job Jude!
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