It was a gorgeous day at the US Botanic Gardens in D.C. The weather was beautiful, and the flowers were blossoming, both in the gardens and on my jacket. When I first put this outfit together I wanted to find a way to combine edge and femininity. What better way to do that then with a fabulous A-line leather skirt and a bow blouse with a touch of roses. If you know one thing about me, it’s that I love bows; on my clothes, on my bags, on a present, or really any way I can get them. This bow blouse is a staple piece in my closet, you will see it repeated in many of my posts, so be prepared! I feel it has become sort of a signature of mine with its girlishness, classic Kate Spade look, and its ability to make any outfit perfect.
This leather skirt is one of those pieces that automatically makes you feel fierce and feisty. Many people think it’s hard to pull off a leather skirt; however, as long as you have the correct length and fit, a leather skirt can be rocked by anyone and with any thing. You can keep it edgy with a graphic tee and chunky jewelry, or you can do what I did here, and soften it up with bows and rose brocade. Last, but definitely not least, an outfit is never complete unless you have the right bag, and let me tell you I’m a big “fan” of this one ;). With its intricate detailing and perfect touch of gold in the tassel, this fan bag is classic enough to wear to a wedding or to a day out to a beautiful garden.
Outfit details: Leather skirt, Bow blouse, Rose brocade jacket, Boots and Accessories all by Kate Spade.