Last week, I shared a mixed medium faux leather sleeve jacket under $50, and I’m sure you guys don’t need me to tell you that “mixed medium” pieces are all the rage in fashion…but come on now, there has to be a better name for this trend. Lol! “Mixed medium” is such a non-fashiony term. But, I digress…this mini-rant is so not the point of this post. With temperatures dropping, I am beyond thrilled to be able to revisit leather – real and faux! Leather is one of the “top trends” this fall…and I chuckle as I type this because…well…isn’t leather ALWAYS “in style” for fall? I mean it’s more of a functional thing, ya know? I guess what makes it a trend is the fact that designer after designer sent head-to-toe leather down the runway in their fall collections. But, I think what’s really cool about the mixed medium pieces is they allow people who aren’t big on head-to-toe leather get in on the trend, without being stuck in the leather jacket box. So, maybe a full on leather dress isn’t for you…a fun (and inexpensive) sheath with a faux leather bodice and ponte wrap skirt might be right up your alley! And the best part? It’s only $30.
Now, I have to be honest, buying faux leather pieces from Forever 21 is always tricky, especially when buying online. It is truly hit more miss! And when you’re talking about a dress – well, that’s just a lot of faux leather. Lol. I was definitely worried that it might look cheap. But, when I unboxed the dress and slipped it on, I was pleasantly surprised at how sophisticated it looked – not cheap at all. In fact, I don’t think the pictures do the dress justice at all. I wish I had a dress form to fill out the bodice. You all will just have to take my word for it (or wait until I wear it.) But, if you’ve been looking for a dress like this, I wouldn’t sleep on it. You know how Forever 21 is…it is literally here today, gone tomorrow.
p.s. How do you guys like these kinds of posts?