Leather Lust

A little over a year ago, my boyfriend bought me a Vince leather jacket.  It was a slippery slope as that was when I truly realized the difference between good leather and so-so leather.  I’ll never buy cheap leather again.  It’s either save up, find on sale, or buy fake.  Great leather is something worth saving up for, and hanging onto for the rest of your life.  In planning out my own Fall wardrobe, I’ve been lucky to find a lot of leather, on sale.  I snapped up these leather shorts at over half off, and this dress at over 70% off.  Mission complete.  Here is a slew of covet-worthy leather investment pieces.  Fear not, a few of them are on sale, and I threw in a couple faux pieces as well, for good measure.

 Leather Sleeved Tee by 3.1 Phillip Lim //  (faux) Long Sleeve Dress by Karl // Tan Dress by Theory

Leather Shorts by Haute Hippie // Leather Gloves by Bottega Veneta

Dress by Theyskens’ Theory // Metallic Tee by Maje // (faux) Leather Skirt by Karl // Leggings by Helmut Lang

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  1. PennyPincherFashion says 8.20.12

    Love them all – I am equally as obsessed with leather for fall and am determined to find the perfect leather jacket this year!


    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Yay! Keep me posted on your finds… I’m sure you will snap up something fabulous!

  2. Elizabeth Schneider says 8.20.12

    Your leather finds were an amazing deal, I need to start making the sale rounds!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Yes, you do! So much good stuff going on at ShopBop right now!!

  3. The Avg Girl Guide says 8.20.12

    Wow, you can see how gorgeous these are. I would love a classic leather dress and am looking right now for a faux pair of pants. I haven’t really worn them before so if I see I can’t live without them then I know it’s time to invest! Obsessed with your dress find… score! (and your bf gets you the best gifts!).

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Def time to invest! Can’t wait to see what you get!!

  4. Window Shopper says 8.20.12

    I’m obsessed with leather, but the price tags always turn me away. I love these pieces! xx


    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      I know… it’s an investment, that’s for sure! 🙂

  5. Viviana Carmona says 8.20.12

    I’m lusting after a few of these myself!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Hope you snap up something great this Fall! 🙂 x

  6. christin schindewolf says 8.20.12

    I need a leather skirt. 

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Yes you do!!

  7. rita mehta says 8.20.12

    ahhhh i dream of a vince jacket. haven’t been able to bite the bullet and do it, yet. but thanks for the encouragement!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Do it! (Or get one vintage / on sale!!)

  8. Julie & Lauren says 8.20.12

    Literally want every.single.piece. Especially that cute baseball tee!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      I know, it’s soooo good!!!

  9. Jenn says 8.20.12

    I’m so in love with leather as well. I’ve picked up two leather skirts for fall – pencil and pleated – from Asos. My latest obsessions are with a leather blazer and/or a coat with leather sleeves. Those will be on the wish list for quite awhile, unfortunately. I have on one of my faux leather jackets from H&M today, and you are right, it’s just not the same. 🙂

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Oh nice work!! I need to check ASOS… I really want a pleated skirt.

  10. Eat.Style.Play says 8.20.12

    I’m so in love with the leather these days I’m not sure that i can pull if off, or find anything flattering, this motivates me to keep looking though. that gold leather shirt is everything! 

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      You can definitely find something flattering! A classic shift or pair of leggings (to wear with a long-ish shirt) are a great start. (And I know…dying for that gold tee!)

  11. NinaPapaioannou says 8.20.12

    Love your post. I am so into high quality leather items. 

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      thanks, Nina! 🙂

  12. Sarah Pickell says 8.20.12

    I have always loved leather and pairing it with flirty things! I love your picks too….that Maje shirt is to die for, and I’m loving the updated baseball tee and leggings! thank goodness fall is around the corner so I can wear my lovely leather finds all the timeee 🙂

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      I know, I can’t wait!!!

  13. RunwayChef says 8.20.12

    Great list of leather pieces to get and I’m especially loving that Theory dress!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      thank you! I’m actually wearing it today… so obsessed, haha!

  14. Alexa C Evans says 8.20.12

    I need to be adventurous and give leather a try! I never think I look good in it!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      I bet you would look great. An easy way to start is with a pair of leggings and a long tee or slouchy sweater.

  15. Sarah says 8.20.12

    I’m completely and utterly obsessed with leather right now too!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Me. Too. 🙂

  16. Jordan - Queen of LA says 8.20.12

    my sister works for helmut lang and after being spoiled with helmut leather i wont ever go back! ps great choices, she is OBSESSED with her helmut leather leggings!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      OH man, you are so so lucky!!!

  17. Meghan says 8.20.12

    LOVE that we were so in sync! 

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      I know, me too! Dying for all of it!!

  18. RealGirlGlam says 8.20.12

    I am all about leather for fall and I LOVE your picks! The dresses are amazing and so is that metallic top!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      thank you… I want everything! 😉

  19. Lauren M. Ferreira says 8.20.12

    So jealous! A Vince leather jacket is on my wish list. They’re gorgeous. I just bought an amazing leather shift from Banana for Fall. Love it!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      I saw that dress at Banana… it is stunning!

  20. Clare says 8.20.12

    LoVe love the leather pants! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      thanks Clare, so glad you love them!

  21. Nicole Levine says 8.21.12

    yes yes and hell yes to leather! The Helmut Lang leather leggings have been on my wish list and I think it’s time I make them mine this fall!! 

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      I think so too… they are perfect!

  22. sharon lei says 8.21.12

    Totally lusting over some leather gym shorts.  Sporty chic and oh so fun! 🙂

    xx Love & Alohahttp://elisharon.blogspot.com

    • graceatwood says 8.28.12

      Agree… it’s such a playful take on a more edgy piece.