A Little Bit Rock and Roll

When I bought a leather jacket a few years ago, I had no idea just how much I’d wear it. I pull my tan leather jacket out again and again and again. Whether I’m wearing it for actual warmth on a brisk day or just as a layer underneath a down coat, it’s one of the most versatile items in my closet. With a slim fit and just enough room for one layer underneath, a leather jacket can be worn just like a blazer. It’s just as sophisticated but with a little more edge.

This fall, I wanted to add a black leather jacket to the mix, but wasn’t quite ready to invest in the real deal. So, I ordered two faux black leather jackets from Nordstrom and one came out the clear winner. This faux leather jacket, which comes in several colors, feels and looks so close to genuine leather. It’s just fitted enough and doesn’t feel like I’m pretending to hop on the back of Harley at any minute.


Faux Leather Jacket (Under $100!) – Striped Shirt – Jeans (here or here)

Leopard FlatsBlack PurseSunglassesEarrings



While my tan leather jacket is a moto style, I wanted a more classic look for black. That’s definitely what I found in this jacket. Of course, I also still wanted this outfit to feel like ME so I put the jacket with a striped shirt, leopard flats, my big Lo & Sons bag, and a pair of high waisted jeans. It’s a tailored spin on a rock and roll look.

Side note: I picked up these Kicheko Goods rose gold earrings at Steadfast Supply in Navy Yard in DC. If you haven’t been to check out this shop full of local makers, you must go ASAP.


Dana of Something Good Blog took these pictures with my new 24-70mm f/2.8 lens that I got as a versatile option for when I’m traveling and don’t want to bring multiple lenses with me. I have it on my basic Nikon D3300 camera and it seems to be doing the trick for me!

Granted I still need someone to show more about manual mode, this definitely upping my photo game a bit. Now…who knows of a great photography teacher in DC?



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