Leather in the Desert

Free People SkirtZara Top, Cambridge Satchel, Vince Booties (similar), Chan Luu (similar) and Hermes Bracelets, Cartier Watch, TOMS sunnies, Assorted Vintage/Street find necklaces

I love that leather has become such a big trend for fall.  I personally am eyeing a few new leather pieces, especially this leather dress.  As much as I love to incorporate leather into my fall transition pieces I am mindful that I still live in Dubai and leather in September still is not the best idea (it is a bit warm here afterall).

This is why I absolutely love the two items of clothing I am wearing here in this picture.  First, my vegan friendly leather skirt from Free People is not only cute, but also has enough swing in it to provide some breathing room than a more fitted leather skirt.  My top only has leather sleeves, thus making it the perfect leather accented top for a warm weather place such as Dubai or most of the US as we all know it doesn’t really start to get cold till October in most places anyway

Anyone else jumping on the leather trend for fall?  What are you looking to buy?

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109 Comments on Leather in the Desert

  1. Neris
    August 20, 2012 at 7:12 am (3 years ago)

    i love it! the bag adds a perfect pop of color and all the necklaces are gorgeous!


    Fashion Fractions

  2. Laura Collins
    August 20, 2012 at 8:35 am (3 years ago)

    Love your top it works soo well with that skirt!
    I’ve been after a leather pleated skirt for so long. Love yours xx

  3. shana-style
    August 20, 2012 at 9:07 am (3 years ago)

    You look chic, love your skirt

  4. Sandra
    August 20, 2012 at 9:44 am (3 years ago)

    This top is so cool, the grey tone, the leather applications, just perfect.

  5. Aitana
    August 20, 2012 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    I love your skirt!!!^^
    so beautiful ;)


  6. Morgan Brooks
    August 20, 2012 at 10:08 am (3 years ago)

    I love this outfit! Too cute! You are so fab.
    If you get a moment come check out my latest post!

  7. Sylwia
    August 20, 2012 at 10:12 am (3 years ago)

    wow! You look awesome! <3


  8. Mary @ Fashionbirds
    August 20, 2012 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)

    I can imagine that leather is somewhat unhandy in Dubai during summer… :) I love the skirt though. As I love leather! The bag is awesome btw :D

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

  9. cake & valley
    August 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm (3 years ago)

    LOVE the skirt. what a great transitional piece. when you do make it somewhere cold this winter/fall it will look amazing with tights & booties!!!

    xo. cake & valley.

  10. katherine
    August 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm (3 years ago)

    i love that faux leather skirt on you. especially with the pink accents – quite fun

    i really want a leather (or faux) jacket, but i don’t think i can look good in one sadly!

  11. Alison
    August 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm (3 years ago)

    That top is fabulous! Is that a recent zara purchase?


    • Amy
      August 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Allison, yes it is! It’s also available on-line I would size up as I ended up with a medium! Thanks for reading! xx Amy

  12. Amy Shaughnessy
    August 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the skirt! Yes I am craving leather pieces for fall. I have a pair of pants but that is it right now. I want a dress, shorts, and a skirt at least…


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  13. Rachel
    August 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the pop of neon pink against the gray and black.

    Life Unsweetened

  14. Kristian
    August 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve never seen something with just leather sleeves. That’s neat looking!

  15. Chinny
    August 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm (3 years ago)

    wow neon satchel and leather……..what a perfect combo. I’m on the leather wagon as well, still looking for the perfect pair.


  16. Alyssa
    August 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m totally looking to get my hands on a leather skirt like this one–and possibly another bag (not that I realllyyyyy need one). I love how you made this look work for summer–so cute!

    The Glossy Life

  17. Julie
    August 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I love everything about this outfit! Layers of necklaces, pop of bright pink, and that skirt – great combo!
    xo, Julie

  18. Always Maylee
    August 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Just GORGEOUS. I love the leather skirt. You look stunning.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  19. Maria
    August 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the leather! You are definitely rocking this trend!

  20. Rachel
    August 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous leather pleated skirt! Your necklaces and bag are super cute too!


  21. Cathy
    August 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Loving the pleating on this skirt and how you pulled the look together with the leather capped sleeves on the tee!


  22. Joanna
    August 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Love that pink bag and leather skirt. I’ve been on the hunt for a leather skirt- a great piece for all seasons :)

  23. Ellie
    August 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m totally loving the leather trend. I don’t really wear skirts too often so I was thinking something along the lines of a cool leather top(I saw one recently that I fell in love with)


  24. Mollie
    August 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the bag! Looks great with the leather skirt!

    go for the glam

  25. Meredith
    August 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this whole outfit! I’m definitely looking to purchase a leather skirt just like yours for the fall!

  26. Adriana
    August 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm (3 years ago)

    You look great, I love your satchel. I have a similar one in a neon color as well.


  27. Emily Nelson
    August 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm (3 years ago)

    That leather skirt is possibly my favorite one I have ever seen. Love the ENTIRE outfit!


  28. nancy @ adore to adorn
    August 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m loving leather! I very much need to replace my current leather jacket and find a new one. It’s such a process…but once you find it, it’s so treasured!
    Loving your look – especially the pop of color with your bag!

  29. Maria@Cardigan_Crew
    August 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I hope I’m daring enough to try the leather trend this season!

  30. Jenny
    August 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm (3 years ago)

    I am so LOVING that leather is coming back this Fall! I really love your outfit too! That skirt is fabulous, and love it paired with those feminine pearls and cool tee!

    xo Jenny

  31. Kathleen
    August 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Your pink purse is amazing- I’m in love with the color! Great great look :)

  32. Marla
    August 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I love your blog!!!!!! Your style is awesome and this skirt is to die for!!! I’m following you now on bloglovin. I hope you will stop by my blog and follow if you like it too xx


  33. Kelly
    August 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm (3 years ago)

    love this bag so much xoxo

  34. Tracey
    August 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it, I am addicted to leather and, living in Florida, it’s totally impractical!

  35. Brittany LeSueur
    August 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm (3 years ago)

    oh, I am obsessed with leather and saw this shirt online!!! I almost bought it, but now seeing it on you I might have to!!! YOu look lovely!

  36. bravoerunway
    August 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I am a huge fan of leather too!

  37. Tessa
    August 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the leather skirt, leather is perfect. I myself wear leather shorts in summer and wintertime. Love your bright satchel as well!

  38. Sandra
    August 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Perfect outfit :)
    love the pink pop!

    Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

  39. Xixia
    August 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, that’s perfect. I’m so glad it’s vegan friendly – that’s the biggest thing I have against leather. Those poor animals. T__T
    Anyways, your outfit looks beautiful! I really like how comfy your top is – a great contrast with the bottom. :)

    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  40. Sara
    August 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I love your outfit, looks lovely!

    Love the leather trend so much, the Zara top is so cool ehhe



  41. Ashleigh
    August 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the details of this top and of course the pleated skirt! xo


  42. SideSmile Style
    August 20, 2012 at 11:11 pm (3 years ago)

    I think this is my favorite outfit yet! I love how you layered those necklaces!! I really want to find a pair of open toed booties like yours :)

    xo SideSmile,

    SideSmile Style Blog

  43. Julie Khuu
    August 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Smokin’ hot honey! Love the neon, the pearls! Like a modern day Carrie Bradshaw…eclectic and chic!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  44. Courtney
    August 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m loving leather lately too. And those layered necklaces – you alway pair things perfectly!


  45. Jas
    August 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm (3 years ago)

    love your skirt!

  46. Kristen
    August 21, 2012 at 1:34 am (3 years ago)

    Love this skirt!! Great outfit!!

  47. Cami
    August 21, 2012 at 2:18 am (3 years ago)

    you look great!! such a great bag!!


  48. Sarah Austin
    August 21, 2012 at 2:32 am (3 years ago)

    Love the neon bag!

  49. jenn~the stylish housewife
    August 21, 2012 at 3:02 am (3 years ago)

    i WANT that t-shirt!!! LOVE. i have been going a little crazy in the faux leather department lately! but it has been in the 90′s for the last two weeks with INSANE humidity so i’m still in summer mode! =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  50. Lyddiegal
    August 21, 2012 at 3:12 am (3 years ago)

    i guess if you love to wear leather, even in the heat, that skirt is just perfect.

  51. respect the shoes
    August 21, 2012 at 3:13 am (3 years ago)

    Oh I’ve been eyeballing a pleated leather/pleather skirt for fall – yours is fantastic!

  52. Corinne
    August 21, 2012 at 5:23 am (3 years ago)

    Love that top! I’m on the look out for some pleather shorts :)

    Life etc

  53. Amy
    August 21, 2012 at 5:30 am (3 years ago)

    SO pretty!! This post makes me want that satchel even more now! If I break my shopping freeze, I’m blaming you:)

  54. Jessica
    August 21, 2012 at 5:31 am (3 years ago)

    Love the leather look! Especially the top! I definitely need to get more leather pieces for fall. The bag is also a nice pop of color.

  55. Delia
    August 21, 2012 at 5:37 am (3 years ago)

    wow! Great look you look amazing in that skirt! Love how you combined the black with the pink <3 the bag just lightens up the outfit !!!

    check my blog and follow if you like it:

  56. Anna
    August 21, 2012 at 6:43 am (3 years ago)

    Once again, you look totally flawless. Obsessed. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I’ve got some exciting news regarding Giuliana Rancic. Eek! xo


  57. Erin
    August 21, 2012 at 7:11 am (3 years ago)

    obsessed with this outfit on you! I have been looking for a similar leather skirt for a while now! beautiful!


    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

  58. Olga Choi
    August 21, 2012 at 7:39 am (3 years ago)

    this vivid bag looks so great on grey shades!


  59. Rachel
    August 21, 2012 at 10:24 am (3 years ago)

    Love catching up on your blog. This look is great on you… not sure if I could pull it off!


  60. Amy Black
    August 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE this entire outfit. Especially the detailing on the sleeve of the shirt. Such a great look!



  61. Whitley Hamlin at the Queen City Style
    August 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm (3 years ago)

    You are beyond rock and roll chic!! I am definitely going to be all over the (vegan) leather this year. I started with my first purchase last spring… a motorcycle jacket (think you saw :) from Forever 21… On clearance for $11.99?! Loving your entire look… that T is very cool, and I have not seen pleats in a vegan skirt. Checking that out now.

  62. Wore Out
    August 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a stunning look on you and I love that you’re wearing vegan leather. Staple pieces done in leather really add interest and a fun level of texture to looks. Can’t wait to see how you wear these pieces as the temperatures dip.

  63. Fashion Koketi
    August 22, 2012 at 4:48 am (3 years ago)

    How funny, I just bought a pleated leather skirt at F21 very similar to yours and try out this same top at Zara last Saturday (it was a bit big on me so didn’t get it).

    You look great and thanks for all the comments on my blog!

    Stay tuned for leather on my blog… hahaha!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

  64. Lindsay
    August 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I have always loved that Zara top. It’s so cool and easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. Love all the black and grey paired with the neon. Super cute look!

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