Sunday, July 16, 2017

Leather and Space: The Vinyl Frontier

Top: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Decree, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Chinese Laundry, DSW
Bag: B&B, Ocean City, NJ
Belt: Gifted
Sunglasses: Michaels

Top: J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Material Girl, Macy's
Shoes: Charles Albert, Alloy
Bag: Nordstrom
Belt: Marshalls
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's

Tee: Gifted
Skirt: Decree, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Candie's, Kohl's
Blue purse charm: A. C. Moore
Bumblebee purse charm: J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: Michaels

Anyone who thinks that black leather is a don't in July has never ridden with a motorcycle gang . . . or been sideswiped by one on the highway.  Yep, winter, spring, summer, or fall, leather -- or even its genetically inferior twin, pleather -- is badass.  Indeed, when I wore this pleated pleather skirt with a black leather jacket and low ponytail a few months ago, the husband said that I looked like Steven Seagal.   

Leather/pleather miniskirts in particular embody their own mystery -- even if the mystery is the material they use for the pleather. You know what else is mysterious? Outer space (just ask a white dwarf or black hole or that dude who hosted "The Twilight Zone").  So, I decided to send them (pleather and space, that is) on the same mission -- namely, to create some out-of-this-world outfits!    

Saturn, always my favorite planet (despite my distaste for the car of the same name -- and, uh, my love for oxygen here on Earth), takes center stage by starring in not one but two of this week's accessories.  Still, it's the ringless Weather or Hot Big Bertha Charm Necklace that's stolen my heart -- and has the Cupid's arrow to prove it.  The five huge, laser cut moon/star, lightning bolt/cloud, and heart/arrow acrylic charms actually came from key chains.  I love their unabashed larger-than-life-ness.  This necklace is what I imagine Flavor Flav would wear if he signed on with NASA.      

Here are some admittedly fuzzy close-ups of the skirts.  (Pleather's such a rebel that it doesn't even listen to cameras.)  Just pretend that they're a bunch of nebulae or the exhaust from a Hell's Angel's Harley: 

My favorite is the one with the buckles and zipper (sorry, Steven).  That's why it's first and gets to be with Big Bertha.

That's all for this space hog blog post.  In the meantime, keep those crop circles spinning.


Dressed With Soul said...

I have to admit I wear leather skirts during all seasons - and I'm not part of a motorcycle gang :) The look and skirts you show here are so cool!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Samantha Walker said...

". . . or been sideswiped by one on the highway. " LOL!!!! You always crack me up. This outfit is spectacular! Outer space is such a fascinating topic and I love how you managed to incorporate it into an outfit! I love the space-inspired jewelry as well - your creativity is endless! Saturn really is such an alluring, mysterious planet isn't it? I've always admired Neptune, just because it's so incredibly blue. <3

Jem said...

Out of all the items in your pictures, the pink and yellow leopard print clutch purse caught my eye the most! Nice work!


Jewel Divas Style said...

Gotta love anything with stars on them and that first necklace is awesome!