Chocolate (Faux) Leather + Stripes.

Transition mode is in full swing here in Kansas City– the leaves are turning and the nights are cool, but we’ve been climbing into the mid-70s and 80s in the afternoons. Perfect time to mix summer blouses with lightweight jackets.

This striped number from JCrew Factory is sleeveless and oh-so-summer when worn alone, but felt a little more like fall when I layered a chocolate faux leather jacket over the top. Love the open + draped front of the jacket, and this is certainly faux leather done right. Medium wash skinnies, a pair of brown suede ankle boots great for leaf-crunching, and a layered necklace combo got me out the door for an afternoon of errands + meetings.

bb dakota leather jacket, joe's skinny jeans, asos audio booties, jcrew striped blouse, ashley from lsr
BB Dakota jacket c/o Shopbop // Joe’s jeans // JCrew Factory blouse (similar on sale here and here) // ASOS booties (similar here and here) // BaubleBar necklace // Gorjana necklace // Michael Kors watch
bb dakota leather jacket,  jcrew striped blouse, ashley from lsr
BB Dakota jacket c/o Shopbop // JCrew Factory blouse (similar on sale here and here) // BaubleBar necklace // Gorjana necklace
bb dakota leather jacket, joe's skinny jeans, asos audio booties, jcrew striped blouse, ashley from lsr
BB Dakota jacket c/o Shopbop // Joe’s jeans // JCrew Factory blouse (similar on sale here and here) // ASOS booties (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch
bb dakota leather jacket, joe's skinny jeans, asos audio booties, jcrew striped blouse, ashley from lsr
BB Dakota jacket c/o Shopbop // Joe’s jeans // JCrew Factory blouse (similar on sale here and here) // ASOS booties (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch
baublebar signature necklace, gorjana greer necklace, bb dakota leather jacket, jcrew striped blouse, ashley from lsr
BB Dakota jacket c/o Shopbop // JCrew Factory blouse (similar on sale here and here) // BaubleBar necklace // Gorjana necklace
joe's skinny jeans, asos audio booties, ashley from lsr
Joe’s jeans // ASOS booties (similar here and here)
bb dakota leather jacket,  jcrew striped blouse, ashley from lsr
BB Dakota jacket c/o Shopbop // JCrew Factory blouse (similar on sale here and here) // BaubleBar necklace // Gorjana necklace

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Last week, I was given the opportunity by a local television station to appear on their mid-morning show, Better KC. They wanted to talk 90s fashion, which you guys know I’m all about lately (exhibits a, b, and c). I was soooo nervous– guys, we’re talking live television with zero delay. I was almost positive I was going to pass out, pee my pants, or drop an f-bomb.

Much to my surprise, none of those things happened. (Whew.) I credit the awesome crew at KCTV5, who gave me a ton of control preparing the segment and were so relaxed in those final moments as we prepared to go on air.

Wanna watch? Okay then, check it out.

Shoutout to the KCTV5 + Better KC crew! Thank you for having me!

PS- my pal Larisa has relaunched her blog, We Heart Beauty. She’s an absolute doll with some serious knowledge. Girlfriend is giving you the details on all things lifestyle: beauty, health and fitness, style, food, and home. Go check out her new space and say hi!

Check back on Thursday– it’s giveaway time!

Linking up with Birdie Shoots, Style Elixir, Walking in Memphis in High Heels, I Do DeClaireInduffinitely Me, Sew Crafty AngelGet Your Pretty OnBecause Shanna Said SoDesign Life Diaries + Posh Pair, The Mummy Chroniclesand The Pleated Poppy.

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  1. Love the top! I mean, anything with stripes is perfect anyway but you styled it with such great pieces and colors. Definitely going to check out your segment, so exciting!

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