Ann Taylor Leather Leggings

Leggings: Ann Taylor // Waistcoat: Banana Republic (Old, Similar) // Ankle Boot: Kendall and Kylie // Handbag: Zara (Similar) // Scarf: Zara (Similar) // Watch: Olivia Burton // Aviators: Ray-Ban

An all black day-time look is a tricky enterprise. The sleekness all black screams at night doesn't play that same in broad daylight. I feel like it either looks way to sexy and severe or a little witchy. When doing an all black look for day, I find it's necessary to mix pieces with contrasting textures and throw in a statement making scarf to break up all the black. A tailored matte black waistcoat grounds a shiny leather leggings and a sleek leather boot, while a jumbo striped scarf adds a little interest to black on black on black.

I bought these leather leggings from Ann Taylor last fall and wore them to death. Seriously... they're an amazing (and affordable) cheat to actual leather leggings. I guess a lot of people agree with me because Ann Taylor brought them back again this year. (They're 50% off right now AND they ship for free with code SHIP50!) I bought these Kendall and Kylie black leather ankle boots this year because I couldn't resist the super chicness of the pointed toe, the comfort of the moderate block heel, and the coolness of the chelsea style. LOVE. And soooo comfortable.

Anyway... I hope you're week has been good! I feel like I'm drowning lately trying to find a balance between work, blog, and life... but juggling things I love is a good problem to have... I keep that in mind when I feel tired. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND I'LL SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY!