Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shiny and Sassy

It's Thursday! Thank goodness.  I know it's been a short week because of the holiday but, whew! Bring on the weekend!

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite mediums in fashion: patent leather.  Patent leather has a shiny quality that makes people do a double take.  It gives your outfit spark and flare.  It dresses up jeans and it makes any suit more professional.  It is super versatile and it comes in a variety of colors.  Let's take a look:

Steve Madden, Trouser, $70
Hello elegance with a touch of masculine! Ooo la la.

I love this bag.  I love it disguised as a gym bag that you wear to work, I love it for weekends away, and I love it for a do it all errand day bag.

Kmart, Eden red, $30
These heels are so interesting.  I love the fade on them.  Also liking the slightly rounded pointy toe.

I love this blush color for a belt, and I love the price!

As you can see, patent leather doesn't always look cheap or even trashy.  Pick good pieces that mix well into your wardrobe.  If you're preppy, try a patent belt around you cardigan, if you're more rocker, try a patent oxford flat with rolled up jeans.  The choices are endless.

Be fabulous today!


  1. I adore patent leather!! Especially on a handbag!! Classy and stylish!!!

  2. I totally agree. Shiny in moderation is awesome! I love that belt though! Want it
    Have a great one! x

  3. Ooh, the patent-leather nude oxfords would be the perfect springtime shoe!


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