Luxe vs Budget Find - Pleated Leather Skirt

As stores are transitioning into Fall and I'm getting ready to figure out what items I really want to invest in I sometimes get obsessed with a particular item.  Next season's leather trends from blazers to jackets to pencil skirts to circle skirts, have me coveting a pleated leather skirt. 

I'm loving these looks.

Kristin has the actual skirt I'm coveting by Alice & Olivia.  I'm debating on splurging on this number, but I recently spotted and purchased faux leather versions that I'm hoping will fix my obsession.


Purchased off Asos, faux leather and $38.
Sold out quickly but I'm sure if you keep checking back they will add stock!  
If this style doesn't work I'll probably get this one below.

And of course, I always have to check Forever 21 and guess what I found:

Faux leather and pleated, find here!  
If you love it, I would definitely recommend buying it, as I was shopping online sizes were disappearing.  For only $22.80 it's worth the savings.

So hopefully one of my budget finds works and you'll see me styling one of these soon.
Happy almost weekend, I can't wait. .


  1. I love this look! But I'm so weary of wearing really short skirts that I shy away.

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  2. First off, THANK YOU so much Jen for your sweet words about my little announcement :) We are so excited and I'm just hoping everything goes well. I loved watching how you dressed your baby bump and only hope I can do half as well! It'll be interesting for sure :)
    Second, you also give me hope + inspiration for the whole post-baby body thing. You look amazing!

    Love the leather skirt and how great is it that F21 has an option!! Love that...
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  3. I am obsessed with pleated leather skirts! (I have a post scheduled for later in the month as a must-have for the fall). These looks for less are amazing options (although sadly I really am lusting after their more expensive sister - Alice + Olivia).


  4. I've been thinking about a flippy leather skirt for a while now too, but I'm not sure I can pull it off. That knee length version is gorge though - to me it is still work-appropriate but also a bit edgy and on-trend.

  5. There's a Parker one that I'm hardcore in love with... The pleats are so intricate. Bu the short F21 one is super cute!
    xo Josie

  6. I'd like to try the faux leather skirt when my body goes back to normal again. It looks super cute.
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  7. Lovely skirts .So amazing and awesome blog.She looks so beautiful and having a great look.Love your fantastic effort.

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  8. I bought one last season and I love it! Great styling inspiration :) xo

  9. I'll definitely be investing in a leather skirt this fall/winter. Thanks for sharing your budget friendly finds!

  10. I'm totally lusting over this trend.....recently stumbled upon a few pleated leather skirts...but couldn't find my size! Hopefully I'll stumble over something soon!


  11. Jen, don't remind of Fall - I'm still enjoying the summer. Lol. Hey, love this skirt. I actually bought one from the BCBG outlet, will be featuring it on my blog soon! Have a great weekend.

    xo Jo

  12. Super cute looks for the Fall Jen! I think a couple of them are the Zara skirt from last year that I so wanted and couldn't find. That long ASOS one is great!

    xx Vivian @

  13. I always adored the leather pleated skirt! It was a hot item last year and they're revisiting it this year.

  14. I don't know if I could see this on me.. but it's really cute!! :)

  15. I so badly want a pleated leather skirt! H&M did one last year that I completely regret not buying. I'll definitely be looking for one this year.

    xo Jenny


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