Faux-Fur Leopard Coat + Leather Skirt

The most rewarding thing about thrifting is knowing how much money I save on clothes. An even greater feeling is when I am able to find “on trend” pieces at thrift stores for a fraction of the cost at a regular stores. Take this coat for example,  I bought this at a thrift store for $25.00. While for thrift stores this is considered steep, it is still MUCH cheaper than what you’ll find at regular stores. This coat is in perfect condition, it’s not designer but it’s one those brands you find mostly at Macys (Alfani) so you know the MSRP was probably $150+ (similar style here) Even H&M’s version of this coat is pricey at $129.00! A greater feeling about thrifting though – is when someone compliments you on your outfit and you proudly say, “this whole look is from the thrift store.” 

Outfit Details

It’s that time of the year when I go hunting for the perfect leather/faux-leather skirt. I have an undisclosed obsession with leather/faux-leather skirts. I’m specifically in the lookout for the perfect mini or pencil skirt. Today,  I bring you my most recent leather skirt find. It’s the perfect buttery soft (designer if I may add) leather skirt that I can wear to work and off hours. I actually have a few leather skirts in my collection but I have had to let them go because no one told me that at 30 my hips and but would get wider and fatter. Seriously, what the hell? Since I’ve had to replace all of my skirts, I am now on the hunt for the perfect suede mini or pencil skirt, stay tuned.

Since this is a work outfit, I wore this silk crew neck black and white striped blouse and these red heels for a pop of wow. For some reason, I figured I wear my fishnet socks and lets just say, my husband wasn’t a fan. I however, wanted to go for the exaggerated look so I kept the socks on. I originally did not set out to wear this coat but it was cold out so why not. It was the perfect, “don’t overdress but I’m overdressed look, lol.” I pulled my hear back to a side bun and a black leather clutch.

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Top: Talbots, $4.00 // Skirt: Kay Unger, $4.00 // Coat: Alfani, $25.00 // Skirt: $4.00 // Clutch: Bally, $3.00 // Thrifted Total: $40.00


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Kay Unger Leather Pencil Skirt, similar here

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Alfani faux-fur leopard coat, similar here

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Urban Outfitters Fishnet Pearl Crew Socks, similar here and Shoedazzle T-Strap Bow Heels, similar here BTW those are HOT and on sale so act fast!

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Talbots Silk Black and White Striped Blouse, similar here

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Faux Fur Leopard Coat + Fringe Hem Jeans

The coveted leopard coat is brought to you by one of my ALL-TIME favorite Goodwill finds. I am obsessed with leopard print, so much so my husband has asked to stop buying the print so much, LOL. I have not purchased the print too much lately but I do have to remind myself often, “I have this print already.”

Outfit Details

This outfit was inspired by the “cool girl”, laid-back look. I knew I wanted to finally dust this coat out of the closet so my outfit revolved around the coat. Since I wanted something casual, I wore a long sleeve bodysuit and these pretty hem-fringe jeans. Since I did not want it to look too casual, I wore these studded Steve Madden heels, my black quilted vintage bag and my super cool “snake” necklace.

Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden / Bodysuit: Gap, (sale) $20.00 / Jeans: Hidden Jeans, $30.00 / Coat: Alfani Faux Leopard, $15.00 / Bag: Vintage, $2.00 / Necklace: Ebay, $5.00 / Outfit total: $72.00


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Alfani Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat, similar here

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Gap Bodysuit, similar here

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Vintage Clutch, similar here

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Hidden Jeans, similar here

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Steven by Steve Madden Heels, similar here

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