Casual Weekends in Leather Leggings

Happy Labor Day to you! Or should I say Happy Pumpkin Spice season? I’m already putting out the fall decorations.
Now that I am working again, family time is all the more valuable these days, so shopping for me was light this weekend, though Labor Day sales are typically really good. Here’s my light haul. 
Black tunic tee from Old Navy. Purse by Big Buddha from Von Maur.
I did also score a good amount of fall nail polish, but that haul is for a later blog post.
Another picture of the tunic.
The size of the purse is perfect for me. I really bought my black fringe tote from Target (featured in several blog posts) for work, and I was quite frankly sick of my habit of sticking everything but the kitchen sink in there while it functioned as my purse. So smaller purse (but still decently large), you’re up. Love the cognac color (can wear with anything), the fringe detail (my fringe obsession is surmounting), and the gold studs are a nice finishing touch. 
The black tunic was literally $5.98 from Old Navy. What really appealed to me about the tunic are its length and sporty details, which got me thinking. . .
You know it’s fall when you see this meme on social media, but I don’t care because I still find it hilarious. I would classify myself as 50% Sporty Spice, 30% Scary Spice, and 20% Pumpkin Spice in the fall.
As I’ve told you lately in my last few posts, even though I am dressing business casual five days out of the week, I still want to put some time and effort in my weekend style. My friend Amy and I went to lunch and a movie (War Room – highly recommend) on Sunday, and since I’m always freezing in the movie theater, I wanted to dress somewhat warmly, even though it was still 90 degrees outside.
So I decided to follow my formula up above (50% sporty, 30% scary, 20% pumpkin) to create my outfit. But first, a hairstyle that worked with my outfit formula. . .
Dutch braids on each side, some volume at the crown, and a low messy bun.
Studs are from Stella and Dot.
Tunic from Old Navy, leggings from Twirl Boutique (featured in last week’s post),
flannel from Old Navy (last year), and Converse from Von Maur.
For my sporty vibe, I paired the tunic with my Converse. For the edgy, scary spice vibe, I added my (faux) leather leggings from Twirl featured in last week’s Twirl Trunk post. What I especially like about these leggings is that only the front is faux leather, so the leather is not overwhelming. I wrote a post in February about my attempts to style liquid leggings, and I think these from Twirl will be MUCH easier to style since they’re only partially leather. And for the little addition of pumpkin, I added the flannel shirt tied around my waist. 
One of my favorite things about style is creating outfits that encompass the different aspects of who I am. . . each piece in the outfit works together to create my individual style. 

And I will leave you with a parting reminder. . . the Twirl Trunk service launches tomorrow (September 8)! If you’re local to Cedar Falls, come to the launch event Tuesday night at 7. I will be sharing a little bit more about my experience with the Twirl Trunk service. Not local? Visit Twirl Boutique’s FACEBOOK PAGE for more details on ordering your own trunk!

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