Monday, October 22, 2012

Inspiration Monday

I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Husband is back, but is suffering from a wicked cold I am sure he picked up on the flight home from Greece.
No worries, I made him chicken soup and am pumping him full of medication!

Today's inspiration over at Two Birds is Leslie Bibb.  I wasn't really familiar with her and in fact had a hard time with her look. 
 I had nothing in my closet that resembled anything this woman is wearing. 
 I don't own a pair of leather pants because
 it would be that episode in Friends 
where Ross wears leather pants all over again.

So, I decided to work this look from the outside, in.
I took the "tribal" print from the jacket and wore a "tribal" print dress. 
 For the black leather pants,
 I subbed black suede boots.
I wore a black suede jacket instead of a black tee. 
 I think my look re-creates the vibe of Leslie's look even if it is miles away from what she is wearing.

Do you own a pair of leather pants?
Are they comfortable?

dress-Missoni for Target
jacket-hand me down from mother
boots-Jeffery Tyler 


The Closet Shopper said...

I loved that episode of Friends. I don't have real leather pants. But I own a pair of pleather pants that are really great. And I also bought a pair of coated black jeans from Zara that look leather. They are so comfy and not at all sweaty. I highly recommend these. http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/269187/902085/COATING%2BTROUSERS


Style Journey said...

I love this! You did a great job. Your boots are fantastic. Love how they come over the heel a little bit.

I saw a pair of leather pants at NY&Co and keep debating to get them. I think they are a cool trend, but not ready to take the bait just yet. Heather

two birds said...

i love it. this dress looks so great on you and your legs look a mile long!! great boots, too!

Heather Morris said...

Loving the dress..there are many possibilities with that piece.

Laura said...

Great look! I love the dress. ahhhm why didnt you go to Greece too?? Have a good week Brett!

Rebecca said...

I love the leather pants episode! So funny.

Kezzie said...

Mwaaaaaaaaaaaa ha!! I forgot how funny that episode is! ("The talcum powder and lotion is making a paste!!!!")
You look so hot in a wonderful sixties way in that outfit!! Like Farah Fawcett or someone!
I couldn't wear leather pants, they're always so tight, and I'd feel it'd be too hard to get out of them!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I have no leather pants...that would be humorous in itself!! But I love the print of your dress..good job!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your outfit! It's perfect and much more wearable than Leslie's. I, personally, have never owned leather pants although for awhile I thought they'd be the first thing I'd buy if I had the money.

pastcaring said...

Never had any leather trousers, and don't think I ever will! As so often, I prefer your interpretation of the look, Brett. Beautiful dress, and your legs are fabulous!
Hope your husband feels better soon. xxx

Coffee and Cardigans said...

I adore that dress! The bold print really gives a fun vocal point, and I love that you kept the rest of the look simple with the black boots and tights. I can definite see the inspiration from Heidi in this outfit!


Teddi said...

brett, i would wear your outfit in a heartbeat! i couldn't find anything like leslie bibb was wearing. no, i've never owned leather pants. yes, i remember that friends episode. i do know leslie bibb's acting. i've liked both tv shows she's been on. they were called Popular and GCB.

J9 STYLE said...

I remember that episode! I almost bought a pair of leather pants last week, nut then logic took over and I put them back. I love you outfit! I gave you a blog award on J9 STYLE :)

Leslie said...

Love the boots Brett! ..great outfit :)

Glad your hubs is back and sorry he is not feeling well. I'm under the weather too :( It's that time of year.


miss donna said...

you. worked. it out! thinking outside the box and interpreting fashion from our own individual perspectives is what makes personal style so interesting.

Thrifted Shift said...

Great dress! Cool outfit, too. That episode of friends cracked me up!

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Definitely taps into that cool vibe of the inspiration look. And those chevrons -- be still my heart! All-around fab. :)

Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

Sylvia said...

Love your interpretation for the inspiration Monday look. I tried to get a Missoni dress from Target, but totally missed out. I love yours! It looks gorgeous with your boots.

Steph said...

I like that dress! It plays with my eyes a bit because I thought the entire dress was that print, but then I noticed that you weren't wearing a long black jacket! I love it!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

That Missoni dress is just fabulous on you and I love that your jacket was your Mom's! I can't imagine leather pants would be very comfortable, I'll stick with pleather jackets :) Hope you and hubby had a romantic weekend together after 12 days apart!

Renae said...

no to leather pants! I can barely stand a leather coat or jacket; too squeaky!

Your ensemble is adorable. I swear you don't have a son that is 20. You look 20!

Bravoe Runway said...

My blazers are all pretty much the same style so this would be a hard look to replicate. I like what you did, the patterned dress looks great under the black coat!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

LOVE this look! That dress is so cute! The ones I got at Target are very comfortable. The ones I got at Topshop, not so much. Probably because they are too tight. Ha ha!


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