Forever

As much as I love color, black and white will always work, no matter the time or place.  If you own a fabulous black or white piece, it’s literally forever.  You’ll be able to pull it out of your closet over and over.  And when you think you’ve had enough of it, put it away for a while.  When you pull it back out, it’ll be as good as new. . . if not better.

In particular, a black leather jacket will stay with you until . . . you’re a ninety year old lady with a leather jacket.  They’re just classics and the perfect thing to ease the formality of an outfit.  They make just about anything feel more casual.  And warm (obviously).

My move to San Francisco has made me completely obsessed with outerwear.  You just always, always need a coat here.  And a leather jacket is perfect from school drop off through meetings . . . on a date . . . out for drinks . . . just about everywhere.  So I may or may not be collecting them at this point.  They’re not bad as collector’s items, really.  This, my first serious leather jacket, has been with me for four or five years.  I lusted after it for ages, saved up and finally bought it.  And here, years later, it’s only gotten more comfortable and delicious.

So, there are my deep thoughts on leather jackets and the power of black and white.  Humor is evading me at the moment.  I guess because it’s just such a serious topic.  (Wink.)

Leather Jacket: Balenciaga (in white here) / Dress: Richard Nicholl / Shoes: Valentino / Bag: Givenchy (in red here and I love this one)

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12 comments

  • Veronica Lopez

    I love love the leather jacket….the whole look looks great!

    • Alexandra

      Thank you, Veronica! It’s one of my faves. 🙂
      xo

  • sandra

    i want that dress! love

    • Alexandra

      Thank you, Sandra! I’m loving it too and am planning places to wear it. 🙂
      xo

  • This is such a great outfit!! I’ve been wanting to buy a leather coat for years but haven’t been able to commit to one. Hopefully I find the perfect one in the near future!

    • Alexandra

      Thank you so much, Callie! I hope you find the perfect one soon too. I think it could be one of those purchases that changes your life. 🙂
      xo

  • You know I love this look! You look fantastic – and any outerwear is worth a splurge where we live!

    • Alexandra

      Thank you, Lauren! And Amen to outerwear splurges in SF!! It seems that’s what the Universe/whoever controls the weather intended. 🙂
      xo

  • Perfection! Omg Ali, this whole look is sooooo cool. I’m a major leather jacket girl and a Balenciaga is def the one to have. Awesome choice! Love it in combo with the dress, tights, and those chic flats! Cool photos!

    xxTheresa

    • Thank you so much, Theresa!! I dreamed of that coat for ages before buying it and nearly died when I got it. You look so fabulous in your leather jackets! I love them on you.

      xo,
      Ali

  • Alexandra,

    I can’t agree with you more!! I love my b&w pieces even though my friends, my mom and everybody else insists I add more color to my wardrobe.

    (I’m still shopping for my perfect black leather jacket; yours is gorgeous — and PERFECT for the Bay area.

    I’m so happy I met you at IFBcon -I’m loving “In Jackie’s Shoes.”

    <3 Katie

    • Alexandra

      Hi Katie!
      Good luck on the hunt for the perfect black leather jacket. Once you find it, you’ll have it forever!!

      And black and white is totally classic. So you’ll have the last laugh!

      I’m so glad I met you as well!! I’m still telling everyone I know about your perfect watermelon-colored bag! It’s so fabulous.

      xo,
      Ali