- Scarf: gift from sister-in-law
- Leather jacket: gift from father-in-law, from Argentina
- Olive top: Target
- Skinnies: Ann Taylor
- Pumps: Madden Girl, via DSW
My father-in-law purchased this leather jacket while on a business trip in Argentina and then gave it to me as a Christmas gift several years ago. I think we were all surprised when I opened it. I was surprised because owning a leather jacket had never really crossed my mind at that point, but I was all kinds of enamored with the buttery texture and cropped fit. My sisters-in-law were surprised that their dad had even purchased such a thing. And my father-in-law was surprised that he had scored a purchasing win.
Sometimes I’m still surprised that I own a leather jacket. But, now that leather moto jackets are again everywhere for fall (behold, InStyle’s fall trend page above), I’m making that trend work for me by pairing sleek and sexy with drapey and autumnal. It’s equal parts biker and hippie, and since I’m neither it all works out.