Ok so I have only a few weeks left until in due to give birth to bub. I’ve always used the Aussie Curves challenge to try new looks, and as a excuse to get out of my comfort zone (and maybe just maybe justify a new purchase.
This week’s theme is leather – and under normal circumstances – it would have been the perfect opportunity to get onboard a trend that I’m currently crushing on, pastel leather.
I love that this winter, leather/faux leather has surfaced in non-traditional colour palettes. There are plenty of pastel leather options around for the curvy gal.
To try and jump on this trend, I did dig out my cream Kardashian Kollection Faux Leather circle skirt to see whether I could make something work, alas the waist band is not forgiving and there was no way I was getting into that baby. For the record, I would have paired it with a mint lace top, and my pastel pink City Chic Princess coat.
So, my two options left are window shopping and polyvore – and I’ve taken a stab at both!
Let’s face it – I’ve been a little cape-obsessed this winter – and when this ASOS top graced my screen – I knew I had to try it on. I bought it in a 16, and to be honest, even with a 8month baby bump, it fits well. I maybe could have gotten away with a 14 in this style, although I think the floaty flowiness is part of the beauty of this top. It is available at ASOS up to an 18 in black or cream.
This pastel pink faux leather skirt spent forever on my wishlish, it’s from Simply Be and since they don’t ship to Australia… On my wishlish it will stay. I have used a shipping forwarding company to buy from Simply Be before (read about shipping here or about Simply Be sizing here), but it’s really not worth it for only one piece.
I love the idea if pairing pastels with pastels as we head more towards Spring, so I let some creative juices flow on polyvore and paired my outfit with lilac bag and heels. I love the gold stud detail on these heels which highlights that contrast between feminine and edgy, which is really what the pastel leather trend is all about.
If you are looking to jump aboard this trend – here are a few pieces you may be interested in:
ASOS Leather with Lace Back T-Shirt | ASOS Pencil Skirt In Patent PU | ASOS CURVE Exclusive Salon Lace Dress With Leather Trim| Blush Quilt Stitch Biker Jacket from Dorothy Perkins | Lilac Leather Look miniskirt from Dorothy Perkins| ASOS Premium Leather Shift Dress With Floral Print
But my absolute favourite is this, just released, leather look cutout dress in Grey – ASOS CURVE Exclusive Shift Dress In Leather Look With Laser Cutting
So, where do you sit on the non-traditional colour palette for leather? Love it or loathe it?