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Biker Babe

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Remember in my last post when I talked about how outfit planning can sometimes be problematic when mornings start off cold but feel like it’s a whole other season by the by afternoon? I mean, it hit the high 70’s over here in Beantown. But have no fear! Thank goodness for lightweight coats and really cool jackets.

I’m digging the biker/moto leather jacket trend that’s literally in-your-face everywhere. The cool factor of any humdrum outfit can automatically be turned up with an edgy biker jacket. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing exotic about my gray t-shirt and black jeans combo. But throw on this jacket and the quilted patterns and exposed hardware adds the right amount ‘I am bad ass’ vibe to this look.

Note: This is a faux leather jacket. Not that I have anything against real leather, but I am not in a place right now to shell out a few $$$ for the real deal. I have to say, I’m pretty happy with the quality on this one. It doesn’t look/feel plastic-y; if that even makes any sense. Down the line, if it becomes passe, I won’t even be sad about it. I got this on sale but even at it’s full price, it’s shy of $100. What a deal, huh?

Anyhow, this will be it from me for awhile. I’ll be heading west for some grand adventures. Stay tuned on my Instagram/Facebook/Twitter and Snapchat (trendyonabudget)!

Outfit Details:

Sunglasses: Westward Leaning (old). I found a similar pair by Westward Leaning on ShopBop, $185. If that’s a bit steep, check these out from Forever21 ($5.90).

Necklace: Rachael Ryen (old). Definitely check out the website for beautiful and delicate jewelry.

Watch: c/o Jord.

T-shirt: Ily Couture, $46.

Faux Leather Biker Jacket: Topshop, $90 (but I nabbed it for $60!)

Jeans: Old Navy (old). This was my DIY attempt at distressing my own jeans 🙂

Loafers: 424 Fifth from Lord & Taylor (old). Still available on clearance at $74.25.  Use code FRIENDS and save 25% off thru 10/24. How about this leopard print pair on clearance for $69.29?

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