Happy Hump Day! I am taking a break from cleaning and decorating—‘tis the season—to bring you a long overdue blog post. I must admit that the only reason last week worked was because I skipped ‘Why It Works” altogether. It was a good Thanksgiving weekend with my husband’s family. I was focused more on my kiddos bonding with their cousins (all 11 of them under age 9) than I was focused on clothes: Mama first, Clothing Queen second.
Despite last week’s lack of clothing consciousness, I did manage to wear both leather and ”not” leather—pleather, vegan leather—and I must admit that I LOVE both for different reasons. I have several leather pieces in my Poshmark closet from shoes (https://poshmark.com/listing/5273ec068ae4a04b93017d44) to vests (http://instagram.com/p/gavrtRrpGV/). I tend to wear vintage leather more than newly purchased, so when I found this great pair of “leather” paneled skinny pants (above) on consignment, I had to have them and wear them to the yearly Deer Dinner at Greg’s Aunt and Uncle’s farm. These pants are so soft that I didn’t even believe they were actually leather until I went to wash them…dry-clean only with leather treatment. Don’t get me wrong, I am a frequent at the drycleaners and the fit of these pants is worth the cleaning bill, but I was shocked they were the “real thing” and even more pleased with my purchase price.
Yesterday, however, I chose a ”not” leather, Gap, quilted bomber jacket (above) and Nine West, over-the-knee boots to run errands with my twinny-twin-twins. Although I still hit the dry-cleaner, this jacket was comfortable, cute, and requires no cleaning. It is completely washable.
I know that it seems silly to some that I would “dress-up” to hit Target and Trader Joe’s, but I knew that yesterday’s in-and-out of the car would be glamorous compared with today’s tasks of scrubbing bathrooms and doing laundry. Errands equal dress-up in this mom’s world.
Don’t save your leather—vegan or otherwise—for a special occasion. Wear it, if it makes you feel good.