A meeting and a leather skirt

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Here is the first ensemble incorporating the suede / leather skirt that I recently bought. I had a business meeting on Thursday. Consequently, my outfit was a bit conservative. Well, you can’t turn up to a meeting wearing a whimsical dress can you? At the same time, you don’t have to wear a black suit every time you need to make the right impression.

Looking smart doesn’t have to mean boring. Plus, you can always add a modern touch to any classic ensemble. So in my case, the classic parts were simple garments, i.e. straight skirt and plain business shirt in low key light brown and black colours. Yet the leather and suede of the skirt added edge while the chunky crystal necklace brought a feminine touch to the look.

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fashion blogger, sydney, business chic, how to wear leather skirt, statement necklace

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Outfit details: Country Road shirt, Witchery skirt and necklace, Prada loafers

What is your stance on doing business in leather, lovelies?



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  1. KizzyDoll November 4, 2011

    Love that skirt..you look swish!! Much better than an old tired suit, they can make one look older sometimes..gorgeous necklace! Can’t wait for the video! xx

  2. Aya November 4, 2011

    Gorgeous skirt! I love that you paired it with black :)

    Aya ? Strawberry Koi

  3. Mary M. November 4, 2011

    Love the skirt, and the necklace is amazing!!


  4. Kate L. November 4, 2011

    Great skirt! LOVE it!!

    Fashion Cat

  5. Lilit November 4, 2011

    I really really love this look Maria, it looks so stylish and elegant! I’m all for doing business in leather if it’s worn the way you wore it, looks smart and trendy.

  6. Aryanny November 4, 2011

    I love this outfit. Business attire definitely does not need to be boring. The leather skirt makes the whole outfit more edgier. I love it! :)

    Aryanny x

  7. Amalia November 4, 2011

    The skirt is amazing :)

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    and on-line store http://shopalittlebitofshine.blogspot.com/ !! :)

  8. Catherine *The Spring* November 4, 2011

    The crystal necklace looks fantastic on you – it’s just the right scale between chunky and feminine. I love the look of black with brown, especially when the textures are mixed up so right. But next time you shoot this skirt, give up a peek of how the different leather fabrication looks in the back!!

    x Catherine @ The Spring

    p.s. enjoy the weekend with you fabrics, crafty lady!

  9. Melinda November 4, 2011

    Absolutely love that skirt! The suede/leather combination is amazing!
    Hope to see it make an appearance in more outfits to come :)

  10. Antonia-Ivana November 4, 2011

    I really like how you mix up a conservative look with feminine and modern elements.

  11. Rin November 4, 2011

    Wow, tres chic! I love the whole ensemble, especially the shirt. Your legs look stunning! And I can’t wait for your video… I hope it’s the pot eyeshadows! I really like those but all I do with it is use it as a lid colour. Would love to get more use out of it :)

  12. Johanna November 4, 2011

    Love the look, I’d go for a similar solution for a meeting. :) that skirt is adorable while being completely professional. xoxo

  13. Couture Caddy November 4, 2011

    gorgeous as always darl, love the skirt!


  14. Tinfoil Tiaras November 4, 2011

    Oh yes I would do business wearing this outfit any day of the week- it’s very chic but still professional and that skirt is divine! I also love your statement necklace!

  15. Megan November 4, 2011

    That skirt is gorgeous, it’s classy while still having an added edge. You look amazing in it!

  16. Charlotte November 4, 2011

    that necklace is amazing :)


  17. Englishvers November 4, 2011

    You look so pretty . I adore this little leather skirt, your jewellery and yes, I love the shoes especially.
    Have a sweet weekend. xx

  18. coco November 4, 2011

    i like your outfit.
    now i remember i used to have a leather skirt from last decade. i haven’t seen it for years! wonder where is it…

  19. A November 5, 2011

    Love the ensemble! The suede skirt is lovely! Thanks again for dropping by my blog:) -A


  20. Haute Style November 5, 2011

    Looking just amazing Maria! Love this skirt!

  21. Flaviana November 6, 2011

    Nice blog dear!

    im following on google connection. Hope you do the same :)
    (p.s. enter in my ROMWE.COM GIVEAWAY if you get a chance!!)

  22. Sidney November 7, 2011

    You look so classy in this outfit! I love fashion item that is versatile. This suede/leather skirt is awesome.

    Pose Posh Post

  23. Jen W November 7, 2011

    Is that white mesh top the one you wore to lunch today? I was going to ask you where you got it- so gorgeous.

    Love all the officewear ideas!

  24. Professor Barbie November 10, 2011

    You are so fabulous girl! Loving everything about this outfit! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the follow. I am now proudly follower your gorgeous blog! Keep in touch- we shall be great friends! Kisses, Professor B xxx

  25. Laura November 12, 2011

    Wow I love this look! The colors look so good together, and that leather skirt is fabulous!!! xoxo