Marcie: Black Leather Pants Week Pt. 2 – The BLP Tuned Down…Just a Little

By Marcie Everhart

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I wanted to look as cool as “Jim Morrison and the Doors” with my black leather pants — I think I may have nailed it! Haha! I even found my backup band in an alley!

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The idea here was to put edgy black leather pants with casual, tuned-down basics like the ubiquitous gray v-neck tee or rugged denim shirt or jacket.

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I admit the tops I reach for most in my closet on a daily basis are short-sleeve or long-sleeve, v-neck, gray tees, probably because they require no thought.

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I bought this cabochon statement necklace from a Talbot’s two years ago because I had on the “uniform” gray tee at the time and was taken aback by how pretty it was held up against the utilitarian GRAY. It had the power to transform a plain t-shirt. This necklace is really special, with sparkly pieces of mirrored glass that would be tacky without the calm, vintage-feeling, pink beads. It ends up in Art Deco territory.

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The Real-Real Behind the Scenes

Who put these doors in this alley for my personal amusement?!

A Little Background Music

Have ya’ll seen this video of Jimmy Fallon impersonating Jim Morrison singing words from children’s books!!? GOODNIGHT, MOON! ROFL. Brilliant.

Shopping Links

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If you really want this specific necklace, it can be found on re-sale sites like ebay and poshmark, searching “Marquise and Bead Bib Necklace Talbot’s.”

But the idea is any PINK and SILVER statement necklace to girl-ify any black leather garment (moto jacket or pant) or any minimalist gray garment (tee or skirt or cardigan). And the sugary-sweet, fairy-princess baubles are everywhere in all price ranges.

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Vera Wang Flower & Faceted Stone Necklace, $32.

Mudd Bib Statement Necklace, $10.

Pastel Flower Necklace, $17.

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Vera Wang Shaky Bead Cluster Necklace, $26.

Carved Rose Quartz, Pearl, Larvikite Statement Necklace, $100.

A few gray tees…

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Madewell Whisper Cotton Tee, $20.

Target Metallic Tipped Vintage Tee, $8. Isn’t that trim at the neckline fabulous?

Sonoma Essential Tee, $10.

…and of course, the Bell Bottom Lace Up Leather Pant, $130. Make sure to look for the Jamin’ Leather coupons all over the internets!

There is a Part 1 to this story and will be a Part 3 on Friday as we work our way through Black Leather Pants Week here on the blog!

 

*Photos of Marcie by Dale Amlee

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