Sunday, October 7, 2012

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Jacket & Scarf: H&M (recent), Skirt: H&M (old), Shoes: Louboutin (slingback version), Bracelets: J Crew, McQueen, Michael Kors and Hermes. Earrings: J Crew, Sunglasses: Ray Ban.
A few weeks ago while browsing Saks.com, I spotted this plum colored leather jacket. Since I put myself on a leather jacket ban (and not really wanting to spend that much money), I pushed the thought in the back of my head and moved on. A few days later, I was visiting The Westfield Mall Style Lounge and spotted this much cheaper alternative ($50!) at H&M. Obviously this jacket is not leather, but I'm totally fine with it while I stalk wait for the other to go on sale.

PS: I'm leaving for LA tomorrow and am looking to download a new TV series to watch on the plane. What do you guys recommend? Some of my all time favorites that I watched (and highly recommend) are: Six Feet Under, Dexter, Nip Tuck and Lost. Also, currently Keith & I are sort of obsessed with Suits. Brilliant writing + acting!

Photos by: Keith Hodne

94 comments

  1. Oh my... FABULOUS!

    LOVE that skirt!

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  2. Love that metallic skirt, looks beautiful with the jacket

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  3. Lovely look, great skirt!
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  4. You look gorgeous. I love the pattern of your skirt. So pretty
    xo Andrea
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  5. Love the color of your jacket and scarf!

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  6. Gorgeous look! Loving your skirt and goes really great with the jacket!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  7. Great jacket and shoes! Love this!

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  8. Love this look! The colors are gorgeous!
    xoxo
    Cori

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  9. Super!






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  10. love this outfit! i just watched homeland and downton abby on my flight back to dubai this past week!

    xx amy

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  11. Love your look Helena ! Awesome !



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  12. Beautiful skirt!!

    Kiss from Andalucía


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  13. spectacular look baby!
    forever...fran

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  14. Love this burgundy leather jacket!!

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  15. Amazing outfit! I am so in love with the skirt! It's stunning.

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  16. Love the print on your skirt.
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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  17. Really pretty!!! The burgundy jacket is so gorgeous :D

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  18. waw like the skirt and love it paired with winered. =)

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  19. This is soo cute! I love the skirt! You should watch "Sex in the City" or "Smash" the two great S's

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  20. Love this look - and we are equally obsessed with Suits...cannot wait for it to come back on in January! :)

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  21. You must watch Revenge or Fringe, honestly.
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  22. Love that jacket! You must try Revenge and Once Upon a Time!

    Amberly
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  23. Beautiful colors! xo, Christina

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  24. Amazing skirt, really great colour combination!
    xx
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  25. I love this! the combo of colors is beautiful!

    XoXo Brenna

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  26. Downton Abbey and the Good Wife are awesome, check them out!

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  27. love the skirt, great outfit.
    xo
    Rachelle
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  28. Revenge, Downton Abbey or Mad Men! I cannot even describe my love for Downton Abbey and Mad Men. Beautifully written and the costumes are amazing. Revenge is a little more campy and fun. All SO good!

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  29. I love this outfit. The skirt is so pretty, great find at H&M!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
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  30. The scarf/jacket combo looks like it was made to go together here, with the knit detail on the bottom of the jacket. Love it. Also - if you haven't started Breaking Bad, I would highly recommend it! The first four seasons are available on Netflix, and they're SUPER addicting (pun intended!).

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  31. in love with this outfit and the oxblood matchings!

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  32. True Blood is AHH_MAZZING!!! I watched all of the seasons within a month! Which included staying up till 3 am to get it done! lol But it is well worth it!! I highly recommend for any vampire, werewolf, semi-syfy lovers!!

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  33. Damages and Downton Abbey definitely!

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  34. love ur skirt n jacket!!! ur style is amazing! :)

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  35. Love the look!! That jacket is amazing!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  36. I'd go for Dexter. Mind you, I don't know most of the other ones (we don't have them here) but I love Dexter (give me a crime-show any day).

    I love your jacket, the color is fab. It looks like leather in the photos, I hope it's soft and nice.

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  37. You always look amazing! Gorgeous! I would download Breaking Bad...intense, but so good you won't be able to stop watching.

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  38. You can never go wrong with Nip Tuck. I admire your style so much! I think it's time for me to spreed the word to my friends who are obsessed with fall fashion and pinterest (I should have done that a long time ago. Yours is truly a winner and I can't wait to see what else you have to show off.

    Folake
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  39. Oh my goodness, I love this! Stunning! I love your blog and I am now following!

    xx

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  40. Your cool factor is so high right now. Love that jacket! My brother recently introduced me to Girls, which is kind of awesome, and I loved The Newsroom if you haven't seen that yet!

    <3 Josephine
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  41. A leather jacket ban? LOL! That's so awesome. But you DO have some fabulous leather pieces. I don't think leather ever goes out of style, so that can be another excuse to buy more.

    Anyway, love this look! It's literally perfect from head to toe. Even your hair has the perfect waves :)

    xoxo Azu

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  42. These colors look amazing together Helena! Your hair is really pretty curled like that. I always watch Sex and the City on repeat, but I'm sure you have seen that a million times =).

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  43. you look great, skirt is fantastic!
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  44. love the jacket!

    Bises,
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  45. LOST is my number most loved series ever, but watching the whole thing is quite a time commitment. Probably not the best show to start on a plane either since the first thing you see is a plane crash!! :)

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  46. This summer, my husband and I were obsessed with Breaking Bad! We watched all 5 seasons back to back. It's great and highly addictive :)

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  47. Breaking bad!! Such a great show. I also want to mention that Keith takes such beautiful photos of you. They keep getting better and better. You two make a fabulous duo.

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  48. Revenge on ABC is addicting!

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  49. You look gorgeous! I loved your jacket!
    I definitely recommend Pretty Little Liars, Revenge, Jane by design, and Merlin! There are so many great Tv Series out there, it's so hard to recommend only a few.

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  50. H&M has had some great finds lately! We're obsessed with feathers at The Glitter Life: http://the-glitter-life.com/2012/10/08/feathers/.

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  51. You are so hot. Would you ever wear nude pantyhose with that skirt??

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  52. Stunning skirt!

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  53. Gorgeous jacket and skirt, I love the tone on tone Suits is great, the boy and LOVE homeland. It is amazing! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no

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  54. Adore the skirt and print x

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  55. I had to comment this post for once; cause I really adoooore (yes, I'm french so, sorry for my english...) your jacket but my really passion is TV shows; and I agree with you suits is sooo great! In the same mood you can watch Franklin & Bash is cool. But the best series ever & recent right now are HOMELAND for sur (Heidi is so right) Persons of Interest; Walking Dead (crazyy), Shameless US, Sons of Anarchy (ok this one is kinda old); If you want to see something more fun: Awkward is definitely soo cool, Once Upon A Time, Dowton Abby (english TV show and really great); Ok i'm gonna stop there, it feels like I'm crazy!!
    Have a safe @ nice trip !

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  56. Stunning look! Love the mix of burgundy and purple.

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  57. pretty look :)
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  58. Love the metallic touches in that skirt and the simplicity of those heels!

    Xo, Rachel
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  59. Hi,

    I really love your style and featured your look on my Bloggers Got Style Post!

    http://www.pearlsandpeacocks.com/2012/10/bloggers-got-style-too-september-30.html

    Thanks for the stylish inspiration!

    Pearls and Peacocks

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  60. The Oxblood color looks amazing on you!! Great find at H&M!

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  61. American Horror Story..Up All Night or Revenge!

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  62. i love the jacket! i have a leather jacket obsession as well and this one doesn't even look fake! perfect colour too.

    i'm also obsessed with suits right now. other than that Revenge is the BEST SHOW EVER, try it out! xo.

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  63. Loveee ur legs, skirts, & loubs!!!

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  64. I hope that you are able to find that leather jacket on sale at the end of the season! For now, the option you are wearing is just perfect!

    -Nico

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  65. Good for you for your self control!!! I hope that dream version does go on sale soon and you will be able to secure it :)

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  66. love that skirt and it looks amazing against the burgundy! my recent obsessions have been the conversation with amanda de cadenet, episodes, and weeds. have fun in la!

    abigail
    www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

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  67. I'd suggest downloading Homeland - such an addicting show!

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  68. Revenge and Homeland are two amazing shows!

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  69. not sure if you are tally marking all of these recommendations but if my vote counts, I recommend Breaking Bad to every person I know. the best tv show ever....totally not what I thought would be my type of show (a 2nd grade teacher watching a show about making/dealing meth??) but hands down AMAZING. from the other shows that you like, I def think you would become a fan.

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  70. amazing style!
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    xx Jules

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  71. Amazing jacket and scarf love the colors...

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  72. Breaking Bad!!! We just started watching it last night! It's a fun show. Gnarly and disturbing at times, but way fun! Love this jacket!

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  73. Fab outfit! love the colons.

    Xoxo
    Paula
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  74. Love that jacket! Such a great color! xo
    Best, M.
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  75. Breaking Bad, Scandal and Mad Men are the shows to watch.

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  76. Breaking Bad, Scandal and Mad Men are the shows to watch.

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  77. Amazing color!! Beautiful!

    x
    Jen

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  78. One of the best looks I've seen this fall! Completely flawless!
    xo
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  79. Great ensemble. I love the skirt.
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  80. Such a classy and dignified look! This outfit is so inspiring. You should check out some of my fashion collections at socialbliss.com/meghandoolan. You may take a liking to them!

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  81. You are so classy, elegant and gorgeous!

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  82. I think I like you 10x more for copping to being a fan of Nip Tuck....I loved that raunchy foolishness, I have all the seasons on DVD....no one ever understood my obsession with that show.....Ohhhh how I miss Christian and Kimber's ridiculousness :) Hope you had a great short trip!

    xo AMBER
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  83. The print of that skirt is amazing and looks great with the burgundy leather jacket!

    -Erin-

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  84. I love this outfit on you! I especially love your shoes!

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Thank you for taking out the time to leave a comment! xx,
Helena