September 3, 2013

Wine Colored Leather

Leather Skirt & Button Down via TJ Maxx | Denim Jacket: French Connection | Clutch: Antik Batik (similar here) | Bracelets: Hermes & CCSkye | Shoes: Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato | Nails: Deborah Lippman It’s Raining Men | Lipstick: Estee Lauder Mirrored Orchid 

As a TJ Maxx Style Scout and in celebration of fall fashion, I’m excited to be hosting an exclusive event with some of my blogger friends – Keiko Lynn, My Style Pill & Be Chic Mag – on Thursday, September 12th from 9 to 11 am. The best part…I’ll be hosting a giveaway for a chance for five readers to attend an exclusive event with us. The event will be filled with talking about fall fashion, discussing what trends you are most excited to wear this season as well as perusing around the store to check out all of the designer fall fashion. Winners will also be gifted a $100 TJ Maxx giftcard so you can go home with some of your favorite fall finds and also provided with transportation to and from the event*

To enter
1) Please share what fall trend you’re most excited to embrace this season and you feel best expresses your personal style! For me this fall, I love all the leather and layering, like this designer skirt I picked up at TJ Maxx. The rich wine color of this leather skirt is the prefect fall addition to my wardrobe – I can wear it with a cozy layered look during the day and dress it up for a night on the town.

2) Comment on  the below post, or on twitter, facebook or instagram by tagging @BrooklynBlonde and @TJ Maxx with the hashtag #MaxxStyleScout. I will be choosing five winners, which will be announced on Tuesday, September 10th.

*Disclaimer: Submit entry on multiple channels for additional opportunities to wiin. To be eligbile to win, readers must live within a 2-hour driving radius of Manhattan and be available on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Photos by Keith Hodne



  • Liliana Ferreira

    Such beautiful color ! Loved the paint in the backgrund and the clutch it's gorgeous !

  • Terra

    I love the color of the skirt paired with the denim jacket
    You look fabulous!

  • Style-Squared

    Love the skirt!!! 😉

  • Rosamapose

    Impressed that these finds come from TJ Maxx-I haven't shopped there in ages, but that leather skirt looks positively luxurious!

    Blonde in this City

  • Q

    you executed this perfectly!… lovely lovely look.

  • Emma

    I just bought a leather skater skirt too!! It's black but I think the burgundy is perfect for fall and winter

  • Melody

    You bought this leather skirt at TJ Maxx?! I need to hit up my local TJ Max cause I need this in my life!! I'm most excited for leather this fall. Besides this skirt, I also want a leather hat.

  • Rachelle (

    Love this look, you have a great collection of skirts.


  • The slow pace

    I'm absolutely in love with this look!

  • Olga Zgonnik

    Love this skirt! amazing

  • fran

    you look really beautiful baby



  • Melissa

    I'm excited about finally investing in a leather jacket this year (if I can find the perfect one!)

  • Dana

    love this. that skirt is to die for!

    The Casual Classic

  • Rose C.

    Obsessed with this look, especially that leather skirt! And that Antik Batik clutch is everything.


  • Iliyana Licheva

    great look!love the clutch! so cute! and the skirt is super cool 🙂

  • Jessica Joyce

    That skirt is from TJ Maxx? I may sound like a commercial, but they really do have some good finds! Thanks for reminding me to go back there once in awhile.
    Your Friend, Jess

  • Natali

    Fabulous skirt and clutch!


  • Jessie Marlowe

    I love this look! I have been pretty excited about the wine colors, along with emerald this season. I am also into animal print this year…I haven't worn very much of it in the past. Love your look!

    XOXO Jess

  • Toya Johns

    Love this look with the denim jacket. So pretty.


  • FripperyVintage

    That skirt is seriously beautiful!

  • pretty little things

    that wine colored leather skirt is so beautiful — love it with that awesome background too, makes it really pop! xo

  • Anna - Nie jestem Modna

    Pretty skirt!


    I love how perfectly transitional this outfit is for the changing seasons.
    And that color! How gorgeous.

    <3 dani

  • Caroline

    in love with your skirt !!! just awesome 🙂

  • Katharine Longo

    Love this wine/ burgundy color for fall! This skirt is fab!

    Xx Rin
    Ramblings with Rin

  • Ainsley

    Favorite fall trend.. anything with faux leather detail! It's the perfect touch of edge. 🙂


  • Andrea

    That's a seriously gorgeous skirt.

  • LOLA C.


  • Hannah

    Love it!
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  • Jess

    Fabu outfit. Love ur skirt – it has the perfect colour 🙂
    xo from Germany,

  • dipped in yellow

    that skirt is divine!! love! x

    dipped in yellow

  • CodeOverdressed

    Fabulous skirt! Leather and denim pair up so well together! I'm sure that event will be fab!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  • Kiwi Fashion Blog

    Helena I'm in love with this wine leather pleated skirt! I'm so glad ox-blood colour is still in this season!

  • Meaghann Bendis

    I cannot believe this skirt is from TJ MAXX!!!!!!!! I need it asap, this is one of my favorite looks of your to date.
    xo, Meg

  • B Allen @ What2Wear

    i love denim with leather, such a great combo!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  • Krizia

    Loving the skirt!

    x Krizia

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  • Abigailsterling

    That skirt is stunning and perfect for Fall! Love the way you styled it with the denim jacket!

    x the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  • angie

    Beautiful skirt….TJ Maxx is the bomb.

  • Andrea Clare

    ahhh that purse is perfection!!

  • Jenny Tsang

    Love the burgandy skirt so much, best color for fall and winter ;))

    ❤ Jenny Tsang | Tsangtastic on Bloglovin'

  • Sofia Donatelli

    Love your whimsical purse. It goes perfect with your fall look.


  • Sam

    I'm so excited for boots and dark color layering. There's nothing I love more than the changing of the seasons when I'm home in NYC. I'm even dying my hair dark as a salute to my favorite season.


  • Lyn

    very nice outfit! love the combi of the leather skirt & the denim jacket x

  • Diana

    Amazing look!! Love it!!

    xoxo, Diana

  • Malaika

    Like you, I'm also excited for Leather (in either leggings or a fab skirt), dark colors (Recently picked up an amazing pr of forest green Skinnies) and boots.

  • Elisa Taviti

    Amazing skirt, amazing bags, amazing shoes, amazing you!
    Everything is amazing!!!

    With love,


  • Niki Caron

    That skirt is beautiful!!! And I love it with the denim jacket!

  • Adela

    I love oxblood tones for winter. Such a great outfit!
    Adela x

  • Andreea

    Totally love the outfit.

  • melissa ward

    The look .. The background everything is perfect doll

  • Leslie: DowntownHaute

    I have a pencil skirt this exact color from Forever 21. I love how you styled it. !


  • Peonies and American Honey

    I adore the clutch and the skirt. Wine is definitely my favorite fall color.
    Peonies and American Honey

  • Ainslee Hanger

    This skirt is amazing!!

    xo, Ainslee

  • Velvet & Vino

    Helena, I agree about layering! I am loving the cape coat trend this fall!

  • Katherine

    Love that burgundy leather skirt! Great look!

  • melissa rosenkilde

    Love this look against your background. Especially love that clutch!


    that wine colour is my fave for this fall season, and the fact that its leather is even more chic!

  • Vicki Wilde

    Aww, I'm going out of town next Thursday! Nuts. Either way, I'm loving this leather skirt.

  • Orange You Classy

    what a great find on that skirt! absolutely stunning!!

    i'm really looking forward to the return of leather and camo this fall =)

  • A Redesigned Love

    That leather wine skirt is an absolute dream! Such a bummer I live 3,000 miles away. <3

  • Drama

    Beautiful clutch! Ilove your look=*

  • Aurè

    Hello there,Ciao…what a Look, so coloured,so creative,so unique…so Fabolous…they say that Fashion is Art so this's the most charming Painting…this a Masterpiece Outfit!
    greetings from Italy

  • Landon Miller

    love the skirt girl! 🙂

  • Melody C

    Im in love with the denim jacket! Pair this with anything and its HOT!

  • TheSuperHappy1

    cute outfit! 🙂
    would be even cuter if it was faux leather 🙂


    Great skirt!

  • Denise Kirsch

    Amei sua clutch, é linda!!!


    Denise –

  • clarissoon

    I love burgundy, plaid and leather this fall.

  • Unknown

    I can't wait for the pattern stockings and colorful tights! Perfect under skirts and shorts with a chunky sweater and booties. I look forward to the return of dark colors like oxblood, chinchilly grey and royal blues/purples.

  • Sophie

    I can't wait for the pattern stockings and colorful tights! Perfect under skirts and shorts with a chunky sweater and booties. I look forward to the return of dark colors like oxblood, chinchilly grey and royal blues/purples.


  • tbissett

    Love the red skirt! You remind me of Rachel Zoe in the first picture


  • Laura

    Very chic! Congrats on becoming a TJMaxx style scout!

  • Hope

    I'm actually loving leather and faux leather! Great skirt.

  • Olivia J

    Loving the leather skirt. Looks great with the jacket.

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  • LEC1012

    Hey Helena! Love this post, I live right near that mural (recently painted by Shepard Fairey for the Dumbo Walls exhibit for the Wooster Collective 10th Anniversary) and the photos looks fantastic with the wine leather skirt! My favorite trends for fall are of course, leather, and embellishments! I just bought a leather skirt, much like the one you are wearing – only no pleats, and black – and I can't wait to pair it with a simple tee and embellished collar necklace. Or embellished booties! With big gems and statement pieces, the possibilities are endless!
    I would love the opportunity to win the TJ Maxx Style Scout giveaway! Attending the event next week would be a dream! Cheers!
    PS – You should go back and check out the other two murals that were recently finished under the BQE right next to the Obey Lotus Woman. They both say "yes" and are incredible. Totally think you would love.

    • lcinnyc

      @BrooklynBlonde @TJMaxx #MaxxStyleScout #TJMaxx << want to be sure I enter correctly!!

      Thanks!! 😀

  • happyasannie

    love your skirt. more leather inspiration here:

  • Bia O.B.B.

    HI Helena!! @BrooklynBlonde and @TJMaxx #MaxxStyleScout

    This fall I can´t wait to pair an cobalt blue A-line skirt with a cashmere sweater! It makes this look both cute and elegant!

    PS: Loooove your blog and outfits!!!

  • ahhhsoNeo

    Going to go dig around my local tj maxx for that amazing skirt!

  • Cherie

    I am going to embrace fall with some lovely knee high Frye boots, jeans and a wrap sweater 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Hi Helena!! @BrooklynBlonde and @TJMaxx #MaxxStyleScout

    I can't wait for the MINI a-line skirt- I think that would be on trend.


  • geraldine

    Great post as usual. There are many trends that I am looking forward to this fall season especially being that fall in NY is like no other. One trend I really love and I am excited about is plaid. I love the fact that it can be dressed up or down and it can be quite chic depending on how it is worn. It gives me a great incentive to go back into my closet and dig up old plaid tops from the past or go thrifting for new ones. 🙂 @BrooklynBlonde @TJMaxx #MaxxStyleScout


  • Becca

    This will be my third fall living in NYC after moving from sunny South Florida, so I've been learning to invest in classic and practical wardrobe pieces like the #motorcyclejacket. I'm excited for throwing my moto jackets over skirts and dresses to make for an easy transition from summer to fall. I also love the cool pairing of these jackets with a basic tee and ripped jeans. Here's one of my faves I scored from a @zarausa sale last season! @brooklynblonde1 @keikolynn @mystylepill @tjmaxx #MaxxStyleScout #iheartTJMaxx #fallfashion #maxxinista

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter! <3 @ohsnapitsbec [instagram]

  • Kate

    That skirt is to amazing! What is the brand? I have been looking for a cranberry leather skirt for fall.


  • Jessica Mendoza

    Your posts are amazing! Your whole outfit is perfect. Those nude heels are a must have. I absolutely love them. They remind me of some Chinese Laundry wedge heels from that I purchased a few months ago. They have a 10% off your entire purchase which is awesome. [Code:KEEP10]

  • Christina Kas

    So obsessed with this outfit I'm really speechless that both the top and skirt are from TJ Maxx, will be needing to give it a visit soon. I forget what gems they have

  • Anonymous

    Its really hard to find great items from TJ Maxx or is it just me?

  • gina cecelia

    Love this outfit!! I cant wait to wear a comfy warm scarf !!

  • Anonymous

    Your legs look beautiful in the second shot. The nude heels really extend your legs.

  • Anonymous

    This outfit is perfection! To dress it down you could throw on some olive green high waist pants and Bearpaw Paw's Hanna moccasins with a scarf! It would be great for a night out to the movies! I got my Bearpaw Hanna moccasins from! They have some really cute stuff on there!

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