faking it

Tights x2: H&M (layered together). Jumper dress: Thrift. Jacket: Strawberry. Shoes: ACNE. Bag: Alexander Wang. Thin wool jumpers (not seen). Green stone ring: New Orleans. Snake ring: NY local shop. Shades: Ray Ban
I think I’m officially sequin addicted. The large knit on this jumper dress was the first attraction, but the all over sparkles confirmed it.
The faux leather ‘shearling’ motor jacket is one of those pieces I’ve always wanted, but I couldn’t find one that I loved (translation: could afford), so this faux version for $35 is a bargain.
Hang on, this is a re-occuring pattern too. Purchasing faux leather furry collared jackets. Remember this??

Any of you own faux leather jackets too?
ps. Thank you Essence magazine for the online feature!


  1. Jacqueline says:

    Congrats on the Essence feature Karen! I love the polka dot tights. I have never tried layering tights, but maybe I will! Also, that jumper is pretty cute. I have the same faux leather zipper skirt you have from Urban, but that is my only faux leather piece. xoxo


  2. Cindy says:

    the only faux leather piece i have is a bustier dress from h&m that zips up the front and i l o v e it! but dancing all night in it is so hotttt! lol. i’m drenched when i take it off, ewww.

    i do have a lot of takes on the biker shape though. it’s so iconic. denim, cotton etc. your coat reminds of a sic leather jacket from aqua i left at bloomingdales during my last nyc trip. i should have bought it but i was trying to be good. my biggest shopping regret of the trip along with the red velvet floral prada bag…

  3. Tastes Eclectic Fashion says:

    Your wardrobe seriously makes me green with envy. I still desperately want those exact same wedges.

  4. Tayler says:

    Love the little sequin detail! my only leather is real and 10 bucks from goodwill 🙂
    check it out:

  5. Goodle. says:

    Yay! Sequins are thee best! So easy to wear and you feel glamorous.
    I really love the dotted tights!

    Goodle x

  6. Tom Tuttle from Tacoma says:

    great buys, the sequinned jumper dress and jacket. i like how the beige sleeves peek from under the jacket.

  7. Ernest B. says:

    That coat looks worth more than $35! Congrats on the ultra chic find! The ACNE boots are of course too much to bear! It’s like looking at the sun, in all its glory, you have to keep your eyes from staring directly into it’s wonderous glow.


  8. ru.kurarin says:

    congrats on the feature! i love the black and white mix of colours AND the different fabrics. definitely faux leather as i live in a tropical climate.

  9. Susu Paris Chic says:

    I used to own a pink faux leather jacket. Had to let go of it since the sleeves cracked open on the shoulders. I was devastated… almost.

  10. Meghann says:

    I have a faux leather H&M jacket that I refer to as my “vegan” leather jacket. It’s warm and cute and it looks like the real thing – best thing about it was it’s $49.90 prcie tag!

  11. Astérisque says:

    I really really love your outfit. those wedges are adorable… you look gorgeous hun!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I love your style

  13. Elina says:

    I love your outfit, too beautiful !

  14. natasha's view says:

    absolutely amazing jacket, love it!


  15. surimay says:

    adore the jumper dress! 😀

  16. B. says:

    Congrats on Essence!
    I do in fact have a faux leather moto jacket! Thanks to the greatest day of the year: Black Friday! Great prices on a student budget 😀

  17. lovert says:

    I love your outfit! amazing combination:)

  18. marie says:

    i really adore your blog. im from southern california and stumbled across your blog a few weeks before i visited new york. you definitely inspired me and kind of played as the weather forecast for me last week to be able to bear the chilly temperatures :)) always looking forward to reading more from you!

  19. Camilla says:

    You pull of those shoes amazingly!
    Love this whole outfit 🙂 xxx

  20. Amber says:

    wauw totally love the look!!
    that shoes!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo amber

  21. Carlotta says:

    I’m sequins & glitters addicted too and I won’t detox!! love the jumper so pretty :))
    I’m having an amazing giveaway to celebrate my 1st blog bday..clutch gold sparky..!!