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Faux Leather Moto for Under $100

Faux Leather Moto for Under $100

Maybe this sounds silly, but one of my goals for the year is to have more fun with clothes. I started my career in fashion when I was 19 because everything about clothes and style lit me from within. 

Back then, trying out new styles, coming up with different looks, and following trends was like a sport. I loved learning about design and designers, and I have loved the history of fashion since I was a little girl. 

But, over the last few years, with the demands of life getting increasingly intense, I found myself not feeling very inspired. 

Especially since I had Vivi (amazingly she’ll be 14 months in a few days), I started to feel like I was losing myself in motherhood. 

So my commitment to tapping into the fashion-loving girl of my past is both practical to keep the business and blog fresh, but also a form of self-care.

The challenge, of course, is how to shake things up while maintaining my classic aesthetic. (And staying in a budget, and keeping my choices practical, and … you get the picture.)

My idea is, once a month, I buy something both outside my comfort zone while still inside my style profile. I’m sharing those finds with you here, to maybe spark some inspiration in your wardrobe.

 So my January purchase was this faux leather jacket by Levi’s that I found at Nordstrom. 

Faux Leather Moto for Under $100

Faux Leather Moto for Under $100Moto Jacket, $88  |  Jeans, $158  |  Heels, $130  |  Top, $98  |  Lipstick, $28 

At first I thought this was way outside the scope of my style, but after wearing it for a while, I realized it mixes perfectly with my more classic pieces. 

It feels incredible, like real, soft leather. For under $100 – it’s a great buy if you want a fun piece with staying power. 

I’m wearing my normal size, medium. It fit well with room to layer something heavy underneath. It’s also available in plus size up to 3X.

Here, I paired it with some staples I wear all the time. These Joe’s Jeans are a go-to pair for me. They are cut for a curvy shape and have perfect pocket placement.

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This  sleeveless v-neck top goes with everything. It’s a  great option to layer under sweaters and jackets for work, too. Sizes run true from a XS – XXL, also in petite here, and plus here

I wore it here since I didn’t plan on taking my jacket off. To finish the outfit, I grabbed my my favorite high heels. 

Recently, a few readers asked for me to share my lip color when I post real life pictures (below). Here, I’m wearing a swipe of red lipstick by Kosas. They make an incredible non-toxic lip color with great pigment. 

Here it is in Real Life 

Faux Leather Moto for Under $100

Look at me being a cool mom. 

Hahaha, not even close, but trying new things is fun. 


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Faux Leather Moto for Under $100

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Sunday 16th of February 2020

Great post - I too, appreciate the real life pics. How else will you wear this. I just bought one in deep navy, I love it, so am looking to maximize wear and would appreciate your input!


Friday 14th of February 2020

I love your style resolution for the new year. Can’t wait to see all your selections as the year unfolds!


Friday 14th of February 2020

I really appreciate that you show an IRL image! It makes all the difference. I also purchased a black moto jacket and can’t figure out where or how to wear it, this helps!

Suzanne Clarkson Umile

Friday 14th of February 2020

Wow! Great jacket! Thanks for this, Megan. It looks like the one you bought is black, correct? The only color (and size) available now is green croc/size L. But it appears to be a deep bottle green, which I love. I think I’m going for it!



Friday 14th of February 2020

Cute and fun!! I JUST bought a pair of Joe's Jean's, & I love them. I'm eyeing a pair of AG jeans...what are your thoughts on that brand?

Megan Kristel

Friday 14th of February 2020

I'm so glad you're liking Joe's! I also really like AG, my favorite pair of distressed jeans are by them. They have a similar cut and feel to Joes.

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