A Little Bit of Leather

… or rather, a lot of leather. I’m leather obsessed this fall! Whether it be an unexpected leather detail like an elbow patch or a patch pocket, or a leather accent like a collar or sleeve, or even a bold pair of leather track pants, I want leather and I want all of it.

When I spotted this leather-sleeved designer blazer at TJ Maxx, I think I let out a giddy little sigh! I’ve been searching and searching for the perfect leather-sleeved blazer and was so excited to find one for less. Finding one that fit just right was key. When I put on this blazer for the first time, I could just tell that it fit like a glove, without even looking in the mirror. What I love most about this particular jacket, though, is the quality. The leather sleeves aren’t too flimsy and don’t look too faux. Ya know what I mean? Leather accents can look cheap if done poorly and you want to steer clear from that!

Have you found any must-have leather pieces for fall? I also have a leather skirt, a leather baseball cap, a pair of leather shorts, and a leather moto jacket that I’ve been wearing on repeat! I think my favorite pieces are the ones that just have subtle leather accents, though. Leather piping around the neckline of a blouse, leather pockets on a top, and leather elbow patches on a sweater are such small details, but make such a big statement!

Oh, and I got the lipstick I’m wearing at TJ Maxx, too! The perfect wear-anywhere red. Not too bright for day, but not too subtle for night. It’s just right!

Leather Sleeve Blazer and Red Lipstick via TJ Maxx

Photos taken by Hallie Wilson

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  1. 10.2.13

    That Cynthia Rowley tee – I love it! I went into her boutique the other day and that was my favorite thing in the store. Kinda obsessed with it. Love the leather sleeved blazer too! What a great find.

  2. 10.2.13
    Julia said:

    You look again simply amazing! I also like to wear leather! But unfortunately I have no leather piece in my wardrobe at the moment because I sold my leather jacket for a while and my leather pants cause I didn’t liked the shape anymore. But I hope that I can find a new one for this fall ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Julia (daysfullofglitter)

  3. 10.2.13
    Stacey said:

    Love this jacket, I saw one at Zara earlier this year I wish I’d purchased!

    Five Minute Styleย 

  4. 10.2.13

    In LOVE with that blazer!!! What a great find lady! But I don’t remember the flowers on that tee the last time I saw it…lol! Am I crazy? ha ha!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  5. 10.2.13
    stephanie said:

    i like those burgundy pumps!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  6. 10.2.13

    The black leather looks great but I LOVED the burgundi pumps!

  7. 10.2.13
    Sarah said:

    Great look, I agree leather is going to be a huge staple for me as well.

    The Purse Snatcher

  8. 10.2.13

    Your shoes are to die for! Love how versatile and perfect for fall they are!

  9. 10.2.13
    Meagan said:

    Love that jacket! Unfortunately where I live (San Antonio, TX) it still feels like summer and is way too hot for a fun leather blazer! Oh to only have two seasons– hot and hotter!


  10. 10.2.13
    Nnenna said:

    I love this leather sleeve blazer! I picked up a faux leather skirt earlier this season, but ended up returning it because it was just too long. I’m on the hunt for a different leather skirt now and I just ordered a jacket with faux leather sleeves too!

  11. 10.2.13
    Lauren said:

    This blazer is gorgeous! I just recently found a leather-detail blazer at Marshalls!

  12. 10.2.13

    Just got this leather peplum top from Piperlime and I’m obsessed. The picture truly doesn’t do it justice. It fits like a glove and is so flattering. Plus, I totally love the full zipper in the back!


  13. 10.2.13
    Heidi said:

    Love that blazer. And I do love the PC version of that tee ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. 10.2.13
    Lacy said:

    Did someone ask where the bag is from??

    • 10.2.13
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Just sent you an email! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 10.2.13
    Allyson said:

    So in love with this look from head to toe. Where are those shoes from??

  16. 10.2.13
    Emily said:

    Yes!! I’m totally on board with leather for fall. I need to get more pieces though! Next on my list is a leather skirt.
    Isnโ€™t That Charming.

  17. 10.2.13
    Danielle said:

    Loving the jacket and tee combo. Your heels are such a brilliant color, I love the way they balance out the black!


  18. 10.2.13
    Dana said:

    I love this blazer & all things leather this season! I think I need to go to TJMaxx ASAP!!

  19. 10.2.13

    I’m on the hunt for a leather lapel blazer a la a tux jacket. That’s my goal for the next month.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  20. 10.2.13
    Meghan said:

    sooooo in love with this look!

  21. 10.2.13
    Nikki said:

    I love love that jacket!!! I wish my TJ Maxx would have it (it won’t- the TJ Maxxs in Mississippi are terrible). But you look fabulous! Love this look.


  22. 10.2.13

    I love the lipstick and the shoes! So coordinated! Also, that shirt is awesomeeee.
    Lauren at http://www.lakeshorelady.com

  23. 10.2.13
    AJ said:

    I’m still looking for the perfect leather details! And did you put patches over certain parts of your shirt?? I’m pretty sure I remember a full word in there the last time ๐Ÿ˜‰


  24. 10.3.13

    Love the outfit and the leather off course, but can I ask about the shoes?! they are amazing and I would like to know where the shoes from…


  25. 10.3.13
    Deanna said:

    Love this look! No closet can have too much leather ๐Ÿ˜€

    Because I’m Obsessed

  26. 10.3.13
    Kayla said:

    Love it! And your hair is ahhhmazing in these pictures! : )


  27. 10.3.13
    Agi said:

    I am loving leather this season as well. I have a pair of leggings that i am dying over and wish i could wear every day. Great outfit Jessica. Love those shoes ๐Ÿ™‚



  28. 10.3.13
    Radha Desai said:

    Love the shoes and the bag – where are they from!

  29. 10.3.13
    Caroline said:

    Girl, I’m with you! Leather is amazing this fall!!!

    xoxo Caroline


  30. 10.4.13
    Megan said:

    hi, can you share where the bag is from? ๐Ÿ™‚
    loving all the leather, by the way!!

  31. 10.4.13
    Chelsea said:

    The oxblood heels + leather sleeves on your blazer are the perfect Fall pair! You look gorgeous Jessica.

    Chelsea & The City

  32. 10.4.13
    Joelle said:

    I feel the same way about leather this season! It spices up everyday looks! Love they blazer paired with the graphic t-shirt! Looks great!

  33. 10.4.13
    Rachel said:

    Whoa, this blazer is absolutely amazing!

  34. 10.4.13

    Your posts always make me want to shop! That jacket is to die for, and I can’t believe you got it from TJ Maxx! It looks super expensive!

  35. 10.6.13

    I think it’s so tough finding the right blazer – especially one that fits well. This one is definitely a great find, and I love that shirt!

  36. 10.10.13

    Love the blazer Jess! I love the pairing of a graphic tee, distressed jeans and those hot heels! Leather is definitely hot right now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Stephanie ๐Ÿ™‚