Last time we did a Trying Out a Trend post for Raiding My Sister’s Closet, we chose hats. This time around we got significantly braver and chose leather (or faux leather, as the case may be). Like I am with most trends, it took me a little while to warm up to leather, but now I have probably at least eight items in my closet that are faux leather or are faux leather embellished. I love that it’s a trend that you can incorporate as much or as little as you want. 
So since a lot of leather or leather embellished pieces (like my favorite jacket and my new favorite tunic) aren’t scaring me so much these days, I went with something a little more out of my comfort zone — an entire skirt made of faux leather! I wore it to church on Sunday and Philip did mention that he liked it, but thought it was maybe a little loud for church. He’s probably right. But I still love it. 
skirt: chicwish c/o
heels: target
necklaces: inpink & hello fab c/o
clutch: windsor c/o
watch: burberry 
Now go check out how Janssen and Landen tried out leather!


  1. Kimberly says:

    Love the subtle quilting detail on this skirt! I know what you mean about dressing for church – I always have the hardest time trying to find something that is both stylish & conservative without being over the top πŸ™‚

  2. you own this look…i love it!

  3. I'm pretty sure I've seen this on Leanne too and I love it on both of you! Such a great skirt. I don't find it too loud unless your church is ultra-conservative.

  4. Emily Hash says:

    Where is the gray tunic from you wore on babble? I'm in love!

  5. That looks amazing on you!!!! So chic. I love the length on it, too. I can see how it might be a bit much for the Mormons but it's definitely perfect for a date night or cocktail party. I would love that skirt with a crisp white button up, layers of pearls, a big bun or chignon, red lipstick, and oversized sunglasses. So Parisian chic.

  6. eden says:

    as a mormon, i think that skirt is great for church!

    that being said, i'm soooo not brave myself, so i doubt i would ever wear it… anywhere. (maybe after i lose 50 lbs…) (: but i think it's beautiful!

  7. This faux leather skirt is gorgeous! I like the combination with plaid, and the statement necklace is very pretty.


  8. Pamala says:

    This might be one of my most favorite outfits you have posted. I've been on the fence about this skirt and I think you just encouraged me to purchase! Can I ask what size you ordered? Is it true to size? I'm in between sizes a bit and not sure if I should size up or down.

  9. Yolennie says:

    That skirt is absolutely adorable, has a bit of vintage vibe and I love it! Paring it with a plaid shirt really tones it down and makes the outfit more casual and cute <3


  10. Tabet says:

    Lovely pictures and a great outfit! πŸ™‚

  11. Kristina says:

    That skirt is gorgeous!!! I love the way you styled it.

    Kristina does the Internets

  12. Chelsea says:

    I love this full leather skirt! You look gorgeous Merrick.

    Chelsea & The City

  13. Colby says:

    This outfits is PERFECTION! I love the edginess of the skirt but paired with the gingham top it adds femininity to it. LOVE IT!

  14. Dhruvi says:

    Ahhhh I am obsessed with this look, Merrick! You look so great! The gingham & leather mix is fall perfection! I recently styled plaid with leather on my blog – here!

    Stilettos & Sequins

  15. This look is so gorgeous! I love the addition of the necklace – so pretty. I saw you at style elixir link up πŸ™‚

  16. Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions! Love your look. xo Jess

  17. LyddieGal says:

    I am dying of this skirt – it is just too cute!
    Chic on the Cheap

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