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Silver Belle

Silver Belle
“Shimmer and shine…shimmer and shine…” – Ben Harper

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Leather Mini Skirt – Zara | V-Neck Sweater – RomWe | Boots – L’Intervalle | Sunglasses – Rayban c/o Merivale Optometric | Bond Girl Lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury | Call Time Nail Polish – MAC Cosmetics


As per usual, I found this gem of a skirt while looking for something I really needed. Yes – it was an impulse buy, but when is a silver leather skirt not an impulse buy?

I was on my way to Spark Sessions, a blogger conference in Toronto and required an outfit that was professional, meant “business”, but was also fashion-forward. As I left shopping for such an outfit to the eleventh hour (give me a break…I was suffering from a flu that absolutely knocked me on my butt), I was coming up really short on options.

I hurried into Zara on a cold-medicated high, looking desperately for a dress that would make me stand out from all of the other eager bloggers, but everything seemed pretty run of the mill. As I headed for the exit, something platinum-coloured and shiny caught my eye. Me, being a human magpie, was instantly attracted to its silvery sheen and I was got closer, I got more excited. There it was…a platinum mini-skirt!

“I DO NOT CARE WHAT THAT SKIRT COSTS…IT IS MINE!!!” I croaked to myself, laryngitis in full swing. I picked it up and swooped into the fitting room. The skirt’s zipper caught on something…a tag that proclaimed that the skirt required special care as it was “fine grain leather”. LEATHER. Omigod. I grabbed the price tag as my heart sunk, worried that it blew my blogger conference outfit budget. “$69.90” is what the tag read. That was it – sixty-nine dollars and ninety cents. It was mine. I was so rife with the flu, I don’t even remember if I took the skirt off as I 100-metre dashed towards the cash desk. All I knew was that it was perfect, it was real leather, it was SILVER.

I had the perfect sweater to pair with it too. An ultra soft, dove grey v-neck I scored from RomWe. The RomWe sweater was just casually perfect enough to highlight a silver mini-skirt…just perfect enough to make it ok to wear to a suburban café for amaretto lattes with my husband. Hey…if you can’t wear a silver miniskirt out for a latte with your husband, who can you wear it with?

This silver belle will be making great use of this skirt throughout the holiday season. I’m already having fun dreaming up places to wear it.

*RomWe Sweater provided in exchange for my honest review.

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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    • Dominique
      November 15, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you, Ivana. I agree! A real eye-catcher!

  1. November 14, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    I love reading your stories and anecdotes – feel like I’m chatting with a gf over coffee! A great find that skirt is, and I hope you’re feeling better! You literally look like an angel so if you were sick while taking these photos please tell me your secret!

    • Dominique
      November 14, 2016 / 4:21 pm

      Aww Alyssa! Thank you! We are due for another coffee date! These pics were taken quickly yesterday. I was feeling way better and had total cabin fever. I begged Ryan to take me on an outing!

      What made buying the silver skirt easier was that I knew I could get a lot of wear out of it. I’m investing in a great white button down shirt (your influence – thank you), and that will look bomb with the silver skirt! Can’t wait!! xoxoxo

  2. November 14, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    I probably would have done the same thing if the skirt was gold. I’m becoming mildly obsessed with the color. #AllGoldEverything It looks GREAT against your skin tone and you definitely stand out. I certainly hope that you are feeling better!

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Hey Courtney! Thanks for your kind comment! Yep – on the mend and feeling way better. Girl – if there was a gold option, it would be mine too! You ever see those Saint Laurent booties that look exactly like the ones I’m wearing but in gold glitter? Boy – that is one expensive pair of shoes that I would have been very ok with acquiring! LOL! xoxoxoxo

    • Dominique
      November 16, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Thank you! Me too!

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