When I was young and fabulous, I was the (very) proud owner of a pair of leather trousers. To say I loved them would be an understatement. I wore them so much that I reckon the cost per wear was less than 10p by the time they were retired to the Fashion Graveyard. By day I wore them with slouchy sweaters and Chelsea boots; by night with heels, silk shirts and tuxedo jackets. No matter what the occasion was, I rolled out the leather trousers! Even during pregnancy, I eschewed the tent-like dresses on offer and bought a pair of leather maternity trousers … well worth the money, honest!
Anyhow, when I hit the wrong side of 40, I reckoned I should hang up my leather trousers for good. As much as I eyed them covetously on others, the word ‘mutton’ kept springing to mind. Well, no more! At a gathering of my in-laws recently, one of the ladies present was wearing a pair of leather leggings with knee high boots and a silk shirt. By my reckoning, she must be in her mid-sixties. And guess what? She looked sensational! Think Helen Mirren!
So … on my wish list, and pushing everything else out of pole position, is a pair of leather leggings and these are one of the many pairs that have caught my eye. (Don’t gasp at the price … I could have chosen the ‘The Row’ ones, at a mere £1,790!!) Today’s Wednesday Wish is a pair of J Brand Mid Rise skinny leather leggings. Swoon!