Rated VG*: Krystle’s Style

In my recent post, Worker V: 1.5 (+ Rules for Rocking Leather in the Office), I shared some shots of me in an ensemble I wore to work that included a favorite leather skirt. I also shared my tips for how to wear leather in the office and not look like a hooker while scrolling through your PowerPoint deck.

In a serendipitous twist, the very day I wore that outfit, I happened upon Krystle of Krystle’s Style—in the very same skirt, in perfect demonstration of my Rules for Rocking Leather in the Office. Krystle and I had emulated each other’s style, totally accidentally. And she’s even got a furry vest on…y’all know how I love a furry vest. So I simply had to share! Isn’t she gorge?

Images of Krystle used with her permission.
For the deets on my outfit (if you missed it before), see Worker V: 1.5 (+ Rules for Rocking Leather in the Office).
For Krystle’s outfit details see Remember This?! #3- the Glam Edition.


Several of you noted on my original post that you have this skirt or another leather skirt, and you planned to use my tips as a guide next time you wear it. If any of you have a VG experience, please let me know!

*VG = Very Good experience emulating Vahni G. Or in this case, VG-approved!

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  1. March 7, 2011 at 1:23 am — Reply

    She looks amazing, as do you! Awesome and totally different twists!
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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm — Reply

      Hey love, thank you!

  2. March 7, 2011 at 2:25 am — Reply

    Way to rock a leather skirt, both of you! I’m loving the different ways you both styled it. I think if someone had asked me to work it into an outfit I wouldn’t really know where to start. I love the blogosphere for things just like this – you learn something new, gain some wonderful fashion inspiration every single day!

    • March 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Casee. I feel exactly the same about the blogosphere. It’s endlessly inspiring.

  3. March 7, 2011 at 2:51 am — Reply

    Love, love, love … it’s a few months till it’s cool enough for us to rock that look but I’m keeping it bookmarked!
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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Nikki. Would love to see how you rock it, when you do. Post it to the G&G Facebook page if you want:

      Grit and Glamour

  4. March 7, 2011 at 5:19 am — Reply

    I adore the way the leather skirt looks on both of you! You style mavens!
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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Leia! This is a look I could easily see you in, too.

  5. March 7, 2011 at 5:42 am — Reply

    She looks great! Despite your great tips on leather in the office I would still never get away with wearing leather anything in an office in my profession. Sniff! I need a career change.
    I do have a great narrow leather maxi skirt by Joseph which I scored for nothing on ebay and I love wearing it with a tee or turtleneck and my furry vest and boots. xx
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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm — Reply

      Doesn’t she?!

      I’m fortunate that I don’t work in an ultra-conservative environment, so I can get away with it. And wow, a leather maxi? Would love to see that. I’m already totes jealous of your leather tee.

  6. March 7, 2011 at 8:09 am — Reply

    Her look is great too! Love her furry vest! It’s been a bit warm here for the leather skirt I found in my mom’s closet, but if it cools off enough, I will definitely be wearing it and send you a pic to see if it’s VG. :-)

  7. March 7, 2011 at 10:55 am — Reply

    She looks fantastic. You look fantastic, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I also want one, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    You are both so snazzy.

    Mil besos my dear Vhani.
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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm — Reply

      Thank you Sacramento! I could see you in one, for sure!

  8. March 7, 2011 at 11:01 am — Reply

    Very cute! I love the subtle charcoaly-violet tones shifting through nails, shirt, makeup, and the intriguingly knotted pearls.
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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm — Reply

      Thank you Sarah! I love her autumn colors too.

  9. March 7, 2011 at 11:27 am — Reply

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone, and V, thanks for this post! This is so exciting!! I can’t believe you did this. *blushing* Makes my day!!!
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    • March 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm — Reply

      you look stunning girl! LOVE IT!
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      • March 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm — Reply

        awww… thank you!!!

    • March 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm — Reply

      Krystle, you did the hard work…putting that smashing look together. I’m just admiring you from afar…along with Eboni and everyone else!

  10. March 7, 2011 at 11:28 am — Reply

    Yes, it’s perfect! I can never say no to faux-fur vests and leather. She looks beautiful.

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  11. March 7, 2011 at 11:37 am — Reply

    I like it!
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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Annie!

  12. March 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: Remember the leather skirt? @krystlesstyle rocks it perfectly. Rated VG*: Krystle's Style

  13. March 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    totally hot and fierce…she did an awesome job with the leather….


    • March 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm — Reply

      Amen, mama! Thanks, Sweet.

  14. March 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    RT @gritandglamour: Rated VG*: Krystle's Style

  15. March 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    She looks fab! You both rocked the leather at the office look extremely well…xo

  16. March 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    She is adorable! I must visit her blog.
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  17. March 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    I think this just shows how workable and wearable your tips were! I too love me a furry vest, so I’m totally digging Krystal’s interpretation. My leather skirt is about a foot shorter then the one seen in these posts, so I think I’m out of the running for using these rules!

    xo, Ashley
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  18. March 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    ooh I am pretty sure I wanna get VG approved. I better hurry up and finish this dang 30 for 30 so I can whip out my leather skirt. The only problem is I am pretty sure I don’t own a demure pump. Lol! Oh wait, maybe I can work it with a nude pump instead of black… hmmmmm… see you’ve got my wheels-a-spinning!

    Krystle looks fabulous! Doesn’t she have gorgeous smile with those dimples!
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  19. March 8, 2011 at 12:43 am — Reply

    Love this! Krystle looks amazing. I need to get myself VG approved 😉

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  20. March 8, 2011 at 4:53 am — Reply

    I love this VG experience!

    You guys both seriously rock the leather skirt – there ain’t no tartiness about it!
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  21. March 8, 2011 at 6:17 am — Reply

    She is very gorgeous V,
    I totally agree with you regards wearing leather skirts without looking like a hooker.
    Leather pieces are chic and sexy.
    Totally obsessed with your look too
    Lee x
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  22. March 8, 2011 at 9:54 am — Reply

    I love serendipity like that! You both look fantastic:)
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  23. March 8, 2011 at 11:32 am — Reply

    I actually DO have a very similar leather skirt, thrifted it in Paris for 10 bucks! SCORE! Im also wearing it today, but I dont work in an office, its a vintage clothing shop…so.. maybe a bit more casual, still office appropriate I think!? I should send ya a picture and get a VG rating!! x
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    • March 11, 2011 at 10:23 am — Reply

      Share it with me or post to the G&G Facebook page!

  24. March 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    Mmh AND actually I can’t help BUT see in this official “VG” label a (strong / enlightened) guarantee of “day to day Corporate Mistress-iliciousity” Dear Vahni !!!
    à Bientôt, Antoine
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  25. March 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    HOT!!! she looks awesome and i’m loving this VG stamp of approval and rating. too cute! you are so clever and creative. you never fail to make me smile. i adore you so much. and i freakin’ miss you. are you back in new york yet?!

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    • March 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Kristy!

      No, not back in NY yet. But we need to hook that up! Will be over to see you on the blog soon!

  26. March 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    RT @gritandglamour: Rated VG*: Krystle's Style

  27. March 9, 2011 at 2:30 am — Reply

    Amazing synchronicity! I don’t have the vest, but the shoes are en route. Looking for an appropriate sweater. Will be sure to let you know when I manage to pull it all together.
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  28. March 9, 2011 at 11:44 am — Reply

    I love the leather skirt to work thing. You both look great and office appropriate. I was checking out some leather skirts yesterday while thrift shopping. I refrained from buying – but only because I am focusing on my spring/summer wardrobe now. Your tips from the original post are spot on!
    That VG rating is pretty cool too!
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  29. March 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Great minds think alike! You both look equally gorgeous!

    • March 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm — Reply

      Aw, thanks Kristin!

  30. March 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    She looks really good as you mentioned the way she rocks the leather keeps it classy and subtle not cheap and trashy. I’m loving the furry vest and what looks like a leather belt to cinch in the waist is a great addition. Certainly would be workable in an office environment. She looks fantastic!

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    • March 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm — Reply

      Always love a man’s perspective…thanks for sharing! I agree, Krystle looks class-ay in her ensemble!

  31. March 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    Although I love leather……I have never worn a leather garment, let alone a skirt for this exact reason, not being able to pull it off at work. Seeing you two stylish ladies have truly inspired me. The next time I set my eyes on a leather skirt….it will be mine….:)

    Thank you V.
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    • March 11, 2011 at 10:22 am — Reply

      Yay! I love it when bloggers inspire each other. Go for it!

      Thanks for your comment, Tashrin!

  32. March 11, 2011 at 10:18 am — Reply

    Thanks to all for the comments…again, let me know if you have a VG moment!

  33. April 1, 2012 at 1:13 am — Reply

    Both of you look chic girl. I adore your leather skirt. Leather pieces are chic and sexy. Love it !
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