Friday Favorites 10/10/14

Like most Fridays I'm sharing some of my favorite things today, most of them involving fashion and shopping at Express, so here we go...

1. Moto Mayhem

With Fall weather in full swing most places, Express (Minus the) Leather Jackets  are a popular item on bloggers because they're perfect for adding a little warmth and style to just about any outfit whether dressy or casual. They're also 30% off and there's a coupon code on the website right now, so the price is pretty budget-friendly:
Original Outfit Details: Carylee / Erica / Darcy

For more outfit ideas with moto jackets you can check this old post complete with celebrity cameos like these:

As seen on: Nine Lives of Chloe King / Camilla Belle / Vampire Diaries

Weather for me is still very summery, but eventually the temperatures will drop here (I think??) and I'm sure I'll get more use out of mine:
(Minus the Leather) Jackets - Current Option: Clay / Black / Champagne

2.  More Moto Mayhem - As Seen on TV

First, don't anyone spoil anything for me because I am one season behind on Sons of Anarchy. (It's a a television show on FX about a Motorcycle Club. They're not a gang, okay? They're a club.)  I keep hearing there is a big, shocking ending to Season 6 and I don't want to ruin it. But I was super excited to see Dr. Tara Knowles wearing my other favorite moto jacket!

Sons of Anarchy, Tara Knowles, Express Moto Jacket

I'm pretty sure she's wearing the Express Seamed Twill Cuff Sleeve Moto Jacket in Foliage, just like Skye, Noelle and I have:
Twill Jacket in Foliage on Skye/ Noelle / Me (details here)

3. One more Moto Moment from the WTF File:

In addition to coats and jackets being 30% off, all sweaters are 40% off (see them all here). Since I'm clearly obsessed with all things moto, I loved the look of this Moto Sweater:

The style of a moto jacket with the comfort of a sweater sounded great. But then I saw the price. $228 ($136 with the current sale, but STILL.). For a SWEATER! Are the zippers made of real silver? I don't get the price on this one. There's one review for this and that's probably the only person in America who was willing to pay this price:

"I waited for this to go on sale and it finally did and I received it. Not really what I thought it would be. It really is a sweater and not a jacket. It looks more structured on the model, but it is not. I don't know why it is so expensive. There is nothing spectacular about this item. Sorry Express this is a real miss with picture representation, price, and quality. I am sorry I wasted an Express reward I will be going to the store to return this item."

I might think about trying this if it ever goes on sale for 80% off, but $228 for a sweater is not happening!

3. Share Your Order

On Wednesday Express had Buy One, Get One 50% off the entire store so I was persuaded to knock two items off my wishlist. After I placed the order they demanded (note the giant bold text) that I should share the items I just purchased so who am I to say no?

I've said a million times that I'm not really a skirt person, but these two girls have me convinced that I need this skirt and that I won't regret it so I hope they're right about this!
Original Posts: Rachelle  & Carylee 

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Thanks for checking out my favorite things this week. Have a great weekend and see you back on Monday!

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Friday Favorites: ErikaAndrea and Narci /  Fashion Friday /Shanna / Alison / Lindsey 



  1. I really want a leather jacket and another moto jacket but I don't need a any, I have major shopping fever right now I need to stay busy :/ Cannot wait to see you in your new skirt.

  2. Moto mayhem, you are too funny! I have a leather moto jacket at the top of my list. Unfortunately the price is a bit cost prohibitive... I love that wrap skirt. It looks so great on Carylee and Rachelle. TGIF!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. Oh my, what's up with that sweater...??!? Cra Cra! I did have to make a trip to Express this week (needed a birthday gift and had a coupon, which they let me use in addition to the BOGO 50% off sale)...I did eye the moto jackets...soooo soft and the colors are beautiful, but I remained strong! Funny because I also wished they had that cross over skirt there because I probably would have snagged it for sure...I'm curious to see what you think of yours...may have to go on my Christmas Wish list :-) Oh, but I did walk away with a portofino for myself...oops!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  4. Between you and Carylee I think I have been officially convinced that I need a (Minus the) Leather Jacket! I have a few faux leather jackets but am really loving the oxblood colored one and the fit of them looks perfect.

    xo, Jasmin

  5. You definitely need that skirt! I need the Texas weather to cool down a bit so I can wear my moto jacket.
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  6. Still chucking about your moto jacket/sweater experiences. Loving the moto jackets and I especially been eyeing the skirt Carylee and Rachelle has too. I have been trying to get more of my winter stuff in before I start looking at spring and summer stuff lol.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  7. I can see why you picked up the skirt! It looks great on Carylee and Rachelle. I'm stalking the grey sweater with zipper details on the sides. I might get it today since its on sale we'll see

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  8. Moto Mayhem is such a great post title! I'm obsessing over that moto sweater! Love all of these looks! So much styling inspiration!


  9. so many good things. that skirt is super cute and i'm sure it will look fabulous on you - it would do not very good things for my hips, lol. i saw the sale that express had the other day and I almost broke my shopping ban but i didnt see anything i really really wanted so best to wait. black friday ;) that jacket is pretty fabulous, it looks a lot more... slim and fitted compared to the ones I have... but sigh.. trying to be good.

  10. Thank you for featuring me! I actually just ordered a new minus the leather jacket today with the sale! I am hoping the color is what I want... sometimes it is hard to tell online! crossing my fingers!

    1. Oh awesome! I can't wait to see which color you got! It's definitely nice to have different options to go with different outfits.

  11. I love those jackets, and I am dying for their light pink cocoon coat, omg such gorgeous pieces, if only the jacket wasn't as much as that weird sweater, or if the weather was ever cold enough down here to make up for the splurge. In the mean time I'll have to live through the ones that do get cold weather


    1. That's what's so crazy - that sweater is the same price as the pink coat and MORE than the moto jackets. I just don't get it. I hear you on weather though. I can't really justify coats anymore. Jackets are still useful though.

  12. I am a through and through moto jacket girl myself. I especially love how they balance a more feminine outfit. All your moto jacket outfits are so great. I always say Gina you do casual chic to perfection!! Can't wait to see your outfits with the skirt. Happy Friday, XOXO, Elif

  13. I'm literally smiling from ear to ear because I just purchased the windowpane cami! I've been dying for a windowpane or grid top! It's such a cute, wearable print. Thank you once again for pointing me in the right direction :)

  14. The moto jacket is such a great versatile piece! I love the pic with the white jeans!

  15. The sweater is gorgeous! You're right about the price , what is Express thinking with that one? That skirt got me as well, I purchased it on labor day. You're right it is gorgeous!


  16. I just got a moto jacket and LOVE it! It's a perfect fall piece as it's just comfortable enough for the chill.

    Thrifting Diva

  17. super great post luv!!


  18. So, I started typing a reply to this at my desk at work then someone walked up behind me and I never got to finish! As I was saying…
    I wonder if it was hand knitted by an endangered mammal or something? That is so bizarre! It looks nice, but not for that price - unless it makes me breakfast, too!
    I know this is selfish, but I'm excited for it to cool down for you. Seeing you in your moto jackets makes me excited to pull cool weather inspiration from you! And I saw someone wearing the light colored MTL jacket and it made me need it, too!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

  19. Yup - I can't get over the price of that sweater moto? Was it hand-woven in some remote village LOL?

    And good idea getting the skirt - it's so chic and classy - an easy alternative to shorts.


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