Faux Leather Moto Jacket Under $40

I’ve long wanted a faux leather moto jacket, but even those I liked were a bit above my budget. What’s even worse, because I am petite, many of the jackets I found didn’t fit me right in the sleeves. But when I stumbled upon this faux leather jacket from Nordstrom Rack and realized it was only $32, I added it to my cart immediately! Since it was so affordable I was even able to take it to the Nordstrom Rack near my house and get it altered so it fits me perfectly.

I decided to pair my jacket with my favorite black turtleneck for this look, although I have worn it with a black silk cami and loved it also. These black pointy toe booties from Forever 21 are the perfect addition to this edgy look.


Philosophy Faux Leather Moto Jacket (wearing a 2) | Susina Long Sleeve High Rib Cuff Turtleneck (wearing a PXS) – only $20! | LOFT Petite Modern Skinny Jeans in Black | Forever 21 Faux Leather Chelsea Boots (under $35!) | Danielle Nicole Gretchen Satchel (similar)


Shopping Trends On A Budget

I love a good trend. From bell sleeves to off-the-shoulder tops, style trends are such a fun way to update your wardrobe each season. But trends are called so because they don’t last forever. So whenever I am shopping for something that’s considered trendy, like this black peplum top, I try to find budget-friendly options.


When I am looking for new clothes, but am on a budget, I’ve got my go-to stores that I know will have what I need. Nordstrom Rack, LOFT and Zara are a few favorites of mine. The peplum top I’m wearing is from Nordstrom Rack.


While I definitely like to save on trendy items, I will always try to pair my trendier pieces with nicer staples. For example, the Tory Burch sandals and bag I paired with this top balance out the look. (I bought both the sandals and bag used. I’m planning a post soon on how to score great finds second hand.)


If you’ve got your eye on a piece that is just above your budget, wait for it to go on sale. Most stores will offer promo codes and sales regularly, so it’s only a matter of checking back often to see if your item has been marked down.


Believe it or not, I find some of my best deals by Googling descriptors of the item I want. For example, I found these gladiator sandals under $30 by searching for “studded gladiator sandals” (after swooning over the very similar Valentino version for $975). PS I styled these sandals here and here. They get so many compliments every time I wear them!

I hope these tips help y’all the next time you go shopping. Thanks for reading!


Ro & De Black Peplum Top | LOFT Boyfriend Jeans | Tory Burch Small Parker Tote | Tory Burch Moore Sandals | MICHELE Deco (with bracelet) | Baublebar Maxim Cuff Set c/o | LOFT Square Sunglasses