I'm admittedly a little leather obsessed this season, but obviously with good reason. Behold Alice + Olivia's Juliana Velvet and Leather Dress ($440) screaming Fall flirt and city sophisticate all at once. I could rationalize the price, promising to wear it religiously till Spring, but really, it's no use. The only thing left to do is to find a worthy, less-pricey alternative.
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Enter BCBG's Leather and Ponte T-Shirt Dress ($178), a.k.a. my new Autumn uniform. It delivers the same rocker-chic polish as the first, the same sheath-style silhouette, only with sweet t-shirt inspired details that make it perfect for day or night. Easily a wardrobe staple, with a price tag that requires far less reasoning. Really, it's just good fashion sense.