But then I graduated from college and my love of fashion truly emerged. And at some point during this time, I realized the hypocrisy in refusing to eat meat but having no problem wearing it.
(This is the point in the story where most animal loving vegetarians vow never to wear leather or fur again- that, however, is not my story).
I decided, instead of giving up leather, I'd give up vegetarianism.
As it turns out, my love of ridiculously luxurious clothes and the perfect pair of boots outweighed my love of animals.
Shameful, I know.
But it looks like I'm not alone. Leather is not only a major trend this fall, but has been huge on the runways of New York Fashion Week. Check out my top 10 favorite leather looks from the shows so far:
|10 Crobsy Derek Lam does casual leather|
|Cutouts and leather from Alexander Wang|
|DKNY mixes materials|
|Marissa Webb toughens up a sweet dress with a leather vest|
|Monique Lhuillier does leather in the newest color trend - oxblood|
|Erin Fetherston makes leather look sweet|
|Leather shorts by Katie Gallagher|
|Leather and Prints by Nicole Miller|
|Metallic leather by Rachel Comey|
|Leather peplum by Tibi|
All images via Style.com