So I don’t get it. What’s going on with making of denim these days? Over the last month I have seen denim, in my opinion, at its worst. Personally, I love a great relaxed pair of boyfriend denim jeans with tasteful deconstruction. Nowadays, there is nothing tasteful, tactful or presentable about some of the denim out there. To top it off, some of these styles are designer brands costing upward of $1000!
Personally I just can’t make sense of spending a $1000 or even $20 for a 1/3 of a jean. If I were into any of the above styles, you better believe I would by the cheapest pair of jeans I could find and DIY! I get that as time goes on that change is expected with fashion and looks tend to get reinvented. However, where do you draw the line of inappropriate and just silly?
How do you feel about the above styles? Would you wear them and if so where to?
Yea, so I was looking online like I regularly do when my eye caught this beauty…a chambray jumpsuit! Over the last couple of years I have found myself doing a lot of shopping online. This is greatly because of two reasons:
1) I can find great deals online
2) It’s way easier to shop when you don’t have four extra bodies with you asking “can we leave yet?”
I will admit that shopping online can have its disadvantages. For example “Final Sale” items may not be returnable, which will cause you to loose money if the fit isn’t right. Also, if the item can be exchanged for another size, the only method to do so would be by mail. Again this is extra money spent to both send back in addition to time because you have to drop them off at the post office!
All in all, I only recommend shopping online when you already know how a brand name runs. You should try finding a like item in store by the same brand to ensure fit. It’s not always 100% proof, but you will be happy you did 9/10!
In this case I am pleased with my purchase. I got my jumpsuit in a medium for my hips, however I do think I could have used a small. I will see if I can shrink it in the body just a tad. If not, I’m ok with it being a relaxed fit especially drawing nearer to this much cooler season!
My toughest decision was to go with the belt or without? What do you think?
Chambray Jumpsuit-Forever21/Shoes-Minnetonka/ Jewelry & Accessories-Nordstrom / Handbag-Francesco Biasia
What a great night I had networking and partnering with other business minded women! This was also the perfect outfit to represent my fun and wild side as well :)! If you haven’t guessed it, this chambray shirt is one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe and just like having a pair of white pants for the summer, the outfit possibilities are endless!
My latest, was pairing the top with a midi leopard skirt and mid calf boots. Because the print is a statement piece in itself, I wanted to add a top that wouldn’t be too dressy yet still kept it fun and flirty! Of course I had to add my favorite colored lipstick to complete the look! What do you think?
Chambray Shirt & Gold Ring-Nordstrom/ Leopard Midi Skirt-Forever21/ Necklace-Walmart/ Boots-Enzo Anglioni
One of my favorite stable pieces is my closet is my chambray button up shirt. There are so many different looks I can create whether I’m going for a casual or semi dress look. I decided to pull out this floral black and white circle skirt that I bought from Wal-mart sometime ago if you can believe it. I don’t wear it often, but when I have, it would always be paired back to a black top, ballet flats for the Fall.
Just when I had made up in my mind to give the skirt away, I started thinking about how I could give it a totally different look. Thus you have the chambray shirt, strappy wedges and fun accessories. I am pretty pleased with the look that literally took me 5 minutes to create, however the verdict is still out whether I’m going to keep it. What do you think?
Chambray Top & Accessories-Nordstrom/Floral Skirt-Wal-Mart/Watch-Burberry/ Sunglasses-Coach/ Sandals-Forever21/ Handbag-Steve Madden
Check me out in my denim on denim look! This is the first time I am sporting the style since posting about the trend for Spring a few weeks ago. I choose to wear a flared leg dark trouser jean with a chambray button down for contrast. I added a neutral oversized handbag that was a gifted to me for Mother’s Day and a fun statement necklace.
I must say I am very pleased at how this look came out! Even though we have moved on to the next season of trends, don’t be afraid to bring back a great look that you love. You can wear just about anything as long as you style it right!
Chambray Top-Nordstom/Trouser Jean-JC Penny/Sandals-Forever21/Sunglasses-Coach/Necklace & Handbag-Gift
I can’t tell you how excited I am that overalls have made a comeback! They are comfortable, easy to wear and they make you feel like a kid again! They look lovely on the ladies and super cute on babies. However, sorry guys, unless you live on a farm they are a no no!
Pictured: Cressida Bonas, Julianne Hough, Meagan Good, January Jones and Sarah Jessica Parker
I personally would love to get a dark denim pair that is somewhat fitted so I can playfully dress them up. The only problem is I haven’t found the right one to fit all my curves. Ohhhh the life of a pear shaped beauty! 😉 For the rest of y’all, here are a few styles to help you get started:
Lord and Taylor has this Kensie criss cross overall for $198
Guess has this deconstructed overall for $158
Also from Guess are these studded suspender style overall for $198
Asos all black overall is only $74.49
Dickies Outlet has your everyday basic overall for a low price of $34.89
I hope this helps you find your favorite pair ladies! Happy shopping!!!
Back again for another season is Denim on Denim. I personally think the look is great because whether your tall, short, big, small, male or female; you can wear it! I espicially love to see men rocking the look like Usher and David Beckham as pictured above. They are two totally different looks, but they both look sexy wearing them! However, don’t go overboard…you know like Justin and Brittany at the 2001 MTV Music Awards!
With so many cuts and styles of denim to choose from, your sure to find a look for you. Tip: Have a fun and try the mixing up of denim color on top from bottom for some contrasting. Lastly, the key to making any “denim on denim” outfit work is having the confidence and boldness to just do it. So do it! 😉