The perfect denim

The search for the perfect denim seems like a never ending task for every girl. I’m not big on boyfriend or flare because I’m so short and they just don’t look as nice on me unless I’m wearing heels (which rarely happens), so my closet consists of lots of skinnies and that’s usually the only fit I look at when I shop for denim. I’ve tried many brands of skinny jeans, but none fit me like the Madewell High Riser. They’re so comfortable to wear and the material is a good weight unlike a lot of the other ones out there that feels more like legging jeans instead of real denim. I love the “legs for days” rise especially for my short legs, the way they fit make my proportion look better but at the same time not too extreme to the point where it looks a little too forced.

I’ve been on the hunt for more shades of Madewell High Riser Skinny since this last post, so far I’ve acquired 2 more, and am almost tempted to get another black pair as a back up because I love them so much!

Have you tried the Madewell High Riser yet?

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The perfect denim

On my mind lately #8

This S/S it’s all about distressed jeans.  Honestly I think this trend has been happening for quiet a while now, but I have been choosing to avoid it mainly because it’s not practical for me to buy them since I can’t wear them to work which is about 70% of my week.  But just because I shouldn’t buy them doesn’t mean I can’t look and admire from afar!

I’ve been craving a good pair of slim boyfriend fit distressed jeans that I can lounge around in recently.  I did some digging and searching online and found a few pairs that I really love and have been dreaming about how they’ll look on me.  I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to justify getting a pair, but for now this will do.

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  1. Zara Vintage Wash Ripped Cigarette Jeans
  2. Madewell The Slim Boyjean: Patched-Up Edition
  3. Madewell The Slim Boyjean: Rip and Repair Edition
  4. J.Crew Broken-In Boyfriend Jean in Keough Wash
  5. STS Blue Joey Destroyed Boyfriend Jean
  6. BLANKNYC Good Vibes Distressed Skinny Jeans
On my mind lately #8

A week in outfits #11

Doing a week in outfits in the winter is no easy task since I’m always super bundled up, rotating my 4 go to coats.  Instead of showing y’all the same coats over and over again, I figured I would start doing “what’s under my coat” a week in outfits post!  Yes it took me almost an entire winter to figure this out… But better late than never, right?

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Cable beanie | Loft Modern Faux Leather Trim Skinny Ankle Zip Jeans | rag & bone Moto Boots

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Penfield Neon Pattern Beanie | Madewell scarf (similar here) | Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny | Franco Sarto boots (similar here)

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Mango Cable-knit Cardigan | Madewell Rivet & Thread Extra High Skinny Jeans | Loft Side Zip Booties

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Penfield Neon Pattern Beanie | Mango Cable-knit Cotton Sweater | Hunter Original High Gloss Boot | Loft Curvy Skinny Cords

A week in outfits #11

New jeans on the block

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I’m always on the lookout for a good pair of jeans, mainly because as a petite girl it’s hard to find a pair that fits you well.  I love my Loft jeans that I purchased this summer but they’re all ankle length and don’t seem to be thick enough for the winter, so the search for a pair(s) of thicker denim started.

I’ve been eyeing some mid to high waisted jeans for a while, they seem pretty on trend and even though I’ve never had a pair, I’ve always liked the fact that it sits higher (don’t need to worry about constantly making sure it’s pulled up) and makes your legs longer which is a major plus for petite girls like me.  I saw this pair of Rivet and Thread Extra High Skinny Jeans on Madewell and fell in love with the wash/style, I knew it was a little higher than a normal high waisted jeans, but still wanted to try and see how I like the fit so I ordered a pair when it was on sale during Christmas.  At first it felt really weird to wear such high waisted jeans and I wasn’t sure about the look because I’m not used to it, but I kept it anyway because it was so comfortable!

After having a pretty good experience with this pair of jeans from Madewell, I went on eBay to look and see if there are any available for cheaper than retail so I can try them out without breaking the bank.  I stumble upon this pair of High Riser Skinny Skinny in Atlantic for less than $30 (currently selling for $125 on Madewell.com still), once I  tried it on I knew this is going to be my new go-to fit!  I love how it sits on the waist – high but not too high, it’s also extremely comfortable even when sitting down for an extended period of time, which is very important to me because I wear jeans to work quite often.  I was very lucky to find a pair that fits me perfectly on the first try, especially on a site like eBay where return sometimes is not an option.  I ended up finding another pair of black ones a week ago also for less than $30, I’d say I’m one lucky girl.

Now that I have 3 pairs of jeans in my go to shades (dark denim and black), I’d say my search for denim is over… for now!

New jeans on the block

Capsule wardrobe prep | Winter 2015

With winter fast approaching and Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, I’ve started planning my winter capsule wardrobe so I can make sure I get a good deal during the sales.

I got some ideas of what I need to deal with the winter here in DC thanks to the below freezing temperature we have here recently, so to start the prep I’ve made a list of things I think I will need to survive the winter.  Lots of warm cozy knits, big coats, warm boots, etc.  Here’s a short list of things with links to a few items I will most likely be adding to my wardrobe:

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  1. Winter coat // Seriously loving this, this, and this. I like my coats to be on the large side so I can layer thick/chunky knits underneath and still be comfortable!
  2. Oversize cardigan // Can’t wait to snuggle in this and this!  I just want to be all wrapped up in these, they’re great for layering too.
  3. Warm boots // An important element to surviving the snow day and to avoid slipping, you can’t go outside without this, this, this or this.
  4. Cords // Sometimes jeans are just not thick enough for the cold winter, to keep your legs warm try this, this and this.
  5. Knits // You really don’t need a reason to cozy up, this one and this one are my top choices!

Don’t forget to subscribe to the stores you love for their Black Friday deals!  Some stores like Madewell and Shopbop already started theirs so make sure to grab the hot items you want before they’re gone!

Capsule wardrobe prep | Winter 2015

A week in outfits #4

This week’s outfits are very fall oriented, lots of darker, rich colors and pieces from my fall capsule wardrobe.  I think I have my tops set and ready to go, so now I just need to figure out the bottoms.  My capsule wardrobe is starting later than I anticipated because of the crazy weather here, but like Caroline from Un-Fancy said, the good thing about this challenge is it’s flexible, there’re no set rules and you can create your wardrobe and schedule in a way that suits you best.

I’m really excited about doing the capsule wardrobe challenge because I think it will help me tame my bad shopping habits.  I feel like it has improved already but we’ll see how going 3 months without shopping will do to me after this fall challenge… I hope I survived and succeed *fingers crossed*.

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Uniqlo Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt | Loft Petite Curvy Skinny Ankle Zip Jeans In Saturated Rinsed Wash | Air and Space boots from Taiwan (old)

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Loft Plaid Henley BlouseWarehouse Elastic Midi Skirt | Topshop Rochelle Sandal

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Lou & Grey sweater (old) | J.Crew Factory Novelty Quilted Puffer Vest | Abercombie jeans (old) | Black booties from Taiwan

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Loft Relaxed Skinny Jeans in Supreme Blue Wash | Loft Textured Scoop Neck Sweater | Kate Spade flats (old)

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Loft Flecked Button Down Shirt | Loft Curvy Skinny Ankle Zip Jeans in Destructed Perfect Blue | Cutout boots from Taiwan

A week in outfits #4

Built for comfort

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Last month thanks to Loft’s jeans ads, I started reconsidering my choice of super form fitting (read: tight) jegging style skinnys.  After getting a pair and seeing how nice they are, I ended up purchasing 2 more pairs – the Curvy Skinny Ankle Zip Jeans in Destructed Perfect Blue and the Petite Curvy Skinny Ankle Zip Jeans in Saturated Rinse Wash.

I’m really pleasantly surprised because they are extremely comfortable and not at all what I remembered denim being.  The Loft jeans have very beautiful washes, they also fit me very nicely and are reasonably priced, though figuring out which fit (Modern, Curvy, Petite Modern, Petite Curvy) is best for me in each style was kind of tricky…  I really love all 3 pairs I got and I have no doubt they’ll be my stable from here on out, so stay tune for some outfit posts with them in the near future.

Hope y’all had a wonderful week, and happy Friday!

Built for comfort