Today I'm wearing denim with denim. I would normally say wearing denim on top with denim paired on the bottom isn't a good look, but let me tell you why this works with my outfit and how I've paired it together. The denim top is quite light in color where my pants on the other hand are a super dark ink blue wash. It's a solid wash too, with no distressing, which is a good thing since the top has that distressed worn look going on. So if your going to wear denim on top either pair it with a colored pant option this Spring or find a pair of really dark blue jeans in your closet to pair it with...just please do not try to match your denim on top and bottom, that is a fashion no no! It must contrast!
Top: free people (available at jb and me)
Fidelity ace mid rise in dark ink wash
(Jb and me)
I use this color to decorate at my house, and now I can't wait to add it to my wardrobe this Spring: The color is mint green. I love how it's such a fresh pastel color, it just shouts Spring! Here are a few items I found while searching online of some great, stylish items in mint:)
It's one of my favorite brands that we carry at Jb and me...Seychelles. I was looking over their website today and found some adorable new shoes for Spring, which I'm crossing my fingers that we will get at the store:) The colors range from very bright and vibrant, to nudes and neutrals, to mixing the nude tones with bright colors. Here are a few pictures of my favorites....the top shoe is one I've decided must be added to my shoe collection...it's adorable.
Nail art has been such a big trend lately. From glitter to nude to matte nails...it seems as though the options and trends are endless. Last night as I was watching some t.v. and being lazy I decided to paint my nails a fun coral color and add a shimmery, gold , crackle top coat. The top picture is the finished product, and the pictures following it are other options I found while searching Pinterest and Facebook. Which one is your favorite nail trend?
My at home manicure with crackle polish
Or for those of you who really like like to live on the
They add warmth during our cold seasons, and compliment just about any pair of skinny jeans and boots...believe it our not I'm talking about knee high socks. Now don't think you can just find any old pair of knee high socks in your drawer, and pair them with boots to make a cute outfit. Gold toe socks will NOT cut it as a fashion sock:) I'm talking about the heathered knitted socks, or the cute crocheted sock, to add a little detail to your outfits.
Not only are we seeing this trend in the winter, but the spring as well. You would just want to find a cute crocheted pair or a light weight cotton pair with some added detail on the top to stick out of your boot or shoe.
The following pics are options that are available on the Free People website, but the ones I'm wearing are from jb and me, we have some great options in stock as well! (Cute ones for Spring too).
My outfit today.
My boots and socks.
Perfect weight for now or Springtime, these would look
great with a cowboy boot!
Cute ruffles are perfect for Spring!
Wear printed socks with heels in the Spring!
*all pics are from the free people website except the ones I am wearing are from Jb and me.
I'll always be a jeans a t-shirt girl at heart... If someone were to ask me what my all time favorite outfit is, I'm pretty sure it would consist of some type of jeans and tee combo. It's an effortless look that is easy to pull together.
Normally since this look is so simple I try and accessorize it a bit. I've layered three necklaces today. The longest is a vintage find found at the Allegan antique market for a whopping $1, it is one of my favorite necklaces! The second necklace with the rose is from a designer called Kate Mesta (found at Jb and me), and the third small charm is my dogeared necklace that I never take off, and layer with just about everything. I've paired this look with a rugged pair of cowboy boots in a light tannish yellow color. It's a simple look, but it's my favorite! Any other jeans and tees people out there?
Who's excited to wear colored denim this Summer? How about a printed pair? I can say I'm excited for both! As I was shopping this weekend almost every store I stopped at was filled with bright and fun colors for both tops and bottoms. Some are more muted like the True Religion Serena I pictured, and some options aren't, such as the floral prints like the Citizen Mandy.
So what are we going to be pairing with these bottoms this Spring/Summer you might ask? Well... If you are going to be wearing a print on the bottom, your going to want to keep you top and accessories a little more simple. You will have more options with what you can pair on top if you are wearing a simple solid pair of colored jeans.
I'm always looking for new and exciting things to find on Etsy. For those of you who aren't familiar with this website click HERE, because it's amazing and you can find all sorts of handmade treasures on it!
Anyways, I was reading a great blog called The Fresh Exchange not to long ago, and she had written about an artist named Leah Reena Goren and posted a few items from her Etsy page, and they were just adorable! One of the items was this cute little pastel headband, which I ended up purchasing and am wearing in the following pictures...
Cute right? Plus...makes it REALLY easy to do your hair:)
Here are a few more Etsy sites that have great head wraps... I think they look adorable on, and they make your basic ponytail look a little more stylish:)
The minute I saw this top I immediately fell in love with the colors... Pastels are always so soft and feminine looking. This type of color palette for Spring will be perfect for pairing with basic denim, like I have on, but also great with all of the colored denim we are seeing as well!
Are you all excited about the colored denim trend?
P.S. isn't my pup MacGregor so adorable:) I just love him!
Sanctuary pastel floral blouse
Sorry bad lighting and really creepy dog eyes, but
you could see the color of the top better in this pic:)
It was my weekend off from working at the store, so you know what that means...a little shopping at Ulta! I've been down to the last drop on my foundation, so I was on the hunt for something new and different. I had used a tinted moisturizer from the line Tarte before, and had really liked it, so I was interested in checking out their new foundation called Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15. It had everything I wanted...something with a little heavier coverage than a tinted moisturizer, and it also had an SPF (very important). It didn't take long after trying it on that I was convinced to buy it...let me tell you friends, this is the best foundation I have ever purchased. It made my skin almost look like it had airbrushed makeup on!
On the Tarte website it already had 52 reviews, and everyone had given it 5/5 stars...you know it's gotta be good when everyone reviews it that high! It was $38, which I didn't really love...but figured foundation usually lasts me a while, so I bit the bullet and paid the high ticket price. The other item that is on my list of wants is the foundation brush that goes with it...it goes on fine using just fingers, but the brush really gave it the best results, and then you don't have to worry about make up covered fingers either.
I also ended up with a few other new products which I am loving as well:
I love fun tanks and camis, that are perfect for layering under blazers or over different tops! They make your wardrobe easier to mix and match. I wanted to give an example of a top that I like to wear a few different ways... So here ya go, outfit one with the blazer has a dressier look, where outfit two is the layered look which is much more casual. One top 2 looks;)
I knew we hadn't seen the last of old man winter here in Michigan. The sunshine has been wonderful, but now that the trees are covered in their icy layers it's equally beautiful out (just MUCH colder). It was time to pull out the boots again...this time my Tretorn wellies. I love these boots, because they are cute with a casual outfit, and also have a built in warm lining so my feet were toasty all day long. I paired them with a black and grey striped Testament top with a flowy fit, which is perfect paired with skinny denim leggings. I layered up some necklaces, mixing silver and gold to add a little more excitement to this simple and casual outfit.
How many of you have a pair of wellies you wear in snowy/rainy weather?
Some people save light wash jeans just for the Spring and Summer months. I, however decided to pull my favorite pair of light wash, Hudson, ferris flares out to wear. If paired with the correct tops I think light wash jeans can be worn more than just in the Spring & Summer.
I decided to wear a chunky knit sweater to give my look a little more of a wintery feel. I also opted to stick to wearing a neutral oatmeal color, since color wise that matches a lighter jean better than say a dark, bold color. (notice it's a high- low sweater- the trend I posted about a few days ago) I paired a me too, olive green moccasin with my outfit, which kept the whole outfit in the neutral earth tones. Lastly I kept my jewelry simple by wearing my favorite dogeared heart necklace, which is very delicate and small.
So pull those light jeans out of your closet... They work to wear in the winter too!
Not the easiest to tell in this picture...but the
style of sweater I'm wearing is the high-low
(shorter in front longer in the back). I paired it with a
long cream cami for layering purposes.
Chunky knit sweater with light wash jeans
Jeans are the Ferris Flare by Hudson purchased at Jb and me (still available).