When I bought this pair of overalls last summer, I certainly did not think the trend would sustain. After wearing them a few times I reckoned they’d be one of those items I’d feel guilty about buying because of such little wearability. And although I’m becoming more strategic on where I spend my pennies, stumbling now and again does happen, naturally. I imagined this would be another one of those instances. But alas – the good ol’ fashion denim staple marches on. I busted mine out again this past weekend when the temperature reached an exciting fifty degrees because like the weather, I am ready for change. I paired them with my J.Crew keeper chambray shirt to facilitate a full-on denim suit also referred to sometimes as a Canadian tuxedo. Figured to either go big or go home. Overalls have been around since the late 1700’s, first worn for function in the workplace and then transforming into fashion by the 60’s and 70’s. Lee, Levi’s and Wrangler, are just a few of the early denim companies that monopolized on the silhouette. Things have come full circle and despite the heritage brands reproducing old classics, you can now find modern, fresh updates everywhere like these from FRAME denim, Citizens of Humanity, Current/Elliot and a distressed version by H&M. Go get yo-self a pair. Happy Monday! xx jenny
It’s not uncommon to find a clothing item you love, but veto purchasing it because you’re stumped on what to wear it with. We tend to get stuck inside our style boxes, making it impossible to envision anything outside of them. And then we wind up wearing the black version, envious of the person who had the courage to take a chance on the leopard print. Playing it safe can land you in a fashion funk, wondering why there is no excitement in your wardrobe. And most of the time, the riskier version works just as well as the basic. I recommend adding a few less predictable items to your closet for days when you want to embrace your daring side. This River Island sweatshirt can be found in solid colors anywhere and it’d probably get way more mileage if you went that route, but today why not give the animal print a-go. Sometimes we all need to take a walk on the wild side. Happy Monday! xx
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Hello friends! I hope you had an awesome long july 4th weekend and were able to relax while spending time with friends, family, lovers and babes – bbq’s, fireworks, beach – what’s better than that? You’ll have to forgive me for falling off the earth last week, but work got cray and I was feeling overwhelmed. I’ve had a rejuvenating few days off and am back, ready to carry-on! I needed a minute to step away in order come back stronger and clearer with some fresh perspective and creativity. Make sure to pause and take a breath when necessary – it’s nourishing for the mind, body and soul!
Okay – so let’s get to it! Since fall fashion is hitting stores – I’m sure you’ve noticed that summer product is majorly on sale (e-mails flooding your inbox yet??). My advice is to stock up on the classics bypassing the uber trends you’ve had your eye on from the beginning of the season. Although super pretty and compelling with the new 50% off price tag, these will likely be yesterday’s news by next summer. By then you’ll be over it and want the new and current trend for spring/summer ’14. Trust me – I’ve exhausted this method and hopefully learned my lesson. Too many unworn items with tags still on in the donation pile – has this ever happened to you? I’ve been virtual shopping on my favorite site shopbop and found a few things I’ve dumped into my cart that I’ll certainly wear for years to come. If you need any advice on pulling the trigger on something you’ve been coveting – reach out and I’ll be glad to help! Happy sale’ing! xx jenny
- Young Fabulous & Broke jumpsuit, original $190 (sale $152), shopbop.com
- LA’t by L’Agence top, original $250 (sale $125), shopbop.com
- Clare Viver clutch, original $156 (sale $124.80), shopbop.com
- Current/Elliot jean, original $228 (sale $159.60), shopbop.com
- See by Chloe bangles, original $70 (sale $56), shopbop.com
- Rachel Zoe sandals, original $195 (sale $136.50), shopbop.com
- Rachel Pally dress, original $238 (sale $119), shopbop.com
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I’m not a huge proponent of spending tons of money on clothing that doesn’t have a long shelf life. I’ll splurge on pieces that are timeless and classic but am conservative when it comes to a passing fad. I’m well aware that although I like fashion that is trend right – there is a high probability that next season I will be over it. Thank god for stores like zara who redo styles taken straight from the runway without the designer price tags. I happened upon this floral number there last week which certainly feeds my appetite for (currently trending) floral and at a price point of $79.90 (it’s now $59.99 on sale!) I couldn’t resist scooping it up. I’ll be pairing this pretty summer top with something like this…
There is no better go-to uniform then the classic white shirt paired with denim. If all else fails during your morning routine, you know you’re golden with this combination and can create whatever look you want from this canvas. Add bold accessories, keep it clean, stilettos or flats, a second layer – the versatility is endless. A good white shirt can be worn all year long and as for denim – well, it may as well be your second skin. Designers are always updating the classic silhouette with fresh details so how about going outside the box and trying a shirt-tail hem or oversized boyfriend style? Also think about spending a little extra on this essential staple for added quality since it’ll be on heavy rotation and need to stand up to constant wearings. Like all good investments – they are worth it because of longevity! I’ve combed the interweb and found a few of the best styles available now. Enjoy!
Current/Elliot the camp shirt, $178, shopbop.com // Paul Smith contrst shirt, $165, paulsmith.co.uk.com // Boy by Band of Outsiders, $385, lagarconne.com // Rag & Bone siri shirt, $255, rag-bone.com // Madewell silk boy shirt, $110, madewell.com
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