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Gotta Have Bright Jeans: Splurge versus Steal

25 Apr

I really can’t get enough of bright colors when spring and summer roll around. I love bold decorative pillows on the couch, bright statement necklaces, and all the great color in clothing this season…especially the bright jeans! I’m at heart, a jeans a t-shirt girl, so the opportunity to jazz up my go to look is very exciting. Tons of celebs including Cameron Diaz, Kate an Pippa Middleton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rachel Bilson, just to name a few, are loving the look of colored jeans lately. On a recent trip to JCrew I couldn’t get enough of the candy colored denim adorning the shelves. You can pair them with everything from a silk blouse and nude heels for a sophistacted look to chambray shirt and flats for something more laid back. With my penchant for deals I had to do a splurge verusus steal so you know you can rock this trend no matter your budget. And by the way, I have to say the Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans come in tons of different colors and are my favorite go to jeans in my closet. The fit is amazing, nice rise,  stretchy and comfortable and perfect for ladies (like myself) who have a bit of a booty and athletic legs:) Plus, they are under $35!!! SO weather you want a splurge or steal, this is a really fun and fashionable way to wear jeans so I totally recommend picking up a pair for spring!

  1. J Brand skinny twill jeans in bright blue $175
  2. J Brand skinny twill jeans in coral $170
  3. Rage and Bone jeans in aqua blue $190
  4. Old Navy Rock Star Jeans $35, these come in blue, coral, yellow and green. It’s easiest to find them in stores as oppose to online.
  5. Gap Skimmer legging jeans $59.95.
  6. Blank NYC jeans, $88

Under $100: Perfectly Preppy Spring Must Haves

29 Feb


Give me a summer on Cape Cod, a clam bake, a nautical striped shirt and some Sperrys and I am one happy girl. There’s just something about the preppy pieces that I just love. Maybe it’s the fact that my Mom is from Boston or maybe it’s just my devotion to sailor stripes and blazers. This spring, preppy is totally on trend with bright, bold colors and subtle menswear influences. To keep the look fresh make sure your preppy has a modern twist with items like this updated navy blazer and metallic Sperry topsider. Plus, you have to love the Hermes inspired bracelets and what preppy collection would be complete without a little Lily Pulitzer?

Here are a few items worth adding to your spring wardrobe… and the best thing is everything’s under $100 so you get the lux, prep look without breaking the bank!

  1. Striped Covet Dress by Jack by BB Dakota $69
  2. True Love Shrunken Oxford $59.50
  3. Tory Burch Amamnda Change Pouch $95
  4. Lily Pulitzer iPhone cover $25
  5. J Crew Colorblock boatneck tee $45
  6. Will & Clay Double Breasted Fishtail Blazer $98
  7. Gap Pleated Trench Coat $98
  8. Libby Edelman Liv flats $89
  9. Skinny Jeans $32.50
  10. Banana Republic Twin Link Bracelets $39.50 each
  11. H&M Cardigan $24.95
  12. Sperry Topsider Leather Boat Shoe $89.95
  13. Banana Republic Exotic Bracelet $45

Outfit Idea: Wide Leg Jeans and Dot Blouse

8 Feb

During a trip to Nordstroms this fall I made a fantastic discovery. I was in the market for wide leg jeans to add some variety to the skinnies and straight legs that I usually gravitate toward. I love wide legs and flares for the 70’s vibe, they’ are cool and effortlessly chic…however, I could not find a single pair that were flattering for my athletic legs. That was until I found MOTHER. This brand is the collaborative brainchild of  designers from Citizen’s of Humanity and 7 Jeans and has the softest texture with tons of stretch which is super flattering if you have a more muscular lower body. Plus, the  longer hem makes for endless legs when paired with a platform or wedge .

I love paring wide legs and flares with a silky, flowy top like this one from Banana Republic with some bold jewelry. It’s a go to for casual dinners with my husband or strolling through Pike Place Market on the weekend. Wide legs and flare jeans are super versatile (day to night, fall to summer) and really flattering so if you don’t already have a pair in your denim wardrobe  I would definitely suggest adding them!

The Basics

  1. Mother Wilder Trouser Jeans. Also Gap has a great pair for $70 that is a little bit friendler for the old wallet:)
  2. Banana Republic Bella Pintuck Blouse. BR is out online but I have seen plenty of this style in the store.

Leather Goods

  1. JCrew Greer Wedge Booties. Unfortunately these booties are no longer available but these platform sandals would be great for spring.
  2. JCrew Brompton Hobo:I love love love this bag. It’s big so I have to be careful not to fill it with five pounds of lip gloss but it’s also a classic shape , super soft and comes with a shoulder strap so I take it everywhere.


  1. Gold Bangle $40 Banana Republic. The one I’m wearing is actually from Forever 21 which is my go to go fun statement jewelry. I love it, they have bins with things that are all totally on trend and under five dollars!
  2. The necklace I’m wearing is old and from JCrew (my other jewelry go to ) but I like this one from Asos for $26. It’s very cool and I’d totally wear it with my wide leg jeans and white tee and leather jacket. Hmmm… I think I have outfit  for tomorrow picked out;)