I’ve been looking for a pair of jeans. The perfect pair of jeans to wear with flats. Not bootcut. Not flared. Not super skinny. Not too short and not too long.
I spent almost an entire Saturday trying on jeans at the mall. I found a few pairs that might work but they didn’t have my size. So, I ordered some online and then searched a few more stores for options.
I wound up with three so far. Here are the current contenders.
1. Levi’s Misses Skinny Jeans – Kohl’s
Rear end looks good
Not too wide on the ankle
Leg is streamlined
Looks a little too short. No way these puppies could go in the dryer!
2. Levi’s Bold Curve ID Straight Leg – Macy’s
None that I can think of
Rise is a bit too high
Not streamlined enough in the leg
A little too wide at the ankle
3. Denim Supply by Ralph Lauren – Macy’s
Looks pretty good from the rear!
Slim through the upper leg
Good length in the back
A little too long?
Maybe not as streamlined in the lower leg as I’d like
In an ideal world, I’d like a cross between #1 (the Levi’s from Kohl’s) and #3 (Denim Supply by Ralph Lauren).
See that strip of sunlight on my file cabinet? Leap Day has gifted downtown Chicago with sun! In fact, it’s so nice here today that I was able to leave my winter coat at home and, instead, just throw on my blue blazer.
Blazer – Forever 21
The black and gray starred top is a little too blousy for my tastes but since I bought it on super clearance with a gift card I couldn’t pass it up. I love stars! Maybe I’ll take some of that money I saved and it get it tailored.
Finally, it’s probably warm enough outside to go bare-legged. But, after months of it being too chilly to go out sans legwear it’s hard to get out of that habit!
I have grand plans for this sweater. It looks great with black, it looks good with jeans….and it’s going to look amazing with red! I’m just waiting a little bit longer to bust out my red pants. Come on Spring, get here faster!
I think this outfit would look better with a more streamlined shoe, but I’m actually living out of a suitcase this week so my shoe choices are limited. I tried not to bring my entire shoe collection. Funny story: when my husband and I went on a week-long cruise for our five year wedding anniversary I had an entire carry-on suitcase full of shoes. The TSA agent at the airport even commented on it!
I’ve been wanting a cobalt blue blazer for awhile but I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for one. I found this one at Forever 21 and I think it fits the bill perfectly. I have lots of ideas of what to wear it with.
How do you feel about the bright color trend right now?
Jacket – Express via MJRSales.com (still available! Search for “famous mall brand sequin moto jacket”)
Shirt – Georgiou
Belt & Jeans – The Limited
Necklace – Jeans & A Cute Top Shop
Boots – Liz Claiborne/DSW
I was going to a wine tasting at someone’s house and wanted to look casual yet fun. I saw this jacket originally on J’s Everyday Fashion and fell in love with it. It was so impractical yet I couldn’t stop thinking about it. But then when she wore it this way I thought, hey, maybe I could do that! So this was my attempt. I think it turned out really well!
Necklace – Gift from Jason (jewelry store in Cabo San Lucas)
So, as you know, I work in downtown Chicago. When you work in downtown Chicago there is some outdoor commuting that must take place. And on days like today, when it’s snowing, you certainly don’t leave the house looking at cute as you do when you get to the office and strip off the layers and change out of your snow boots.
Instead, this is what I looked like so I could make it to work as dry as possible:
Stud earrings – Gift from Jason (years ago. I wear them almost every day.)
Shoes – Bandolino
I swear, I laid in bed last night and this morning trying to figure out what the heck to wear today that wouldn’t be a repeat of something I’ve already worn recently. What I ended up with isn’t all that different from things I’ve worn in the past, but I never would have thought to put this scarf with this sweater before.
I’m telling you, trying to wear something different as often as possible does help you get a little creative!
Oh, and here are some close-ups of the accessories: