Dress Well: Love for Denim

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Madewell chambray shirt, Paige Denim jeans, Chie Mihara wedges, J. Crew bracelet (old), Anthropologie bag (old), Ray-Ban sunglasses

This isn't one of my most inventive outfits, but it's easily one of my favorites in recent memory - which would explain why I've worn it twice in three days. When you put together a great outfit over the weekend, why not trot it back out on Monday?

You'll also notice that, for once, I'm not wearing my hair down and straight. When your hair is as slippery and prone to wispiness as mine, it's hard to throw together any hairstyle that looks half-decent. However, when faced with circumstances that called upon me to rise above my normal course of action - in this case, going out for barbecue and needing my hair out of my face - I somehow managed to summon some creativity and braid my hair. I know - revolutionary. And it only fell apart twice. See the end of this post for a closer look!

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DSC_3236Not sure why my hair looks red in this picture - although I kind of like it!

I wish I had something interesting about my life to add here, but almost all of my leisure time has gone towards watching Orange is the New Black - so if you want to hear about anything else, you're out of luck. Hopefully I'll be interesting again (was I interesting in the first place?) in about a week or so.

Happy Tuesday.

Dress Well: Denim on Denim Redux

Madewell top (in-store only), Joe's jeans (similar), Rebecca Minkoff sandals, Lulu Frost for J. Crew bracelet (old), Anthropologie headband (old), Tory Burch bag

The first time I wore denim on denim on this blog, I talked about how layering a sweater into the outfit made me feel more like a trendy girl, less like a cowboy. This time around, I realized printed denim was another great way to make denim on denim happen (without needing to bust out the cowboy boots, too). And let's talk about this particular piece of printed denim - I love it. I was drawn to this shirt like a moth into a porch light when I was in Madewell this past Saturday. If you had described this shirt to me in concept, there's no way I would have expected to like it (sleeveless button-ups are generally not my thing). However, as I've come to expect, Madewell produces a superior product. My wallet does not appreciate it.

One other note about this outfit - I've had this headband since I was in the 11th grade. I've probably worn it three times, total. I just don't have the kind of head or kind of hair that supports a headband, you know? But when I put on this outfit, it's like something in me was calling out for my headband. So I tried it out. And I liked it. I don't know, maybe the headband thing is so 2007, but between the sleeveless button up and the headband, I kind of liked throwing back to my elementary school days. Every kid had those two things in the 90s, you know?

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Have a great day.

Dress Well: Denim on Denim

I love my chambray shirt and I love wearing jeans, but I've always been hesitant to put the two together. I knew jean-on-jean could be trendy, but every time I put it on in my apartment all it did was scream "I'M FROM TEXAS!" Not really the look I was going for. However, a few weeks ago I saw Jenny's post over at Crazy Style Love and I realized that all I needed to do to make denim-on-denim work was layer and wear a statement necklace. I'll let you judge the results for yourself.

As I've said before, turquoise + burgundy is a beautiful thing.

Speaking of being from Texas, less than a week left until I'm there enjoying four straight days of Thanksgiving wonderfulness (oh, and my birthday). Needless to say, I'm counting down the hours at this point. I hope everyone enjoys their last weekend before the holiday!