simplicity in life & style


a cut above

denim (currently on sale) | booties similar | cami

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Here is a bit of a funny thing situation that I'm sure many of you can relate to. My husband's response when I mentioned that we have to be careful photographing these wide leg crop jeans so I don't look four feet wide... " Well, those are not flattering anyway."      Ha!

Funny, right!?  In my experience, the boys don't like anything but skin tight all over.  I chuckle because I so much prefer classy, classic, and stylish over straight up "hot".  Sure, I love a perfectly streamlined pair of jeans too, but I love mixing things up and having the freedom to enjoy the styles I'm drawn to.

As I mentioned last week, I am a huge fan of wide leg denim especially paired with either a cami & cardi, or a flowy button up shirt unbuttoned with lace peeking out (now,there's the sexy!).  As far as trends go, I'm not one to jump on the bandwagon.  Although this cut of denim is having a moment, I don't consider it trendy.  More classic Hepburn, and something I will wear into the next couple of decades.  I'm loving this silhouette, you guys!  I do wish I could have gotten my hands on these jeans in long, though.  I will preface my next statement by saying, I don't think they make me look fat in person...but holy moly ... if there has ever been a time to be mindful of posture and angle in photos, this is it.

Lets talk for a moment about color palettes.  I have been working on a post dedicated to mapping out a color palette, and the crucial role it plays in editing our working wardrobe.   All colors in this look are from my foundation palette. The foundation palette is made up of my most frequently worn colors, and at least one or two of these will appear in every look I put together.   Here is a preview of my Foundation Palette.
Stay tuned for the complete post later in the week.

I'm having so much fun working with the palettes and learning even more about my personal style, and a few gaps I still have in my wardrobe.



  1. Great casual look ! Love the jeans !
    Thanks so much for sharing !

  2. LOL! Your hubby sounds like mine, they just don't get it! Every time I wear a black leather jacket, I look like a biker to him and if I wear it with more black, he tells me I look goth???? Haha. It's fun to hear their thoughts though because it's almost always guaranteed to make you chuckle! Anyway, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those jeans! I love the flare, the frayed hem, and the color block with the two different denim washes, such a great pair! I also love how you've styled them with those beautiful black boots! I can't wait for your post later this week on your wardrobe color palette! I think this such a great idea and very inspiring, too! Thanks so much for sharing, my beautiful friend, and I hope you're having a great day so far!



  3. Gostei bastante desse look! A calça é bem estilosa. Fiquei apaixonada pela bota!

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

  4. Boys and their comments haha. You look amazing in these jeans! I could never pull these off. I love how you styled them...those booties so perfectly with them. xo

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  6. Oh I can definitely relate to that comment. Ha! I think you look chic and I love that you were able to pull this style of jeans off! I would love to try, but being short already, I don't think it would be a good look! I so admire your drive to find your personal style and I find it so interesting. I'm really looking forward to your posts on this! You already have such a chic, classic look!

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