If You Don’t Own a Denim Jacket Yet, What Are You Waiting For?

If you have been following my blog for a while you know how much I love my denim jacket. I WEAR IT ALL THE TIME. I mean, duh. The reason why I wear it all the time is because it goes with (almost) everything. My favorite way to wear it is over a dress, instead of a cardigan. Sometimes a cardigan can look too prim and proper for the look I am trying to achieve. I know… Go ahead and gasp and clutch your pearls. A denim jacket provides the same coverage and warmth as a cardigan, but with less of a “stick up your butt-ness” feel.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown bat wings, and quite frankly don’t feel comfortable with bare arms. I barely ever go bare in public, and try to avoid it all costs. I can’t avoid it at yoga. I was feeling pretty good about myself until I decided to pop into warrior two and check out my form in the mirror. Holy good sweet Lord, was that a mistake. It was almost as bad as catching a glimpse of my nekkid self in the mirror, which is another thing I try to avoid at all costs.

But I digress…

So yeah…  The denim jacket. You need one. Below are some of my favorite denim jacket looks.

J Crew Denim Jacket - Maroon Tippi Sweater - Olive Pants 6Click here to see original post.

Denim Jacket - Vince Camuto OTK Boots - Plaid Scarf 3Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Denim Jacket - Striped Dress - New Balance Kicks 3 Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Striped Dress - Denim Jacket - Maroon Vans 5 Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Eyelet Dress - Nude Zara Heeled Sandals 3 Click here to see original post.

J. Crew Striped Shirt - Zara Heeled Sandal - Black Zara Pants 2 Click here to see original post.

Leopard Dress - Denim Jacket 7Click here to see original post.

Have I convinced you yet? Yes? Good. There are a lot of great options out there. Now, scoot! Go buy one.

 

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Life Lately and Loving

I’m sure you are all just dying to hear what happened with that striped dress that I fell off the wagon for. Right? It was a fail. It was ginormous and shapeless and just a big, fat fail. Which was fine, because I returned it. No harm, no foul. I’m glad I tried it because of my #FOMO, but I’m glad it didn’t work because I really am trying to do this whole 100 day no spend challenge.

It’s not easy. I see stuff that I want. So far, I’ve been able to talk myself down because the weather here in Michigan is terrible, and the stuff I want is for warm weather. There is no way I am wearing anything like that until the end of March at the very earliest, and that is a generous statement. The temps were in the negatives with crazy wind and snow this past weekend, hence no outfit photos. Sorry.

I haven’t stopped window shopping. I’ve actually been pinning all sorts of things that interest me. I’m really drawn to black, white, nude, gold and pink lately. Here are some of my favorite items. There is a very high probability that numbers 1, 4, 8, and 12 will end up in my closet. I love, love, love both of those pairs of sandals from Loeffler Randall. No, they aren’t cheap, but I am done spending money on cheap shoes that fall apart. I’d rather have less pairs of shoes that I know are high quality, than a lot of cheap ones that just get thrown out at the end of a season. I’m done with throwaway shoes.

 

Black - White - Pink - Gold

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13

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Denim Shirt Dress | Black Over the Knee Boots

This denim shirt dress has been a great addition to my closet, just like I knew it would be. I love wearing it on its on own with kicks or sandals in the summer. Here it works well with tights, a long cardigan and over the knee boots. I found my denim shirt dress at J. Crew Factory late last spring, however, it seems to be making the rounds and now J. Crew’s sister store, Madewell, is selling one as part of their new spring collection.

Where did I wear this? I wore it to work.

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Wearing: Denim Shirt Dress – J. Crew Factory (mine is old, but this one is similar), Sweater – J. Crew Factory, Boots – Vince Camuto, Bag – Coach, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam I).

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How I Wear a Tee Shirt With Text / Verbiage On It

Sorry for the lack of posts last week. In the winter my only option is to photograph on the weekends because it is dark all the time. Sometimes my weekend life is really full and I can’t get around to photographing any outfits. Like last weekend, when we were out of town. We did leave early on Sunday, but came home to a massive snowstorm. So… Yeah… Didn’t happen.

Things DID work out this weekend though.

I love the whole tee shirt with text on it trend. However, I am incredibly picky about what my tee shirts say. The ones with French sayings aren’t going to fly because I live in a neighborhood with a bunch of French families. (There is a French school nearby for all the expats.) Some others are too snotty, and I’m not snotty enough to wear them. Some are just dumb. The one I’m wearing actually means something to me, because it is lyrics to a great song from one of my favorite bands of all time. When I saw it, I KNEW I needed to have it in my life. Bonus points if you know who the band is.

Where did I wear this? I wore it to work on casual Friday. Pushing the envelope as I always do. You know… Because I’m a bad-ass. I mean, my shirt DOES have a skull on it. So there’s that.

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Wearing: Blazer – J. Crew Factory, Tee Shirt – K is for Black via Society 6, Denim – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach, Booties – Loeffler Randall, Necklace – Forever 21 (old), Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam I).

 

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I Have #FOMO

So… I made it 27 days. That’s pretty pathetic. I bought something with funds above and beyond my Christmas gift moola. I have failed my 100 days no spend challenge.

Here’s my reasoning… I have several items that I have been looking to add to my wardrobe for quite some time. I’m incredibly picky, so it takes me forever to find anything that remotely meets my needs. The item is usually “too” something: too short, too expensive, too trendy, too cheap, too frilly, etc.

One item that I have been looking to find for quite some time is a striped dress of the shift variety with three quarter length sleeves. These are harder to come by than you would think. The ones I have found recently generally fall into the too short or too expensive category. I cannot fathom the thought of paying $300 for a simple striped dress.

Somehow I discovered this striped dress, and it looked like it met all of my requirements. I originally bought it using my Christmas money, only to receive an email several hours later that it was unavailable and they wouldn’t be able to fulfill my order. Poop. So, I ended up spending my Christmas money on something else on my “wardrobe hole” list, which I’m very excited about. It’s rare to close a hole.

Several days later the dress became available in my size again… I rushed to order it and it is in transit to me right now. It may or may not fill that hole. I might have failed for no reason. If it works, super. If not, at least I know that I tried and left no stone unturned in my quest for the striped dress. If I didn’t try, this would haunt me until the end of time. No… Really. I am that mental. Either way I plan to get back on the wagon and attempt to finish this challenge up.

It’s a cute dress though, right?

If it works out you will probably see me wearing it like this.

Stripes

 

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FOMO = Fear of missing out.