14 Days of Denim

This post is sponsored by TARGET.

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Hi Friends!  I am SO EXCITED to share this Target Style denim review with y’all!  What do you think of the 14-days of jeans?!  I don’t know if you can guess which is my favorite pair… they are SERIOUSLY on repeat lately.  The boyfriend jeans take home the trophy for jeans of the year!  Second place goes to the high-rise flares (what a surprise, right)!  Third were the slightly distressed mid-rise jeggings, and in last were the high-rise dark rinse skinnies.

So here’s the low-down on each pair of jeans…

BOYFRIEND JEANS // I have been on an eternal search for boyfriend jeans ever since my last pair were retired (from a un-repairable tear on the back seam) last year.  I bought a pair on sale (see here), but Mr. S called them “mom jeans”.

The box of jeans arrived from Target and… cue holy grail music… the first thing I saw were the distressed boyfriend jeans!!!  I tried them on right there and then, and it was LOVE at first sight and wear!! I’ve been wearing them non-stop as you can see in the video collage.  I even wore them to help a friend move.  Not joking. For real.  The distressing on them is amazing, and has gotten a little more “distressed” since washing and moving i.e. ripped.  You’ll see the progression on the video.  I feel like some kind of cool chick with these BF jeans, and everything I wear seems like it’s just that much edgier.  Maybe, it’s some kind of crazy Target denim high… but I feel it!

BTW, these jeans were a little too long so I cut the hem (measuring against another perfect length jeans) with scissors.  They are a frayed finish hem originally so it was no deal big deal.  Also, I cut it about an inch and a half longer to account for folding the hem.

HIGH RISE FLARE JEANS // It’s no secret that I LOVE flare jeans, so I was ecstatic when a pair of HIGH-RISE flare denim were in the box.  Flares are super easy for me… just wear and go. I feel most at ease in a pair of flares and wedges – that combo makes you look long and lean.  And the jeans are a mix of cotton/spandex so there’s some stretch i.e. you can go a size smaller for a slimmer fit.  I especially love the denim on denim ensemble and the off-the-shoulder + flare ootd.  After a two week trial, I’m surprised that the flares weren’t my faves, but the BF jeans still have my heart.

MID RISE JEGGING // I counted and actually wore these jeans the most in my outfit flipagram.  These are very easy to wear because 1) the distressing is minimal but enough to give it interest 2) the length is PERFECT 3) they are a cotton/spandex mix so very easy to move in ie. run around with Little M.  These jeggings are the perfect everyday pair.  I know because I own TWO pairs that I’ve purchased previously (in a different wash/finish).  See here and here.  Obviously, these are a staple piece for your wardrobe!

HIGH RISE JEGGING // I wore this pair the least, and not because of the fit.  They were very flattering on, but I wasn’t crazy about the dark wash.  It’s likely due to the fact that it’s the dead heat of SUMMER in Texas, so I am looking for “lighter” denim.  These are fantastic for wearing with heels because they are the perfect length.  Although they are high rise, they didn’t cover my belly button when I wore it with that black asymmetrical crop top.  So that was a little disappointing, but the high rise flares don’t either… so I really can’t complain too much. Again, these are a cotton/spandex mix so they have a nice give.  But again, they were no match for the boyfriend jeans.

BTW, the outfit I’m wearing in the pictures are what I’ve been wearing on repeat – a white tee + BF jeans + white sandals +/- a hat.

GET THE LOOK


TOGGERY tee || MOSSIMO boyfriend jeans c/o || JCREW sandals (on sale for $25), panama hat || NASHELLE name necklace || ELAINE TURNER bamboo bit leather c/o, GOLD & GRAY rosewood tassel, SHASHI bracelets || OUI etsy, VITA FEDE cube, GORJANA shimmer rings || CARTIER watch || HERMES belt || MANSUR GAVRIEL bucket bag || KAREN WALKER No 1 sunglasses 

Guess what y’all?!!  Starting July 26th, you can try on Target denim in the store and receive $10 off!  Find your style @targetstyle!  Which one is your fave?!

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ADDENDUM: I got some requests for outfit details so here are the 14 outfits grouped by the type of jean!  Let me know if you have other questions!  I’d LOVE to help!

<< BOYFRIEND JEANS >>

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// tee TOGGERY, belt HERMES, sandals and hat JCREW, bracelet ELAINE TURNER, bucket bag MANSUR GAVRIEL //

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// linen tank JCREW, belt HERMES, cuff KENDRA SCOTT, gold slides MOSSIMO, fringe macrame bag TARGET //

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// flana jacket ISABEL MARANT (old), linen tank JCREW, lola sandal AQUAZZURA (old, but similar here for more or less), kelly bag HERMES //

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// linen tank ISABEL MARANT X H&M (old, similar here), belt HERMESlace up flats TOPSHOP, claudette fringe bag ZAC POSEN //

<< HIGH RISE FLARE JEANS >>

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// off the shoulder top TIBI (in navy), scarf (as belt) DVF (similar), brooklyn wedges (under jeans) ELAINE TURNER, bucket bag MANSUR GAVRIEL //

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// denim shirt and fringe backpack MOSSIMO, belt HERMES, bracelet and brooklyn wedges (under jeans) ELAINE TURNER //

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// dress and necklace (seen here, similar here) THREE FW of STELLA’S FW, brooklyn wedges (under jeans) ELAINE TURNER, bucket bag MANSUR GAVRIEL //

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// poncho (seen here) URBAN OUTFITTER , tank MOSSIMO, belt HERMES, brooklyn wedges (under jeans) ELAINE TURNERbucket bag MANSUR GAVRIEL //

<< MIDRISE JEGGING >>

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// edge tee CAbi (similar), necklace THREE FW of STELLA’s, bangles VINTAGE, wedges VIA SPIGA (similar), bucket bag MANSUR GAVRIEL //

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// fringe tank BILLABONG (old, but love this), bracelet ELAINE TURNER, gold slides MOSSIMO, bag CELINE //

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// off the shoulder top TIBI (in navy), belt HERMES, sandals JCREW, bag CELINE //

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// blazer CHANEL (vintage but similar high or low), tee LNA, flats ANN TAYLOR (0ld, but similar), double bag PRADA //

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// blazer ZARA (0ld), linen tank JCREW, belt HERMES, flat MIU MIU (old, but similar high or low), keepall 55 bag LOUIS VUITTON //

<< HIGH RISE SKINNY JEANS >>

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// blessed top C/MEO (sold out online), cuff LOUIS VUITTON (similar), lola lace up sandals AQUAZZURA (old, but similar here for more or less), soft and chain bag CHANEL //

This was so fun to document my outfits…  Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

This post is promoted by Target, and the jeans were received complimentary.  Thank you for supporting brands that support this blog.  All photography and opinions are my own, of course!

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Rxoxo, Sam

Chic at Every Age // Beach Coverup

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Photography by Mary Summers

It’s that time again… CHIC AT EVERY AGE.  This month, we bring you the SWIMSUIT COVERUP!!

For those of you that have just tuned in, this fab collab is exactly how it sounds… a chic chick in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s shows you how to style a piece in their own way. I’m working with some of my FAVORITE gals in Dallas!!

The 20-something // Ashley of SideSmile Style {Ashley was actually ON THE BEACH so she missed out on this month!}

The 30-something // ME!

The 40-something // Heather of Style by Fluent

The 50-something // Cathy of The Middle Page

Summer is here and it’s the swimsuit season!  We’re showing you how to style an open poncho as a beach coverup.  It’s lightweight and flowy, but substantial enough to cover your whole body.

It’s hilarious because we all showed up with hats, and Heather and I both wore cut off shorts!  I guess there’s only so much you can do with beach and swim attire.  Cathy is so casual chic in her navy tank, white linen pants, and that fabulous summer fedora.  Heather always manages to look gorgeous, and I’m loving her white scalloped bikini and straw bag.  I decided to accessorize with bright earrings, a super bright backpack, and gold sandals (what else!).

Heather told me that she’s worn the poncho over a white tank and flare jeans.  I’ve already copied her, and it’s a cute outfit!

That happy yellow backpack is a TOMS backpack.  Just an FYI, for every TOMS backpack purchased, a safe birth kit will be provided to a mother and baby in need.  TOMS is awesome – that’s all I have to say.  One for One.

By the way, these pics were taken before I chopped off my hair.  I’m not going to lie… kinda missing my long locks when I see these pictures!  Anyhow, what do you think of the ponchos?  Would you use one as a beach coverup?

GET THE LOOK


URBAN OUTFITTERS poncho {also love this one} || MISSONI bikini {size way up, I’m wearing 42} || THRIFTED denim cut off shorts {similar from Levi’s} || MOSSIMO gold slide sandals -found them on sale NOW! {similar in leather} || PANTROPIC hat {similar} || RAY-BAN aviator sunglasses || TOMS backpack c/o

 

Rxoxo, Sam

From Grandma with Love // Black & White Applique Dress

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Photography by Angie Garcia

Hello Friends!!  Sorry it’s been forever and a day… traveling is fun (kind of) but I always get behind on LIFE!!  Hope everyone had a great start to the week.  It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another From Grandma with Love!

Today, I’m sharing this beautiful black and white applique dress.  You wouldn’t think much of it on the hanger, but wowsa… it sure does make me feel gorgeous when I have it on.  I automatically feel so much more ladylike.  And because of the applique placement shape and color, I seem to be well more endowed than I actually am!  Yay for optical illusions that make you look skinnier or have bigger boobs!  Hey, that never makes me upset! ;)  And of course, I went for trusty gold heels and a black bag for accessories.

Anyhow, this month has flown by already!  Of course, I have so many things on my to-do lists… but it never gets finished.  I’m trying out some new “organization” techniques with that time blocking I mentioned in the last post.  Please share ANY secrets (apps, organizers, etc.) that you have for staying on top of things!

GET THE LOOK


FROM GMA WITH LOVE vintage dress {similar in reverse} || VINTAGE pearl drop earrings {similar} || VITA FEDE futuro ring* {also here} || PRADA double bag || VALENTINO gold pumps* (currently on sale) || KAREN WALKER No 1 sunglasses || *via Last Call

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. – Marcus Valerius Martial

Rxoxo, Sam