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From Grandma with Love // Meow Mix of 50 Ways to Wear Denim + Giveaway



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When I met Lauren Friedman at LuckyFABB four years ago, I knew that I wanted to be her friend. She was doing her thing at an event, and illustrated me (see below). AMAZING! The next day, we met again at a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Event and she had on the RADEST OUTFIT – a basketball jersey and denim jacket! WOW! She was the cool girl, and I WAS going to hang with her.

50 ways to wear denim, mansur gavriel bucket bag cammello rosa leopard top, black skinny scarf, 50 ways to wear denim, mansur gavriel bucket bag cammello rosa 50 ways to wear denim, mansur gavriel bucket bag cammello rosa leopard top, flare jeans, 50 ways to wear denim, mansur gavriel bucket bag cammello rosa leopard top,black skinny scarf, 50 ways to wear denim, mansur gavriel bucket bag cammello rosalauren friedman fashion illustration, luckyfabbFast forward four years… we have just adopted our second baby, and she has just written her second book, 50 Ways to Wear Denim. When Chronicle Books and Lauren asked me to be a part of her book/blog tour, 5 Days of 50 Ways, I was beyond honored! YAAAASS!

I ripped opened the envelope when an advance copy of the book arrived! The watercolor-style illustrations are gorgeous, and it is packed full of usable information for your go-to closet staple, denim. I love all the style tips, and it inspires me to try new outfits with the pieces that I already have in my closet! She even has an illustrated denim-inspired smokey eye tutorial! I LOVE it! Plus, the book contains basics like a denim dictionary, care guide, and the history of denim.

THE STYLE Rx: Want to breath new life into your old denim? Get the book 50 Ways to Wear Denim for a wonderful illustrated guide to help you mix and match pieces and create new outfit with your denim. It will be your new denim bible!

For each of us in the blog tour, we chose our favorite look to share. How could I pass up “Meow Mix”, mixing denim with leopard print?! Did you see how the book is (above)? She even reminded me to wear my cat-eye sunglasses! I was so excited because MIL just gave me this leopard print top FROM GRANDMA WITH LOVE!

For those of you that aren’t familiar, From Grandma with Love is a monthly series that is one of my faves! I’m lucky to be the recipient of my Grandmother-in-law’s beautiful wardrobe.  She owned so many unique pieces, and I’ve had the MOST FABULOUS time styling it on the blog. It’s a win-win for me because I ADORE vintage and a fun excuse to wear it!

Head over to my Facebook page or Instagram Story later today for a video sneak peek of the book!  And lucky for you…

Chronicle Books and I are giving away a copy of the book along with a $25 Madewell gift card. I will be picking one lucky winner on September 19th. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section below. Plus, if you follow along with the whole tour, you will have multiple chances to win! Visit the other participating blogs below to see more denim-inspired outfits; plus, each blog post will offer a chance for you to win a copy of the book and the $25 Madewell gift card.

Follow along the Blog Tour!!

September 12 (today) – moi (Meow Mix – pg. 26), www.chroniclebooks.com/blog, AND My Closet in Sketches (Lauren herself!)

September 13www.SeeJaneMarie.com (The Hobbyist – pg. 47)

September 14www.shoppingsmycardio.com (Spin on The Siren – pg. 25)

September 15www.sowhatifilikeprettythings.com (Wasp Waist – pg. 42 OR Country Club Iconoclast – pg. 74 )

September 16www.webhautejas.com (The Modern Redux – pg. 43)

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I got to drop by a friend’s all day birthday party (for just a bit) and we had family time going to church and hanging out on Sunday!


top FROM GRANDMA WITH LOVE {similar, and w/attached scarf}
jeans J BRAND {old, similar here and here}
wedges STEVE MADDEN {similar}
bucket bag MANSUR GAVRIEL {bag review here}
sunglasses LE SPECS

Rxoxo, Sam

Read the Comments +

  1. Hehe, I got a sketch by her that night too! So much fun! And this outfit is amazing, spot on with the sketch! :D
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  2. Mica says:

    Oh she is such a talented illustrator! And what a fun idea for a book! As a denim addict it definitely sounds like my kind of book. Your outfit is such a great take on the inspiration illustration too, you wear leopard print well :)
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    • Sam says:

      Mica, she really is so talented. That fashion illustration of me was done in 5 minutes while she was talking! It would have taken me hours with lots of erasing!!

      And yes, you are definitely a denim addict – but in a good way! ;)

  3. Stephanie says:

    Oh this is such a cool idea! Everyone definitely needs a book like this to style your denim, especially me (always in denim) :)
    And Sam, always inspirational to see your style! Keep it up!!

  4. Ann s says:

    This is a great idea for a book. I finally have a job where they allow denim. I didn’t even own a proper pair of jeans when i started. I definitely need some ideas!

  5. Ellen Casper says:

    What a great idea for a book! Can’t wait to read it.

  6. Rachel Manning says:

    Amazing! So fun!

  7. I LOVE how you styled your flare jeans! I may have to copy your look and definitely need this book!

    • Sam says:

      Thanks Bethany! For sure, you should! Plus, the other leopard print ideas she has on that page are phenomenal!

  8. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    You nailed the ‘Meow Mix’ look!
    The illustrations in the book are too good. Can’t wait to everyone else’s posts this week…

    • Sam says:

      Thank you Kim! I can’t wait to see everyone else’s looks too! This is so fun to be a part of a blog tour! I’ve never done it before, but I’d like to do it again!

    • Sam says:

      Congratulations Kim!!! You are the winner! (Sorry for the late pick… I’ve been behind this week!)
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  9. Amy Williams says:

    I love Madewell! Can’t wait to get some new fall pieces

  10. Rachel says:

    I would love a chance to win!


  11. Sidney says:

    I love LF’s work and I aspire to be her. Congratulations on your new book, can’t wait to take a peek at it. Also, Sam, your blog is charming

  12. Genevieve Hircock says:

    Who doesn’t love denim, especially in the fall! I’d love to get my hands on a copy!

  13. Nichole says:

    Would love to win a copy of the book! SoS those sunnies are on point ????

  14. Coll says:

    Beautifully illustrated book–would love to get my hands on a copy!

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