Transitioning White Jeans Into Spring

With three weeks left of winter, I’m itching to get my white jeans out.

If we’ve learned anything over the past several years, it’s that white pants can be worn year round. To be honest, I put my white jeans away for the winter more out of consideration for my lack of space rather than upholding any now-defunct sartorial rules.

But I so badly want to pull out some of my lighter weight and lighter colored items – more specifically a pair of white ankle jeans that fit great and feel even better. So how do I style them before the temperature catches up to my desire to wear my warmer-weather clothing.

A blue silk blouse, a camel pea coat and navy patent loafers are perfect for staying warm in your white pants. Add a poppy bag – maybe it’ll make you feel sunny even if it’s still very much winter outside.

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Slip a blanket coat over white jeans and some on-trend winter boots for a season-worthy look. This is a cozy ensemble for walking around on campus or commuting to and from work or school – especially if there is still some late-winter snow on the ground. Statement earrings, lipstick and bag will stand out against gray skies and neutral pieces.

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If your white jeans fit as well as mine do and make you feel good, you’ll most certainly want to wear them out. Pair them with a sexy cami and a cool and cropped flyaway leather jacket for a sexy getup to get you noticed. Black booties that show a little bit of skin are even more sexy.

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Of course, you can always wear your fabulous white jeans on the weekends or for more casual weekday wear. Get out your Converse sneakers, a cozy – but still sexy – sweatshirt and a cozy scarf with a bit of color to prevent the “frump factor.”

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Daily Covet: Retro jean skirt

All my cleaning out and purging this past week has left me wanting a bit of nostalgia.

Retro for me generally brings me back to what I wore in high school. The dress code in Southern California was casual, to say the least. In fact, many days I looked like I rolled out of bed into athletic shorts (volleyball-style Mossimos and Quicksilver shorts were our go-tos at the time) and a “matching” t-shirt.

But some days, we’d really go all out and slip into a Guess jean skirt – mini, of course.

It occurred to me recently how versatile denim skirts really are. Back in the day, they were ideal for showing off our year-round tan, but these days they are likely to show off my every-day-is-a-casual-day life.

Obviously, there is no shortage of cute, denim skirts in an array of styles and washes. Leave it to Guess to have a very similar version to the one I wore more than 20 years ago.

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       Guess, Guess.com

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        See by Chloé, zappos.com

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Madewell, madewell.com

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                      Current Elliott, House of Fraser

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                    rag & bone, intermixonline.com

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      Jeweled denim skirt, LOFT

Daily Covet: The perfect denim shirt

Button down shirts are really hard for me. I’m convinced all of them have the buttons in the wrong place because regardless of how big I get them to fit nicely in the bust, they are baggy everywhere else and gap in all the wrong (or right, if you’re my husband) places.

I have an awesome denim shirt that I bought at the Gap on Lakeshore Drive when I lived in Oakland. It has a slight western flair to it with the tell-tale yoke and pointed pockets. It also has a hint of stretch and princess seams for excellent shaping. But since I’ve had children, it’s never quite fit the same (not that I’m losing hope!)

So, I’m on the hunt for the perfect denim shirt for a girl who has a little more up front. Because what can’t you wear a denim shirt with?! **For full shopping info, visit my polyvore page.

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Three trends I wish would die

The two things you can count on when it comes to fashion – it comes and it goes. Sadly, some trends don’t end soon enough. If you would’ve told me in elementary school that someday I’d be wearing wide leg jeans (and now yummy flares!) I wouldn’t have believed you. But I absolutely embraced the denim awesomeness that wide legs are – especially for this girl with some bass, if you know what I mean.

But there are three trends I can’t get my head around. In fact, I actually DE-TEST them and wish they would die sooner (read NOW!) than later.

One of the trends I hate the most? White plastic sunglasses on dudes. I mean, I’m not super into white sunglasses on anyone, but on men especially. I can’t pinpoint why, but they remind me of some guys that went to my high school in the 90’s. They drove equally-white, plastic Camaros and hung out in our school parking lot – hence the clever name we gave them, “Parking Lot People.” They wore Z Cavariccis, shiney shirts and too much gel. See for yourself. Am I right?

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Why did so many people not get the “less is more” memo? Dark jeans? Yes. Sequins? Yes. Visible stitching? Sometimes.

All three at once? Never.

Bedazzled nightmares like this scream rodeo. I’ve seen pageant dresses with less bling than this. Why won’t these jeans go away? And why oh why do so many middle-aged men wear them? I promise this is not a fashion statement you will look back on fondly.

 

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Since we’re on the subject of jeans, how about these jeans that Kim Kardashian likes to wear… everywhere according to a recent google image search. I get the deconstructed look. In fact, I have a pair of jeans with a few, little strategically placed holes that I like to wear with a gold, sequined sweater to dress it down. But what’s the point of these jeans… er shorts? Why not just wear shorts – you can find them virtually anywhere!

 

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Daily Covet: Rag & Bone Dre in Bradford Jeans

It’s time for jeans. New Jeans.

Last year, I was two days out from giving birth and still in the “little black sweats” phase of post-pregnancy. I wasn’t even thinking about wearing my old jeans… much less close to fitting into them.

This year, I’m still a few pounds away, but hey it’s only July (almost August.) But there is an end in sight and to celebrate I’d love to invest in a hot, new pair of I’ll-look-fabulous-most-days-in-these-jeans jeans.

I have a few pairs of fab jeans already… a really, lovely worn-in-perfectly pair of Joe’s boot-cut jeans. I have two great pairs of dark skinny jeans. And I also have a great pair of low rise, frayed jeans, which are the original Seven for All Mankind when they weren’t made in China… buuuut, I might be a little further from wearing those.

I do not, however, own a cool pair of boyfriend jeans with the perfect fade. That’s why these Rag & Bone jeans are perfect for this girl on the hunt for jeans!

But honestly, jean schmean, I’d take just about anything Rag & Bone has to offer! #newfavedesigner

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Daily Covet: AG Skinny Straight Jeans

What this girl wouldn’t give to wear jeans without a big, elastic panel!

Designer denim.  I’m jonesing for new jeans so bad.  And this awesome pair of AG Premiere Five-Year skinny straight jeans are just the pair.

I love buying denim.  And this is the time of year to buy… all the skimmer and cropped styles come out.  And they just happen to fit little old me like full-length jeans.

Alas, five plus months of pregnancy have me furiously searching for “not ugly” fabrics and “not old lady” styles.  And what’s more unfussy and classic than denim?

I’ll need to revisit this post when I’m ready to start taking off the baby weight.  Maybe it’ll be just the motivation I need to get back into hot jeans by fall!

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