The perfect white jean

White jeans and pants can be hard to wear.  This morning, I tried on the most fabulous white capri jeans on a whim.  I already have some cute, white jeans and decided I didn’t need another pair, but these are truly perfect… why?  So glad you asked!

Fabric.  You want the fabric to be light enough for spring/summer wear, but heavy enough that you don’t see every  little freckle (or dimple, in my case!) on your backside.  These Mossimo jeans are just the perfect weight.

Sizing.  I always suggest going up a size when it comes to white pants.  These run true to size, and don’t seem to warrant a jump.  That, in and of itself is a major win, right?  They also have a nice rise for those of us, who are out of the low rise phase of our lives…

Stretch.  And for those days when your true size isn’t quite your true size, there is a nice bit of stretch that will give you a little extra room after a second helping of chocolate cake.  The stretch helps these cute jeans keep their shape too.

Price.  They are $24.99.  Hey, I’m all for designer jeans.  I will usually spend a pretty penny on nice jeans that are a staple in this mom’s wardrobe.  However, white jeans don’t have a very long season here in the midwest, and for that reason alone, these are a much smarter buy.

The bonus.  They fit like designer jeans.

So there you have it.

The downside?  They are sold out online.  Pick them up in your local Target store though, and I assure you, you will fall madly in love with them instantly!

Omaha Fashion Week

A very overdue post this is about Omaha Fashion Week, but one of the few times I actually took a pic of myself in my event “get up.”

And sadly, the awful photo was taken by me, awkwardly using my cell camera and a full length mirror.  You get the idea, right?

Michael Kors linen peplum jacket (old), White House Black Market Tank; Mossimo Belt, Target; Vintage navy organza knife pleat skirt; Nine West cage booties (old).

So, my thoughts on Omaha’s fashion week.  It’s been moved to a new venue, KANEKO, and the production was awesome.  It has  become the largest regional fashion week production in the States, drawing talent from all over the midwest.

I saw children’s collections by Hollie Hannish and Yolanda Diaz, and women’s collections by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Olajide Cooper for Kotero, Leah Casper and Angela Balderston.

Much of the show seemed very costume-y.  And rightly so, as Leah Casper actually worked in costumes for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  However, Yolanda Diaz’s take on children’s clothing was downright “Suess-like” in flimsy jersey, and definitely something you would (and should) only see on stage.

Olajide Cooper is an artist, poet, sign language and Spanish teacher, and much more.  Her show was much like theater, in that the models not only walked the runway – I use this term loosely as they were walking on varying heights of blocks tied to their feet at an almost standstill speed – they also portrayed different emotions she was trying to embody with her collection.

The fabrics and textures were colorful and interesting, as was her decision to paint both her African-American and caucasion models in crayola black.  In addition, they had some ethereal face painting with glitter that I enjoyed in a weird way.

I found much of what went down the runway hard to wear, with the exception of Elizabeth Fitzgerald’s Kate Blue collection and Hollie Hannish’s children’s collection.

At the end of the day, I love that my little midwestern city has jumped head first into another segment of what is usually a larger city’s cultural claim.  I’ve become a big fan, if not of everything that went down the runway, of the event and the purpose.

You can bet I’ll be returning in August for the Spring show.