Denim that gives back (Madewell x Blue Jeans Go Green)

Denim that gives back (Madewell x Blue Jeans Go Green)

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Dear Denim Lovers (yes it deserves an upper case “D”),

Wanted to share a quick note on a super thoughtful and beneficial program that Madewell is offering through October 6th. Right now if you bring in a pair of old jeans (they don’t even have to be Madewell brand), you’ll receive $20 off your purchase of a new pair on the spot.

This clearly accomplishes two things that you should care about:

1. If you haven’t cleaned out your closet yet (for shame) this gives you a valid reason to retire an old pair and rebuild your wardrobe with something fresh and fitting, mostly because Madewell jeans are awesome.

2. More importantly your old denim will be donated to Blue Jeans Go Green, which creates insulation for new homes being built for those in need.

Please participate if you’ve been wanting to rebulk up your denim wardrobe. I bought this pair earlier, and it feels so good to make some good with a simple pair of jeans. Find out more about the Madewell offer, and  Blue Jeans Go Green, and let me know what pair you end up with.

Step lightly into fall

Step lightly into fall

Step lightly fall
With the new season comes the gaping hole in your wardrobe for wearable accents (once you do the annual closet switch, that is). This Fall, the pointy-toed flat is striking the right cord. With silk blouses, and loose trousers, these simple but striking picks will create a modern look from head to foot.

Which look is your favorite?
New favorite dress

New favorite dress

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blog 6 [Outfit Details: Dress: Madewell; Belt: J.Crew (old, similar); Shoes: Madewell (similar)]

This dress. Love at first sight. One of those moments, where you turn the page of the look-book and you gasp. As if that item is a composite of all the unique details you crave (perforation, eyelet, white, slip dress, wow) Please tell me someone else out there has a similar reaction at times … I admit it’s a bit dramatic, but also rewarding when you find clothes that you feel that drawn to.

There’s something simple and so summer-esque about a white dress for this time of the year; especially when I know I’ll be wearing this number allll over this year.

How about you all? What outfit are you deeming worthy enough to be in your seasonal rotation for S/S ’14? Spill.

A shirt of possibilities (part II)

A shirt of possibilities (part II)

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Image[Outfit Details: Sweater: Gap; Denim shirt: Banana Republic; Waxed pants: Madewell; Loafers: Dolce Vita]

Here we are again my friends, talking about those pieces that really go the distance in the outfit-making department. Last time we talked about the denim shirt and the multiple ways I find to wear it (and hopefully inspire you to do the same), and today we’ll continue on that trend.

This outfit stemmed from a place of seeking warmth and deliciously baggy layers of clothing. Oh, also I got these amazing waxed jeans and have been wanting to wear them practically every day since then. Pairing a denim shirt underneath any type of sweater can give a little interest factor to any basic navy, black, or gray variation. I also love wearing a Canadian tuxedo (denim on the top and bottom) with a dark and light denim item.

So how are you all wearing your denim shirts? Are you convinced of their outfit potential yet? Let me know!

My urban jungle

My urban jungle

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[The Details: Tee: J.Crew, Pants: Zara, Sandals: Madewell, Jewelry: Assorted]

I think my body has yet to adjust to these warmer temperatures, but I’m trying to catch up with some wardrobe modifications. I might have mentioned before how into printed pants I am for this S/S, and these high waisted drawstring pants with racing strips really satisfied my need to be a little bit hippie and stay cool when I could be melting outside. Also really happy to own these new sandals, have really been craving some lace-ups in whatever form I can get.

Style Tip: If you’re new to the printed pant trend, start with something simple, or in a more traditional color, to ease your way into full fledged obsession.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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Texture & Prints

Texture & Prints

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[Outfit Details: Blouse: J.Crew, Jeans: Madewell, Belt: J.Crew, Sandals: Target, Headscarf: thrifted; bracelets: random, J.Crew]

Meet my attempt to look both equally pulled together, relaxed, and colorful. As forementioned, I love scarves, and can save a load of time in the morning by using one to tie my hair back. So timeless, and perfect for the upcoming summer days we want the hair out of our faces.

I should also mention that I love these high waisted jeans. It took me a while to get on board with them, but I love the ability to tuck in a variety of shirts, and finish it off with a belt. They’re kinda the equivalent of the ever useful, pencil or a-line skirt, don’t you think?

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