Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DENIM + DENIM



Watch || Denim Jacket (similar

I'm not even afraid to admit it — I'll rock the Canadian tuxedo. And I know it's such a fashion faux pas, but sometimes I just can't help myself. It's so effortlessly cool and I can't help but feel a little badass for breaking the "rules." When I'm feeling a little less edgy but still want that all-denim vibe, I use layering to balance the look. 

Here in the northeast corridor, the weather has been all over the map. From winter storm Jonas last week...to 60+ degrees this week? I don't even know what to make of it. If you've been around for a while, you know I have a thing for layering. I've been dying to break out my 90's-esque denim jacket ever since I put it away in the fall and a break in the winter weather provided the perfect opportunity. 




Funny story behind the jacket, though. I picked it up from a thrift store my sophomore year of college for a theme party. At the time, I hated the relaxed, semi-boxy fit and thought it was totally  unflattering. Top it off it with a light acid wash and I thought I had a one hit wonder on my hands — never to emerge from my closet ever again after that theme party... and here we are today. I'd conservatively estimate that I wore this jacket three times a week this summer and fall. We've come a long way, folks. 

If you're up-to-date with my recent posts, you've probably noticed a repeat offender — this Club Monaco Delphine cashmere scarf. The neutral color is super versatile and it's big enough to wear as a wrap. I love the lux feeling of cashmere and I've found that Club Monaco offers a great value for the quality of their cashmere pieces. TONS of CM cashmere accessories are on major sale right now. Also, if you have a student email address, you can sign up for the student discount here — an extra 20% off that can be stacked on top of sale prices! 

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26 comments :

  1. That's so funny that you originally got that jacket for a theme party and now it's a great staple piece! I love the Canadian tuxedo look too - so fun and daring!

    X,
    cristinaoncampus.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, isn't it? Funny how things work out sometimes!

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  2. Love this casual look! That vest is so cute!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  3. You're rocking this cute casual outfit girl!! :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  4. Love when random pieces I get for something becomes a staple in my closet! Neve to know I'm not the only one lol!

    apintsizedlife.blogspot.com

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    1. I do, too! I've actually picked up a few pieces recently that have been unexpectedly on repeat!

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  5. I've never tried denim on denim but you made it work. xx

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    1. I always thought it was a style faux pas but I totally love it now!

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  6. Your boots and vest are adorable!!!!!

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  7. I'm the same way with clothes as you are with your jacket. My mom bought me a pair of Bean boots when I was in middle school and I refused to wear them. I thought I would look goofy wearing them...I love them now. They're practically all I wear in the winter. Sorry, Mom! haha xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

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    1. That's so funny! I can totally relate, though. I couldn't live without my Bean boots!

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  8. Such a cute + casual look perfect for the winter weather!

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  9. Love love love the layers in this outfit!! The vest is probably my favorite layer you added!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. Thank you! The vest was a little pricey but I've definitely gotten a ton of wear out of it!

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  10. Love how you put your vest over a denim jacket - so cute! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

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    1. Thank you! It's one of those things that had never occurred to me before but I'm glad I thought about it as an option one day because I wear it a lot now!

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  11. I am loving all of the layers! I never would have thought to put a vest over my jacket, but you are totally rocking it, and now I want to try it! LOVE that scarf!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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    1. Thank you! I never would have thought about wearing outerwear OVER other outerwear, but hey, I was already "breaking the rules" wearing denim on denim — I figured I might as well just go all out, haha!

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  12. The weather has really been crazy just yesterday it was 60 and today it had a mini snowstorm lol. You're outfit looks so cute and comfy btw ❤️

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  13. This is such a perfect, cozy outfit! I've been wearing my bean boots and vest way too much lately with the chilly weather we have been having!

    xo Ashley

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  14. I love your denim on denim look! Isn't it so awesome how you can fall in love with something in your closet years after buying it? I love restyling old clothes.

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  15. The canadian tuxedo is my favorite so i'm right there with you sister! You ROCK it!
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    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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