Monday, November 9, 2015

Not Your Mom's Levi's

The way it usually works is this: I see a clothing item I like on a Instagram, I decide I need it. I contemplate buying the original ($$$$) or a more affordable knockoff option ($$), I decide that I hate it, I convince myself I don't need it, I can't stop thinking about it, I buy it.  Sometimes this whole process can all go down in a period of 2 days or sometimes it takes several years (mansur gavriel bucket bag, I'm talking to you!). 

When I was in college, I took a marketing class and I remember learning about the various states of the innovation adoption lifecycle (look it up): early adopters, late majority, laggards, etc. With fashion trends, I think I might actually be in the laggard category. When a new trend comes out, I usually hate it. For example, chambray, ankle booties, lace up flats... you get the picture. It took me a long time to start liking these things and even longer to actually go out and purchase them. But now I'm obsessed. I think I now own at least 4 pairs of ankle booties and chambray shirts. Who needs 4 chambray shirts?  

Levis and Old Navy

I should really do a post about becoming a minimalist and curating my closet but that's for another day. I recently read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and LOVED IT! Anyway.  I have been on the search for a pair of ripped black jeans for about a month now. I've endured countless trips to the mall, tried ordering online and scoured target. I was about to give up when I spotted these beauties at Nordstrom. I thought twice because I really can't remember the last time I purchased a pair of levis. Turns out they fit the best out of all the denim I tried on and were at a good price point (under $100). So, I was pretty happy with that result. I've been wearing them nonstop, especially on our trip to Chicago last month.  More on that later.     

One of my favorite blogs to read is Kendi Everyday and she actually inspired me to purchase this old navy flannel top. I was telling a friend that I only buy clothes that I see on Instagram now, and I actually think it's true, ha!  

Levis and Old Navy

Levis and Old Navy

Also, these booties are circa Old Navy from last Fall and I still love them to death! They are still in great shape which is nice for a pair of shoes under $25. I think I also saw these on Kendi Everyday. She is seriously my style icon. Some people want to meet Justin Timberlake, I want to meet Kendi!

Levis and Old Navy

Levis and Old Navy

Can we talk about these earrings? Ear crawlers are my new thing. I guess this was another thing I originally hated when I first saw it and LOVE now. Funny how that works!

Levis and Old Navy

Levis and Old Navy

Levis and Old Navy

I decided that Fall is my favorite fashion season. I say this every season but I think it's really true this time.

| The Deets |

Denim | Levi's 711 Skinny in Black Tide Deconstructed
Flannel | Old Navy Boyfriend Windowpane Flannel Shirt 
Sunglasses | Rayban New Wayfarer Polarized
Boots | Old Navy (last season)
Earrings | Shopbop Shashi Noa Ear Climbers
Nails | OPI Cajun Shrimp


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  1. Love these boots and I really need to read that book too, I heard it was so good! The top is clearly awesome. Thanks for linking up with us!! We plan on doing one for December too so stay tuned and feel free to spread the word.

  2. Totally awesome look for Fall - the boots nailed it all together!




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