After seeing these distressed jeans, I wanted to go balls-to-the-wall with tearing up one of my pairs.
I got this jeans from the thrift store some time last year. They’re men’s Levis and the cut is a little different than I normally wear, and because of that they’ve been hanging around in my closet a little too much. (But hey, that made them the perfect candidate for my project!) Instead of using a knife for distressing like I had done in the past, I decided to just use a pair of scissors. I put the jeans on and marked where I wanted the slashes to be. Then I took off the jeans and held them upside down, aligning the creases together…basically folding each leg in half. Finally I used the scissors to make cuts. (The larger areas of distressing had three or four cuts in a row.) The last and most important step was to run the jeans through the washer and dryer.
After seeing these results, I think I need to be a little careful…I might end up
destroying distressing all of my jeans! This new method I tried was so easy to do!
sweater, jeans, jacket – thrifted // shoes – Target // short necklace – c/o Katie Dean Jewelry
Wallis is looking for their first US blogger ambassador. I was excited when they contacted me about the contest…especially since the winner will be flown to London to be introduced as the new “face” of Wallisfashion.com.
They have a great design philosophy…design clothes that allow real women to look great. I’d like to think that I’m a representative of that “real” woman…a woman who has a family, a career, and who enjoys looking her best each day without sacrificing that hard-earned paycheck on fashion.
Does that sound like someone who you’d want to represent you? Head over to Facebook and give Knocked Up Fabulous a vote.
Spring, you better get here soon! I’ve resorted to wearing my sundresses as tops…with a little help from a belt or two. Aaaaaand a sweater, vest, scarf, and beanie to make the striped dress warm enough for the weather. No matter…I’ll be rocking this striped number soon enough on a beach somewhere.
I know that you guys are so good at voting and helping out KUF. Please take a second a head over to the Wallis Facebook page and vote for Knocked Up Fabulous. They’re looking for their first blogger ambassador…I’m hoping to represent all of the stylish mamas out there!
dress (worn as top) – Old Navy // sweater – Express // vest – thrifted // jeans (Gap) – thrifted
Every season seems to have its own uniform, or key pieces that are in constant rotation. This spring I’m stocking my wardrobe full of graphic t-shirts, distressed denim, and delicate little necklaces. A cute little moto jacket never hurts either.
What are your must-haves for spring??
This past week, my work-wear was all about monotones and light jackets. Don’t be fooled by the jackets though…it’s still feeling like winter. And nothing starts spring break week like temps in the 30′s!
I am looking forward to cleaning, lots of cleaning, and some fun time with the kids over the next 9 days. Oh…and this little goodie from Popsugar was just what I needed to treat myself after the crazy chaos at school.
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Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Hug and kiss your loved ones!!!
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I’m not sure if I’m a fan of this top on me. Usually I try to not bring attention to my frontal area (especially since I’m still nursing…don’t judge me. We’ll be done by kindergarten, I promise!), but I wanted a little something extra than a basic black shirt.
And how cute is this little necklace from Katie Dean?! I have been wearing it non-stop for the past few days…like little golden nuggets of happiness.
ruffle tank, pants – thrifted // booties – Urban Outfitters // necklace – c/o Katie Dean Jewelry // sunglasses – Loft
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It’s been a little tricky getting dressed for work. I’m ready for spring attire, but the temps aren’t quite there yet. So before I change from fall/winter clothes to the spring/summer bins, I’ve been trying to mix up what I have. A wool blazer and lace skirt with a black and gold sleeveless sweater seemed to do the trick. Only thing missing? A pair of tights. (And maybe a spray tan!)
blazer, sweater, skirt – thrifted // shoes – Sears
I don’t need Who What Wear telling me why I’ll want to wear tomato red all season long. I already love the color. Mixed with a floral top, I’m just waiting for spring to get here!
Bonus details on the top…the arms and back are sheer. Hello, happy hour!
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top (Express), pants (Express) – thrifted // cardigan – Forever 21 // shoes – Nine West
If I ever had to consolidate my closet and I was only able to have one jacket, this would be the one. Spring through fall, dressed up or down, this piece is consistently being worn.
And, for your viewing pleasure, here’s a few ways to wear an army green jacket…
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Aah!! I’m 30 today!!! I can’t believe that I’m actually writing that number…it definitely sounds older than I feel. I’d say I feel about 25. (A little more, um, saggier in some places now than I was at 25, but feeling fabulous nonetheless!)
The weekend was all about parties too…not for me, but for celebrating great causes that help great people. My big 3-0 party will be in a couple of weeks. At least this past weekend helped me work on building a little late-night stamina.
top, blazer (Express), pants (Ann Taylor), clutch – thrifted // shoes – Payless // earrings – vintage
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