Gray Skinny Jeans and This Thing Called Life

02 Nov 2013 Permalink

gray skinny jeans with an over-sized cardigan

gray skinny jeans with an over-sized cardigan

gray skinny jeans with an over-sized cardigan

Jeans are part of everyone’s wardrobe.  But there are a few pairs a denim that always seem to be on my must-have list.  I’ve shared boyfriend jeans and distressed ones – today’s post is about colored denim.

I always find myself grabbing these gray skinnys when I don’t feel like wearing blue jeans.  Sometimes blue jeans just don’t look right with the tops that I want to wear.  Plus, I think dressing up colored denim can be easier than it’s counterpart.

I took these pictures three weeks ago, and I’ve worn these gray jeans every weekend since.

Three weeks ago?

One thing that I’ve learned as a blogger is to have some extra posts in reserve for your rainy days.  ‘Cause let’s face it – life happens.  And literally it has been rainy and/or gloomy for the past week.

Halloween Day was no exception.  The kids got dragged to two houses before I realized I was not about to punish them or myself anymore.

We went home, ate dinner, and played find-the-hidden-candy in the basement.  The combo of Easter egg-hunts and Halloween sweets was just what the kids needed.

And that’s how life has been recently – going with the flow while wearing gray skinnys and eating leftover candy.

Layering in 4 Steps

27 Sep 2013 Permalink

how to layer for fall

how to layer for fall

how to layer for fall

how to layer for fall

The earlier days of fall don’t usually require much besides some simple layering.  A little black dress starts things off…a floral kimono adds a bit of interest, and a denim jacket is so perfect for cooler temps.  Of course, I can’t resist letting my toes breathe for as long as possible…I’d wear open-toed shoes until the first snowfall if I could!

dress (Talbots), kimono, denim jacket (Gap), belt – thrifted // bag – Phillip Lim for Target

Tight Pants And Flashbacks

02 Aug 2013 Permalink

printed sleeveless shirt, jeggings, tan leather bag, floral wedges - Knocked Up Fabulous

printed sleeveless shirt, jeggings, tan leather bag, floral wedges - Knocked Up Fabulous

Wearing stretchy pants reminds me of when I was in junior high.  I loved wearing them with oversized t-shirts…and I’d even have those plastic t-shirt clips to get my shirt all bunched up on one side.  Oh, boy…having a major “I feel old” moment…

Before my mind goes elsewhere, the winner of the Before + Again item of choice goes to KIRA!!!  Kira, send me your email so we can get you your prize pronto.  (Sorry Kira, no plastic t-shirt clips come with the prize.)

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Simple Summer Uniform: Printed Dress And A Jean Jacket

10 Jul 2013 Permalink

floral dress, jean jacket, Coach bag - Knocked Up Fabulous

floral dress, jean jacket, Coach bag - Knocked Up Fabulous

floral dress, jean jacket, Coach bag - Knocked Up Fabulous

Jean jackets are the black blazers of the casual world…they seem to work with everything!  I’m always on the hunt for a new one.  (Especially since I have a few do-it-yourselfers that I’ve been wanting to test out!)  Unfortunately, when I look for things, I hardly ever find them!  Luckily, thredUP had a large stash for to pick from!

I don’t know if I’ll test any diy ideas on this jacket though (I’m getting rather attached to it)…might have to go back to grab another one.

dress (Dress Barn), denim jacket (x2 Denim Laboratory) – c/o thredUP // bag (Coach) – thrifted (and diy!)

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