Timeless Denim: the Levi 501

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I recently read “Is This the Beginning of the End for Skinny Jeans?” on The Wall Street Journal and it got me thinking, why do I gravitate towards skinny jeans? I love the slimming effect, and they do tend to feel more like sweatpants because of the stretch. But will they last forever? Are they a timeless article of clothing? Just a few years ago, I remember saying, “I will never own a pair of skinny jeans!” Now they are all I have in my closet. But I’m looking for change! An iconic denim like the 501 carries history with each vintage pair and they differ from all others, even if they are the same cut. I am loving the contrast of a looser fitting vintage denim paired with classy, chic tops! And we even started selling Levi’s at Anthropologie (online exclusive) so that says something, right? I have been searching in thrift shops around town for the perfect pair, but it’s easier said than done. While my search continues, I still enjoy finding outfit inspiration including 501s. Here are a few of my favorite looks:

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Here are some Levi’s I’m am currently craving:

What are your thoughts, skinny versus 501s?  Do you agree that the death of the skinny jean is near?

XO,

L

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Summer Flats: D’Orsays

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If I have learned anything while working at Anthropologie, it is the importance of killer accessories!  I have seen the cutest of outfits that consist of just a simple jeans and tee combination but the accessories have amped the outfit to be stellar. So lately, I have been really going through my shoe collection and paring down to a capsule of shoes that will not only be comfortable, but will add to my outfit in a way that clothes can’t. And I may be a little late coming to the trend, but I am currently loving D’Orsay flats!  They look so chic and classic, but yet modern at the same time.  Even just a basic color in this style of shoe looks so stylish- I’m in love! And did I mention how comfortable they are? I found a nude and black pair this weekend for my summer wardrobe capsule.d-orsay-flats-4d-orsay-flats-2 d'orsay flats-summer styled-orsay-flats
Black flats: Halogen found at Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Nude flats: Franco Sarto found at Marshalls (similar)

Here are some others I can’t get enough of: (click on the image for purchasing information)

What do you think of d’Orsay flats? I would love to hear your opinion in the comment section!

XO,
L

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New Closet Addition: Sail Away Pullover

 

sail away: a summer pullover
I believe in versatility.  Before I buy something, I have to make up at least 4 outfits in my mind with my new piece- it may seem excessive but I don’t want to fill my closet with pieces I can’t wear together! At the store, I have been passing by this little pullover because I don’t normally buy anything with graphics or lettering since I usually think it’s hard to dress up a graphic. But the more I saw this top (and then felt how soft it was!) I knew it would be a great summer addition. Pairing this number over a button down with trousers or pencil skirts for the office or with my navy and white striped dress or shorts for running errands, this will get a lot of wear!

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 Sail Away Pullover by newmansnest featuring navy tops

Sail Away Pullover

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Do you have a favorite summer sweater or pullover?

XO,
L

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