I’ve been keeping up with my new year’s resolution!
Although I’m tempted every day, and fighting an online shopping addiction, I have only purchased one pair of shoes so far (accessories is ok, although not encouraged). I’m almost considering going back to Polyvore or Pinterest just to satiate my shopping needs.
The fight continues!
I can’t believe this spring/summer the 70’s are back in full force. Printed ethnic inspired tunics? Breezy long sleeved shirts? It’s totally my summer aesthetic, and I can’t even participate.
Thankfully, before I made my resolution I purchased some nice 70’s dresses that will work great for Sundays. I’ll make do with what I have, all the while compiling the list of basics (new and vintage sourced) that I want for my 2014 wardrobe.
Trying to stick to a signature, edited style has been difficult, but I think a year of not buying clothes (which means more wear and tear to my old, unfashionable favorites) will help me reevaluate what I want to be wearing, where I’ll be buying them, and save money for more expensive items that have longer lifespans.
I just bought a pair of coated jeans, and now I want to make my cheap, fading $10 pair of H&M skinnies into a diy project. I’m thinking of doing the back pockets and the knees. Hm. Have to see if it’s worth it to buy the material.
Anyway, I know which jeans I’m wearing all winter! Coated jeans are pretty waterproof too!
The jeans I bought are from Madewell, I got them on sale. They fit perfectly, since I’m 5’4”, the ankle fit doesn’t even show my ankles. They’re exactly the right length I hem my jeans to normally.
For a slob like me, having some versatile but slightly edgy clothes really help me look less frumpy. I’ve been suffering from extra frump lately. Hopefully fall season means less frump.
I just stumbled on the concept of raw/selvege denim. This is more of a guy’s trend, but I am getting slightly obsessed with trying to mold a pair of denim jeans into beautiful jeans I’ll never want to take off. They will be way better than “pajama jeans”.
So…when I was back in LA I was intrigued by a the dark, stiff skinny jeans at H&M. I thought, wow! what a great dark color! Then I thought, gosh, these look a little cheap and plain.
My highly trained fashion eye (whatever, just go with it), was a lot smarter than my fashion sense, because guess what! H&M sells raw denim. Online forum posts say H&M raw jeans are the best things for raw denim noobs. Those jeans I thought looked a little cheap for $40 were actually raw jeans.
THERE IS NO FREAKING H&M IN MIAMI.
Once again, my fashion sense hijacks my fashion eye. I will have to wait until the summer before I can start breaking in a pair of raw denim jeans, and I probably won’t even want to do that because it’ll be so freaking hot.
I don’t want to put down $200 for a pair of raw jeans. And I can’t get to Uniqlo to get a pair of Japanese raw jeans.
Basically, you’re supposed to wear jeans so much that they make natural whiskers and distressing perfectly tailored to your body. This is supposed to make you look like the coolest kid on the block and also a few pounds lighter. Some people even shower in them and let them shrink dry onto their bodies.
You guys, wasn’t ScarJo’s dress fabulous? And wasn’t Jlo’s dress like the dorky unfortunate younger sister version?
That was basically all I really liked about the Golden Globes. Oh, and of course Ricky Gervais. Also, Robert Downey Jr.’s little remarks were pretty funny.
Anyway, I’m dreaming of a blush colored vintage dress with butterfly sleeves tonight.