Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Seventies Denim

August 2016

Hello! Up until a couple weekends ago, it had been roughly three years since I had bought a pair of jeans. My personal style revolves primarily around pretty dresses and ridiculously high heels and a complete lack of denim. However, when I spotted this pair of flared, slightly high-rise jeans at Ashby, I knew that they just had to be mine. Ashby is a resale shop and therefore, they only have one of each item. It's been so long since I've bought jeans/pants that I actually didn't know my size and picked this pair up and brought them to the dressing room with me, crossing my fingers that they would fit me. And when I tried them on, they fit perfectly. It was destiny! These jeans were meant to change my opinion about denim. And they did. I've already worn these jeans several times since purchasing them (and can't wait to wear them more!)

For this look, I decided to really make a statement and styled the jeans with a denim off-the-shoulder top. Yes, yes and yes to denim on denim! I wanted to play off the seventies essence of the flared denim and off-the-shoulder silhouette to create a truly unique look. I styled a wooden pair of tan platform heels and a vintage tan purse with the look. I kept accessories simple, only slipping on a golden pair of shades, a few golden rings and my golden "tori" necklace. To really play up the seventies vibe, I parted my hair down the center and slipped on a neutral pink lipstick.

Flare denim: H&M via Ashby
Platform heels: Nasty Gal via Poshmark
Off-the-shoulder top: c/o LightInTheBox
Genuine leather bag: Vintage
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
"Tori" necklace: c/o Personal Necklace
Rings: Vintage