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when to choose quality over quantity

Happy Friday eve ya’ll! So by now you probably know me well enough to know I am all about a deal, and saving money. I’ve always wanted to be a Chanel purse, Prada sunglasses type of girl, but that’s just not me. Maybe in my next life, but for now, I strive to be on trend and feel my best, without breaking the bank.
denim-shirt-white-jeans denim-shirt-white-jeans Today though, I want to talk about when you should choose quality for your wardrobe over quantity. Early on this summer I was on the hunt for white jeans. I tried on (no joke) at least 7 pair that were all around the $50 price range. I hated every single one. They didn’t fit right, or they were too ripped, or they were super thin and I knew I wouldn’t get more than 10 wears out of them.

I slightly felt like the heavens opened up when I tried on this pair of white jeans though. They are definitely more than what I usually spend on jeans, but the fit was perfect, the material felt like real quality, and I knew I’d be wearing them for summers to come.

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denim-shirt-white-jeans denim-shirt-white-jeansSo, to each his own! But, in my opinion, a good pair of white jeans that will last you years (instead of buying a $50 pair every summer), is totally worth it.

And this top – let’s talk for a minute about Bella Dahl. I’m sure you’ve seen some of Lo’s posts about them – but we are both obsessed. The top I’m wearing here isn’t your typical denim top. Because it’s from Bella Dahl, the quality is truly amazing, and you would not believe how soft it is. BD is known for creating ultra-soft women’s essentials, with outstanding quality. Each and every item is hand-dyed, treated and quality controlled in Los Angeles, using only the finest materials.

Also, I got this entire look (top, jeans, and birks) from St. Bernard Sports! A few years back I always thought of this store when I needed new snowboarding gear or a Patagonia fleece. However, it has quickly become my one-stop-shop for anything and everything. They carry high end fashion lines, sporting goods, LAFCO candles, and literally anything your heart could desire. Make sure you check out my instagram to see how you could win a $100 giftcard to their store!

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denim dress: all day everyday

The amount of times I’ve worn this denim dress in the past few weeks is borderline embarrassing. But, no shame. I love how this dress is perfect for running errands, Sunday brunch, or date night. Dress it up with wedges or go for the Cali cool look with slides. I’m obsessed!

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madewell event: 7.18.15

If I haven’t said it before, I’m saying it now: if I could shop at one store only for the rest of my life, it would hands down be Madewell. Their jeans are incredible quality and I love the fit. The style is effortlessly chic, yet timeless. The clothes are fun & trendy yet quality pieces that will last you season to season. I’m obsessed. Which is why I am so excited to be partnering with the Madewell at Northpark Mall this Saturday for a fun shopping event! Scroll to the bottom of this post for all the details!

madewell-shoes madewell-shoes madewell-shoes madewell-shoes madewell-shoesSilk top | Denim Vest | White skinnies | Slide sandals | Mini bucket bag | Navy tassel necklace | Watch | Sunnies

Event details:

  • When: Saturday, July 18th 5-7pm
  • Where: Madewell at Northpark Mall (upstairs, by Nordstrom)
  • What: Sweets, sips, and shopping
  • Extra incentive: 20% off of $125 purchase

Hope to see you all there!

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denim + tassels

Two things in the fashion world I have a difficult time ever saying no to: a denim dress, and anything involving neon pink. I bought this dress + scarf on separate occasions but actually love them together! This scarf is super lightweight and goes with way more than I thought it would!

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Here’s the great thing about denim dresses: you can wear them everywhere. They can be office-appropriate or “Saturday at the park”-appropriate. They are perfect for traveling, great to wear to a wedding shower. I think every girl needs one in her wardrobe!

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packing made easy

I don’t know about you, but packing stresses me out. Even if it’s for a super fun beach trip or weekend get away. So, if you’re anything like me and have a similar packing anxiety, hopefully this packing guide will help you out on your next summer trip! These are a few items I think should be in every girls suitcase for a weekend getaway – whether it’s a girls trip, a romantic getaway with your hubs, or a family vacation.

summer-vacation-packing-guideDenim cut-offs | Sandals | PJ Set | Sunnies

A good pair of slip on sandals:

This is such a necessity for walking down to the pool, a casual breakfast with your favorite maxi skirt, or going into town for shopping.

Cut-off Shorts:

Really, do yourself a favor and invest in a good pair of cutoff shorts. By that I mean, ones that won’t fall apart after you wash them one time. One Teaspoon is both mine and Lo’s favorite brand for denim shorts.

Sunnies:

A few pair I either have or have been majorly crushing on recently

Chic slash comfy pj’s:

What are some of your summer vacay packing essentials?!

dressed up denim

I’ve always been a huge fan of denim – white denim, denim shorts, denim shirts…there’s just something so effortlessly chic about it. It was literally love at first sight between this denim dress and myself. I love how the shape makes it so feminine (and flattering!) and that it can easily be dressed up with wedges for a date night, or worn with sandals for casual daywear!

denim_dress denim_dress denim_dress denim_dress_cork_wedgesDenim dress | Cross-body bucket bag | Wedges | Fringe necklace | Tassel bracelets | Druzy bracelet | Watch | Opal ring | Sunnies

Also, I feel the need to say: I typically don’t spend more than $100 on an everyday dress. However, this one really is so versatile and could be worn to SO many occasions – wedding showers, brunch, date night, a casual summer wedding…I knew I would get so much use out of it, so I went slightly above my normal spending range! #worthit

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