Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Casual Deconstruction

Happy Tuesday, amigos!

Confession time:  I have had these blue pants from Forever 21 for well over a year, and this is the second time I have worn them.  Every time I grab them from my closet, I find them a little difficult to style and so I throw them back in search of something else.  I think it's a combination of the fabric and thigh insecurities that always puts me on the struggle bus.  They are actually very high-waisted and made of a neoprene material, which translates to too-tight for a tight-fitting top {say that 5 times fast.}  My solution to this?  Pile on thick, deconstructed layers with tons of texture.  The flannel and denim make these slacks feel more casual and less nightclub. 

If you haven't noticed by now, I am a huge fan of weekly blogger linkups.  I love getting style inspiration from other pros in the business and finding new blogs with new blogger friends.  One of my favorites is the weekly Trend Spin hosted by the two bombshells Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels and Erin of The Fashion Canvas.  This week yours truly is being featured for my denim ensem in this post .  So, go check me out today and make sure to follow these two blogging babes.  If you're a blogger, make sure to linkup each week, and if you're just a fashion-fanatic, go find some new inspiration!

{ps - the Subtle Luxury Giveaway ends at midnight est today!}

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Linking Up With:  Laura // Erin // Lauren // Karly Kim


  1. Love everything about this look!! Blue really looks great on you!!

    xo, Erica

  2. A denim jacket is on my spring shopping list! So cute!


  3. You should really wear these more often! They look fab on you and you killed it with the styling!! I am a sucker for denim and flannel! :)

  4. Love your layers and the bright blue pants! So cute. And those shoes are fab!


  5. Hey! Great post I just came across
    your blog and I love it! It would
    be amazing if you could visit my blog too.
    We can also follow each other if you like! :)

  6. aagghh, gimme the shoes, and the necklace and the sunnies.. infact i want it all! great casual chic look!! xo

  7. I need those shoes...to stinkin' cute!
    Visiting from Trend Spin link up :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  8. Love those shoes! Thanks for linking up to Trend Spin, come back next week for stripes and checks :)

    Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

  9. I am obsessed with every aspect of this outfit! The cobalt is so beautiful and I love the added touch of the denim jacket! I love your style!