Monday, August 26, 2013

Give Me Denim

This summer the fashion blogosphere is all about denim. Lightweight chambray shirts, denim jackets and vests, denim on denim, you name it. Here are some of my favorite looks that I've saved.

I love jeans and I have always preferred them to skirts and dresses, until a couple of years ago. But even then, I managed to buy two denim dresses, here they are:

Last month before leaving for Moscow I went to H&M specifically in search of a denim jacket. I found this one. I'd prefer a jacket without the rips but couldn't find anything else. And I'm so glad I decided to buy it. Judging by the photos from the trip, it was the best purchase I'd made in a long time. Cost per wear must be miniscule. Of course, coming back to million degree heat, the jacket went straight into the closet where it'll stay for another two months at least.

Another item on my list was a chambray button-down. I've looked through tens of them everywhere without success. But yesterday I was finally able to cross it off my list. Thank you, Mango! They had only one left and in my size. But this shirt will also have to wait for cooler weather. I love that it's thin and I'll be able to tuck or half-tuck it in without too much extra bulk. Perfect layering piece.

While in Mango, I found a denim t-shirt. I remember seeing something like that on a blog and thinking "I want one"! So I got it as well. I can wear this now (if I'm going somewhere airconditioned) with everything.

As if two denim dresses weren't enough, as soon as I saw this one, I just had to have it. Classic shirt-dress with sleeves that can be rolled down.

This belt makes it perfect for a 4th of July party.

And this picture deserves to be in the "throwback thursday" pile. I bought this vest at the Guess store in Vancouver B.C. sometime in 1995. I'm so glad it survived all kinds of closet purges! It's a bit shorter than I would like, but still it would be perfect with maxi dresses. Which I'm planning to take with me to Turkey next week. We'll see how my plans work out...

And just to save everyone from denim overload, here is a picture of another recent purchase. I tried this dress on just for laughs thinking I'd never be able to wear anything like this. But it fit so well that I almost wore it home. Never be afraid to think out of the box meaning try on different clothes.

So there. I'm ready for autumn.

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