Jan 16, 2013

Outfit of the Week - Simple and Colorful

Do you remember when skinny jeans first became popular? It's completely normal for me to wait a year or so before I try a trend (I've never been on the forefront of fashion), but skinny jeans were something else entirely. I was convinced I could never ever wear them. I thought my hips were too big and I was completely unsure of what shoes I could wear with them (flats? Well, then I can't wear socks. What are boots? Do people wear those?). I still remember going to Forever21 with my friend Emily a few years after skinny jeans had become cool. We saw a pile of $10.80 skinny jeans and we both decided to try them. I'm sure you can guess the outcome - we were both shocked at how much we liked them. So 10 dollars and 80 cents later, I had my first pair of skinny jeans.

The ironic part of the story... Those aforementioned jeans are the same jeans I'm wearing in these pictures. And guess what? I wouldn't even consider them "skinny." They are one of the loosest pair of jeans I own. Isn't it funny how much our styles evolved based on trends? What about you - anyone else have a similar "skinny jean" experience?




Cardigan: Target
Tank: JC Penney
Scarf: F21 (similar)
Oxfords: Dolce Vita (via TJ Maxx)


 
pleated poppy


23 comments:

  1. how precious are you? i love that printed cardigan on you. happy wednesday!

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  2. haha, i remember the time i came home with my first pair of skinny jeans...
    my husband, bf at the time, was all "what are you hipster now?"
    haha... now i pretty much rock them 8 days a week.

    xo - heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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    1. Haha yes! I was convinced I wasn't cool enough to wear them - now I feel weird in anything other than skinnies!

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  3. You look so pretty. I love the colors in this outfit, they are so bright and cheerful. LOVE that cardigan. At first I didn't quite understand the skinny jean obsession, but now it's all I wear!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. Cute outfit!

    I would wear skinny jeans like those, but it's the really super-tight skinny jeans that I just can't do. I have a few pairs of skinny modern straight leg and I like them, but I haven't found the perfect pair of real "skinny" jeans just yet.

    ~FringeGirl

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  5. You look great in the floral cardi -- I can't seem to LOVE the look on myself. MUst. Keep. Trying.

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  6. Even though I have four pairs, I still feel like I'm not entirely sure of how I feel about skinny jeans... they just look so much better than the jeans I currently own and add so much variety (my skinnies are colorful and print jeans). Anyway, I love your outfit! You look terrific!!

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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    1. You know, I was thinking about the fact that printed jeans and colored jeans haven't really appeared in any styles except "skinny." I wonder if they are just more low-profile that way? Either way it works!

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  7. You look so pretty! I love when bloggers share a bit of a story with the pieces behind their outfit, it makes reading so much more fun and personal! The colors here are gorgeous!
    Have a great day!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Thanks so much, Hannah! I am always shocked at how much random stuff I can think of to say about an outfit :)

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  8. Love your outfit! And it's always funny to see how your opinion about certain trends changes over time :)

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  9. you know i love color and you look so pretty in all of it! i need to make a f21 run for some ;)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  10. Gosh I'm loving the colours you're wearing on top - so pretty!

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  11. very cute! you should link up with us sometime :)

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    1. Abby - yes! I totally will! So glad we are blog friends now :)

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  12. Lol it's true, I look back at photos of my first skinnies and think how loose were those?! Yours still look so cute on you even though they're a looser fit. And I love the green scarf!! That cardi is super cute too.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessi! It's so funny - now what I consider "skinny jeans" are actually jeggings, which was another trend I used to think was SO tacky. Now my old skinny jeans are what I consider my "loose, around the house" jeans.

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  13. I've had those exact same thoughts before! When people first started wearing skinnies I thought there was no way I could ever pull them off...they would make my feet look huge! And I kept thinking, skinny jeans are mom jeans, isn't that why we all wear boot cut? But eventually I caved and ended up liking (maybe not loving, but certainly liking) my skinnies. If everyone else is wearing them then at least I'll look like everyone else :)

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    1. Oh my gosh Caitlin, exactly! The shoes were the most confusing thing! I was afraid to wear my skinny jeans in the winter because I was convinced they only looked good with sandals! Funny how things change :)

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  14. Oh I love the cardi and its so funny how our opinions turn with fashion, Thanks for being a wardrobe Weds player this week.

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