Sueded Black Silk & Merlot

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On the hunt for a true pair of merlot colored skinny jeans since last year (I have a pair of sateen finish straight legs that just haven’t been looking “right” with outfits lately), I finally found a nice pair from Koral Los Angeles. My search for colored skinny jeans has hit snags with things such as piddly thin fabrics, super stretch (that bag out quickly), and faux front pockets (there’s nothing not awkward about trying to shove something in your pocket, only to remember they’re fake, and have to pretend like you weren’t just trying to shove something in there). These are great! The denim is nice and thick like a true jean should be, the front pockets are fully functional, and the color is beautiful.

My only regret…not discovering these when Shopbop had their Friends & Family discount not too long ago. Damn!

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This Equipment blouse is a recent sale find from Nordstrom, and it was love at first touch (it’s the Brett, but appears to be sold out online. These are similar and also on sale). The soft sueded silk feels divine, and sateen finish should be fun to play with for future pairings. Sometimes I wear things a few times before committing to getting them altered, in order to get a feel for what might be bothersome and worth tailoring. The blouse is feeling just a tad too blousy around the middle on my frame, so I think I’ll be utilizing some free Nordstrom alterations soon (Nordstrom offers $100 worth of free alterations for card holders).

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Outfit details – Equipment blouse :: Koral Los Angeles jeans :: Banana Republic belt :: Christian Louboutin shoes :: Saks Fifth Avenue pocket square :: Chanel handbag :: Kate Spade watch :: Vintage bracelet :: Vintage ring

AlteredKate Spade watch strap has been replaced :: Koral Los Angeles jeans will be hemmed pending a few washes :: Equipment blouse will be slimmed

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