Baroque Blues

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Never been much of a print person, but baroque patterns have always caught my eye. It feels very film noir to me…vintage, but a little dark and mysterious…like something you’d find in a 1920s speakeasy. So when printed denim started to evolve into baroque patterns last fall, I was looking for a good pair for myself. These by Blank topped my list because of the dark blue base hue (easy to pair in my wardrobe) and dark greenish-gold print that didn’t hold too much contrast from the base color, making it a more subdued version of the trend.

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Luckily these went on sale, and coupled with some gift cards I had hanging around, ended up being a great deal…free!

Personal finance hack for shopping enthusiasts: I put my normal, everyday purchases on a points-earning credit card (Amex Blue is my favorite if anyone is curious) and make sure it is paid off in full every month, so that no interest is ever paid on the purchases (this is important!). At the end of every year, I cash in the points for gift cards to some of my favorite retailers as a treat to myself. This year’s gift card cash-in has so far paid for these jeans, and the Kelsi Dagger patent point-toe loafers, with a little more left to go.

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Outfit detailsAritzia blazer :: Banana Republic shirt :: Blank jeans :: J.Crew belt :: Givenchy shoes :: Trussardi handbag :: Stella & Dot necklace :: Vintage watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o)

Altered – Banana Republic shirt has had darts added :: Blank NYC jeans have been hemmed & tapered :: Givenchy shoes have ball of foot pads added

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13 Comments

  • Reply March 30, 2013

    Petite LG

    These pants are so fun! You have the coolest collection of pants. They fit you so well too. Of course, I am still drooling over your shoes. So pretty!

  • Reply March 30, 2013

    Rachelle

    These jeans are pretty awesome they stand out, love this outfit.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  • Reply March 31, 2013

    Katherine

    You look great as usual and your little watch especially caught my eye – I love it mixed with the silver bracelet, unexpected but lovely combination! Hope the apartment move went well!

  • those pants are awesome! they’re very “you.” i love that you’re wearing your statement necklace under your top. thats eventually my goal when i find one i love!

  • Gorgeous, as always. Love the subtle print of the jeans and yay for cash-in rewards!

  • Reply April 1, 2013

    Crystalin

    Those Givenchy sandals are beyond amazing!

  • Reply April 1, 2013

    Jacqueline C. Rineer

    Lovely! I really love those pants! and THOSE SHOES! *drool*

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    Jen

    love that blue color on you!!!

  • Reply April 2, 2013

    Steffys Wrld

    Those pants are so pretty on you! I am still looking for my perfect pair of baroque trousers :)

  • Reply April 3, 2013

    Fashion Koketi

    I’m totally in love with this bag! You look great!

    Fashion Koketi

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Maria

    Hi Kelly!
    I love that you are wearing a pocket square! I feel like you would approve of my floral pocket square :]

  • Reply April 10, 2013

    Clarissa Rivers

    LOVE that bag.

  • Reply April 14, 2013

    cgdgbsdf

    I was jacking off to foot fetish porn and got here. I finished here too.

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