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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