Striped Linen & Hemmed Skinny Jeans


I’ve literally been living in this shirt (extra 30% off with code SUNSHINE thru 4/7) since it arrived last week. The color, fabric (linen/cotton), and easy breezy shape (it’s a “boy” shirt, so fits roomy in the torso, while still being fitted in the shoulder and sleeves) is geting me geared up for summer. I’ve been wearing it under blazers, alone and buttoned up, and this time I wanted to add a little interest by way of a sequin shell. I wore white denim to match the warmer weather, and every time I put on these jeans, all I want to pair them with are these bright cobalt heels. They look so good together!


I also finally got around to taking some of my skinny jeans to the tailor. If you remember a while back, I wondered about the best way to hem skinny jeans. I got tired of rolling them and had a few pairs, these included, hemmed and then slimmed at the ankle to “re-skinny” them. To get a pair of jeans hemmed and tapered at the ankle cost $16 at my local tailor.

Tip: I’m really loving the “Garment Doctor” series from menswear blog, The Style Blogger. A handy tip they taught me is, when getting denim tailored, look for a tailor that has a chain stitch machine. That way, the tailor can better match the original stitching of your denim. Thanks, boys!


Another new love is this link bracelet from Stella & Dot. Enjoying chunky link bracelets on the wrists of others, I was saddened at how awkward they looked on myself. This slightly daintier version plays better with my proportions and adjusts to fit a variety of wrist sizes. I’m wearing it on the smallest setting, and it can adjust several more inches in length for more average sized wrists. See it in action on Instagram (and proof I’ve been LIVING in this shirt)


Outfit detailsJ.Crew shirt (extra 30% off with code SUNSHINE thru 4/7) :: J.Crew sequin shell :: Blank jeans :: J.Crew belt :: Manolo Blahnik shoes (similar from J.Crew – size up 1/2 size) :: Trussardi handbag :: Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o) :: Stella & Dot necklaces #1 & #2 (c/o) :: Daisy Knights ring

Altered – Blank jeans have been hemmed & tapered :: Kate Spade watch has had the strap replaced :: Manolo Blahnik shoes have ball-of-foot and heel pads added


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