Thursday, February 9, 2017

Shaking the Winter Doldrums With New Denim & Shoes

To me, this has been a dark beginning to the new year. With the election, the extreme weather -for us non-stop rain, and many days of darkness, I'm beyond ready for spring and some sunshine. I dragged myself out to shop a bit last week and bought some new Vince platform sneakers that are making everything look a little cooler and fresher. As much as I love my boots, I'm pretty sick of them by now. I don't believe I've worn anything except boots since October!



I have Vans, but they tend to get beat pretty quick. I wanted something casual, but a little more mod and could be dressed up. I wandered into the Vince at Stanford with my friend Jeanne and she showed me these new Wallace slide-ons she bought. I love the little platform on them yet they feel like sneakers.


As the Vince platforms sneakers were so comfy, I found a similar pair by Steve Madden in black, also cute and comfy and costs quite a bit less. Now I have both. I also splurged on this amazing sweater from All Saints. It's like butter. Super soft wool and thick and feels wonderful on. I also bought a long t-shirt dress there to wear with these sneakers as the weather warms. I am loving their quality and beautiful collectable pieces.

I try to add at least one good sweater a year to my rotation and remove one. This one is very me- oversized and I know I will wear it a million times.

Sorry for the lame kitchen photo, but with the weather this was about the only decent place to snap a picture. So here you have it..Me in me habitat, this is my California girl uniform pretty much daily in the winter! This sweater by AllSaints is my favorite thing I bought this year and will hopefully last me many seasons. It's super soft and thick.


There are a lot of cute ways to style these. many found on my Pinterest like below. I'm looking forward to wearing both of them with casual t-shirt dresses and skirts come spring as well as my new fringed jeans now.







My fringed jeans (worn above), were another a winter addition to the wardrobe. McGuire is my new favorite jeans. I found mine at Anthropologie. At the checkout all the girls were telling me how fantastic this brand is. I had no idea! Now I'm on the hunt for another pair. They are amazingly comfortable and best of all...do not stretch out much. That's a big problem with a lot of jeans. Look for ones with more cotton, less polyester.


This is the pair I got. No longer carried at Anthropologie, but I found them at Shopbop. Anthro has another pair of McGuire on sale now though these Gainsbourg cropped version I have my eye on.



Something about new denim styles jeans and sneakers inject a little fresh in the winter wardrobe and are two things that can easily transition into warmer weather.. Here's to warmer days ahead!

Have a good weekend!

Kim

While we are talking about these jagged hems- check out my friend Dawn's blog-  Fashion Should Be Fun. On this post she tells you how to do this with jeans you already have and a steak knife! Why not? Love this idea to update something you already own!

12 comments :

  1. Love the sneakers and the jeans. How do the jeans run? TTS?

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy! They are true to size I think as they don't stretch. I wear 27 and they are slightly loose which I like, but don't get saggy. Have a good weekend! xo

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  2. Kim, Thanks for a fun post complete with sneaks and a new...for me...brand of jeans...I will be interested in McGuire jeans as I shop in the future...Soooo ready for spring...Gray weather should be on the way out...Best!...Dianne

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    1. Dianne, Check out these jeans..love the details inside and out and well made. Denim feels nice too. Let's hope for spring soon!! Have a nice weekend. :)

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  3. I love this look. So NorCal but sophisticated.

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    1. Lisa right? This is Norcal look for sure I think and a bit more dressy with the slide pockets perhaps? I can see you wearing these.

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  4. I absolutely love every look in this post! Love those adorable Vince and Steve Madden sneakers. Just a bit more dressed up than a plain pair of sneakers and they elevate every outfit. I have a pair of Steve Madden's that I wear all the time. I think I need that Vince pair! And those jeans......I want a pair of those too! I love how designers are playing with the hems and coming out with something fresh every season! You are so right... the rain needs to stop! I'm seriously ready for some sunshine and I appreciate every sunny day we get now! April xo

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    1. April thank you. Yes the new hems make it kinda fun and new. You can make them yourself too or there are so many good styles. Hope you have a good weekend ! SO glad I saw you this week!xo

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  5. SO, you bought TWO PAIRS of shoes?I LOVE THE FIRST ONES.........may have to ZIP to STANFORD!
    I FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU DO....................CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!
    XX

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  6. Aww thanks so much for sharing my post, Dear! You look super casual chic and on point! Perfection! And yes, January is always a tough month for me anyway. Post-holiday blues, gloomy weather, the death anniversaries of both mom and dad .... I'm glad for February and a vacay coming up!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  7. Kim you wear jeans and a sweater so well you California Girl! I love it. Those shoes looks so stylish yet comfy, perfect.
    Sorry to hear you've been having the hideous grey weather, ugh same! We've hardly seen the sun the last six weeks I'm going bonkers. I'm taking vitamin D twice a day and forcing my family to take it too. We're headed in South Carolina soon and I am literally counting the days!
    Fun post, thank you, and I hope you and your boys are well. xx

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  8. Loving the whole outfit Kim, especially the dark sneakers which are so much better for winter (especially with all the rain CA is having). I'm really looking forward to Spring too so I'm with you there! :) I'm a big fan of your kitchen too so thanks for posting. Not lame at all! And I probably shouldn't admit this, but I didn't know the word 'doldrum' so I learned a new noun today thanks to your title. hehe!
    xoDale

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