Today as I was picking out my outfit, I found myself thinking, “should I wear dark or light jeans.” I figured if I was asking myself this question, that you might also be. So, we will talk about that in this post. Before we get started, I have to tell you about the conversation that I had with my sister yesterday. It left me laughing, although I don’t think she was as amused.
I have recently sweet-talked her into helping me with some technical issues on the blog. She is a woman of many talents, and most of them are ones that I suck at. She is fantastic at marketing, has a great understanding of analytics, is a wonderful photographer, good at IT, and an accomplished and published author.
I gave her my login information to my analytics, etc., so that she could look at the data and figure out which stores, styles, etc., that all of you prefer. Here is where it all went wrong. She calls me and says, “I see that your ladies love this store and this brand, and I can see how many times they have clicked on this item. But, what I don’t see is any links to MY books.” Lol! Whoops! Okay, gurls, you have to get me out of the dog house with my sister. Here are the links to her two books, and I promise you that you will find them easy to read (you won’t want to put them down) and entertaining. I admit that Hope In The Holler is my favorite, but Last In A Long Line of Rebels is great also.
Honestly, I was shocked when I read her first book, I had no idea that she could write as she does, and I was blown away. I am very proud of her and all that she has accomplished. (I am not saying all of this to kiss up to her) Lol! BTW, if you are reading this, Sister, I am considering this a “sponsored” post, and will be taking that amount off of what I owe you. 😝
Every outfit that I wear starts with one item, and then I build upon that one thing. Today’s look started with this striped sweater with the Bateau neckline. This lightweight sweater is perfect for spring, and it will be great for layering with a jacket or cardigan. I like the higher sides and the longer length in the front and back. This casual sweater can also be dressed up for a dressier look, but I liked the laid back look for a casual Saturday style.
The distribution of the stripes on the sweater is what caught my eye. The closer stripes will help enhance the bust area, which I need, and the stripes that are farther apart won’t enhance the tummy region.
Here is the view from the back so that you can see how far down the sweater goes. I am wearing a size 1 in this sweater, and it fits me great, and I have plenty of room in it. You can wear this sweater with pants, jeans, skirts, and leggings. You might want to add a longer cardigan to cover your backside if you choose to wear it with leggings.
I wanted a casual, laid back look for my Saturday style, so I went with the lighter wash jean. Light wash jeans are usually more relaxed and casual looking than darker washed jeans. But, when I was considering this outfit, I kept asking myself which color should I choose, dark or light?
Since the faux-suede jacket is a rich dark navy, I thought the light wash would make the jacket stand out more. But, I wasn’t sure that I would like the jeans’ casual style with the jacket. So, I did what I always do when I am undecided… I took photos with both pairs of jeans. This pair in the light wash is all sold out except for the smallest size, but the medium wash is in stock, and here is that link. I will link to similar light wash jeans for you.
The darker wash jeans usually look dressier and more polished than the light wash jeans. The pair that I am wearing today is a medium to a medium/dark wash, so they could go toward the dressy or casual side. I can’t remember what pair of jeans I have on even though I only took these photos a couple of days ago. I know they were from Chico’s, but that is as much as I can recall. Since they were from Chico’s, I know that I would be wearing a size .5 even though I wear a size 10 from other retailers. Here are a few pairs of jeans that would give you the same look.
This is a close up look at the jacket and the buttons. Also, you can see the jewelry that I added to the look. I am wearing the AVI gold tone large hoop earrings, the Maggie filigree bangle bracelet, and the Fallyn cuff bracelet. The necklaces are the rhinestone cross necklace and the Sophee small heart necklace I have been wearing lately.
You are going to love this faux-suede classic jacket. The jacket’s classic design is what caught my attention, but it is the softness of the faux-suede material that I am loving. The sheen of the faux-suede is very luxurious, and it looks rich. This is a lightweight jacket that will be perfect for the spring weather that will be here before you know it. I think that this jacket runs true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 1. BTW, this jacket is machine washable, so that is another added perk.
These Steve Madden, chain bone croc mules are super cute and will be great for spring and summer. I know that most of you are thinking, “it is 20 degrees outside, I don’t need these shoes.” I understand and completely agree with you. However, it will not always be 20 degrees outside, and these shoes will not be available once spring rolls around. In fact, this exact pair is almost sold out already, and it is still January. So, I am going to link to a few others that look similar for you.
I threw on the On Cloud X training shoes that I bought the other day for my casual and relaxed look. Someone told me years ago that they accomplished so much more during the day when they wear sneakers in the house instead of house slippers. I am wearing a size 9 in these shoes, and they fit me great. I am going to try the sneaker in the house tip and see if it works.
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Which look is your favorite? Do you like the dark wash or the light wash better?
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