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My Favorite Pieces of Denim and How I Style Them….

Friday, August 08, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

I like to describe my style as “Casual Luxe”. I love casual pieces but bumped up in quality, look and style. Denim is definitely a staple in my wardrobe. I love more than jeans but denim pieces that mix and match around my whole wardrobe to commit to being “Casual Luxe”. Here are some of my favorite pieces of denim and how I style them!!

White Jeans are such a great find when they fit great and stay bright! I usually wear white jeans in the summer with an airy neutral top such as black or gray paired with delicate jewelry or even statement earrings and bare neck. I have a great pair of gold thongs sandals that I love wear with my white jeans

Denim vests are my favorite to cover my shoulders. I can be a bit conservative when showing skin. When I wear a maxi dress or a strapless top, I like throw on a denim vest to give me that coverage.

I wear skinny jeans with flip flops and tank top to make them look extra laid back. When turning the look over to the night, just add a pair of heels!

Boot cut jeans will always be my favorite cut because they play to my curves perfectly. I normally save these types of jeans for the fall and winter because they look better with boots in my opinion. I still have a pair of my very first boot cut jeans from NY & Company when it was known as Lerner.

I’ve been wearing cut off shorts for the last three years. That’s big for me, because I used to never, NEVER wear shorts. But I found myself tight on funds and needing some summer clothes and I had jeans that were too long to wear. I just kindly cut them into a “mature” cut off. “Mature” as in, right above the knee, no rips or tears and no bottoms hanging out!

As far as where I shop for these pieces, well you know me, EVERYWHERE!!! Department stores where I might catch a deal on designer denim like True Religion, thrift stores, Target, Old Navy, Online and Consignment. An open mind will get you a lot of choices!!

What are some of your favorite pieces of denim? Let me know in the comments!!

Simple Summer Foot Care for Sandal Wearers!

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

I've been wearing sandals and flip flops since the Earth started turning toward the sun in March! LOL! It’s nothing like a southern summer in flip flops. I also know that wearing flip flops and sandals exposes your feet very close to the bare ground.  That’s why I take explicit care of my feet between pedicures to keep them feeling good and looking fresh.  I just do some simple things that help along the way. Here are some of my favorites:

Replacing flip flops- I can wear a flat sandal, a wedge sandal or a reef sandal summer after summer but I actually replace my flip flops every year. I start with buying a new pair of black flip flops then I might add a colorful pair or two to the mix. Replacing a worn flip flops is better on my arch and on my legs. Worn out flip flips make my feet very uncomfortable.

Scrubbing my feet daily- I actually make a homemade scrub (DIY Foot Scrub Recipe coming soon!) and use a pumice sponge twice day to scrub my feet clean and keep them soft.

Moisturize and Sock & Seal Method- When I step out the shower, dry off, I moisturize (DIY Foot Moisturizer recipe soon too!!) my feet first and throw on a pair of socks. Then I completely get dressed. When it’s time to put on my sandals or flip flops, I take off the socks and I have soft, moisturized feet ready to face the day. I love this little method because I used to moisturize my feet but then walk all around the house barefoot. Then I would get in the car and notice my heels were already dry and ashy!! LOL! The socks seal in the moisture and help them stay smooth and cute.

Caring for my toenails- We all know that polish on your toe nails is almost diabolical! It never chips or budges! I change my toe nail polish about every two weeks to guard against staining and dryness. I also trim them. Long toe nails are not cute or comfortable in my opinion.

I hope that you all can use any of them these tips as the summer moves along. Before you know it, we will be back in boots!