outfit: florida girl does denim

florida girl wears denim
I’m not sure why I’m already feeling Fall. Maybe it was that Nordstrom anniversary sale or that Target had a row of boots last week? Florida girl here, battling insane humidity and 95+ degree temperatures, and yet, I’m dreaming of fall. Surrounded by palm trees. Can’t explain it. However, when it comes to fall, I often gravitate toward greys, blacks and darker denims so thought I’d do it up Florida-style to show off a new pair of denim on the blog.

I got these jeans last week at Target; for as much as I shop at Target — and particularly clothes — must confess this is my first pair of Target-brand denim. Not sure why but it is. Everyone in my office was so impressed that these were Target. Again, not sure why, but when denim costs just $27.99 new and yet “designer denim” tallies around $200 these days, you automatically look for flaws.

I couldn’t find any. The distressing and color is perfect — and not too exaggerated — reflective more of the photo above than the one below (must have been how the sun hit them to make them lighter looking). The material didn’t stretch out, yet is totally stretchy and comfy, and I personally like that the back pockets don’t have any detailing (age appropriate!). See below for what I’m talking about.

florida girl wears denim

florida girl wears denim

And, because, let’s be honest ladies, denim is as important from the behind as it is from the front. Excellent placement and size of the pockets — nothing is worse when they’re too small, too far apart or too far up the tush. Right? Right. florida girl wears denim

tank: ℅ the home t (wearing xs) // denim: ℅ target, mossimo brand (size 4) // sneakers: steve madden via piperlime (last season; nearly identical) // jacket: target (last year; similar) // ring trio: lauren conrad via kohl’s // bracelet: nordstrom // necklace: ℅ dogeared via shopstyle (love!)

florida girl wears denim

florida girl wears denim


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    August 8, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    The jeans look good and that’s a great price! I love the Camo jacket, I don’t have anything camo but now I will be on the lookout for something camo.


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    August 8, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Back pockets are so key! I love that these have no embellishments – clean lines make a big difference!
    It is amazing how you can get a great pair of jeans for under $30… why spend more?

    Chic on the Cheap

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    August 8, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    ADORABLE! You are reminding me to dust off my camo jacket!!! Love the look. C

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    Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen
    August 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Those jeans look WAY more expensive, great score! And I love The Home T, I have one for Maryland and wear it all the time!

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    Merritt Beck
    August 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    perfect look for a casual Saturday! love it!

    The Style Scribe

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    kat at yousaucyminx.com
    August 6, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Not to be a total creeper, but you look fantastic. I am in love with your hair.

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    Red Reticule
    August 6, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    You are rocking those distressed jeans!

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    Joanne Almonte Mason
    August 6, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    I’ve always been a fan of Target jeans. The sizing is always a little wonky but when I find a pair that fit it’s like magic:)

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    August 6, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I have these Target jeans in two different washes and I love them. I can wear them a good 6 times before they need a wash to tighten back up.

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    The Home T
    August 6, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Thanks for including your Florida Home Tank in this post!

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    August 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    GREAT jeans and overall look! Love the jacket too, a camo jacket is definitely on my fall MUST HAVE list!

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    Mandy Stewart
    August 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    I am in utter disbelief that these jeans are from TARGET?!?! They look SO much more expensive! Tres Chic!

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    Kayla Wallace Gilbert
    August 6, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    You look SOO cute Alyson! You know I love me some camo! And I can’t get over how lean and fit you look – total motivation!!

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    August 6, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    The jeans look great! And I really think camo must be growing on me, cause I kind of have a huge crush on your jacket 🙂

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    August 6, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Wow, those jeans look waaaaaaaaay more expensive! I live in Florida as well and always find myself dreaming of wearing fall fashion as I see so many great styles out there. The reality is we still have several more months of this hot, humid weather – ugh!

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