outfit: denim trends & big baubles

August 20, 2014

Acid wash denim, back… really? I was surprised as you likely were and was convinced I would never wear it — I mean, hello, I’m 34, a mom and well, it’s acid wash — until I saw this subtly faded black/grey pair. I’ve wanted a grey pair of denim for a while and haven’t had a pair that fit well. The mid-rise on these are super flattering, the acid wash adds a flattering texture, and most importantly, doesn’t make me look like I’m trying to be 22 (or worse, 16).  Not all trends work for everyone, often it’s simply my body type isn’t designed for certain items or that it’s not age appropriate, but this hue is a great way to make it work if you’re looking to play into this denim trend, without the spend (they’re under $30).

Having trouble at the moment finding this exact pair on Target’s site but these denim leggings are great if you’re new to the skinny trend, too. They don’t have front pockets — which took me getting used to — however that creates a flat front (i.e. more flattering!) and they’re stretchy so they don’t feel tight as others might.



PS: let’s talk about how this is the easiest, fool-proof outfit. Slouchy, short-sleeve sweatshirt, comfy denim and then pick your bling and footwear. I could easily swap out this necklace for a casual long tassel and flats/sneakers for a day of errands, and pop on a blazer and add a clutch for a chilly date night. The boxier top balances out the skinny denim.



denim: ℅ target (more denim leggings here) // top: lou & grey // necklace: ℅ baublebar// booties: sole society (last season; similar) // sunglasses: ray ban // watch: skagen (similar) // tote: ann taylor (this year’s version here)


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  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com/ Kimberly

    Love the gray denim and I’m all about the mid & high rise jeans this season…so comfy & flattering!


  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    That necklace is all kinds of amazing…and the jeans are so fun!

  • http://www.lovelucygirl.com/ Kayla Wallace Gilbert

    Ah! I LOVE this edgier look on you! SOO cute!

  • sandyalamode

    love love that necklace on ya!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    I think you look great in these jeans! I would never have considered acid wash either, but in the dark grey it’s like something completely different. Love the easy of the look as well, sometimes the simpler, the better.

  • http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com/ ashleigh

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I’d wear these. IDK if I would wear blue ones, but I’d wear these gray and black ones.

  • Buggy

    Such a great necklace!


  • Happinessatmidlife

    The acid wash actually looks very edgy and on trend and not 80s at all. Great find!


  • Kristin Clark

    You pull this off really well!

    Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

  • http://www.thestylescribe.com Merritt Beck

    the perfect casual Friday look - wearable from work to drinks!

    The Style Scribe

  • Nancydrew

    So, for some reason, when I read the the title of this I read, “… And big babies”. My internet is slow and I was waiting for a pic of you holding both kids to upload! Anyway, the past 2 years I have been on the hunt for gray jeans, and these may fit the bill! Great look!

  • http://yousaucyminx.com kat at yousaucyminx.com

    I love necklaces like these, but am always too skittish to wear them, thinking I’d look like a teenager who went nuts in Claire’s. But I love the look here-it just adds extra edge and polish to a relatively simple outfit.

  • http://fabulouslyaverage.tumblr.com Joanne Almonte Mason

    I’m a big fan of this look. Very mom friendly but still on trend! I got the moto inspired ones from Target and love them!

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