Jeans and a Teacup

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sequin Midi Skirt Pt. 2 + My Black Friday Picks!

Sequin Skirt, Midi Skirt
Sequin Skirt, Leather jacket
Sequin Skirt, Midi Skirt
Sequin Skirt, Midi Skirt
Sequin Skirt
Sequin Skirt, Midi Skirt

Happy Black Friday! I have to admit that I love going out on Black Friday. Or so I thought until I moved to Los Angeles. Back in the country, I'd go out early and it was busy but never too overwhelming (and this is coming from someone who HATES crowds). But here in LA, Black Friday is absolutely crazy. As in, there isn't a single parking space open at the mall by 5am. I made the mistake of going out early my first year and had to park blocks away in a local neighborhood. The next year I had my husband drop me off :-) Thankfully, this year I'll be in a small town in Colorado where there will be no crowds! 

This year I'm planning on stopping by these store to check out the sales:

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything w/code "THANKS". Maybe I'll pick up a flannel shirt, these amazing glitter pumps, or gold stripe party dress.

J.Crew: 30% off select full price styles + 40% off sale and Free Shipping w/code "HOLIDAY"
Someone get me these Fair Isle Socks! This Gold Foil Dot Tee is super cute. I'd also love this Gold Dot Sugar Paper Journal.

Loft: 50% off everything! I couldn't help myself - I ordered this lacy black jumpsuit already!

Madewell: 25% off Entire Purchase w/code "GIFTON". I have the shirt version of this Silk Shirtdress and I love it! And these silver metallic loafers look so chic. 

Anthropologie: surprise savings in store! I've had my eye on this fun and unique shift dress for awhile.


Anyway, a little bit about this outfit. I added a little edgy-ness to the glam sequin midi skirt by adding a black crop top, leather jacket and lace up heels. I think it really makes the rose gold sequin skirt pop!

Outfit Details:
Crop Top: Express
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins (also in Tall sizes)
Jacket: Guess via Macy's (c/o)
Heels: via DSW (similar)
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Earrings: Express

Linking Up:
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How to Wear: Sequin Midi Skirt

Sequin Midi Skirt, Holiday outfit
Sequin Midi Skirt, Fur Scarf, Holiday Outfit
Sequin Midi Skirt, Holiday Outfit
Sequin Midi Skirt, Holiday Outfit

I can't believe it but the holiday's are upon us. Which means it's time to start thinking about party outfits! Sadly, I don't really get to go to holiday parties but that doesn't stop me from dressing up! Instead, I'll wear this on a date night to see the LA Phil. 

One of my favorite things to wear during the holidays are sequins! I just picked up this rose gold sequin midi skirt specifically for the holidays. Over the next few outfit posts I'll be styling this skirt several ways to show you how versatile it can be.

My first look is feminine and lady-like. I kept the outfit neutral and added more texture with the fur scarf. Add some more sparkle with some jewels and you're ready for a holiday party or date night! 

Outfit Details:
Silk Blouse: Joe Fresh (similar)
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins (also available in Tall)
Shoes: INC via Macys (c/o)
Fur Scarf: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Bracelet: smartcouture
Necklace: J.C Penny
Earrings: Forever 21

Linking Up:
The Pleated Poppy: What I Wore Wednesday
Because Shanna Said So: Random Wednesday
Style Elixir: Style Sessions

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pom Pom Skirts and Firmoo Glasses

Firmoo Glasses, Anthropologie Skirt
Firmoo Glasses, Eye Glasses
Anthropologie Skirt, Pencil Skirt
Firmoo Glasses, History and Industry Necklace
Firmoo Glasses, Anthropologie Skirt
Firmoo Glasses, History and Industry Necklace

Yes, that is a waterfall on my skirt. And no, I didn't make this skirt from an old tapestry I found at a garage sale. I actually got it at Anthropologie - on sale of course! It's a little more than I'd usually spend on an item but I just couldn't resist the pom-poms and unique print. 

I'm completing my library-chic look with a pair of oversized frames from Firmoo. If you are looking for a pair of prescription glasses for an amazing price you need to check out Firmoo. For example, the pair I'm wearing right now is $39 and includes 1.50 index, single vision lenses! You could easily pay a couple hundred dollars for frames + lenses anywhere else. And Firmoo has TONS of options to choose from for men and women. Plus every order comes with a nice hard case, spectacle pouch, cleaning cloth and tiny screwdriver. I've gotten several pair of frames from Firmoo and I've never been disappointed. Each pair of glasses has detailed measurements which makes it easy to pick out the right size. 

If you don't need glasses to correct your vision you can get any pair as non prescription. I'm actually using these as fashion glasses! I'm always a sucker for classic black frames and I thought the wire sides were really cool. 

And the great news is you can get your first pair FREE!  Or use code "THANKS"for 20% off all frames! 

Outfit Details:
Top: via TJ Maxx (option)
Skirt: Anthropologie (on sale!)
Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW (similar)
Glasses: c/o Firmoo

Linking Up:
Style Elixir: Friday's Fab Favorites

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Black Jumpsuit

Black Jumpsuit
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Black Jumpsuit-5
Black Jumpsuit-2
Black Jumpsuit-6
Black Jumpsuit-3

I've been looking for a black jumpsuit for awhile and I was surprised to find one at Target! For only $30 I couldn't say no. It was sold out online so I went to two different Targets to find my size in store but it was totally worth it. This thing is so comfortable. This one I'm wearing is sold out online but there are a lot of other options. Express also has cute jumpsuit options. This sequin jumpsuit would be great for holiday parties!

Outfit Details:
Jumpsuit: Target (found in store) (other options)
Jacket: H&M
Earrings: Zara

Linking Up:
The Pleated Poppy: What I Wore
Because Shanna Said So: Random Wednesday
Style Elixir: Style Sessions

Friday, November 14, 2014

Clip Dot Blouse

Clip Dot Blouse, moto jeans
Clip Dot Blouse
Clip Dot Blouse, Moto jeans
Moto Jeans, Anthropologie flats
Clip Dot Blouse

Happy Friday! I have a crazy weekend up ahead with two clarinet concerts I have to perform in. Plus friends are visiting from out of town! So it's going to be super busy. 

When I saw this blouse at J.Crew Factory I knew I had to get it (during a good sale, of course). First of all, it's black and white; and secondly, it has this cool textured dot pattern! We had a little cool streak and I was able to take out these Rachel Roy moto jeans I picked up way back in September! Guys - it's actually been cloudy here! And I think I might have seen a raindrop - just one - but I'll take it. In other crazy news my tomato plant (that I got in March) finally started growing a tomato! In November! It's crazy! 

Outfit Details:
Pants: Rachel Roy via Macy's
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Earrings: Stella and Dot
Shoes: Anthropologie

Linking Up:
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