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I have been obsessed recently with adding a pair of tuxedo denim to my collection.  My typical purchases, as per my previous posts are classic, safe and sometimes, let’s be honest, boring.  The conversation in my head goes something like this: “OMG how cute are theses! The stripe is so different. Wait, can I wear these in a year’s time?  Are they to trendy? Do I want to spend $300 on a pair of non-classic denim?”  And round and round we go.

The fact of the matter is, fashion should be fun.  Yes you want the bulk of your wardrobe to be timeless but the pieces with personality that make your heart sing are the reason getting dressed is fun.  Are these overstepping my line of comfort-no, and honestly they are classic, but something feels special when I slip these on vs. my stock standard pair of dark wash (fill in designer here).

Sweater: Intermix (also love this & this one), Denim: 10 Crosby (similar here & here), Sunnies: Le Specs, Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (similar here), Bag: Celine.

 

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Double Up

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Having always loved my denim, I’m a sucker for a good double dose of it.  When I stumbled upon these vintage, distressed gems in Sydney a few years ago (and paid 20 dollars-score), I knew they would join my collection.  Natural or man-made, a good pair of cutoffs are essential for warmer weather-and I personally believe, make any Summer more fabulous!

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Denim shorts: Vintage Levi’s (similar here, here & here, here), Top: Frank & Eileen (similar here & here) –Extra 25% off Shopbop Sale: 25MORE, Sneakers: Converse, Sunnies: Wayne Cooper (similar here), Necklace: Gorjana.

Denim Pencil

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I’m not usually a skirt person.  I will always opt for a pair of shorts or even better, a pair of fantastic jeans (we all know my denim obsession).  I decided, after adding a zippered, leather pencil skirt to my collection over the Winter-that I’m obsessed with-why not find a warm weather version.  Upon inspection of my closet, I realized my skirt gap was an epidemic. I could only find 3 and 2 of them, I still would actually wear.  With this in mind, I knew I wanted something that was a basic with staying power.  Enter the denim pencil.  The color spectrum was endless, but ultimately I chose a medium wash that hit right above the knee.

There’s something classic yet sexy about a pencil skirt and the denim version, so far, has proved to be a piece I will have in my closet for years.

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Denim Skirt: J. Crew-ON SALE! (similar here & here)-also love this darker one, Top: Topshop (similar here-ON SALE), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Clutch: Sophie Hulme (also love this color & this one), Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Ring: Tokyo markets (similar here & here),

-Other denim pencil skirts I love here, here & here.

 

 

Bleu

bleu half halfI love a good denim on denim combo, and was even more smitten when I found this dip dyed top to add yet another level of blue heaven. The color has always been a relaxing one and the dye pattern is reminiscent of the sea – another soothing element.

After a long but unforgettable weekend with a visit from family, relaxation was definitely in order.

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Top: Heidi Merrick-sold out (similar here),  Jeans: AG (also here), Shoes: Zara (also love this one), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Watch: Michele, Nails: Essie in Berry Hard.