Fashion

Current Favorite Trend || Straight-Leg Cropped Jeans

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Top Straight-Leg Cropped Jeans

straight-leg cropped jeansCropped jeans have been a staple in my closet for years. I always go for the crop style because my legs aren’t that long, therefore, the hem hits perfectly at my ankle when the style is cropped. I recently ordered these straight-leg cropped jeans from Urban Outfitters and they are perfect on me! Another issue I have had in the past with straight leg jeans is that because I have thick thighs, the jeans didn’t quite look straight-legged, they were fitted down to the knee. After many pairs of trial and error I announce to you the perfect straight-leg cropped jeans and they are only $60! That’s is a good price for a pair of jeans if you ask me.straight-leg cropped jeans


straight-leg cropped jeansLast Thursday night I went out to eat with my friend Krychele at Lake Effect. Apparently, Lake Effect has a nightlife scene but we went for dinner on the main floor. They have live music every night and that vibe is perfect for a casual night out. Don’t get me wrong, I love date night but I also love a good girls night out. We were able to talk fashion, mom life and more all night long.

Last year at this time my favorite current trend was the mock turtleneck which I still love and happened to wear it with cropped jeans. Something a lot of you may be scared to do is cut your jeans. I cut a lot of my jeans to be the length that works for my legs. I like to do DIY projects so I’m always up to experiment. Did you see my DIY on how to add hem destruction to you jeans?). Sometimes I’ll just cuff the bottoms but that doesn’t always look right with the style of shoe. Most jean hems these days are raw anyway so as long as the line is straight they will look store-bought! So for those of you 5’4″ and under like me, get out your scissors!straight-leg cropped jeansstraight-leg cropped jeans

The Breakdown:
Since I was showing more skin than usual with this black crop top I added a blazer to have more moderate coverage. I also chose my new favorite straight-leg cropped jeans. If you are wearing a cropped to you need to wear high-waisted pants, save all that midriff for the beach. I did size up a size in the jeans because that was what the reviews suggested. When I first put them on I was so glad I had sized up but they do stretch while you wear them. After a couple wears they fit great in the legs but are a little loose in the waist. This actually makes them more comfortable, especially dining out at a restaurant because your belly has a little more room!

blazer | Acne Studios (similar for here and here)
top | Urban Outfitters ‘Drew Seamless Ribbed Bra Top
jeans | Urban Outfitters BDGHigh-Waisted Slim Straight Jean
shoes | Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 85mm Glitter Pumps‘ (40% off here!)
necklace | Urban Outfitters ‘Chain Toggle Necklace
bag | Marc Jacobs ‘Snapshot Crossbody Bag
earrings | Amazon ‘Jules Smith Women’s Imogen Earrings’ (similar here and here)

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Fashion

Current Favorite Trend || Mock Turtleneck

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The color of this sweater sold me and the fact that it was under $100. Once the sweater arrived and I tried it on I realized I loved the sleeves and the mock neck. I love turtlenecks but sometimes they fold weird or are too bulky and I get too hot and feel too restricted. A mock turtleneck is just right and that’s what I have my eye on now for this winter. I picked out a few other super cute ones below.


mock turtleneck
I’ll be wearing my favorite current trend, the mock turtleneck, to the Grizzlies game tonight.  I wouldn’t typically wear heels during the week but these are so comfortable I’m going for it! Black can also be tricky with kids, almost worse than white. Every little spit up, snot or smear shows up. What’s a mom to do?mock turtleneck mock turtleneck mock turtleneck mock turtleneck mock turtlenecklouis vuitton bag mock turtleneck

The Breakdown:
This whole outfit is surprisingly comfortable. A huge plus to wearing straight leg or wide leg jeans is how much more comfortable they are then skinny jeans, this pair in particular feel like sweatpants, so loose and soft. The booties I am wearing are sock booties and therefore also really comfortable. The fabric is stretchy, it’s almost like wearing a tennis shoe on a heel, haha. My lip color was borrowed from my photographer Kim, I felt like I needed a little color on my lips and I only had chapstick with me. Kim to the rescue! Lastly to be mentioned is my mock turtleneck. I love the color, the detailed sleeves, the softness, and the price point!

sweater | Line + Dot ‘Alder Sweater
jeans | DL1961 ‘Hepburn High Rise’ (similar for less)
shoes | Something Navy ’Nix Bootie’ (very similar here)
bag | Louis Vuitton ‘Twist MM Epi Leather Bag
earrings | they were my grandmothers

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