WIW -- Angie's Boyfriend Formula!

So far I have been wearing the bf jeans with more structured button downs and knit tops; but I decided to try to soften the look with this new silk blouse. To be honest I wasn't going to post this because it looked so much like another outfit I posted (only difference was the top and belt). But after Angie's post this morning, I thought I would put this formula up for review. The occasion was my day off on Tuesday -- some socializing with the girls as well as date night.

Picture 1 Outfit Details -- Jeans True Religion Missouri wash, silk blouse H&M sale rack, Bar III white base layer cami, Urban Outfitters gold twist belt, Report Marks taupe booties.

Picture 2 -- Exactly the same but with Lucky brand flat-ish sandals. They have a bit of a gold sheen, I love them, very comfortable. I wore the flat sandals half of the day, and the booties the other half. I felt the jeans looked better longer with the flat sandals, 5'3" me needed more leg lengthening.


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WIW -- Obssessed with Ripped Jeans!

... To the point where the rest of my wardrobe is feeling rejected.
1. They suit my casual lifestyle.
2. The loose, boyfriend cut and 100% cotton fabrication are comfortable in hot weather.

Here are an assortment of WIWs over the past several weeks. All featuring True Religion Cameron boyfriend jeans in either a dark or mid-wash.

Thanks for looking and curious what your opinions are of this look.


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WIW -- Updating the Dated (this time for real)

OK, I was told my last exercise in this challenge wasn't really dated, just classic. http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....-challenge

This made me realize there is a difference between what is dated and what I'm just tired of. I think fitted tops was a look I wore for a good 10 years, so for me it feels old even though it's not dated.

Before Pictures 1/2 -- Da Nang (I was crazy about this brand) hi-lo midi skirt from 2003. I wore this to death until 2006. The back patch and military hardware (#2) are dated I think.

After Pictures 3/4/5 -- I am wearing a black cami and black sandals to create a column effect. The loose knit sweater has a hi-low hem, hiding the patch, and is on-trend. Since it was chilly that day I wore my BB Dakota unlined jacket over the outfit. I was told by one acquaintance that I looked like a glamor girl in this outfit. Which isn't what I was going for, but I guess compared to my environmental norm (jeans and sweatshirts), I am.

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WIW -- Update the Dated Challenge

What is dated: The slim fit layering tee is somewhat dated. I think I got it summer 2010.

The straight legged jeans aren't exactly dated but they're not the super slim cropped style that is trendy right now. Also a 2010 item.

My updating techniques:
- I layered the sheer striped grey tee with a neon yellow tank. (On trend color)
- The belt is also neon yellow. (On trend color)
- Using a grey daytime clutch. (On trend bag)
- Grey and neon yellow are an on trend color combo.
- Neutral wedge sandals aren't exactly trendy but not dated either (I just got these, they are from DV).

Overall the look is more classic than my usual waist-surrendering approach.