When the cold weather hit my hair looked like I had my hands on one of those static electricity globes. It had a life of it's own. My daughter works for Aveda Corporation, she recommended Light Elements. What a difference one tiny little drop of this makes. I apply one tiny drop to my wet hair, it makes it easier to comb out and no more electrical hair-dos.
I did not forget about you I have been very busy working and social stuff. It's good to be busy but then I miss this. This past week-end I copied a J.Crew top. It was actually quite simple here is what it looks like, the real things not the copy. This was the outfit, it really looked classy, my husband loved it. I wore this with my Levi's 505's.
I have only two days left of my "30 Days of Denim", but I decided to interrupt my calendar to bring you information on the care and feeding of your denim.
Some of us have jeans that we have had forever, they are probably our most "go-to" items in our closet. The older jeans get the more care they need, but so do your new ones need loving care. Come on, jeans put in a hard day's work , if you prone to wearing them a lot. So like you they need some tender loving care too.
Here is some great information.
1. Jeans can be worn 5-10 times before being laundered unless they are used from some pretty grimy work.
2. When you do wash your jeans turn them inside out, make sure you have zipped them up and buttoned them at the waist.
3. I usually use very little detergent (I do have a front load washer, which typically uses less ). If they are brand new I will put about a half a cup of white vinegar in the wash as it helps to set the indigo dye. Woolite also haS a dark wash product that works well. USE ONLY COLD WATER.
4. After they have washed pull them out, straighten the legs and hang from the waist. I let my jeans air dry until there is just a little dampness left, then they go in the dryer. It helps so they are less stiff. Do it for just a very few minutes. Drying is hard on jeans.
5. Jeans should be hung straight, I hang mind from the hen as it helps to keep them wrinkle free and may be just maybe helps to lengthen them.
6. This is the most wonderful tip of all, if you don't want to launder your jeans yet wrap them up and put them in the freezer overnight to kill any bacteria, you think they may have.
TOMORROW HOW TO WASH SELVEDGE VINTAGE JEANS.
It's going to be really cold tomorrow, from 80 degrees today to around 45-50 tomorrow. I have a new sweater so here is what I will be wearing. My Levi's 505 and the J. Crew, French Hen sweater with my J. Crew Selvedge shirt. Rock on.
It was a long big week-end so I owe all you my followers an apology for not posting my blog this week-end. Either there wasn't time or I was too tired. This is one of my favorite outfits. I love this layered ruffle jacket in navy grosgrain/ It's comfortable and depending on the jewelry it can be dressed up or dressed down. These are the kinds of jacket you should look for one that suits many needs, times of day and formalities. That way you get your money's worth. I have it styled here with a rhinestone necklace, but if I were to wear it for everyday I would just leave it plain or add a smaller necklace. The red belt is in keeping with the red lining trim, even though you probably will only see a peak of the belt
Remember that straight legged jeans are the most flattering for the most body types. .
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Day five, this outfit is so simple, which makes it that much "cooler". As I have stated before my jeans are straight legged. I feel I am a little bit too old for shinnies although some of regular pants have a narrow leg, in jeans I prefer straight leg. to find what works for you, take some time to try on jeans, try on all different brands, styles and colors too. Note the ones you love and would the most comfortable in and buy more than one pair or remember what they are, and where you got some so you can get more in the future.
As for the sweater, I have this one in navy (seen here), coral pink, and white. Again just like the jeans when I find something I like I buy multiples, sometimes the first one I buy is full price, but then as I see how I wear it and like it I will go back and buy more. Hopefully by that time the item is on sale.
I chose the soft pink belt because I love navy and pink together and while the necklace seem a little off maybe it works by bringing in some fun color. This outfit can have almost any purse, shoe combination that is what is so great about it being classic and simple.
I love rolling the bottom of my jeans, I always think it makes it look like I pay a little extra attention to how I wear them. The first pair on the left has a simple twice fold over roll, in this case it shows that these jeans are cut on the selvedge which makes them special. The middle pair has a roll that is a little less formed (it's how J. Crew does it) it's actually harder to achieve because of the unevenness of it. Yhe third on the right is a big cuff look, just make sure your jeans are long enough for this. You do not want to look like your trying to be overly young.
Here are the Jeans I will be using for my 30 days of denim, I call them the "Usual Suspects". Levi's and J. Crew jeans.
These jeans are not new they are from my closet. Some I have had for awhile some I not so long. Most are a darker wash which is more flattering for an older person (older then 39 that is).
From left to right they are:
1.Eco Vintage bootcut (I like straight leg but I got these because the bootcut is not too wide at the bottom) and they were Eco friendly.
2.Levi's Eco straight leg.
3 Levi's 505 straight leg from Kohl's
4.Levi's 505 straight leg from Kohl's
5. Levi's 505 straight leg from Kohl's
6. Levi's 505 straight leg from Kohl's
7. Levi's Jodhpur style skinny leg (no longer made)
8. Levi's 501 Vintage men's
9. J. Crew matchstick in a medium wash.
As you can see they are all worn and loved.
While my dressing is pretty simple, I jazz up my looks with accessories and the combinations of fabrics, textures and items I put together. Most of my clothing is what I call basics or classics.
So when I find something that works, that I enjoy wearing and that (and this is most important) I get compliments, I buy in multiples.
Here is how you do it. Once you find what works, go after it, but only buy it in colors and fabrics that go with whatever else you have in your closet. Pictured below are some of the multiples that I own.