denim

friday fashion favorites – spring trends

by jani on March 15, 2013

Are you looking for a subtle casual spring look with stripes? Then here’s a fun idea for your wardrobe! The denim jacket over this stripe sundress and ankle booties is a nice transition to the cooler, yet also warmer, weather that will soon be upon us. Yaaaaaay… cheering section!

Spring Weekend

Forever New stripe dress
$51 – forevernew.com.au

Lee jeans
$165 – nelly.com

Bootie boots
shopruche.com

Louis Vuitton travel handbag
bagborroworsteal.com

Hive Honey bangle jewelry
piperlime.gap.com

 

It seems that labeled tees is still very much part of today’s look. Would you be comfortable wearing this? Being a huge Beatles fan, (I went to two of their concerts and had quite the experience back stage – you can read the story here) I had no choice but to use this tee with The Beatles logo on it! I’m also loving this fun print chiffon flowing skirt!

Spring Casual

 

Vintage tee
$33 – jukupop.com

Blazer
$155 – mexx.de

Chiffon skirt
$42 – awwdore.com

Rag & bone ankle tie sandals
bergdorfgoodman.com

Alexis bittar
alexisbittar.com

Are you as excited for spring and warmer weather as I am? I can hardly wait and am counting down the days!

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2012 fashion trend – denim with denim

by jani on July 20, 2012

Mixing denim with denim is one of the new big fashion trends for 2012. It can actually be fun to mix and match. I’ve put together a few sets; in the following outfit I pair a slightly lighter American Eagle denim shirt with a darker colored jean.  A two-tone or embellished denim shirt, vest or jacket works well with a denim skirt or jean as well. Brogues (or oxfords) are a good choice of shoes with this look.

 

Denim On Denim 1

Here’s a more casual look. The cropped denim vest over a pale sleeveless blouse is fun and the Converse shoes and canvas tote add to the whimsy!

Casual Denim on Denim 2

This look works for an everyday or casual date night. The Yves Saint Laurent pointed toe heels and Aspinal of London clutch help dress up the outfit. Cat-eye framed glasses lend a trendy feel.

Denin on Denim 3

Wikepedia:Denim (which gets its name from the French city of Nîmes (de Nîmes))[1] is a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two (twi- “double”) or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the fabric, which distinguishes denim from cotton duck. It is characteristic of any indigo denim that only the warp threads are dyed, whereas the weft threads remain plain white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the fabric shows the blue warp threads, the other side shows the white weft threads. This is why jeans are white from the inside and what makes their fading characteristics so unique compared to every other fabric. (One can only assume that this was done in the first place to make the jeans less expensive, because less indigo is needed to dye the fabric.) Denim has been in American usage since the late 18th century.[2] The word comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge, originally made in Nîmes, France, by the André family. Originally called Serge de Nîmes, the name was soon shortened to denim.[3] Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue “jeans“, though “jean” then denoted a different, lighter cotton textile; the contemporary use of jean comes from the French word for GenoaItaly (Gênes),[4] where the first denim trousers were made.”

I love denim… I’ve been wearing it for as long as I can remember. It’s a sturdy fabric and I’m so happy to see it everywhere and in all kinds of combinations. Do you have different pieces in your wardrobe that you can combine making it a new “denim-with-denim” look? I’d love to here your ideas!

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