Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Double Denim

In my mind, the nineties are synonymous with excessive denim-wearing. Since "Friends," "Ellen" (yes, she did have a show in the nineties), and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" are a few of my all-time favorite TV shows, I'm constantly observing their outfits and picking out what I would actually wear. While some refuse to break any of (in their mind) "fashion rules," I prefer to break a few of the old traditions: denim on denim, white after Labor Day, and mixing metals.

Today I put together three denim-on-denim looks to showcase the greatness that two pieces of denim in one outfit can add to an overall look.

Look 1: I wanted a large contrast between my two denim pieces, so I opted for a light wash denim button-up and medium wash boyfriend jeans. I kept the rest of the look moderately neutral with a linen tee, leather belt, and black boots.
[tee: Madewell ; button up: BDG by Urban Outfitters ; jeans: "le Garson" by Frame Denim ; boots: Urban Outfitters ; sunglasses: c/o Polette Eyewear]

Look 2: The denim jacket and jeans definitely blend closer together in this look, but there's still an obvious change in texture and wash. In my mind, a denim jacket pulls any look together perfectly, regardless of what you're wearing on the bottom. As for my shirt, I kept everything low-key with an army green tee. To continue with the darker shades, I paired some leather oxfords with the look.
[tee: J.Crew ; jacket: Zara ; jeans: Paper Denim & Cloth ; shoes: Zara ; sunglasses: c/o Polette Eyewear]

Look 3: In addition to throwing a jacket on, I also love to tie a button up around my waist for added dimension - everything flows so easily! This look is almost ombre starting with the white and grey pullover and ending with the black boots.
[pullover: J.Crew ; popover (around my waist): J.Crew ; jeans: Madewell ; boots: Urban Outfitters

I hope this gave you some inspiration on how to rock a double denim look!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015


I wore this look to my formal dance this past weekend, and I fell in love with the black crop top look! It's so different compared to your average dance shift dress in my opinion. This outfit was surprisingly cheap - the skirt is from Forever 21! I paired my Essex LA metallic clutch, bright suede heels, and crystal wing earrings from Saroni to add some color to my look. I also had my hair cut - I'm digging the "lob" look!

Top: American Apparel
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Aldo
Clutch: c/o Essex LA
Earrings: c/o Saroni 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Welcome to the Future!

Welcome to Future: a vintage studio and collective. Located in a Kansas City Crossroads alley, Future is a vintage clothing and white brick wall lover's dream. Future opened its doors in November of 2014, and in the few times I've been in, I've wanted to stay and hang out all day. The shop itself isn't the only inviting aspect of the shop, however. Owner, Lane Leavens, is just that kind of "cool" person - the kind of person that you don't mind admitting that you received a "You have less than twenty dollars in your bank account" email the other day and therefore can't purchase a rad CobraCult necklace - kind of cool. 

"The idea for the shop came from a desire to have a studio space to be able to show the vintage and run my online business [Etsy]. I have a website in the works," Lane informed me, "I curate the vintage clothing and then around it, I bring in small-batch creators and emerging artists, and showcase their wears while promoting community through art by way of skill shares and exhibits." A portion of the small-batch creators Lane features are: Moon Rivers Naturals, The Wild Unknown, Amber Eye Ceramics, Convivial Production, Native Line, Brass Tacks KC, and Cobra Cult

Lane sells a large scale of different clothing in both Future, her up-and-coming website, and her Etsy shop. Items range from worn-in Levis and denim jackets to 1960s Prairie Dresses and suede oxfords: every piece one of a kind.

In the future, when you're in need of a unique gift or just craving a classic pair of 501s, be sure to check out Future!

Until next time!

PS: be sure to check out Future's websiteInstagram (@shopfuture), Twitter (@fromourfuture), Facebook page (from our future), and Pinterest (@shopfuture)!

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Hey all! Today I wanted to share a not so weather-appropriate look, but definitely a cool one! I wore one of my favorite Sincerely Jules tees that says "Bisous" on it, and layered a denim jacket over it. I am obsessed with my pants and the waxed-look, along with the moto-like detailing on the knees. Such an unexpected touch! I paired this look with my Converse...because...why not?! 

Shirt: Sincerely Jules
Jacket: Zara
Pants: Madewell
Shoes: Converse
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban


PS - I have a promo code for you all: get your whole order at Essex LA  15% off with the code "DREYER" at checkout! Go look at my last post for outfit inspiration to go with their Louie clutches!