In My Closet-Denim Jacket

Hey Cats!

I know it’s only Tuesday, but I’m already ready for it to be the weekend! Mostly because my birthday is on Saturday! I’ve always loved having a summer birthday, since I never have to go to school or anything, and luckily, the first year I’m working, it’s on a Saturday. If only every August 3rd could be a Saturday. Anyways, I’m sure I will have more about that later this week and next. Right now, I need to share with you another segment of In My Closet- a blog series where I feature an item of clothing I personally own that I feel is a necessary staple in the wardrobe of a fashion-forward young woman. This week, I’ve decided to feature something I’ve had in my closet for years, but just now started appreciating its true value-my denim jacket!

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For a while, whenever I would think of a denim jacket, I thought about the one I had in elementary school that I kind of loved but kind of hated, It was from Old Navy (of course), and I wore it with literally everything. I thought it was cute (because that’s what my mom told me…she was right), but I hated how it felt-scratchy, stiff, and crunchy. I refused to wear one for a while, but I got this out of necessity my sophomore year of high school, when our homecoming dance was western-themed, and I needed something to go over my dress. It has stayed in the back of my closet for years, but I recently brought it out again for a western-themed date party. It was February and I had the cutest dress, but it was a bit chilly! That’s when I realized that this jacket was worth more than I was giving it credit for. As the weather got warmer, I started wearing the jacket with maxi dresses, cotton dresses, and colored jeans and solid tees. Sometimes I wish it wasn’t cropped, because that makes things awkward, but my denim jacket has truly become a valuable gem in my wardrobe. My favorite way to wear it is with my patterned maxi, sandals, and bold jewelry! It’s a great piece to throw over anything to make it more conservative or more fitting for cooler weather. I’m seeing denim jackets more and more this summer- my friend Kinsey wore hers over a cute floral dress with heels to church on Sunday, and one of the girls in my office wore one with a simple striped dress. As I said, I purchased mine so long ago that I can’t even remember where I got it, but I love this classic from Levi’s, this one (on sale!) from Old Navy, or this dark washed option from Joe’s Jeans. I’m excited to see what I can do with it in the fall-stay tuned! 

What’s your favorite way to wear a denim jacket?

That’s all for meow! 

In My Closet-Casual Black Dress

Hey Cats!

Remember about a month ago when I said I was going to start a new series called “In My Closet”? Well, here’s the second post! Maybe I should call it an “occasional feature” rather than a series since I’m not too great about posting regularly! To refresh your memory, (or if you’re a new reader) each In My Closet post features an item of clothing I personally own that I feel is a staple in the wardrobe of a fashion-forward young woman. This time I’ve chosen to feature my newest (clothing) purchase, a casual black dress from BCBGeneration. I bought this last weekend when I went shopping with my mom. It was WAY on sale-regularly $88, I got it for $43! I wasn’t looking for a dress, but I picked it up because it looked cute and it was a good deal. I put it on and my mom told me that if I only bought one thing that day (I didn’t), it should be this dress.

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It fits me perfectly and is quite flattering! It’s very simple and sophisticated, and can be worn for a variety of occasions. I wore it to church on Sunday with black peep-toe Jessica Simpson heels and my favorite Kendra Scott turquoise Elle earrings. It can be dressed up with heels and jewelry, or dressed down with nice sandals and studs. You could even add a cardigan when it gets cooler! Since this dress was on sale, I don’t think it’s available online anymore, but here are some similar options!

1)Love these lace sleeves

2)This pleated skirt is darling!

3)This trendy peplum is also a great choice!

If you don’t have a casual black dress in your wardrobe, you should definitely invest in one. It will become a go-to piece that you won’t regret purchasing!

What’s your favorite way to wear a black dress?

That’s all for meow!