Flare denim, I’ll never quit you.

Flare denim | IHODIMG_4474flare denim

Denim: Paige Denim // Sweater: Lookbookstore c/o // Blouse: Old Navy // Coat: Lookbookstore c/o // Hat: Anthropologie // Reversible Tote: Urban Outfitters // Necklace: Velina and Kendra Scott  // 360 Stud Earrings: Bauble Bar // Nails: Julep 

If I could just wear dresses from the fifties, glasses from the sixties, and denim from the seventies, there would be no need for anything else in my closet’s life.

I am very serious about denim friends. In fact, I could talk to you about various denim brands for hours and my opinions about them. What companies run big or small, long or curvy, etc. What material is worth the designer price, and which ones wear thin fast.

Jeans are that clothing item every girl hunts for till they figure out that perfect fit. And when you find those jeans, they are worn tried and true, in and out. Being on the shorter side, my 5’5” frame usually requires me to hem most designer jeans. Since the seemed to be designed for 6 foot women only, they can swallow me whole in length….truth. However, it is nothing a ten dollar hem at a seamstress does the trick though. (Case in point: the jeans above I had hemmed!)

Last year I realized I had stacks of denim that developed over a dedicated hunt to replace my Seven jeans. I have slowly narrowed them down to a few styles and rotate them daily. The boyfriend, the skinny, the flare, and a few distressed.

So let’s talk denim. Favorite brands and the ones that have lasted you the longest? Best fitting? I would love to hear!

X, Anna

P.S. I am sharing what a day in the life looks like on my wednesdays. It’s an instagram takeover on Amazon Fashion tomorrow if you want to follow along!

Spring Break Dreaming with Teva

Jump right inspring breakWhite + Grey

Yellow

It hit a warm and sunny 60 degrees this week in Atlanta and my sun soaking heart was dreaming its way out of winter. Thankfully, we have a big lake with sandy shores nearby that does the trick until we meet saltwater season again. Getting to team up with Teva this week for some spring inspired photos was timely and welcomed!

I will be guest pinning for Teva all week long as I share some of my favorite spring break dayscapes and ways to upgrade spring break travel plans:) Come on over and join me!

*Wearing: Sandals: Teva, Dress: J.Crew, Sweater: Lookbook store
Tennis shoes: Teva, Tank: Transforming Beauty, Jacket: Albion Fit

#ConsciousClosets: January Additions

Building a Wardrobe from Scratch | IHOD

Alas! A long overdue update to the #ConsciousCloset series! If you missed the first post, I started working on building a more intentional wardrobe of good quality, versatile, and timeless pieces! I also am trying to be more conscious of how things are made and where I purchase them from. Granted, it is so difficult to pass up those too good to be true deals, but there are some fantastic ethically made companies who are trying to bring good quality clothing at an affordable rate. These pieces are what I have bought, kept, or been gifted in December and January….

Building a Wardrobe from Scratch

Row 1: Sweater dress, silk tank, panel leggings
Row 2: Leopard flats (similar), leather jacket (similar), pleated skirt (similar)
Row 3: Checked coat, sleeveless sweater, tissue tank
Row 4: Tunic sweater, leather leggings, baseball tunic
Row 5: V-neck sweater, booties (similar), leather trim sweater
Row 6: Smock dress, emerald dress, velvet pants

A few ways I have worn these pieces….
Black and white

Leather leggings | IHOD

Each of these have been worn to death already and interchange really easily with other pieces. Hopefully this can help you with building your own closets according to your style and preference! If you are working on a simple and effective wardrobe, I would love for you to join in the hashtag #consciousclosets! Also, there are several ways you can donate your clothing to the homeless or local thrift stores that benefit good causes. I donate mine to NSpire Outreach and Whispering Hope here in Atlanta:)

Lastly, if you need some packing light for winter ideas, I just published an article on Conde Nast Traveler about the 10 pieces I packed for a week’s worth of outfits!

I feel like I lost ten pounds just writing this post. Cheers!
Anna

P.S. How to make this clothing rack here.