The Revolve Memorial Day Sale is On

The Revolve Memorial Day Sale is On

The Revolve Memorial Day Sale is On

One of my favorite things apart from blogging itself is bargain shopping for items to share with all of you in my outfit posts! Apart from what is gifted for reviews and whatnot, I still can’t refuse a good deal, and the hunt is half of the fun. I pretty much never pay full price for anything because of this, and looking for a good sale (and online discount codes) is key. Revolve, one of my favorite stops for unique items and anything denim, is starting their Memorial Day sale a week early! If you’re aching to hit up all the sales that usually come along with this special time to honor all those who have fought hard for the country we live in (whether you look forward to holidays for the sales or not, it’s always important to remember), I snatched out all the denim pieces for your browsing pleasure, from all sorts of jeans cuts to jackets to shorts and even shirts. Shop directly from the widget below!

Shop the entire Revolve Memorial sale here!

Art Tees and Tanks by Sociale Revolution

Art Tees and Tanks by Sociale Revolution

Art Tees and Tanks by Sociale Revolution

Here we go again with the art meets fashion thing! But who can blame me? There have been a lot of this lately, and they go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. However, apart from the high couture, limited edition, hand-painted work such as that from the MADE GOLD x Yuki Haze collection, there lies a few other brands that allow an outlet for multiple artists to get their work out there through printed tees, tanks, and occasional other items like blankets, leggings or pillows for example. Society6 and The Coterie are an example, but I’m actually excited to bring back up a totally different one that works hard to kick it up a notch with fitted, premium style: Sociale Revolution! I last wrote about this brand almost two years ago when it was still in the works as a Kickstarter campaign, and now it’s been flourishing as a brand in full production.

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Modern Takes on Denim and Indigo at Fab

Modern Takes on Denim and Indigo at Fab

I think it’s funny every time I go to write a post like this and realize I’m starting to feel a strong sense of Deja Vu…but that’s only because I have my favorite talking points and somehow there are more and more subject matter that fits within them popping up more often as the days and years go on! Once again, I’m highlighting how awesomely versatile the denim fabric is beyond jeans, and it’s pretty cool to see what artists and brands come up with. In all these posts I’m always calling back to previous ones that fit the content, so to keep it short, I wrote about other awesome unique uses of denim here, here (this one’s crafty), here, and here!

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Charitable Hand Painted Denim by Rialto Jean Project

Charitable Hand Painted Denim by Rialto Jean Project

It is so exciting to me to see so many artist collaborations in the denim world. Denim on its own is a kind of art, and there’s no question that fashion and art go together hand in hand. For awhile, I only witnessed the merging of paint and denim as kind of a spinoff of denim’s roots as workwear…with paint splatters accompanying other roughed up details like distressing and even grass stains as a coveted fashion statement. In 2014, I worked with Dragonfly by J. Claire, a made-to-order brand that created custom hand-stenciled paint jobs on a variety of different denim washes. Last year, Nok Nok came out with their Summer of Love Collection for 2016, which features denim painted with artist Jackson Pollock’s unique drip technique. Adriano Goldschmied’s daughter Marta collaborated her brand MADE GOLD with artist Yuki Haze for a limited collection of painted denim this year, and just a few weeks ago I stumbled across Rialto Jean Project.

Rialto Jean Project is “an eco-friendly, philanthropic denim brand specializing in hand-painted, one-of-a-kind vintage product.” Founder & Creative Director Erin Feniger personally picks out rare and unique American-made vintage pieces and paints them herself, in an effort to support children through art! She paints not only denim, but also offers sweatshirts, military jackets, and more. All proceeds from the sale of her pieces go to support innovative art therapy programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Rialto Jean Project calls their initiative ‘Denim Doing Good’, to represent their dedication and hard work to the cause! I know I am thankful I was introduced to art at a very young age, so this project definitely resonates with me. I truly believe an introduction to the arts at a young age helps foster personal growth and creativity!

Shopbop is carrying a small collection of pieces from Rialto Jean Project, including this amazing, more modern piece from BLANKNYC! If you aren’t familiar with their Skinny Classique in Good Vibes, this jean has been stocked and restocked over and over through multiple online retail outlets due to it’s incredible popularity thanks to fashion bloggers everywhere. I have been seeing it circulating Instagram for almost a year now! I grabbed a pair for myself and can see the appeal, but the fact that Rialto decided to work with BLANKNYC to give this jean a whole new character is just so fitting and awesome.

Rialto Jean Project also worked closely with NYDJ for a pretty good sized collection of white denim that’s been painted in all sorts of eye popping colors. Check that out here!

Read more about and shop directly from Rialto Jean Project at their website here.

Shop the Shopbop collection here, or click through the widget below!

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé

Two Novembers ago I wrote about a little jewelry company I discovered called La Clé. It stood out to me because I love the concept of re-purposing old, otherwise unneeded and trashed items into new things, like jewelry! That is just what they do, with old vintage keys—customized to match your personal color and motto. I wore mine through many outfit posts (see one here), and I still find it to be a fun accessory to this day which continues to garner several compliments! The brand has innovated new key styles to fit various seasons or themes, and now, La Clé has a new release: REFOCUS BANDS to help you be more mindful of negative thoughts and turn them into positives!

La Clé states: “We produce up to 60,000 thoughts per day. 80% of our thoughts are negative. REFOCUS BANDS allow you to be more mindful and take control of your thoughts by simply flipping the band every time a negative thought overpowers you. Every flip helps encourage a positive thought that guides your inner voice in the right direction.” This is actually a pretty awesome concept, and similar to Positive Head‘s bracelets that are meant to literally snap out negative thought habits (which I love, I have one!), but this twists it in a whole new way with special mantras to recite when you need them. La Clé offers ten bands, each with a different color, design and message combo. Here are some of the best, below!

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Reaffirm

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Realize

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Rebalance

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Rebound

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Recharge

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Recover

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Reflect

New REFOCUS Bands from La Clé - Remind

I grabbed the REALIZE band. Which one is your favorite?

Read more about REFOCUS BANDS here!

These bracelets are currently for pre-order, scheduled to ship out on May 20th. Shop La Clé and get $5 off your first order now (with minimum $10 order) through May 24th by clicking through here! And as always, all US orders get free shipping.

New Summer Releases from Diesel

New Summer Releases from Diesel

New Summer Releases from Diesel

Diesel is always known for their unique, eye catching designs for the seriously stylish folks out there, but I’m always impressed with their ability to offer a lot of classic and clean selections as well. Memorial Day is right around the corner already, and the brand has released several new items just in time for festival season or just some general, good old summer fun. The denim dress and overalls continue to rule, as well as distressed and broken in, loose fitting jeans for that perfect laid back look. I’m usually perusing the brand’s website for some new edgy denim looks, but I’m really liking a lot of these new dresses too.

Diesel‘s more adventurous and swanky line, Diesel Black Gold, also got the Summer treatment but in the usual dark and sexy way that the brand is known for. Special hardware, prints, cuts, fabrics, textures and other beautiful details adorn this new collection, and to me, everything on their website looks so beautiful together right now! I am a huge fan of black, and I’m digging the studded and heavily detailed leather jacket and dresses shown below.

Even though I’ve always enjoyed admiring and feeling inspired by what Diesel offers, it seems it’s all been taken up a notch and I could see myself wearing more from both brands than I remember from before! Here are some of my favorite Summer items from the Diesel and Diesel Black Gold collections.

“The new season’s denim wash trend has a touch of 90’s fade nostalgia with a smidgen of distressed rebellion. Our range of cool blue favorites allow the denim-lovers among us to rock the triple denim look this spring.”

Diesel Black Gold

New Summer Releases from Diesel - Black Gold Models

Images: Diesel Black Gold. Drammen Leather Dress, Wabush Jacket and Dimilla Dress

New Summer Releases from Diesel - Black Gold Jacket

Image: Diesel Black Gold. Lealy Leather Jacket

“The best materials in the perfect fits. This is the pinnacle of denim mastery.”

New Summer Releases from Diesel - Black Gold Shorts

Image: Diesel Black Gold. Solenik Shorts

New Summer Releases from Diesel - Black Gold - Jeans

Images: Diesel Black Gold. Type-1690 Jeans and Type-153CE Jeans

Shop Diesel and Diesel Black Gold here!

Nomad’s Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans

Nomad's Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans - Front Shot 3

Top: Sequoia Sweater by Nomad’s Hemp Wear. Jeans: Hudson Barbara in Oympia. Boots: Steve Madden Troopa (Sold Out). Necklace: Third Eye Pinecones

Nomad’s Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans

Days are just being strange as usual here in California. It was getting a little warmer for a bit as Spring hit, and now it’s getting cooler and drizzly for the weekend. I had been waiting for the temperature to drop a little bit to once again throw on this Sequoia Sweater from Nomad’s Hemp Wear, one of my current favorite tops. I can’t get enough of that shop! Along with it is a new pair of Hudson jeans I’m breaking in, and I think they might just be my new favorite skinny.

With all of the brands, famous and not as famous, that I’ve had experience reviewing and discovering at Denimology, Hudson is one of those brands that I have to revisit from time to time. Their fits are just amazing over my more athletic shape and I get a little obsessed with wanting to try all of their skinny and slim fit styles. I had been eyeing the high waist Barbara in Olympia for awhile, wanting to break away a bit from the lower rise fits for a bit and recently settled on this one. As usual, I sized down to 25 from my usual size of 26 since Hudson is known to be a bit stretchy, but this one was slightly more rigid and tough despite its tencel content. I did the usual dances and lunges to squeeze into them and they are breaking in quite nicely! The blue is dark but so pretty and vibrant, and they aren’t too high…just perfect, if you ask me! They stay put and I can tell they’ll only get better with wear.

Along with it all I’m wearing my favorite necklace of all time, from Third Eye Pinecones. I wrote up a little post about them awhile back, which you can see here! The boots are the Troopa from Steve Madden in Denim, currently sold out…it was another rad eBay find!

Nomad's Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans - Front Shot

Nomad's Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans - Front Shot 2

Nomad's Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans - Side Shot

Nomad's Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans - Leaning on Wall

Nomad's Hemp Wear and Hudson Jeans - Laughing

Shop the Hudson Barbara in Olympia here.

Shop Third Eye Pinecones here, and Nomad’s Hemp Wear here.

The Return of the J Brand Houlihan Cargo

The Return of the J Brand Houlihan Cargo

Image: J Brand

The Return of the J Brand Houlihan Cargo

I remember when skinny cargo pants came out in 2007 or 2008-ish. At first, like I am with most new trends, a little bit ‘meh’ about it. J Brand was the first, if I remember correctly, to come out with theirs, in the form of the Houlihan, and it took the celebrity world by storm as a super coveted style. Famous butts were seen traipsing around in them everywhere! It grew on me after awhile though, especially after I scored a pair by Rich & Skinny as well as a black pair by BLANKNYC. But by the time I decided I could do the skinny cargo thing, the trend already had started to fade, and it dropped off pretty quickly after that. The Houlihan was replaced by new and upcoming brands in Hollywoodland, and J Brand continued innovating new styles. I had just been wondering if the skinny cargo would ever return as an in-style thing, and lo and behold, I got a newsletter last week answering that thought. Daaamn, J Brand, back at it again with the Houlihan! Ok that was cheesy. Anyway, it’s awesome that this brand always seems to be leading this trend! This one’s available in two colors: Distressed Caledon, a dark army green; and Distressed Chrome, a pretty dark grey. It still all has the same details I remember, as a mid rise with cargo pocket details and seams down the front and back of the legs. It also includes moto-like stitching and paneling on the knees and trouser-like pockets on the back. And, don’t forget those zippers on the cuffs! It’s also made of ultra comfy luxe Japanese twill.

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Omnivore Friendly Vegan Jackets by Fauxgerty

Omnivore Friendly Vegan Jackets by Fauxgerty

Image: Fauxgerty

The leather jacket…probably about as iconic and as much of a staple as a good pair of jeans. It’s lived through the ages of fashion and style, through the ebbs and flows of trends, and it will be here to stay for a long, long time. Usually when I shop for one I prefer the leather type, because they are usually tougher and hold up longer. However, BLANKNYC recently helped change my mind a bit after I got two pieces from their amazing Vegan Leather line, and now I’ve discovered another one that is catching my attention! Fauxgerty is an independent brand out of St. Louis, and is doing something I haven’t seen any vegan-friendly line ever do before: consciously blend the gap between herbivores and omnivores through mindfulness and acceptance.

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True Religion Introduces (D)Hydrate Denim

True Religion Introduces (D)Hydrate Denim
True Religion has been one of those iconic brands from the very beginnings of the premium denim days, carrying with them a huge following as they stayed true to their roots for years, confidently not changing a whole lot as other new brands popped up around them and other veteran brands evolved their way of doing things to stay competitive. I’m not sure the brand needed to worry much about that, but recently I’ve been seeing a new new innovations, including their release of a curvy line earlier this year. And now, they’ve made perhaps the most important change they’ve ever made: the introduction of (D)Hydrate Denim, a line of men’s and women’s jeans that leave less of an environmental impact through the use of less water, waste and energy. Joe’s was the last I saw to do this, and it’s amazing to me to see other established, household name brands taking the initiative too!

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