With denim being an art form in its own, it’s only reasonable for the occasional limited edition piece to pop up now and then among our favorite brands. Sometimes it’s boldly announced through an expansive marketing campaign across the internet, and sometimes it’s kept a bit more quiet, to be discovered only by the brand’s most loyal fans. Whether you participate in purchasing these special pieces or not, it’s still always kind of exciting to me to see these shining examples of the creativity that truly exists in the denim industry being released every now and then. It’s not unusual for regular run product to feature paint, embellishments, glitter and other adornments, but it’s not often to see something that might actually be too nice to actually want to wear out!
Topshop has released two limited edition jeans featuring pretty glitter accents, with an announcement on Instagram last week! Playing on two popular vintage cuts, the mom jean and straight leg, these two available fits each have luxurious encrusted stone details throughout. The MOTO Limited Edition Stone Encrusted Straight Leg Jeans are a high rise, medium wash jean with tapered legs and encrusted stone bands around the calves and back logo tag, made from a 92% Cotton, 8% Elastomultiester fabric blend. The MOTO Limited Edition Stone Encrusted Mom Jeans are a light wash, high rise jean with tapered legs with the stone detail over the knees and back logo tag. They are made from 100% cotton. Both jeans require extra care during washes, and hand washing is recommended. Only 50 of each style is available and they are only offered online, so if you’re enamored, you’d better grab one now!
Shop the MOTO Limited Edition Stone Encrusted Straight Leg Jeans here and the MOTO Limited Edition Stone Encrusted Mom Jeans here.
It’s finally jacket season (well almost, if we’re lucky…if you live in California like me), and one of the things I like shopping just as much as jeans or handbags are jackets. There are so many awesome ones out there! Too bad they take up so much space in my closet and only last a season or two here, or I’d have many more than I do now. Either way, it’s still cool to see (and covet) all the neat ones that come out every Fall. Right now, the bomber jacket seems to have taken center stage along with the classic leather moto. However, this year, I’ve never seen so many fun styles such as embroidery and sporty or flower accents!
One of my all time favorite retailers (which I just can’t seem to “grow out” of), American Eagle Outfitters, has released their own little bomber jacket collection. One of the reasons why AEO has stuck with me for so long is their great variety of modern, simple and classy styles that span just about all ages, and many of these bombers fit that bill. Bombers aren’t usually my style, but these are so cool while being grown up at the same time that they got me thinking! I have my eyes on the AEO Reversible Bomber Jacket shown above and on the last photo below! Floral isn’t usually my favorite print, but there’s something about this one that I find super cute. I hadn’t ever seen longer length bombers, like the AEO Longer Length Bomber Jacket which I find pretty great (I dig the burgundy color). Also on trend is customization, and American Eagle encourages all to “rip it, patch it, and make it your own.” That’s right up my alley! See all the available styles below.
Shop the bomber jacket collection at American Eagle Outfitters here!
Of all the different shades of denim, your traditional blue wash seems to symbolize toughness…typically those who wear them don’t fear having to throw them in the wash, or accidentally spilling something on them while out on the town. At least, not quite as much as their rich black or white counterparts. With white denim it’s obvious. They are easy to get dirty and sometimes yellow over several washes (although, several brands have created stain-repellant white denim such as Old Navy, Joe’s and others). With black denim, the rich over-saturated black shade will often fade over several wash cycles and end up more of a dark grey. Now, if you’ve been reading my blog recently you know I do absolutely love the faded black look! However, if you shell out a good amount of cash for a pair of black denim, it makes sense for you to expect it to stay that way.
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When shopping for black jeans in the past, I was always looking for the most jet black, dark and saturated (wash wise) pair I could find. I mean, it’s fair to say that’s a fundamental piece for anyone’s closet, and I do own a pair or two of those. However, I always end up saving those only for special occasions for fear of washing them and having them fade. Now, I know I have posted in the past about some pretty awesome fadeless black jeans from brands such as Level 99 and DSTLD in the past, but I haven’t owned any of those yet and still was afraid to wash the nice black pairs I have and love.
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I’ve always loved the hand-in-hand relationship between rock n’ roll and fashion, but it seems after visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland a couple of weeks ago, I’ve gained an even stronger attraction to it! Somehow now so much more of it is coming out of the woodwork (that is my inbox). I’m not the biggest folk rock fan, but I definitely appreciate how genuine, spunky and unique it is, including the fashion. Topshop and Nasty Gal are two of the shops that come to mind when I think of folk rock style, but Topshop is the subject at hand here! I’ve been a fan of the brand ever since I saw them in the UK in 2006 (when I first heard about them), but they’ve actually been around since 1964, collaborating with high profile faces such as Kate Moss and Christopher Kane. They also partner with various charities and are always highly involved in London Fashion Week.
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Kate Spade is one of those brands that I’ve had my eyes on for a long time now. I never owned anything from them until just recently, when I grabbed one of their Charlotte Street Alek crossbody bags at a special online secret sale! Although I’m not partial to girly items or a lot of pink, the brand has kept my attention with their sleek, clean and classy handbags. I’ve only glanced at Kate Spade apparel here and there, but this new collaboration with Beyond Yoga caught my eye. Beyond Yoga is a luxury athleisure brand designed to take wearers of all body types and sizes from studio to street. They also don’t photoshop their models to ensure you will find your new favorite, best-fitting piece. Another thing I like about the brand is that they take classic silhouettes and enhance them with their own unique details! I always have a fondness for taking items people normally see as simple (like jeans, for example), and making them extraordinary. Beyond Yoga’s philosophy of clean but bold makes them a perfect pair with Kate Spade to create a one of a kind athleisure collection!
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Velvet is the Fabric for Fall
It happens every year…and somehow I still don’t own one velvet piece! I know many people might see it hard to pull off as a grown-up, like overalls, corduroy or culottes. However, there’s no mistaking that it’s an ultra luxe, beautiful, and soft fabric that emerges every year as temperatures drop. It also helps that it also always comes in several of the best jewel tones for fall! I absolutely love these colors, especially the dark blues and burgundys. Oh, and black never hurts either. It’s easy to rock a velvet blazer, but there are so many other great items made from this popular, timeless fabric!
I decided to go on a hunt for some of the most gorgeous velvet pieces I could find, after my interest was sparked by a newsletter from J Brand’s latest releases! I was not disappointed. No longer is a velvet pant just a velvet pant anymore—check out that amazing disco-ready BLANKNYC Flare in Burgundy Lush and the Rag & Bone/JEAN RBW23 Velvet Skinny Pants in Navy which features zipper details! I’m also crushing on the AG The Super Skinny Velvet Pants in Super Black and J Brand Mid Rise Super Skinny in Emerald. I was initially going to stick with jeans and bottoms but there were so many totally cute tops and shoes, and these DRESSES. Before I drool on myself (again), I’ll stop here and let the photos below do the talking.
What do you think of this popular Fall fabric? Shop more pretty velvetey things below!
New Artist Scarves by Sociale Revolution
There is so much insane talent out there in both the apparel and art worlds (even though fashion basically IS art), and I love watching the two fuse together in such a way to get more beautiful pieces out there in the hands of new fans. It definitely helps when artwork is wearable! Sociale Revolution is a brand that has been up front and center in being a catalyst for this movement to happen, and they are one of those companies that I’ve had such a pleasure to work with and watch grow. If you’re new to my blog, Sociale Revolution is a Californian collective aimed at making art more accessible by encouraging its use for social debate, while helping artists gain exposure and giving back to their cultural roots. They began as a Kickstarter back in 2014 and they continue to add amazing artists to their roster, helping them them expand their influence beyond the canvas and onto premium apparel that is crafted and designed with the utmost eye for detail and quality. What sets Sociale Revolution apart from other art-to-clothing companies, however, is that they aren’t just a vehicle for artists, but also their very own fashion label that forms unique bonds with the artists they bring on board.
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Mavi Jeans Last Chance Sale Ends Tonight
Mavi is one of those fun premium brands that is made to keep your budget at a happy medium if you’re a bargain shopper…I’ve reviewed a few of these jeans (and known of the brand for at least ten years) and I’m happy to see them continuing to grow at a pretty healthy pace. They’ve gone from quality basics to throwing out their own classier premium brand, Mavi Gold, which includes the new Feather line (which I reviewed here). I’m happy to say the Alexa Skinny in Green Indigo Feather that I reviewed is included in this sale (see image below)! While perusing through to choose a few pieces out for all of you to shop from, I had to hold myself back a few times…(but we’ll see how long that lasts). This sale offers up to 60% off select styles and is set to last only through today (Monday)! Shop a huge variety of super cute, classy or edgy jeans, shorts, skirts, jackets and even knit tops (not included here…there was too much to share!). Happy shopping!
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I am so excited to see more and more companies jumping onto the initiative of being more environmentally and/or ethically sound. Especially when it comes to fast fashion. H&M recently has been in the news about taking their own steps within the eco-friendly realm (more on that later), and now Zara has launched a new sustainable collection. The brand is owned by the distributor Inditex (one of the world’s largest distribution groups), which recently pushed to strengthen its sustainability commitments in economic development, human rights and environmental protection pursuant to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
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