Bluer Denim and Leather

Bluer Denim and Leather

Bluer Denim and Leather

Bluer is one of those few genuine American denim brands that also stands by their work. I reviewed them not long ago and I have become a fast fan! For this post I am wearing the Matchstick in Soul Mate Rinse, but I’ve also reviewed the Slim Skinny High Rise in Soul Mate Medium and also a chambray shirt from the brand and I can’t get enough. The brand was started in 2013 by Agave‘s Jeff Shafer as a Kickstarter campaign aiming to bring 100% authentic, American ringspun denim to the market. The jeans are designed in Portland and milled at the Cone Mills White Oak facility in North Carolina with cotton grown in Georgia. They also offer several selvedge and raw styles, and most of the standard jeans run for under $100! Each jean has a 14-day return policy and a one year warranty. I recently took a re-liking to the Matchstick in Soul Mate Rinse and have been wearing them more often in between other reviews to see how well they break in! I’m normally not much of a fan of rinse washes with no fading or whiskering or any definition to them, but the quality of these jeans, both in appearance and quality, keeps me coming back to them over and over. I had these images shot on a lunch outing with my hubby, his dad, and some of his friends as we often do on Fridays! I’m wearing a lambskin jacket I got from Victoria’s Secret years ago, booties from American Eagle Outfitters, a Mickey Mouse top from Junk Food that came from a past Hautelook sale, and my new favorite hat I found on sale at a small local boutique.

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Purple and Red with True Religion

Purple and Red with True Religion

Purple and Red with True Religion

Purple and red…one of those color combinations I discovered on accident on day, and somehow fell for it. This is just me outside of work one day, enjoying a pair of True Religion jeans I grabbed off Hautelook one day, just because of how different they are! When we think True Religion, most people probably think of a more standard-looking jean, but with big “look-at me!” contrast stitching and horseshoes on each butt cheek so large that everyone the wearer passes is bound to notice…ok, I’m not making fun. I do have a pair of those and I dig them! Anyway, these were unlike the typical look from this brand and somehow fell into a shade of purple that I didn’t mind. I’m not a big fan of purple at all. I think purple, and I think…Barney. But, this attitude of mine has kind of relaxed a bit, and I decided I prefer more toned-down variants of the shade. Plus, I knew these would be fun to style with more neutral pieces in my closet, as I’ve done here. These are the True Religion Halle Fashion Over-Dye Skinny Pant in Viola (no longer available), which are soft and well-fitting as you’d expect from the brand. I like the fun, bold in-your-face look from True Religion, but I kind of admire how modest these are. I paired them with a Victoria’s Secret corduroy jacket I grabbed of eBay awhile ago while on a long hunt for one like it, and the top is the Clown Cropped Top from Oasap! I found it when I was trying to find more cropped tops to style with all the higher-waist jeans I was reviewing for Denimology. I actually wore it with for my review on Level 99’s Tanya jean in Crawford! These shoes…I don’t even know where they came from. My sister snagged them in London awhile back, and left them behind when she returned a few years ago. So I guess that makes them mine? πŸ™‚

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