Jeans and a Teacup

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Day in Santa Barbara

J.Crew Scarf, Denim Jacket, Striped Tee
Peach Denim, Striped Tee, Denim Jacket, J.Crew Scarf
J.Crew Paisley Scard, Denim Jacket, Gorjana Earrings
Peach Denim, Striped Tee, Denim Jacket, Madewell Sandals

On Memorial Day my husband and I along with another couple made went to Santa Barbara for the day! We made the plans the night before so it was very last minute. I was actually planning on taking outfit photos that day but now that we would be spending the day in Santa Barbara I didn't want to lug around a big camera all day. So I convinced my husband to snap a few quick photos before we left! We usually take around 30 photos and then I pick a couple of the best ones to edit. But he literally only took 5 photos this time so I didn't have much to work with. Thankfully, I'm not making any weird faces and my lazy eye didn't make an appearance.

I try to dress comfortably when I know I'm going to be walking around all day. It was going to be in the 60's so I knew pants, jacket and scarf would be a good idea. The only mistake I made was wearing sandals. I just picked these up on sale from Madewell and I really wanted to wear them! Sadly, I ended up with blisters by the end of the day. Oh well, you live and you learn! 

Outfit Details:
Jacket: H&M (similar)
Tee: Gap
Jeans: Gap
Sandals: Madewell (d'orsay flat version)
Scarf: J.Crew (option)
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Earrings: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Watch: c/o Jord



Here's a few photos from the day.

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View from the Santa Barbara Courthouse

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Second floor view. We couldn't go up to the top because they were renovating!

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Palm trees along the coast. 

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Santa Barbara Mission. 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Skirt

Blush Pleated Skirt, Striped Skirt, Jord Watch
Black Madewell Bag, Striped Tee, Blush Pleated Skirt
Blush Pleated Skirt, Striped Tee
Striped Tee, Jord Watch, Gorjana Necklace
Blush Pleated Midi Skirt, Striped Tee, Black Madewell Bag
Striped Tee, Blush Pleated Skirt
Jord Watch, Striped Tee, Blush Pleated Skirt, Madewell Bag

I don't often say that you need to have a certain item in your wardrobe but a blush pleated skirt is one of them. I have worn this skirt so many ways. See here, here, here, here, the list goes on. I'm even thinking about buying another one just in case I get a stain or rip this one. That's how crazy I am about this skirt. And the great news is Target has a similar knee length and maxi skirt version and they are really affordable. 

Anyway, I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. It was sooo nice to have that extra day. Really, why aren't all weekends three days long? My husband and I took a spur of the moment day trop to Santa Barbara with another couple. It was my first time to Santa Barbara and it was nice to see a different part of California. I can't believe it's only a train ride away!

P.S. If you want to know more about me I'm answering 20 questions over on Terry's Two Cents!

Outfit Details:
Tee: Loft (option)
Skirt: (similar)(similar)
Sandals: ShoeMint (similar)
Bag: Madewell via eBay
Earrings: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Watch: c/o Jord


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Striped Wrap Skirt + Neutral Accessories

J.Crew Wrap Skirt, Jord Watch, Nude Crossbody Bag, Gorjana Necklace
#JORDwatch, J.Crew Striped Skirt, Gorjana Necklace, Navy Silk Shirt, J.Crew Crossbody Bag
J.Crew Wrap Skirt, Jord Watch, Nude Crossbody Bag
Jord Watch, J.Crew Crossbody Bag, Striped Skirt
#JORDwatch, Striped Skirt, J.Crew Crossbody Bag
Jord Watch, J.Crew Stripe Line Wrap Skirt, Gorjana Neckalce, Crossbody Bag
Jord Watch, Gorjana Necklace, Wood Watch

Happy Friday! I'm so happy for the long weekend. It makes it feel like summer vacation is almost here. I don't have any set plans for the weekend but today is my 4th wedding anniversary! So my husband and I will probably go out to dinner. Sometimes I can't believe it's only our 4th one...we've been together since I was 16 - that's 14 years guys! So I feel a little cheated with my wedding anniversary number...haha. 

And I almost forgot that yesterday was my blog's 3rd anniversary! I really can't believe I've kept this thing going for 3 years. I had no idea when I started that I'd actually stick with it. I feel like one day I just woke up and decided I should start taking pictures of my outfits. I really didn't know anything about blogging. I think I only followed one or two blogs - and now I follow over a hundred?! I've learned so much and am so thankful for all the opportunities I've had and all the people I've "met" through this online space. So thanks for following along!

Back to the outfit! I usually wait until pieces at J.Crew go on clearance...and then an extra 40% off but when I saw this skirt and crossbody bag I was too afraid my size would sell out before it went on clearance! So I bought both items during an online sale for 30% off. I really love both pieces and am happy I didn't wait to pick them up - especially since the natural crossbody bag is sold out. It does come in other colors though! 

Speaking of sales...you can get 30% off your order at J.Crew.com this weekend with code "WEEKEND". P.S. This linen crossover wrap skirt is on sale plus the extra 30% off!

I thought it would be the perfect outfit to showcase my JORD watch again. Seriously, this watch could go with any outfit but I thought it would look great with my other neutral accessories. I forgot to mention in my last post that it came in beautiful packaging. It was wrapped around a herringbone pillow in a simple wood box which you can see below.

I also wanted to mention that when you pick out your watch online you have the option of getting it sized for an extra $10. I followed the measuring instructions but when my watch arrived it was a little too small. The extra links were included in my box though so I took it to a local watch retailer and in half an hour they were able to put on an extra link and it fit perfectly! So if you choose the sizing option on the website I would suggest measuring on the looser side. 

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Outfit Details:
Top: (similar)
Skirt: J.Crew (on sale!)
Heels: Nine West via DSW (similar)
Bag: J.Crew (on sale!)
Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Watch: Ely Series in Maple c/o JORD

Kind of a long post today. Thanks for reading!

Oh! And congrats to Holly Denise Edwards for winning the Walk Trendy Giveaway! You should receive an email from us shortly! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jord Watch

Floral Pants, Mint Tee, White Moto Jacket, Jord Watch
Jord Wood Watch, Floral Pants, Mint Tee, Gorjana Neckalce
Jord Watch, Wood Watch
Floral Pants, Jord Watch
Floral Pants, White Moto Jacket, Mint Tee, Gorjana Necklace
Jord Watch, Floral Pants, Mint Tee, White Moto Jacket
Jord Watch, Wood Watch, Womens Watch

I'm so excited to be showing off this Jord watch today. This is actually my first "real"watch. My last one was a pocket watch from when I was going through a phase in high school. I don't know what kind of phase that was - maybe "I wish I lived in the old timey days" kind of phase? 

Anyway, this wood watch is definitely up to date and very chic. I love the simplicity of the Ely Series watch in Maple. It has a smaller band which means it doesn't overwhelm my tiny wrist. I love that it has a date display as well. And the great thing is this watch pretty much goes with anything! 

Jord has watches for men and women in different woods and styles - from simple to unique and intricate. You can see a slideshow of several styles below and there are even more on the website. Check them out if you get a chance! 

Unique Watches

Outfit Details:
Jacket: H&M (option)
Tee: J.Crew
Pants: H&M (old)(option)
Shoes: Nine West via DSW (old)(option)
Necklace: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Watch: Ely in Maple c/o Jord Watches

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Canon Rebel Camera + Kate Spade Giveaway!

Canon Rebel Camera Giveaway, Kate Spade Giveaway

I have an AMAZING giveaway to share with you today! I've teamed up with some awesome bloggers to giveaway a Canon Rebel Camera + Lens Kit, a Kate Spade Handbag AND Kate Spade Statement Necklace - all valued at $1300! 

I use the Canon Rebel camera + long lens to take my outfit photos so if you are looking to upgrade your blog photos or just have a really nice camera for family photos this is the giveaway to enter! Plus a cute designer bag and necklace doesn't hurt either ;-) 

Open to everyone! (International winner will be responsible for shipping, handling and custom fees if applicable.) Open until May 27th. 

GOOD LUCK! 

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