Jeans and a Teacup

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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Monday, May 18, 2015

Grey Days + Can Someone Please Explain Snapchat??

Jcrew Crossbody Bag, Grey Denim, Striped Cropped Top
Grey Denim, Rocksbox, Gorgana necklace, Loft Striped Cropped Top
Grey Denim, Striped Cropped Top, Crossbody Bag, Neutrals
Jcrew Crossbody Bag, Grey Denim, Loft Striped Cropped Top
Grey Denim, Loft Striped Cropped Top, Neutral Outfit
Rocksbox Jewelry, Striped Top, Gorgana

Can someone explain this whole snapchat thing to me? It must be that since I turned 30 I don't understand all the new social media that you youngins' are using. I haven't actually tried the app so I guess thats why I don't really get it. But I've been burned by new social media apps before. Remember Vine? I thought that was the "new" thing in the blog world so I got the app and posted a video of some dolphins from Sea World. And then Vine went away. Was it something I did? 

Now it seems that all the 'it' bloggers are using snapchat. Is this going to stick around? Do you guys like snapchat? Would you like to see me on it? So many questions....

Anyway, it's been surprisingly rainy and gloomy in California the past week. I feel like "winter" has finally arrived...in May. It's got me all confused. I'm pulling out sweaters and putting the fireplace on. I remembered how much I don't like the rain. (I've had my fill from living in northern Ohio for two years where it rained all. the. time.). 

On one of those gloomy days I pulled out my grey denim and striped tweed sweatshirt. The nice thing about higher waisted denim (like this pair) is that you can wear slightly cropped tops without belly exposure. 

And guess what?! My J.Crew Crossbody bag arrived and it's beautiful! It will really go with any outfit and the size is perfect. It was a little bit of a splurge for me but it's real leather and I picked it up for 30% off during one of their sales so the price was more reasonable. 

Outfit Details:
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Madewell (old)(option)
Bag: J.Crew
Necklaces: Gorjana + Moon and Lola via Rocksbox
Earrings: Gorjana via Rocksbox
(Get a FREE month with code 'jeansandateacupxoxo'
Bracelet: Stella and Dot


Don't forget to enter to win a dress from Walk Trendy! See the full post here: a Rafflecopter giveaway Linking Up:
Still Being Molly + Lipgloss and Crayons, More Pieces of Me, A Touch of Tartan, Rhea Et Cetera

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Walk Trendy Giveaway

Walk Trendy Skirt, Grid Print Top, Lace Up Heels
Walk Trendy Skirt, Grid Print Top, Black and White outfit
Walk Trendy Black Check Skirt, Lace Up Heels
Walk Trendy, Black Skirt
Rocksbox jewelry, Gorjana earrings, Grid Print Top
Walk Trendy Skirt, Grid Print Top, Lace Up Heels, Black and White Outfit

Today I'm showing of this black, pleated skirt from Walk Trendy. Walk Trendy is an online fashion retail company offering super low prices on trendy fashion items. I noticed they had a lot of cute skirts so I was excited to try this pleated skirt with a sheer check design. I decided to double up on the grid print and add a bright lip. I'm just a sucker for black and white outfits! 

While I love the super low prices (who doesn't love a skirt for under $25!) I wasn't as impressed with the quality. The underskirt was a little shorter than I thought it would be and didn't seem to fit right around my hips. The material of the skirt is very plastic-y. Walk Trendy provides waist and length measurements for items which is nice, but no info for what the items are made of. But like I said, the price is super low and it still looks good on (although, I should probably iron out some of the wrinkles!). I almost picked out this Blue and White Striped Skirt because I'd seen an identical one at Anthropologie for over $100! I kinda wish I had picked that one out so I could compare the quality with the more expensive Anthro version. 

If you are looking to try out a certain trend but don't want to spend a lot I would give Walk Trendy a try. Most of the items are under $25! 

Outfit Details:
Top: (option)
Skirt: c/o Walk Trendy
Heels: JustFab (similar)
Earrings: Gorjana via Rocksbox
Necklace: via Rocksbox
(use code 'jeansandateacupxoxo for a FREE month of Rocksbox!)
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Lips: Sephora "Love Test"

And the great news is you get a chance to try out a Walk Trendy piece for free! Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win this fun and flirty dress

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Linking Up:
Happiness at Midlife (see how else I've styled this top here), Treasure Tromp