Jeans and a Teacup

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stop and smell the ROSES


I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day. Bright red and pink decorations, heart shapes everywhere - it's just not my thing. I'm also not a huge fan of sweets (gasp!) so all of the chocolates and sugar just don't do it for me. But one thing I can get behind is flowers and Valentine's Day reminds me of one of my favorite beauty scents - ROSES! 

I feel like it all started with this Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel toner. It's one of my favorite beauty products and I use it everyday after washing my face because it gets rid of excess dirt and makeup. I love the light scent and it's very hydrating. Sometimes I don't even need to apply moisturizer afterwards. 

My other favorites include the Rosebud Salve - you can use it on hands, lips and nails! - And this Crabtree & Evelyn hand lotion

I'm a big fan of L'Occitane lotions and scents so I'd love to try the roll-on rose fragrance. Diptyque candles always smell amazing so I'd love to add this one to my collection. 

And an interesting product I found out about this year is the H2rOse Beverage. Rose water is great for the skin but it also has benefits for the body as well. It helps purify the body and contains essential vitamins. I got a bottle at a Simply Stylist event and I was super intrigued! It comes in 4 different flavors too! 


Monday, February 8, 2016

Black and White Loafers

Everlane Loafer, Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend Cardigan, Everlane Outfit, Black and White Loafers
Everlane Silk Top, Grey Boyfriend Cardigan
Everlane, Ripped Boyfriend Jeans, Black SIlk Tank
Shein Sunglasses, Gorjana Ear Climbers

I don't know if you guys know this about me but I'm a huge fan of Everlane. I pretty much want everything on their site! My latest addition are these black and white modern point loafers. They sold out really fast but I put myself on the waitlist and around Christmas time they came back in stock in my size! Score! I also love the modern loafers and I think my next purchase will be these in black patent leather. I talked about closet staples and quality over quantity in my last post and I feel like these loafers fit in that category. 

I think this might be my last "cold weather" outfit for awhile. The weather here in SoCal is going back into the 80's the next week or two. I can't say I'm happy about that. I really love fall/winter layers and I'm not ready to say goodbye to them yet!

Outfit Details:
Loft Cardigan (similar)
Madewell Bag via eBay


Linking Up:
Still Being Molly + Lipgloss and Crayons, More Pieces of Me, Pink Sole

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Camel Blazer

Camel Blazer, Regent Blazer, Menswear Inspired Outfit
J.Crew Camel Blazer, Steve Madden Booties
Skinny Ankle Jeans, Jackson and Hyde Clutch, Tan Booties
J.Crew Blazer, BR Jeans, Cowhide Clutch
Gorjana Ear Climbers, SIlk Neck Scarf

I've had this J.Crew blazer on my wish list for forever! I love blazers because they can be dressed up or down and make any outfit look pulled together. I've had my eye on the Regent Blazer because of the cut and gorgeous camel color. I just always hesitated because of the price - I hardly ever spend $200 of a piece of clothing! But over the Christmas holiday I got it on sale and decided to take the plunge. I know I'll get a ton of use out of it so I feel like that justifies the price. 

I'm trying to transition my closet from a lot of cheap fast fashion pieces to a few high quality items that can be remixed. I would rather spend a little more on classic pieces that last for years instead of buying a lot of inexpensive trendy items that I only keep for a season. This blazer is the start of that transition! 

Outfit Details:
J.Crew Regent Blazer (select colors on sale!)
H&M Pocket Square (as necktie)



Now onto Flashback Fashion Fridays! Here's a look from last February. It's my take on a Valentine's Day inspired outfit. I don't really like bright reds and pinks but I can totally rock blush and lace details. I might have to pull this outfit out again this year!
Jserene

Adri and I would love for you to join us this week and link up your flashback fashions! You can include a link or photo in your post to an outfit from last year, month or even week! It's fun to see how our style choices change over the year. 

Guidelines for Link Up:

1) We'd appreciate it if you'd follow the hosts: Jessica and Adri on bloglovin'.

2) Please link up a blog post and not your blog's homepage. 

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Jeans and a Teacup

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ruffle Sweater

Handmade Leather Tote Bag, Vegetable Tan Leather Bag
Loft Sweater, Ripped Jeans, Lace Up Flats
Nude Lace Up Flats, Minnie and George
Minnie and George Leather Tote, Neutral Layered Outfit
Minnie + George Tote, Distressed Jeans for Women

I really liked the look of this ruffle sweater so I decided to create my own version. This sweater has a side slit and high/low hemline so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to add a ruffle tank for some added interest. And the great thing is this tank looks super cute on it's own so I'll be able to wear it during the summer! I love when I can wear pieces all year round! 

Outfit Details:
Loft Sweater (60% off!)
Gap Lace Up Flats (similar)
Loft Earrings

Linking Up:
Still Being Molly + Lipgloss and Crayons, More Pieces of Me

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Flashback Fashion Fridays + Fringe Cardigan

Loft Fringe Cardigan, Fringe Sweater
Fringe Cardigan

It's a short and sweet blog post today guys - I know it's the end of January but I still feel like I'm trying to get my life organized. I haven't really been doing anything well lately. 

Anyway, I picked this fringe cardigan up on major sale using some Christmas gift cards. I'll probably end up wearing this mostly lounging around the house but at least I'll feel stylish and on trend with the fringe. 

Outfit Details:
J.Crew Turtleneck (similar)
ShoeMint Boots

Now onto Flashback Fashion Fridays! Here's a look from last January. I still have this dress and fur vest. Black and white prints are a favorite of mine and I love how the vest adds texture (and warmth!). 
Fur.

Adri and I would love for you to join us this week and link up your flashback fashions! You can include a link or photo in your post to an outfit from last year, month or even week! It's fun to see how our style choices change over the year. 

Guidelines for Link Up:

1) We'd appreciate it if you'd follow the hosts: Jessica and Adri on bloglovin'.

2) Please link up a blog post and not your blog's homepage. 

3) Use the button below to link back to the link up or include a link in your post.


Thanks!

Jeans and a Teacup