Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Must Have | Black Skinny Jeans

Happy Hump day friends! I've been in such a funk the past couple days because I haven't slept well, and man, can that really mess you up!  Getting good rest is one of my goals on the 40-Day Challenge (latest update here) and I've been struggling so hard with that one!  I've been in that vicious cycle where I've woken up so tired, drank too much coffee during the day, then can't get to sleep at night! What do you do to make sure you get to bed early and have a good night's sleep?!  I know tonight I will definitely hit the sack early because I'm exhausted, but I hate getting to that point! 

Today, I'm excited to share with you a new pair of black skinny jeans and that are super comfy and figure flattering.  They suck you in in all the right places, and feel secure, but not too tight.  They are crop style, but with me being so short (5'1) they hit right at my ankle, instead of just above.  You can dress 'em up or down and I love this style with booties, heels, flats, even my Nikes.  The jeans run true to size and are under $80!  Scoop them up now while they're still available in all sizes!  I'm in 25.

I've gotten lots of wear out of them already and was joking last night on Instagram that I'd wear this sassy striped top with them and make my hubby take me out, but oh yeah, he was coaching soccer practice, and it was only Tuesday! 

Off Shoulder Top (40% off) the XS was too tight on me, so I'm in size Small here 

But I still think I could take this outfit to NY with me next week and wear these super comfy booties (they have great padding and cushioning) for a day of sightseeing.  The booties are 20% off now, under $100 and also come in grey and bordeaux.  Remember my grey ones here in this Ripped Jeans Now & Later post.

Off Shoulder Top  | Black Crop Skinny Jeans | Tassel Necklace | Wedge Booties (20% off, under $100) also in grey and bordeaux

I wore the jeans again over the weekend to a casual family dinner.  And then of course it was back home and into my favorite pair of soft pants (40% off & Free 2-day shipping with code COZY)! Apparently, y'all like soft pants too.  I've gotten more emails and comments about them than almost anything else I've posted lately.

And yes, yet again, I wore them to Trip #2 of the almost-never-ending quest to get the camera repaired on my iPhone. For someone who likes to take pictures so much, and snap (@honeywerehome), being without my camera phone has been a nightmare! #wah I'm now counting these black skinnies as #luckypants because my camera ended up being replaced at no. cost. in. under. an. hour!! That never happens to me.  #happydance  All is right in the world again!

And while Jordan and I were waiting, we had our very first mommy/daughter lunch at Cheesecake Factory and yes, I resisted the chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake! #myfave  Jordan ate some of the bread and I had the tuna tartare and artichoke appetizer from the skinny menu.

I swear by these Yosi Samra foldable ballet flats (they only come in whole sizes, so you may need to size up) and think they are better/more comfy than Tieks if you're torn between the two.  But Tieks do come in some fun, vibrant colors. 

I still use my backpack/diaper bag mostly on the weekend when we're at James' baseball or soccer games, but I've switched to this tote for lots of everyday use.  The organization lover in me (and the same person who hates digging for things) loves the three big compartments, smaller size compartments and zipper pockets.  It's not too big or small either, so it's really the Goldilocks of Mom bags! And the color is perfect for Fall, but it also comes in other colors. 

Below, I styled these jeans up with my floral embroidered bomber jacket and a wear to work style if you can get away with dark jeans in your office.  My old office was so casual that nearly anything went- except maybe crop tops! 

Black Skinny Crop Jeans | Similar Tank | Leopard Skinny Belt | Necklace | Bracelets | Clutch (similar) | Sunglasses (similar $50) | Hoop Earrings $6 | Watch | Ring | Black Heels (under $50) similar (under $60)

A little bit of leopard goes a long way with your black jeans and colored top, but you could also incorporate a leopard clutch.  This one is a steal but goes in and out of stock often.  I also love a pop of leopard on my feet- these heels will do the trick! 

This floral embroidered bomber jacket sold out in a hot minute, but now it's been restocked (size medium and large available as I type this).  I also found a near exact duplicate here for under $80, but it doesn't have the embroidery on the sleeves, just the front, which some of you may actually prefer.

This post shows you how to style your bomber jacket with a midi skirt and also has lots more bomber jacket options at all price points.

Black Skinny Crop Jeans | Similar Tank | Leopard Skinny Belt | Necklace | Bracelets | Clutch (similar) | Sunglasses (similar $50) | Hoop Earrings $6 | Watch | Ring | Black Heels (under $50) similar (under $60)

The jacket fits true to size, I'm in XS.

I promised you more work appropriate looks too, and by simply switching out the tank for a black and white blouse (same shoes), you've got yourself a spiffy look for the office. 

Blouse |  Black Skinny Crop Jeans | Ring | Sunglasses (40% off) | Similar Stud Earrings & hereBlack Heels (under $50) similar (under $60)

We were taking these pics and my hair kept blowing in my face and I quickly put it up in a clip, just like I remember so often doing at work!  I can't tell you how many times I'd get all ready in the morning and do my hair all pretty, just to put it up by the end of the day because it was bugging me! That and bracelets!  I always wore them and then would take them off and put them on my desk so I could type without them getting in my way!

But if you're going to have your hair back, it's a great opportunity to show off your earrings.  These little studs are an old Kate Spade style and pack and big punch, but are still polished and professional looking. 

If you've been eyeing these Kate Spade sunnies, definitely grab them now while they're 40% off! They come in solid black and the leopard I'm wearing and are normally $175, but on sale now for $105.  I've been living in mine since I got them at the Anniversary Sale.  Lots of things that previously sold out are back in stock and have been discounted further, check it out here.

I threw my black blazer (similar here) on over the shoulder so you could see how you can dress this look up even more.  But here is an actual cape blazer that looks cool (only $78 and tons of great reviews).

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  1. I have heart eyes looking at the striped top, I think my closet needs it ASAP!

  2. Love so much of these - I can totally empathize with the bracelets at work - typing and bracelets just don't mix! Any tips on how to keep black jeans BLACK? The fading drives me batty!!

    1. I know, I love wearing bracelets, but can never type in them! I had a pretty little dish on my desk I kept my bracelets in. Great question on keeping darks dark! I hate when they fade. I use Woolite dark liquid detergent and turn my dark jeans inside out to wash. Also, hope you don't think this is gross, but I don't wash my jeans that often. I wear them many times before washing unless I've spilled something or they get stinky- like I was running around sweating in the heat.

  3. I adore the bomber jacket with the flowers! I love the way it just seems to pull the outfit together. By the way, I am loving the hair color. I initially liked the blonde better, but the color looks really good. (Not that my opinion should matter, its only yours that counts!!!!)

    1. I'm surprised more people didn't say that too- about the blonde hair. Maybe they thought it, but just didn't let me know! It was slow to grow on me, but now I prefer it!

  4. You have the best style and it's so attainable and easily attainable thanks to all of your reasonable links. I also love your hair color. Your hair blonde blonde was always so pretty but now that I see more of your natural color I absolutely love it. I know you were having a hard time adjusting to it initially and I can certainly relate but it looks fantastic. Just wanted to share my thoughts.


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