If you’re looking for a denim brand that offers a fabulous fit, large range of sizes, lots of leg styles and a variety of both trendy and classic colors, look no further than “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”. I gushed about this brand in the post “White Jeans and Street Art” and now I’m going to gush some more. NYD jeans have taken a lot of the worry out of jean shopping. “Worry?” you might ask yourself. How could jean shopping be worrisome? Well just as some women fear bathing suit shopping I fear trying on jeans. Historically these fly front denim pants have looked bad on me. There’s always something wrong with the fit in the rear end and I find the muffin-top thing as upsetting as it is unflattering. Add to this all the different brands, cuts, fabrics, lengths, styles, prices and colors available these days and find myself completely overwhelmed. NYD jeans offers lots of colors and leg styles but the cut through the hips and waist is the same throughout the clothing line. This it takes out one big piece of the worry. I know when I grab a pair of NYD jeans that I’m going to fit in a size 8 or 10 and they will look and fit the same way every time. No more “I love this color and cut but the super low-rise looks absurd” situations or concern over how the jeans will look once they’ve stretched out after an hour of wear. Continue Reading →
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Most people in Los Angeles don’t know what to wear in the rain. Last week I saw a man wearing a huge black garbage bag over his clothes. My father once saw someone wearing a clear plastic rain coat over swim trunks and flip-flops. Although you do see some chic rain outfits for the most part everyone seems sort of surprised that little water drops are falling on them and getting their jeans all wet.
Like most Angelenos looking good on a rainy day has always been something of a challenge for me. I don’t have the right boots. I don’t really have the right coat. Yes, this is a trench with a hood. It’s nicer than a garbage bag and it will keep me fairly dry during a little shower but it’s not the real thing either. I do have a pretty big collection of umbrellas. The leopard print one I’m wearing in these photos is by far my favorite. It matches the lining on my trench, a detail I find rather chic. The sweater I bought years and years ago at Macy’s. The short length should tell you how old it is, but it’s always been so flattering that I’ve held on to it even when I thought it was time to say goodbye. Now suddenly that cropped length looks good again and I’m so glad I kept it.
It was chilly enough to wear my favorite printed velour gloves. These are Mary Quant. I bought them in London in the 1990′s and I still love them just as much as when I first purchased them. They aren’t very warm, but they do look wonderful don’t they?
- Umbrella – Target
- Trench coat – Michael Kors
- Fur scarf – a gift
- Vinyl skirt – Zara
- Boots – Enzo
- Clutch – Nordstrom
What do you wear in the rain?
Trench coats – I could easily have 30 of them. Only one currently lives in my closet though and it’s this cute, short-but-still-classic, beige number.
Surprise! It’s lined in leopard print satin.
Navy blue and tan is such a traditional color combination. It’s not the sort of thing I usually wear, but as I was putting together this outfit I realized I loved it, especially when mixed with black and used in a sexy mini-dress, capri mesh tights, and a leopard print lined trench coat. I feel like I’ve taken a traditional group of items and colors to an unexpected place.
When I first saw these gathered-front dresses I was really excited. It’s a very flattering look as the ruched fabric acts as a kind of camoflage. Navy is more forgiving than black, but still just as slimming. I like the idea of wearing a sexy dress in a conservative color as it seems to make the whole look more elegant.
The scarf is decorated with dark brass studs in different shapes and sizes. It acts like a soft, warm, necklace.
- Trench Coat – Michael Kors
- Dress – Max Studio
- Scarf – Nordstroms
- Tights – Target
- Shoes – Nine West
I always considered navy and black a fashion “no-no”. What do you think of navy blue and black? How do you feel about navy, black and tan combined together in an outfit?