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Color Blocking With Purple Pants!

Friday night, I decided that I wanted to go to JC Penny. I’m not sure why, I just had a feeling. I had one of those $10 JCP cash coupons sitting on my counter, so I threw it in my purse and off I went. I wandered in the clearance shirts and found some things that I liked but didn’t love. I headed over to the clearance pants and shorts, and that’s when I saw it – purple pants. I just had to have them. With my $10 JCP cash, I paid $1.40 for these purple pants.

I love, love, love purple and teal together. They compliment each other so well. I used a black shirt to ground this outfit so it wasn’t overwhelming and loud. I added a teal tank underneath the black shirt and a teal belt as my color blocking pieces. Gold accessories finished the outfit. I originally had on a gold bracelet but took it off to unload all of the things we bought at the mall on Saturday and forgot to put it back on for the photo.

The purple pants have had a mixed reaction. What do you think of them? They are available still at JC Penny in Oshkosh and in Appleton. If you aren’t from the area, check your local JC Penny’s clearance section for juniors. They also have pink, yellow and green jeans for sale for fall.

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

August 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Review: Restricted Paratrooper Boots!

When I first saw these boots on http://www.piperlime.com, I had no idea how popular they were. When I saw that they were $39.99, marked down from $110, I couldn’t have entered my billing information fast enough. Every day I went to piperlime to check  the status. The very next day, it said shipped. The delivery date was set for August 15th, so when my husband came home from work holding a box that said piperlime on it, I nearly jumped him to get it out of his hands. I ordered these boots on Tuesday, and they got here on Friday.

First, before I review the boots, I’d like to say something about the packaging. I’ve ordered online a LOT in the past years, but nothing has compared to the amazing quality of the package that piperlime sent me. (I am not getting paid to say any of this). The box was taped up securely. I opened it and found a little green envelope with my receipt, a return label just in case, and a thank you card from piperlime. Yes, a thank you card! I then grabbed the shoe box that was inside the shipping box. It was wrapped in tissue paper and the paper was held together by a lime sticker. Clearly, piperlime cares about their customers satisfaction. I opened the box to find my boots securely packed in, with the toes still stuffed with foam and paper. They were even folded nicely. I highly recommend piperlime. This was a wonderful experience and I am looking forward to ordering from them again!

Alright, on to the boots. These boots are real suede and real leather, and so soft! They go up to mid-knee on me, which I think is perfect. They run true to size and there will be no problem layering them with socks in winter. Since they are real suede, they need to be sprayed with several coats of protectant, otherwise they will be ruined from salt and snow/rain in the winter. Ruining these is not an option for me, so I won’t be wearing them out until I spray them. I have plans for them on Black Friday, though!

The quality of these boots is awesome. They are stitched together extremely well and cut perfectly. Even the laces are quality and laced through the holes perfectly – one isn’t longer than the other. The zipper easily slides and doesn’t get caught on the fabric.

The style is something that will last for many years. These were released in 2010, but are still for sale because they’re very stylish. Wear them with skinny jeans, tights, leggings, a skirt or a dress – the possibilities are endless!

 

I highly recommend these boots. They are also available on amazon.com, but the price varies with the color.

 

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

August 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Request: Rhett’s Hair Tips!

I love my hair. It’s long, so I can do basically anything with it. The only problem with it is that it takes me at least 25 minutes to dry it, and then if I style it, another 45 minutes if I know what I’m doing. Here is how I do my hair for different events, and how I do it daily.

I absolutely LOVE Aveda products. I’ve used other very high end hair products but nothing kept my color intact, my hair shiny and healthy, and smelled like the Aveda products.

My hair is colored using Aveda products, at Salon Mode in Oshkosh, WI.

Daily:

I shampoo every day with Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo. It’s amazing for blonde hair – no brass! You can also use it on darker colors and it won’t strip your color or fade it. I buy the biggest bottle – 8.5 ounces or 1 litre, for $29.50. It lasts me around 8 months, and my hair is almost down to my butt when it’s straight. I use a quarter size drop. It suds up really well and covers your entire head, so there is no need to over use it. It’s a deep blueish purple color and smells amazing

After it’s rinsed out, I condition my hair with Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Conditioner. This is a thick conditioner but it spreads really well. I buy the big bottle, which is 500 ml, for $30.00. It lasts me 4 months. I let it sit in my hair for about 5 minutes before I rinse it out. It does create volume and lift.

Before I blow dry my hair, I put in Morrocanoil. I didn’t start using it until a few months ago, but now I can’t see myself without it. It creates a beautiful shine and a fluffy softness for my hair. I bought the little bottle at first since I didn’t know if I’d like it or not. It was $17.00. I use a nickle sized drop for my hair and it covers everything that it needs to. I can’t see myself ever not using it, it’s just that great.

The last thing I do to my hair before I dry it is put Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam in at my roots. If I’m curling my hair or styling it in any way besides straightening it, I’ll put the foam all over my hair. It’s a mousse and it has amazing hold. This is the stuff to use if you tease your hair at the roots. You don’t need to use a ton of hair spray to get the tease to stay, since the Phomollient has awesome hold.

I then blow dry my hair. I use a paddle brush and brush it as I dry it, and I brush my bangs into the style that I want them that day. Once it’s dry, I straighten it using a Remington Wet to Straight Flat Iron. Ladies, as long as your flat iron is ceramic, there is no reason to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on one. Mine was $25 and I have no damage from it, and I’ve been using it daily for years. My stylist, who is amazing, uses a flat iron from Sally Beauty Supply. It was very inexpensive and it works awesome. She’s used it on my hair several times.

When I straighten my hair, I brush it as I run the iron through it. If you go at a slow pace, you shouldn’t need to run the iron over a strand of hair more than twice. Going over and over and over again is what causes damage. The heat mixed with the speed breaks off your hair. My hair is naturally very wavy, so even when I blow dry it, there are still waves in it. I turn my flat iron to setting number 25 (it goes from 15-30) and I have my hair straight in about ten minutes.

When it’s straight, I use a little hair spray on my bangs to keep them where I want them. I don’t spray my hair after I’ve straightened it. The products that I put in it keep it straight, unless it rains. But having naturally wavy hair, any water is going to make it start to crinkle up into waves. I love Aveda Control Force hair spray. It keeps my hair exactly where I want it but it also can move around and it smells great.

If I run out of Control Force and don’t have time to go get another can right away, I keep a can of Aussie under my bathroom sink. It works almost as well as Control Force and it doesn’t have that strong smell that most hair sprays have.

I don’t use hair sprays in pump bottles. They are too wet and sticky for my hair and I’ve found that they don’t hold as well.

This is my natural hair. If I let it air dry, this is what it does.

My hair after it’s been blown dry and straightened. It’s all natural, no extensions.

Curling:

When I actually want to curl my hair, I use two different sized curling irons, and my flat iron. My curling irons are from when I was in middle school in the late 90’s, so I can’t even show them to you. My longest strands of hair, the ones at the base of my neck, are curled using a 1″ curling iron by Conair. I spray my hair before I curl it – not each piece that I curl, but the entire section as a whole. Too much hair spray will result in rock hard hair that looks like a disaster. You want your curls to stay in place but be bouncy at the same time. I’ll wrap the first piece in the curling iron and let it sit there for 15 seconds or so. I’ll let it go and then spray it again – lightly. I’ll continue on with that section. Once it’s all curled, I’ll spray it again, lightly, and shake my head around so the curls are moving while the spray dries on them. I’ll do the same with each section I curl, up until the last 1/4 of my head, the crown. I then switch to a 1/2″ curling iron and curl the rest of my hair. I spray the same as I did with the other sections.

Once it’s all curled, I flip my hair over and shake it, so the curls loosen a bit. I flip my head back over, fluff it, run my fingers through it, and then spray it one last time. Again, spray lightly.

Side Curls:

Once my hair is all curled, I push it all over to one side. I decide if that’s how I want it for the day. My hair has a mind of it’s own, and some days it just refuses to look good. If it’s being good, I tease the roots for some lift (you can do this with curls). I then push it back to the side. With the tease, there will be more lift at the crown, so you’ll have a lot more body. I then start bobby pinning behind my head. I do enough so that my hair stays shoved to the side. The side without the hair on it will have two strands hanging down – one will be from my bangs and the other will be from right in from of my ear. Once it’s in place, I spray the bobby pins so they don’t move, and then I spray the top and the curls. When using bobby pins, make sure they match your hair. They are supposed to be blend in with your hair, not stand out.

Side curls

I firmly believe that with hair products, you get what you pay for. It is absolutely worth it to me to spend that kind of money on products. However, each person is different. If it’s not in your budget, it’s not worth it to break the bank for your hair.

Tips:

- When you brush your hair, don’t yank on it.

- A paddle brush will ease your tangles out without pulling out more hair than necessary

- If you have a bad tangle and it hurts, grab your hair close to the root and then brush. Your hand will act like a shock absorber and it won’t hurt as much.

- If you are going to color your hair, I recommend going to a salon or buying the color from a retailer like Sally Beauty Supply. A lot of box colors are very damaging to hair.

- Having your hair professionally colored does not make you high maintenance, and using box color does not make you low maintenance. I get mine professionally colored, but I also work on cars, play in the mud, love to get dirty, go up north, and am not afraid of bugs. Not high maintenance traits at all.

- When in doubt, don’t cut or color.

- If you are daring, remember that hair grows back and color can be covered up.

- At the end of the day, you need to be happy with your hair. It’s on your head. You need to please only yourself.

- Don’t be afraid to try new styles, clip in extensions, wear a pony tail, or try a trend (this doesn’t apply to the when in doubt tip above).

- Yes, you can have bangs. I do, and I love them.

- Contrast is your friend. My hair is black and blonde… as in jet black and platinum blonde. It resembles as skunk.

- Tease your roots. You don’t need to have a beehive to have volume and lift.

- A rat tail comb will be your best friend once you get one.

- If you like a product or brand, stick to it.

- Keep your bobby pins in a pretty soap dish on your bathroom counter top. I do that, and they are super easy to access.

- If you are having a bad hair day, throw your hair up in a cute pony tail.

- Don’t wear your hair up every day, or even every other day. It’s very hard on your hair and causes breakage and for it to fall out. If you do wear it up ever day, opt for a low pony or a loose pony.

- An alternative to wearing it up – braid it.

 

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

 

 

August 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rhett Has Crackle Nails!

This is a little overdue, I know. I just never got around to buying crackle polish. When I finally did, I chose a nice, bright orange. I painted it over teal, one of the hottest colors for fall.

I apologize for the sloppiness. One of my disorders causes me to shake, so my nails get sloppy sometimes.

 

I like the crackle trend. It’s different and the options are endless. The orange and teal didn’t contrast like I thought they would, though, so next time I’ll be using the orange over a different color. What color would you use?

 

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

August 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How To Wear: Red & Green Together!

Red and green are immediately associated with one thing: Christmas. In the fashion world, red and green compliment each other, but they are a combination few actually try. I decided to broaden my fashion horizons today and do an outfit entirely made up of red and green.

 

I ended up really loving this outfit. This is how I did it:

I started with a dark base – my shirt. It’s a thick shirt and the buttons are mother of pearl. It’s olive green and reminds me of military inspired clothing. I decided to pair it with a soft skirt, so I choose this light green lacy skirt. I haven’t worn this skirt since my honeymoon and am glad I finally got it out again! That’s all I did for green. Red is my accent color for this outfit. I knew I wanted to wear this red belt and just needed to decide on my shoes, bracelet and necklace. I used this pair of shoes since I’ve heard a lot of people say they like them. The necklace also has orange and yellow in it, but since they stick to the same tone as the skirt, they pull the outfit together instead of clashing. For a bracelet I went with a simple red bangle so I had more red but not enough to over power the outfit.

Tips on mixing red and green:

- Use green as your main color. If you are wearing separates, go with two very different shades, like I did.

- Don’t over accessorize.

- Don’t go with super bright green and super bright red.

- Mix and match patterns, fabrics and prints

- Wear a belt!

 

What do you think of red and green together? Would you try this combination?

 

Stay Sweet

Rhett

August 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Trend Report: Polka Dots!

Polka dots are always in style. Some seasons they show up on runways more than others, and some seasons they don’t appear on the runways at all but they never seem to go away. A good polka dot piece can live in your wardrobe forever, and always be in circulation.

Dolce and Gabbana, Fall 2011

This is one of my favorite looks, and the first inspiration photo I ever took. I’m also wearing my dad’s gold cross in this photo, and it happens to match the outfit.

 

Marc Jacobs took polka dots to an entirely different level for Fall 2011. His show had them in all sizes, mixed together with different colors and fabrics. Magazines, blogs and websites keep showing that part of his collection, and I can’t stop thinking about it either. Here are some highlights:

Here are some other runway looks from Fall 2011 that incorporated polka dots:

David Koma

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Lanvin

Polka dots are no doubt beautiful on the runway, but can you do this in real life? Absolutely!

Start with a polka dot shirt in a neutral color, like this navy blue blouse.

Then, add in a polka dot skirt in a color that is also neutral, either matching the shirt or a few tones off. I’m using black here to show that you can do navy and black together.

Ground your outfit with some simple, navy blue pumps, like this pair:

Put on a silver pendant necklace to accessorize without going over the top. I like fun, funky ones that this:

And there you have it, a mixed polka dot outfit!

Some other polka dot pieces I love:

Forever 21 tank top, $19.80. http://www.forever21.com

Wedge Sandal, $25.80 http://www.urbanog.com

Maxi Skirt, $29.90 http://www.urbanog.com

Dress, $44.50, http://www.delias.com

Dress, $36.30, http://www.gojane.com

 

Thrift stores are also great places to look for polka dot items. Do you wear polka dots? What is your favorite polka dot outfit?

 

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

 

 

August 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Profiled: The Jeffrey Campbell Lita!

This shoe is changing fashion – for the better! When Jeffrey Campbell first released the Lita in 2010, the response was less than positive. The Lita is a very 70’s shoe – chunky heel, massive platform, just big all around. Fashion bloggers knew something that the rest of this world didn’t, and that was that the Lita’s were going to make an impression that wasn’t expected. Now, Lita lookalikes are showing up all around the world. They are definitely a Rhett pick!

The Original Lita

 

It comes in many colors and patterns

 

The JC Lita’s with outfits

 

The Lita’s can be found on http://www.soulstruck.com for $159.95 in a variety of colors and patterns. If that isn’t in your budget, go to http://www.gojane.com and search for “lace up leatherette platform” or “lace up suede platform”. They are between $38-45.

 

Are the Lita’s for you, or will you be leaving this trend behind?

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

August 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fall Trend Report: Tights!

One thing I’ve noticed about Fall 2011 trends is that they are extreme. The colors are bright and bold, the patterns are loud, and the color combinations are not what we’d expect to see. Tights are no exception to this, which I think is awesome.

I’ve noticed that some women are confused at what tights actually are. There are three types of tight, spandex type pants that we wear for fashion – tights, leggings and nylons.

Leggings: they are the thickest of the bunch. Usually made out of cotton and spandex, these pants are highly popular right now and are great for layering.

Tights: mid-thick, usually opaque, and in a ton of patterns this season. They can either be footless or have feet in them. They usually will rise above your hips and be skin tight.

Nylons: thin, skin colored or black. Nylons are only worn for very formal events in the United States, but over in England they are more prevalent. I recommend that if in doubt, wear the nylons.

Tights for Fall 2011.

When tights first came back as a trend, it was black only, and only for dressy outfits. When a trend stays for more than one season, it evolves. Tights have grown into a daring, edgy trend with a lot of patterns and styles.

Tights with shorts.

This is becoming popular – fast! Denim shorts are becoming a staple in many women’s wardrobes and they are appearing in all types of outfits, and are on the runways. You can do so much with this look and wear nearly any shoes.

This look is great for work.

Two great ways to wear denim shorts and black tights.

When wearing shorts with tights, make sure you are comfortable. This is a look that is going to get you a lot of stares, since it’s very edgy and daring. I love the idea of denim shorts, black tights and a fun printed top with great accessories!

Colored tights.

This is something I can’t wait to try. Colored tights really set your outfit apart from others out there. I recommend trying a wine colored pair to start with before jumping into bright, bold colors. Here are some ideas:

Patterned tights.

This part of the tights trend is really cool. It gives you a chance to express yourself more boldly than normal with fashion.

Now, one thing that I need to touch on is this: tights are not pants, ladies. I know they are super comfortable, but they are also sheer. If you are going to wear them, make sure that your butt is covered. Your entire butt at that. There is nothing cute about showing your butt being squeezed by tights. There are so many cute dresses for all seasons that you can wear.

Don’t let this be you.

If you wear colored or patterned tights, let them be the base of your outfit, your focal point. Build your outfit off of the color in the tights or the color in the pattern. You will look trendy and stylish!

What do you think of the tights trend? Is it for you or will you leave it behind?

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

August 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Your Jeans & Denim Questions Answered!

One thing nearly all women can agree on is this – we love jeans! My favorite jeans are Abercrombie and Fitch, and Bullhead at PacSun. Being 5’0 and a size 0, it’s hard to find jeans that fit and aren’t long on me – even jeans sold as Size 0 Short. A&F jeans are the softest I’ve found and they are moveable. Bullhead’s are durable and very long lasting.

Now, I know some of my readers are going, “I would never pay for Abercrombie jeans!” Honestly guys, I have never, ever paid full price for a pair of A&F jeans. I shop during their massive clearance sales and usually pay between $14.90 and $29.90. The most I have ever paid for jeans there was $49 for my very first pair – the Emma Bootcut. I still have them, too. They are light wash, have a hole in the knee and are covered in oil and grease from an engine transfer I did with my husband. They are very sentimental to me – they changed how I viewed denim forever. Abercrombie goes up to a size 12 in jeans. Keep an eye on http://www.abercrombie.com – they have awesome sales!

For Bullhead jeans, I get them on clearance at PacSun for around $9.99 a pair. PacSun will occasionally do a buy one, get one free for their clearance stock. That is a great time to stock up on jeans, especially if they are $9.99 a pair!

Common Jeans Questions:

1. How Do I Know What Color Shirt To Wear With Dark/Light Wash Jeans?

Dark: Dark wash jeans will pull your outfit together. Any light colored top will go well with dark jeans. You can also wear dark tops with dark jeans as long as the tones aren’t super close together (black and navy) or if you use contrasting accessories to finish your outfit.

These colors go best with dark washes

Light: This is controversial for a lot of people. I am not a fan of light tops with light jeans. By light jeans I mean nearly white, not medium wash. Light on light runs the risk of looking washed out. If you are going to do light on light, use a top that has some dark in it – black, navy, brown, plum, or hunter green. Match your shoes to the darkest color in your shirt. It will help your look seem more put together and polished.

These colors go best with light washes (minus the blue)

Medium: Medium wash jeans are the most popular right now. They are the most versatile and go with just about anything. If they are more solid, lean toward lighter tones. If they have white washed in, lean toward darker tones.

2. Can I Wear Jeans To A Formal Event?

This all depends on the event. When in doubt, ask the host/hostess. If she says it’s ok to wear jeans, wear an indigo colored pair. They look put together and stylish, and don’t give off a causal feeling that jeans normally do.

3. How Long Should I Keep My Jeans?

As long as they last! There is no reason to get rid of a good pair of jeans if they still fit and are in good condition.

4. I Am Really Short With Womanly Hips. Help Me Find Jeans!

Crystal M. from Texas is short, around 5’2, and she has hips and a booty on her. She swears by jeans from New York and Company, and Lucky Brand. She also says that Old Navy Jeans are great too but sometimes they are hard to find since the stores are in less than organized condition. Tiffany P. from Florida is also very petite with womanly hips. She likes Paris Blues jeans and Miley Cyrus/Max Azria. Remember ladies, it’s not about where you get your jeans. It’s how they fit your body and how they look on you.

5. I Am Tall – Jeans Are Always Short On Me. Help!

When buying or trying on jeans, make sure you are going for your size in a long. They are made for tall girls. Hollister, Abercrombie, Delias, Lucky Brand and Levi’s are great brands for tall girls.

6. I’m A Curvy Girl, Can I Wear Skinny Jeans?

I am going to get heat for this I’m sure but I say YES! You can! Look for a pair that has good stitching, is a dark indigo, and the pockets are closer together rather than farther apart. If pockets are farther apart, your booty will look bigger. If that’s what you want, than by all means, rock it. Make sure the top you are wearing fits you properly, and wear a great pair of heels to elongate and slim your legs.

7. I Want To Try Colored Jeans. How Do I Wear Them Without Looking Like A Young Girl?

This is a good question, since colored jeans are really popular right now. Pick a strong color, like red or pink. For a top, go with a fun print – leopard, floral, ikat, indian… something different. If a printed top is too much for you right away, go with a flowy, flirty top in a neutral color. Accessorize based on the colors in your top (for prints), not your pants. Top your look off with heels to match your accessories, and you will have a grown up colored denim look. If you go with a neutral top, accessorizes with a dark base color, like black or chocolate brown.

8. I See Black Jeans For Sale. Can I Wear Them, Or Are They A Trend To Leave Behind?

One thing Rhett’s is about is growing in your fashion. If you want to try something, go for it. I just bought a pair of black skinny jeans at Goodwill and I’m super excited to try them and see what I can do with them. Use them as your base and then have fun with your top. You can wear nearly anything with black jeans – even brown, if it’s cognac! They can be dressed up or dressed down, and in some cases, worn to work.

9. How Do I Roll My Cuffs?

I’m a cuff roller. One thing I recommend avoiding is doing huge cuff rolls. A big cuff roll looks very beachy or very “I’m trying to avoid a flood/mud/critters”.  A medium or thin cuff roll looks chic and put together, and gives off that cool-girl look that we all want. To do a roll, start by bending at your hips. Don’t do this sitting down as you may not get the length you want and you’ll have to do it over and over. Pull on the bottom of your pant leg, and then fold it up 1-3 inches. Roll it one more time so the cuff stays put. There, you have a cuff roll! Cuff rolls are great for days that you aren’t wearing a heel of sorts. You’ll protect the bottoms of your pants and look cool doing it!

This is a tad too much

A perfect cuff roll

10. I Want To Wear Destroyed Denim, But I’m Not Sure How. Help!

This is a Rhett classic. I love destroyed denim. I’ve worn it since I was around 2 years old, with the trends and without the trends. When destroyed denim, or holey jeans, first came into style again, it was around 2001. They’ve been around ever since, and I think they are a lasting thing since it’s been 10 years. You can get anything from a small hole to jeans that are barely held together by the threads.

DON’T LET THIS BE YOU! Ladies, this is not cute. It’s not hot. It’s not classy, stylish or sexy. It’s gross. There is a huge difference between a small tear on your booty and this. If there is a tear on your booty, wear a cute pair of boy shorts for your panties that day so the neat pattern will show through. This is only if you must do this. Rhett recommends not doing this at all. Your assets may be great, but leave something to be desired.

Holey jeans are very versatile. You can toughen them up with leather, or dress girly with a lacy top.

11. I Love Denim Shorts. Are They Too Teenager For Me?

NO! Never. Denim shorts are a great staple to have in your wardrobe. They are great for running errands and casual days. I personally love Abercrombie shorts. Hollister also makes great shorts, and so does Delias. Wet Seal and Forever 21 have denim shorts for great prices as well. I also highly recommend Missimo for Target for shorts.When buying shorts, make sure they fit. Your butt cheeks should not be hanging out or showing in any way.

This is a no-no.

12. What About Jean Skirts?

This is where the line between young girl and young woman gets drawn. Teen girls love denim skirts. The shorter, the better for them. Denim mini skirts are always associated with young girls. If you are going for a more grown up look, go for a denim midi skirt.

The young girl look.

The young woman look.

I hope I’ve answered your questions and helped you in the quest for perfect denim.

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

August 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Boyfriend Jeans – 5 Ways For Fall, 5 Ways For Winter!

When Boyfriend Jeans first became popular, I was against them. They’re baggy and loose around the hips, and I’m super short, so I figured that this was a trend that wasn’t for my short frame. That lasted about two months, until I went to Abercrombie and Fitch and saw a pair of their boyfriend style jeans on sale for $29.90. I have a huge weakness for Abercrombie jeans, so I had to buy them.

I’ve noticed that a lot of women have a hard time trying to figure out how to wear their boyfriend jeans. The good news is this: you can wear them however you like! I am going to give you five very different outfit ideas for fall, and five very different outfit ideas for winter.

The jeans in this blog are Abercrombie and Fitch Boyfriend Jeans, summer 2010.

Fall:

When I bought this jacket, I just kind of liked it. The more I look at it, the more I seem to fall in love with it. I bought it in a medium since I layer a lot in the fall. Rhett hint: If you are big into layering, buy jackets and vests a size bigger than you normally would.

Jacket: Jimmyz, Goodwill, $3.99

Tank: Aeropostale, Goodwill, $2.99

Shoes: DEB, $12.00 on clearance

 

Leopard print, the new neutral. It goes with so much, and adds a fun touch to boyfriend jeans.

Jacket: Goodwill (no tag), $3.99

Shirt: Mossimo for Target, $3.99 on clearance

Booties: Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker, Plato’s Closet, $7.99

This outfit is great for errands, a family cookout or a casual dinner at a laid back restaurant.

Shirt: Goodwill (no tag), $2.99

Tank: American Eagle Outfitters, $3.99 on clearance

Necklace – Rummage Sale

Bracelets – Rummage Sale

Shoes – Nadara for Journey’s, Black Friday 2009, $14.99

Ok, there is seriously nothing like a comfy sweater. I bought this based on the opinion of a friend back in 2009 and I am so glad that I did. It’s one of the only red pieces that I have in my closet (although not for long!)

Sweater: Forever 21, fall 2008, $9.90

Bracelet: Rummage Sale

Shoes: Simply Vera by Vera Wang, Goodwill, $5.99

I have this thing for plaid and flannel. I think it’s because my dad wore a lot of it so it immediately brings a comfort to me. I also love button downs.

Shirt: Aeropostale, Black Friday 2010, $5.00

Belt: American Eagle Outfitters, $24.99

Shoes: Steve Madden TROOPA’s, won in the Walk to 200,000 sweepstakes on Facebook. They are available on http://www.stevemadden.com for $99

Necklace: Rummage Sale

Those are my five fall outfits to wear with boyfriend jeans.

Winter:

Have I mentioned lately how much I love rummage sales? I got this sweater at one recently and I am just itching to wear it outside.

Sweater: Rummage Sale, $3

Button Down: New York and Company, Rummage Sale, $2

Boots: Zigi Soho, Nestle Style, Journey’s, Black Friday 2010, $59.99

Oh, puffer vest, how warm you are. Everyone should have a puffer vest. They are so warm!

Vest: Urban Behavior, Plato’s Closet 2008, $8.99

Thermal: American Eagle Outfitters, 2008, $6.99 on clearance

Boots: eBay, $19.99

Layers, layers, layers! Where I live, the winters get down right cold. It is possible to layer, look cute and pull off boyfriend jeans!

Thermal: American Eagle Outfitters, 2008. $6.99

Cream Sweater: Kenneth Cole New York, Goodwill, $7.99

Knit Vest: Aeropostale, Black Friday 2010, $6.99

Scarf: Rue 21, $3.00

Very rarely in the winter will I not tuck my jeans into which ever pair of boots I’m wearing. We have very wet winters, and moisture breaks down fabric. There is nothing stylish about walking on the bottom of your pants or having them torn out. It gives off a negative appearance and makes your look go from chic to pre-teen. Roll up your cuffs – it looks cool and trendy, and it will prolong the life of your pants! You will see these boots a lot in the winter. I wear them almost every single day!

Turtleneck Sweater: DEB, $4.00

Coat: Chico’s, Goodwill, $4.99

Scarf: Rue 21, $3.99

Boots: Birthday Gift 2010

There are 10 outfits you can put together to wear with boyfriend jeans. They are incredibly comfortable. I recommend getting them in a dark wash for your first pair. A dark wash tends to go with more outfits, colors and patterns that a light wash does.

Rhett reader and fan Alyssa F. says this about boyfriend jeans: “boyfriend jeans are my fav! They’re pretty much the only jeans I wear!”

 

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

 

August 8, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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