ONE. Joe’s Jeans Provocateur — I have a crazy jean obsession and could happily wear them every day of the week. My favorite pairs are constantly changing, but right now, Joe’s Jeans are the ones I find myself pulling out of my closet most mornings. I love the Socialite and Rocker cuts, but my new favorite is the Provocateur. The fit is amazing and they’re super comfortable – almost like wearing sweats. The style is available in a ton of different washes from light to dark (my current favorites are Kennedy and Isabella) and you can dress them up or down, depending on your mood. The best part about them? They’re made for petite women, so I don’t have to get them hemmed before I can wear them, like most of the jeans that I buy. (Although I do wear them with heels, so your mileage may vary). I’m currently stalking them online so I can buy another pair if they ever go on sale. See? I told you I had a denim obsession…
TWO. T-Bags Short Deep V Neck Dress — T-Bags Short Deep V Neck Dress – I spend a lot of time in jeans (A LOT!) so when I go out at night, I like to throw on a cute dress for a change of pace. This mini from T-Bags is the perfect one for a summer night out. The deep cobalt color is a nice change from basic black, but it’s still subdued enough to fit in anywhere. The empire waist means that I won’t be uncomfortable in it and pulling on the fabric all night, and the rope trim is an eye-catching detail that makes the dress really stand out. I can slip into this, put on a pair of black high heels, and be ready to go almost instantly. Plus, it’s small enough to fold easily for packing, so it’s a great item to travel with. (And if you’re looking for a dress with brighter colors, check out any of T-Bags Colorblock styles – they’re adorable and totally fun).
THREE. Marie Chavez Silver Triple Strand Necklace — I don’t wear a lot of necklaces because they tend to get caught in my hair and it really annoys me, so when I actually look forward to putting one on, I know that I really like it. The three different strands on it make it unique and eye-catching, and the sterling silver is wirewrapped with pearls and Swarovski crystals, so it really sparkles when the light catches it. In the summer, I wear tank tops and jeans a lot and this is the perfect accent to make such a simple outfit stand out.
FOUR. Onna Ehlrich Clutch — I wear a lot of black, so when I go out, half the time I’m either in a little black dress or a cute black top and jeans. As much as I love that look, I still like to have some color in my outfit, so I try to use my bags to accomplish that. A few months ago at Onna Ehrlich’s sample sale, I was able to get this adorable clutch for around $60. I love everything about it – the shade is a cross between a subdued magenta and a rich wine. It’s the perfect pop of color to stop me from looking like I’m in mourning, and the clutch is totally portable, yet big enough to hold my Blackberry, lipsticks, and credit cards without a problem. The gold clasp adds a classic touch to the bag and the fact that it has a zipper closure makes me happy because it means less chance of me losing anything. It doesn’t look like this particular style is available anymore on Onna’s website, but for those of you who love the design of it, check out the Sarah style. It has a similar look and is available in a wide variety of colors (including metallics!).
FIVE. BCBGirls Amonia Pump – About two months ago, I started on a search for the perfect nude high heel. I thought it would be easy, but after trying on at least 20 pairs, I was still no closer to finding one that fit all my requirements. They were all either too bronze or too white or had heels that weren’t high enough. But then I stumbled upon these gems from BCBGirls. They’re exactly the nude shade I was looking for, and I love the T-shape detail and peep toe. The 4 1/4 inch heel makes my legs look way longer than they really are, but for such a high heel, I find them surprisingly comfortable to walk in. I consider them a bargain at $110 because they go with almost everything I own – I’ve worn them with both dresses and jeans and think they look equally good with either. In fact, I like them so much that I’m considering buying them in black as well. Now that’s the sign of a good purchase!