DENIM HIGH


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Finding a killer deal on quality denim gives me a great high, but buying quality, high-waisted denim puts me at another level.  This style has been seen up and down, left and right since early spring this year.  The famous Chrissy Teigen has been strutting in all different high-waisted styles, but the one I love the most is the flare.  It has such a cool retro ’70s vibe that reminds me of the photos I’ve seen of my mom and dad when they were in their 20s.  The pair I’m seen wearing is from H&M.  I got them back in early April.  They are SUPER high-waisted, SUPER stretchy and SUPER comfortable.  The super high waist makes me look extra skinny, which is always a plus!  This particular style is no longer available, but I found a H&M Flare High Waist Jeans that has the same feel.
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I am wearing J.Crew Petite Keeper Chambray Shirt.  It’s on sale right now for less than $60.  I have three different style and color chambray button up shirts.  Rule is: you can never have too many denim shirts.IMG_2499

I got this Tibetan-style purse from a vendor in the Hongqiao Bird and Flower Market in Shanghai, China a few years ago.  It’s 100% handmade by Tibetans and it cost a pretty penny since it’s a one-of-a-kind.  Of course you can find similar bags on Etsy or Ebay, but the quality and fabric will probably be completely different, (i.e. made in Thailand).   denimhigh_IMG_2523denimhigh_IMG_2525

Normally, high waisted jeans like these can make or break a girl from behind.  I liked the fact that even though I’m Taiwanese, these jeans did not make me look like I have a flat behind.  The stretch of the fabric and the high placement of the back pockets helped elevate the look of the rump.
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All other accessories not discussed are at the end of the post.IMG_8670

What style of denim do you plan on wearing into the fall?  Love to hear from y’all!
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Ray-Ban Aviator Classic SunglassesKevia Triangle Stud Earrings (sold out | something similar) / Free People Ring in Silver (no longer available, but something similar) / Gorjana Bryant Midi Stacking Ring (sold out | something similar)  / Sorenity Rocks Hand Chain Bracelet (at Melrose Trading Post) / Braided Belt (old, not sure where I got it from) / Steve Madden Desirred Ankle Boots

Photographed by Felicia Bade

BLAZE AWAY

blazeaway_imageFall is just around the corner for the rest of the country, but SoCal has a seasonal extension when it comes to summer weather.  This is the perfect time to pull out that awesome blazer you have been saving in your closet and pair it up with your favorite denim shorts that you have been wearing all summer long.

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I got lucky and found this awesome Zara Straight Cut Blazer on sale early last month for less than $45.  What I love about this blazer is that it has this star printed satin lining on the inside, which stands out when I have my sleeves rolled up.  It’s these minor details that make this jacket oh-so-worthy of it’s purchase.  These Carmar demin shorts are on sale at LFStores until the end of this week.  It’s their final week of sale.  I mentioned in my previous post about their outlet store off Melrose, which may have other Carmar denim shorts for sale.  Go check it out!

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I’m wearing a white Twenty Tees  t-shirt that I purchased last year.  It’s slightly see-through and has a wide open neck for that off-the-shoulder look if you wanted it.  It’s super uber soft and goes with just about anything.  I’m not sure of the name of this tee, but it’s model/style number on the inside reads ML1S-045.    blazeaway_image3

Vintage Chanel Caviar CC Drawstring Shoulder Bag / Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses / Vintage Gucci Patent Platform Pumps / Sorenity Rocks Hand Chain Bracelet (at Melrose Trading Post)

Photographed by Felicia Bade