Spotlight On: J Brand

You’ll be able to follow all of these spotlight posts here, but also keep up with my Made in the USA series here.

I am a dedicated follower to J Brand jeans! A few years ago, all of my denim decided to fall apart at the exact same time. I had been wearing jeans from a store I used to work at, because I had gotten them for free – but when I moved to San Francisco, they deteriorated at the same time, but also quickly went out of style. I had to replace all my denim in one swoop, but didn’t really know much about anything besides Levi’s!

I can no longer remember who did it, but I was pushed towards checking out J Brand. And the funny thing is, this is before I even knew they were made in the USA! Luckily, I have a few resale stores nearby, and was able to visit a Wasteland & Buffalo Exchange to find the right pair – I didn’t even know what size I was, so I didn’t want to risk buying the wrong size and dealing with online returns. I can now say, when you find a pair that fits, it’s very flattering and an easy style to keep coming back to.

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Their About page is very clear about their practices – but still, even as a disclaimer, their denim is made in the USA, their mainline clothing for the most part is not. Save for an old hand me down pair of Gap jeans, my denim has exclusively been J Brand as of late. I’ve had some good luck finding them at good prices online, and thrift stores, and at resale stores!

A roundup of patterned dresses!

The previous post reminded me of how much I love it when two of my favorite wardrobe things are combined – in this case patterns/prints and dresses! So I couldn’t resist making this huge roundup of some of my past favorites – I couldn’t even include them all! Hope you enjoy – and as always, click on the photo to get to the original post!

the master of patterned dresses, Diane VonFurstenberg!
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A boxy pattern
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Bold prints and color!
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Tweedy prints
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An old favorite dress (that I’m sad had to go because of a wine stain!)
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Cheetah print! (also had to get rid of this sadly, it was way too loose after I lost weight)
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Artistic brush prints
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Haven’t thought about Custo Barcelona in a long time, they always have fun patterns
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A floral dress
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When that Miu Miu copy cat dress was all the rage
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Plaid prints
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Toile print!
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And a graphic print dress/tee from way back in 2009!
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And last, a dress I would and style I would no longer wear! But was totally into back then, so it’s nice to see how your style evolves :)
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A dress off the bucket list

There are just some things a woman who thrifts wants to find (I speak for myself clearly). I always dreamt that I would find a vintage Pucci dress, in all its 60′s swirly goodness. But I’ve never, ever, had the luck of finding anything. Like, even remotely close. I could find a new Herve Leger dress and Yves Saint Laurent heels, but yet I couldn’t find this one thing!

So when my sister called me, and asked if I wanted a Pucci dress, I was sure that it was either a) really expensive or b) she was joking. But here she was, handing me my one impossible find (thank you Diana!). It really is the perfect summer dress. Now I need a real vacation to use it! So that’s one more tick off the fashion bucket list!

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Do you have that one fashion find that you hope to get one day?

In the tall grass

1. Hello California drought

2. A quick Saturday trip up north is my battery charger – stepping away from the hustle & bustle of the city is nice, makes me appreciate it all that more when I come back! I wish I could take longer trips up there, but alas! The laundry calls (along with 8 billion other errands).

Hat: Vintage. Top: Vintage. Top: The Row, from Jeremy’s SF (black or white version here). Shorts: Maison Scotch. Sandals: Nine West. Glasses: Ray Ban.

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And now back to the grind! Happy Monday!

Pops of pink

The pink in my hair in the last post made me think about the color pink in my wardrobe. I think of pink as a condiment, it’s nice sprinkled in a bit here and there, but not the main taste. Hence why you won’t see me wearing a statement making piece like a pink coat or pink pants. It looks great on others, but I prefer making big statements with silhouettes and wearing patterns, to each their own.

So for this remix, enjoy these pops of pink over the years! Click on the photo to reach the original post

A pink Fjallraven backpack

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Pinkish lace top my mom made me
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Pretty pink vintage hat
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Or a hot pink purse
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A pink blush top
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Some light pink shorts
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Pink with a design
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Pink stripes
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I always thought I didn’t have a lot of pink in my wardrobe until I did this roundup! Wow, I have a lot of pink! How do you feel about it in your closet?