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Monday, August 3, 2015

Denim Truth Or Dare

We all know that the struggle to find great-fitting jeans is real and can be almost as much of a nightmare as shopping for swimwear...which is why I'm so excited to share with you today about Target's newly-launched denim collection.  They surveyed hundreds of women and carefully crafted a redesigned line of jeans that truly has something for every height, body shape & preference.  As part of a select test group, I was challenged to style my denim truth (the pair I feel most comfortable in) and a denim dare (something a bit outside my comfort zone). 


Even though some publications have declared that the trend of skinny jeans is over, I simply refuse to give them up. They are by far my favorite fit; they're easy to dress up or down and, when done right, they are the most flattering style for me.  These are definitely my "denim truth", what I feel best in and would wear every single day.  I was intrigued by this dark wash version because I don't currently own in a high rise like these.  The moment I put them on, I knew they'd be my new favorite pair.  The darker rinse is super slimming and the waistband comfortably hit right where I wanted.  These have just the right amount of stretch & I'm happy to report they held their shape (no baggy knees at the end of the day!).  For those ordering online, I would say that these run true to size.  There's no doubt in my mind that I'll be wearing these all season long in the fall & winter because they're perfect for layering under longer-length sweaters, tucking into knee-high boots or dressing up with heels for a girls night out.

What I'm wearing:
Mossimo blouse (wearing a Medium), Mossimo vest (wearing an XS), 
Mossimo High-Rise Skinny Jeans (wearing a size 4), Similar Mules, Similar clutch


For my "denim dare", I was debating between flares or boyfriend jeans, but I decided to really challenge myself and try out these on-trend relaxed joggers.  This isn't a style I would have picked up on my own, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much cuter they looked on vs. on the hanger.  I instantly loved the pockets and that the elastic cuffs helps streamline the look and show off the smallest part of my ankle (I scrunched them up a little bit to give this an even more laid-back vibe).  I liked the idea of contrasting the relaxed shape with a crisp button-down shirt & polished heels (my take on tomboy chic).  But I also plan to wear these with a soft sweater, printed scarf & classic sneakers for the weekend.  I decided to go down a size in these and I'm glad I did because they stretched a little bit throughout the day.

What I'm wearing:
Similar shirt (here or here), Mossimo Denim Joggers (wearing an XS), Similar pumps
c/o InPink ring & earrings

What I learned from this challenge is that, while shopping for jeans can be difficult, you should push yourself to try something new because you never know what might end up working for your shape.  So, I'm encouraging all of you to take the same dare that I did and step outside your comfort zone this season.  Now is the perfect time to try out Target's new denim line because they are offering free shipping & free returns on all jeans now thru August 15th. With 20 different fits & 66 washes all priced under $35, you are sure to find your perfect pair!

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