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Can’t You Be Happy With Me

Everyday do you notice that we’re never free
Oh, why can’t you be happy with me
Everyday we are running around trapped in our seat
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Last weekend I hosted my first ever mini-dinner party. We started it with a prescheduled photoshoot, and by this look everyone had had some wine and was getting involved and having fun. Nothing like some truly genuine smiles in a fabulous outfit surrounded by friends to make for some great pictures! After these shots we all went inside for some delicious food and drinks made by the beau and I. Three cheers for growing up, amiright!?
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Peplum top via Buffalo exchange
J.Crew “Waverly Chino” boyfriend jeans
Chunky chain necklace from Side Dish
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Teasing us with the thought that that is something we’ll do
If we could hold the tongue and focus all our time through
We would just rise above this cycle that we’re bound to

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Saturday Festivities: DC VegFest

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I’m a total foodie. A vegetarian foodie. With a minor dairy allergy. So I’m basically “mostly” vegan.
This past Saturday I made my way to the DC Veg Fest, being as healthy as can be and biking all the way to Yards Park to take in all the wonder of vegan faire and ethically and morally sound companies.
Walked around, sampled food, pet  pups….
Anyway, read more about my adventures and experience of DC VegFest HERE on my pal Holly’s blog, Traveling Pink Lips.

On to the ensembles:
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Vintage/Thrifted denim jacket
H&M Jeans and Boots
Thrifted asymmetrical tee
Sunglasses c/o 80sPurple
Bag from Fall River Purse Co (Massachusetts)

I loved my casual cool outfit; the colors and accessories were perfect for fall, while the shoes were comfortable for walking and the jeans, which are so soft, were great for all the biking! Even my boyfriend was dressed nicely, in a J. Crew button up and his own vintage Levi’s denim jacket! (Yes, I forced him to pose for me) I loved the whole setting of The Yards Park; beautiful bridges, waterfront, and waterfalls!? Talk about a perfect view!
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Borrow the Boyfrand’s

Boyfriend jeans have been making a steady climb to the fashion hierarchy of trends. Many people though, it has been brought to my attention, have difficulty finding the right pair and knowing how to wear them.

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First off, finding a pair. I got my first pair actually from a boyfriend! My high school best friend and short term boyfriend lent me a pair of his jeans after I saw Rihanna’s Pon De Replay video. I had a fantastic style idea for them, which worked well, and I ended up keeping the jeans and shamefully still have them to this day. Mine were American Eagle; durable, comfortable, thick. I still view them as the perfect pair. If you prefer to shop in the actual female department and get a more feminine look, I suggest starting out with Levi’s or Gap. Although I personally have difficulty finding a good fit for me at Gap, they pride themselves on quality and extreme comfort, as well as an array of “styles” and fits. If you’re looking for something high end with a brand name label, 7 for all Mankind and Diesel make some amazing distressed boyfriend jeans. These run up to about $200 or can be as low as $60 if you can find a sweet deal.

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If you’re looking for cheaper, both H&M and Forever 21 have their own boyfriend jeans. Forever 21’s has only two styles. One a dark wash for $22.80, the other a lighter wash with pyramid studs for $29.80. According to my dear friend Lauren, have a strange fit for her. You have to have the right body and type for their jeans. H&M however, are my favorite. Cheap, chic, and totally durable and more fit-friendly than Forever 21. They come in a wider array of washes and shades, but slightly less embellished.

Now, how to wear them. I see so many people trying to rock this trend, but they seem to do it wrong. My personal opinion is that you need to wear boyfriend jeans in a feminine, yet “effortless cool” way. If you want to wear them with sneakers, make sure they are low top and low key. Keds, Converse low tops, and some vans tend to look best. High top shoes just look funky with these jeans, a bit too butch of a look, in my opinion. Flats look okayyy with this trend, but do something fun, like a peep toe! If you want to wear heels, I think a simple stiletto or pump works best. While looking for a top is where you can add the frills and girly fun! Think a sequin tank and ruffled or solid pastel cardigan. Since the jeans are baggy, try not to do a loose shirt or you run the risk of looking over layered and under caring.