Hi gals! I would say that today’s post features a hit and a miss. Well, I’ll let you be the judge. I’m sharing a pair of pale pink jeans with an oversized denim button up shirt. I’d love to hear what you think.
A month or so ago I decided I wanted to know what all the hype was about with “high end denim” jeans. So I ordered these AG Farrah high waist ankle skinny jeans. Suffice it to say, the price is way beyond my normal jeans budget. But I have to admit, the jeans feel good on. They’re soft and yielding and well constructed. I don’t know that they’re worth the price, but they are good jeans.
I like that these jeans have a skinny silhouette, but they don’t feel like they’re squeezing you in. And, while I didn’t take a photo of the waist band, I can assure you that they are indeed high waist jeans. They hit right below my naval. Ultimately, these are very comfortable jeans and if you’re interested, I’d definitely “favorite” them in the shopping widget below, if nothing else, to watch for the elusive sale price.
I paired the sulfur pale wisteria AG jeans with this denim button up shirt from Universal Threads. The one I’m wearing appears a little longer than the one I see online, so I’m not sure if its the same one or not. But I think it is. Same price, etc. Anyhow, this shirt is a nice, sturdy, but not overly heavy denim. And it comes in several washes. The one I’m linking to looks darker, and I would actually prefer the dark wash. And here is a lighter wash.
I’m wearing my Sam Edelman leopard print flats, which are almost sold out, but still at 60% off. And I’m carrying my Fossil crossbody bag. This bag has been so serviceable and has remained in style and available for over two years now.
Well, maybe you can tell that I kind of ran through the description and pieces of this outfit. Here’s why. While I love the individual components, I just didn’t like the way it all came together after I saw the photos. So I wanted to get your feedback.
I think my main issue with the outfit is the jeans. I love, love, love the color of these jeans. But not on my body. The color is too close to the color of my own skin, and I end up looking like I don’t have any pants on at all. Ha! Is that the impression you get, or am I just over scrutinizing?
I think these jeans would look absolutely gorgeous on someone with pretty brown or black skin. And like I said, while they are a little pricey for my budget, they truly are fantastic jeans. But alas, I sent them back because I just didn’t like the shade on me. And of course, Nordstrom’s amazing return policy made that easy-peasy.
Maybe if I had ordered the jeans in one of the other pretty shades – like the rich carmine (a burgundy) or the wet pasture (a soft brown) – I would have liked them better. Those shades are worth checking out if you’re interested.
Also, I think maybe a more monotone approach would have been better with these jeans. Or at least I could have worn just a soft beige sweater and shoes. What do you think?
Here’s the shopping widget for today’s post. (The actual shirt I’m wearing is not in the widget; that’s the plus size version. For the link to my shirt, see the text above.) The widget and the article include affiliate links, through which I do make a commission. Thank you for shopping through my post and supporting what I do here.
Well, I hope you’ll give me some feedback on this outfit. Since I’ve already said it’s a hit and a miss, you won’t hurt my feelings. Something’s just off, and I would love to hear what you think it might be.
Have a blessed and beautiful day!
Blessed for My Day
Today may you be amazed at God’s grace. We all make mistakes – mistakes much bigger than outfit fails. I know that one of the areas in which I have absolutely swam in the deep end of God’s grace is in the area of parenting. I’ve told many people that I can’t possibly take any credit for the good that my kids have accomplished or their moral successes because I’m not going to take the blame for their failures or missteps either. The only reason I can say that is because I know that daily I did the best I could as a mama, but I trusted in the grace of God to fill in all the cracks. I made lots of mistakes. I can vividly remember times when I lost my temper, gave poor advice, permitted too much sass, didn’t listen, lost my patience, ignored my children or gave in too easily. But in the end, God is gracious. Today let’s stand in awe of His amazing grace.
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. ~ John 1:16