Cropped Denim, Are You In?

Jazmin Crop Straight Leg Jeans CITIZENS OF HUMANITY I’ve received more compliments on these jeans than any other jeans I’ve ever worn. To be honest, it baffles me. You see, I like tight jeans, and I haven’t seen a pair of cropped jeans that don’t give me flashbacks to a pair of cropped capri pants I wore the tar out of not too long ago. Ha! But, I like to follow trends, so during a particularly weak moment after I had been wearing a pair of high waisted, tight, skinny jeans all day and felt sick to my stomach (ok, maybe that’s a little too tight -ha!), I bought these jeans. I wore them out, and low and behold, everyone was asking me where I bought my jeans!

Jazmin Crop Straight Leg Jeans CITIZENS OF HUMANITYJeans – Citizens of Humanity here and here

I have come to realize that a cropped, looser fitting jean is a nice piece to have in your jean arsenal. They’re on trend and they’re comfy, but for me, more than anything, they can give my “cutesy” outfit the perfect amount of edge. You know how it’s on trend to mix up your styles? Like, instead of just wearing an all preppy outfit, it’s “cool” to combine preppy with edgy or classic with distressed. Well, these jeans do just that for my closet. For example…

Jazmin Crop Straight Leg Jeans CITIZENS OF HUMANITY

Outfit links: Top – Similar HERE, Jeans – Citizens of Humanity here and here, Sneakers –  Puma, Watch – Kate Spade, Earrings – Madewell, Lip – NARS.

…a classic look of a stripe top with white tennis shoes get a bit of edge with my cropped jeans, or…


Jazmin Crop Straight Leg Jeans CITIZENS OF HUMANITY

Outfit links: Top – Similar HERE and HERE, Jeans – Citizens of Humanity here and here, Sandals – K. Jacques, Similar HERE.

…a #prettywhitetop from years ago gets an updated look with a new pair of cropped jeans.

A few styling notes: These jeans came with a cuff sewn at a certain place. I wanted to have the flexibility to cuff them the way I wanted to, just like in the picture above. Also, I went down one size and I wish I had gone down two sizes. I said I liked tight -ha!

 

Spring Break (For Realz)

I hope you guys had a great Spring Break! Here are just a few thoughts… If you’re dragging after that week, you are not alone. If you looked at Facebook and Instagram and thought everyone else had a better Spring Break than you, you are not alone. If Spring Break mentally wore you out because you stressed over your kiddos falling off the ski lift or breaking a bone, you are not alone. If you ended up in the ER with a kiddo, you are not alone. If you stayed home because money is tight and you felt like everyone else was on a fantastic vacation, you are not alone. If you realized, once again, vacation with kids is really a trip, you are not alone. If you really love ski school because you get to hang out without the kids but miss them and worry about them constantly (I’m working on this), you are not alone. If you loved Spring Break and it was just what you needed even though you had all of the feelings above, you are not alone. Ha! Anyway, these are just a few things I heard from my friends, and I thought I’d share because I could relate to each one of them in my own way and they made me realize I was not alone. I’m glad to be back.

Sunglasses: Celine

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