Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Birds of p a r a d i s e

Sparrow cropped sweater, JCrew plaid button down & necklace, Levi's denim, Dolce Vita ankle boots, Kenneth Cole men's watch
Photography by Joe Campo

Layering is my weapon of choice for this beastly winter chill.  Prep out your cozy lumberjack flannel (you know you have one) with a prissy high necked sweater.  Be bold with color.  Choose a bright palette to help chase away those frosty winter blues. Speaking of the hue...how perfect is this cropped & fitted Sparrow sweater?? It's not quite primary, yet not quite pastel, which I love, and makes it exceedingly versatile.  My chunky amber chain link necklace pulls the whole look together, marrying up the soft tone in the plaid and the rustic brown booties.

 On to my FAVE piece in this outfit....the denim!  I live in these Levi's.  Would you believe they are my first pair from this staple brand? Weird, I know.  How could I have gone this long without you Demi Curve?!  I purchased them at Macy's for about $35 bucks on sale and will never spend $200 on designer jeans again!  I've seen commercials about their "Curve ID" special sizing initiative, but have not explored the fits until now.  They offer denim in styles that contour our unique shapes.  Find your fit in their styles that range from Slight Curve, Demi Curve, Bold Curve and Supreme Curve.  I've been on a search for the perfect jeans for a long time, since I always find that even my designer jeans stretch out way too much after one wear.  By the end of the day, they are loose and I find myself pulling and tugging to keep them in place (I refuse to resort to a belt).  However, these babies have the most amazing ability to fit me flatteringly snug, yet are soft and flexible enough to move with me.  No muffin top. No sagging pockets.  I might just have to go back and get the same pair in a different wash.  I can't risk the chance of a kitchen mishap with olive oil spoiling my beloved Demi Curve...and knowing me, that's highly likely ;)

         Get. the. LOOK


top left:  Target Merona button up $22;  
bottom left: Top Shop long sleeve crop top $20;  right: Levi's Demi Curve dark wash skinny $58


Pretty Penny    vs.    Fawn Find 
top left: JCrew Tortoise and brasslink necklace $110; top right: Urban Outfitters $24
bottom left: Phoebe Chelsea boots Top Shop $240;
 bottom right: Steve Madden Adney Congac boots $169