Daily Style: Double Denim

A few months ago I was on a mission for shorts as none of my current favorites were fitting (that's a whole other conversation) and I was kind of bummed about not having any cute jean shorts to wear. It helped it was a week of 80+ degree weather and required me to take the boy out earlier in the day than usual to get his running around in. I found myself in Old Navy one afternoon and grabbed a couple of shorts to try on and this paint splattered pair made the cut. Not too short or too long and just the right amount of distressing.
We all know how much I love dresses but sometimes, when chasing a toddler, shorts are an absolute necessity. And there is something fun about dressing up my distressed denim with a more 'proper' / preppy style top as it kind of speaks to who I am. Somewhat put together, somewhat distressed. A jazzy casual mess. That's me.

And then I came across these awesome shoes at Nordstrom Rack and decided to treat myself to an early birthday present. I have been looking for sandals like this for awhile as I know ZARA had a pair in all nude last season but I never got them. I hated myself for that. And then I found this pair while looking for graduation shoes for Sweet Pea and I figured they were meant to be. Originally, I had planned on them jazzing up shift dresses and skirts and maybe the occasional dressy short but when I threw them on with this combo it just felt right. And to be honest, the only reason I was wearing them is because I was in need of a paint job on my toes but lacked the time and energy to devote to picking a color and then actually painting them! It just worked out that they happened to look awesome and took my otherwise pretty plain and boring outfit to fun and flirty!

I instantly felt jazzier while out and about and when I went to pick up Sweet Pea from school all my mama friends said "cute shoes!" which we all know is the female equivalent to "YOU LOOK AMAZING AND ARE CLEARLY HAVING THE BEST DAY EVER!!" Thanks ladies, you made my day. Also - this braid in the front? I can literally only get it to look right about twice every few months so this is that one time it decided to work. I figured pictures were a necessity. Sometimes you just have to celebrate the small things, like cute shoes and a decent braid.

So there you have it. One of my random weekday outfits that worked!


  1. I love denim + denim when done right! You look comfortable and fashionable. Comfort is super important to me.

  2. Denim on denim is alright with me. I think it's fly enough to get you out of the drab category but comfortable and that is always a win.

  3. Hi Amber! I’ve been following your IG and love your blog! To boost your BLOGLOVIN followers (and to support fellow OC bloggers) I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Here’s the link to my fashion blog post which I recognized your blog: http://livinginstyleoc.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/thank-you-for-my-liebster-award-deni/?preview=true&preview_id=976&preview_nonce=cce5496da7&post_format=standard
Hope you enjoy and congratulations!
    XX, Alyssa
    Blogger & Founder of www.Livinginstyleoc.com


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