I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday this past week! I traveled to my hometown of Boise, Idaho for some family time and Christmas fun! But I’m on my way back to Chicago this morning, and I’m looking forward to getting back to city life and my day-to-day routine, which has lately been all about sharing my favorite denim finds of the week. Yes, I’ve been wearing A LOT of denim lately (even though once I started wearing leggings in 2010, I vowed never to wear jeans again). Along with pearls, sequins, and velvet, denim is having a huge moment right now, and I’ve kind of fallen back in love with the material. However, while leggings hug every curve and smooth out every line, denim usually falls short when it comes to creating a flattering silhouette.
As I told y’all last week, I’ve been obsessed with Charlotte Russe’s Refuge denim. The jeans not only come in different washes, styles, and fits, but they also come with a tummy control panel, which I happen to love. Check out my two most recent posts (Denim is a Girl’s Best Friend | Casual Thursday) to see some different styles from the line, and find out how these jeans help me feel a little more confident on my down days.
For this look, which also incorporates Charlotte Russe’s Refuge Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans, I wanted to create an ensemble you could catch me wearing to work. The denim’s frayed hems bring a playful touch to this Striped Tie Front Button Up Top, but the Pearl Embellished Velvet Pointed Toe Flats keep the jeans from making the outfit look too casual. See what I did there? I have been wearing this button up top everywhere. It’s so stylish, and the tie waist feature accentuates my curves so nicely. This look is perfect for a casual Friday at the office—but you can also see me wearing it Monday through Thursday!
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a 2X in the Striped Tie Front Button Up Top, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly. I am wearing a size 16 in the Refuge Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans, which is my usual size, and they fit perfectly.