Top 5 Crop Jeans for Summer and How to Wear Them

Thursday, May 26, 2016 • Permalink • 

In case you are still wonder about what's the trendiest way to wear your denim this summer, I have your answer: the crop jean. The writing's on the wall... and all over the glossies... the crop jean is where it's at right now.

While the vast majority of trends aren't universally flattering, I'm particularly dubious of trends where it's as easy for the look to be totally wrong as it is for it to be right. The crop jean is the former. There are a lot of ways to wear cropped jeans wrong, and the result can be extremely unflattering. With this particular trend, you run the risk of looking short, wide and generally unfashionable. But, if worn correctly, cropped denim is more flattering than shorts and can vibe unfussy and super summery.

The keys to wearing crop denim in the most flattering way possible?
  1. Make sure the hem hits just below the widest part of your calf to avoid a "fattening" effect.
  2. Wear with high heel sandals, or, if you must go flat, with sandals that are ankle-strap free. An exposed top of foot will help lengthen the leg.
  3. Avoid flared crops -- they tend to look like bell-bottoms that were purchased entirely too short. Instead, go for straight leg or cropped skinnies.
Finally, a few of our favorite pair of crop jeans:

White jeans are practically a must-have for summer, and this cropped straight leg pair fits just right.

AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Cropped Jeans


→ Buy the AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Cropped Jeans, $164.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.


Loving This Week: Travel Bag + a Cheeky Tee

Monday, May 23, 2016 • Permalink • 

Massimo Dutti Skirt - Jay Godfrey Jumpsuit - Dr. Dennis Gross Lotion - Monopoly Travel Bag - Sub_Urban Riot Tee

This week I bring you a mixed bag of online shopping fun, featuring everything from self-tanner to a jumpsuit to a hyper-organized travel bag. Here’s what’s been taking up space in my online shopping cart this week…

1. Massimo Dutti Tricot Tube Skirt, $89.50
I’m loving the look of a midi-length tube skirt as the base of a funky office ensemble, similar to how it is styled here. This crazy wool/ alpaca/ viscose/ acrylic/ poly blend has a bit of texture, plus an affordable price tag.

Loving This Week: Summer Cashmere + Modern Denim

Monday, May 16, 2016 • Permalink • 

J.Crew Sweater - Everlane Flats - Vince Sandals - Smashbox Eyeshadow - Imogene + Willie Jeans

Summer workday fashion continues to baffle me. But, summer weight cashmere, not-black flats, and a palette full of matte neutral eyeshadow shades all feel like a step in the right direction. In other news, amazing jeans are always a good time.

Check out all of my favorite shopping picks of the week…

1. J.Crew Collection Featherweight Cashmere T-Shirt, $139.99 - 168.00 (was $178.00)
I much prefer winter clothing to summer clothing, and cashmere is a big reason why. So cozy. Although a cashmere tee won’t do for the warmest days of summer, it will help to ease the winter sweater separation anxiety through spring. This particular tee is available in ten colors, all of which are currently on sale.

Loving This Week: Classic Pumps + a Luxe Water Bottle

Monday, May 09, 2016 • Permalink • 

J.Crew Dress - A.P.C. Blouse - DropBottle - Rupert Sanderson Pumps - Dodo Bar Or Dress

One of my favorite new fashion trends is the slouchy silk dress for night. The look is a perfect option for those occasions where you want luxury, and don’t want to break out the Spanx. I found a slouchy silk crepe dress from Dodo Bar Or that is pretty enough that it made me rethink my dedication to minimalist frocks.

Here are all of the shopping finds that turned my head this week…

1. J.Crew Sheath Dress in Italian Stretch Wool, $188.00
Although I never jumped on the “Fix J.Crew” bandwagon, I, admittedly, haven’t purchased much from the label in the last ten years. This new wool sheath dress is the first J.Crew workwear item in a long while that has really caught my eye. The classic lines, work-appropriate cut, and refined wool construction remind me of the J.Crew that was a favorite in my early days as a newbie lawyer.

Loving This Week: Black and White Office Basics

Monday, May 02, 2016 • Permalink • 

Madewell Pants - Massimo Dutti Dress - Aella Pants - Barneys New York Shoes - Zara Shirt

Over the past few weeks I’ve slowly collected some great workwear finds. I finally reached critical mass for a post, so it’s time to share.

I didn’t plan it this way, but all of my picks are black and white. I can’t help it. I love black and white for the office. That doesn’t mean that these picks are boring, though. I found really interesting shapes, textures, and cuts, all at affordable prices.

Check out all of my shopping picks this week…

1. Madewell Stockton Culotte Pants, $79.99 (was $108.00)
Swingy, wide-leg cropped pants have become a modern office staple, along the lines of the ubiquitous black trouser. Can you really ever have too many pair? This not-too-precious Madwell version is priced right and has a flattering higher waist.