Top 5 Crop Jeans for Summer and How to Wear Them

Thursday, April 20, 2017 • Permalink • 

In case you are still wondering 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 still where it's at.

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 exactly that. There are a lot of ways to wear cropped jeans wrong, and the result can be extremely unflattering. With this particular look, 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, $176.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

Loving This Week: NARS’ Newest + a Crisp Linen Shirt Dress

Monday, April 10, 2017 • Permalink • 

J.Crew Top - Lucero Vinegar - NARS Eyeshadow - M.Gemi Sandals - Uniqlo Shirt Dress

I thought I’d try something a little different and feature one of my favorite foodie finds for the week. This new honey and ginger vinegar sounds just right for warm weather cooking. I’m thinking a reduction over vanilla ice cream would be particularly tasty.

Elsewhere, the newest NARS eyeshadow palette is getting rave reviews, and the color selection looks nicely balanced between wear-to-work and night-out.

Check out all of my favorite shopping finds from this week…

1. J.Crew Eyelet Sweater, $62.65 (was $89.50)
Cute, summery, and the perfect shape for pairing with high-waist denim. It’s also available in white and a bright yellow shade called citrus. All three colors are 30% off with code MUSTHAVES through April 14.

Loving This Week: A Lace Blouse Bargain + A Perfecting Mask

Monday, April 03, 2017 • Permalink • 

Express x Karlie Kloss Blouse - Commodity Fragrance - Alexander Wang Sandals - Fresh Face Mask - Mother Sweatshirt

I don’t try new beauty products nearly as much as I should. At least that’s what I’m feeling this week since a recent trip into my mountain of samples yielded a face mask that worked like magic. I can’t believe I was sitting on this sample for weeks before trying!

In fashion shopping news, I ran into the new Express x Karlie Kloss collection online. It’s the first time I’ve seriously considered anything from Express in years. I think the lace blouse is a particularly great deal.

Check out all my favorite shopping picks for the week…

1. Express x Karlie Kloss Mock Neck Lace Blouse, $98.00

This lace blouse looks like something straight off the runway. I can’t believe it costs less than a hundred dollars. I like it with a white camisole and slouchy jeans for summer. But, a black tank top and slim trousers would be a fabulous evening look. So many options.

Loving This Week: Cropped Wool Trousers + Eyeshadow Finger Paints

Monday, March 27, 2017 • Permalink • 

Vince Trousers - Uniqlo Top - Rag and Bone Shoes - Milk Makeup Eyeshadow - Current/Elliott Jeans

How much are we collectively loving this new ultra-laid-back makeup trend led by Milk Makeup and Glossier? It’s all about breathable formulas, natural finishes, and easy application. Pretty much everything is designed to be applied with your fingertips. I get that for blush, skin tint, highlighter, etc. But, eyeshadow? I’m at once scared and intrigued. I have got to try Milk Makeup’s new eyeshadow finger paint quad.

In other shopping news, a fabulous menswear-inspired derby shoe on sale. Love it. Check out all of my favorite shopping picks for the week…

1. Vince Highwaisted Crop Wide Trouser, $345.00
It’s very easy for cropped black pants to come off as kind of mumsy. These trousers avoid that fate with a higher waist and and luxe wool suiting fabric construction.

Loving This Week: Block Heel Pumps + a Cape Sweater

Monday, March 20, 2017 • Permalink • 

Club Monaco Blouse - Massimo Dutti Sweater - 6397 Jeans - Marc Fisher Pumps - The Great Maxi Dress

It may be the first day of spring, but it’s raining here in the Bay Area. This meteorological turn of events is making it very hard for me to seriously consider warm-weather styles. So, this week I present a mish-mash of a couple spring looks and a couple items that will still work for cooler days.

Take a look at all of my favorite shopping picks for this week…

1. Club Monaco Tatelyn Tie Top, $119.50
Architectural white blouses are all the rage right now. This poly blend version with a single front tie feels more wearable than most.