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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Real Jeans for Real Women, Featuring Democracy "Ab"Solution Jeans

Sponsored by Democracy Clothing

Not all jeans are created equal. You can either spend hours in a fitting room in tears with stacks and stack of jeans that don't fit, or just pick up a pair of Democracy's "Ab"Solution jeans and change your life. Their signature no gap waistband, slimming mesh panels, and sculpting stretch fabric, allows for a perfect fit. Every time.

Confession. I haven't worn jeans in a while. In my head I didn't think I could wear them over a size 6. But even when I was smaller, I always had a hard time finding denim to fit my curves. And I never had that mythical thigh gap—even at size 2. I always had a smaller waist and curvier everything else. So the answer was to tailor my jeans—or just give up and wear a dress.

But with jeans, like any other piece of clothing, you need to know your body and know how to find cuts that will fit and flatter. Right now I look for a narrow tailored leg to elongate, a high waist to cover my mommy belly, and lots and lots of stretch. What I really love about Democracy's "Ab"Solution denim is their fit. Democracy jeans are fitted with a no-gap elastic through the waist and a power mesh panel—to keep your jeans in place, and flatten and smooth just where you need it. And their power sculpting stretch fabric is magic. So comfortable and perfect for all day wear!

I'm wearing a size 12 in all three styles. The Indigo "Ab"solution Jeggings and Black Highrise Ankle "Ab"solution Jeans fit perfectly but for some reason the "Flex"ellent Notch Hem Jeans don't have as much stretch and I probably could have sized up for more of a relaxed boyfriend jeans look. But all I know is that every single pair of Democracy jeans pulled up and zipped close. Every. Single. One. It made for one painless dressing room experience. They also feature sweetheart yoke stitching and strategically placed back pockets to give the appearance of a booty lift. #yesplease

I love an good dark Indigo denim and these are probably my favorite of the bunch. These "Ab"solution Jeggings have a 30" inseam. For reference, I'm 5'5" and typically look for 30 inches or less in an inseam. I've paired it with a Democracy Clothing tee as well. Just add heels and a tailored coat for a little casual street chic.

What's so special about these black out Democracy jeans is that they are fade resistant. These are the Modern "Ab"solution high rise ankle length jeans with a 28" inseam. I added lots of leopard for a while lotta fun. It's the perfect formula for casual street style.

These "Flex"ellent high rise slim straight leg notch frayed hem jeans are screaming for a cute bootie. These run a little shorter with a 27" inseam. I've paired it with Democracy's asymmetrical cut-out top and a teddy coat—perfect for freezing NYC weather.

Decided to try something new with the notch hem but as you can see, I look taller and narrower in the other cuts. The style is a slim cut but for some reason it looks like a more relaxed fit on me.

What do you look for in your denim? For me it's all about comfort and fit and these Democracy Jeans fit the bill to perfection. I strongly recommend trying a pair of "Ab"Solution denim for yourself and see the difference. Honestly these are game changers.

Thank you to Democracy Clothing for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.




Monday, January 21, 2019

Rainbow Brightest

Decided to kick-off 2019 with a little rainbow style. After my InStyle Magazine feature in my rainbow dress I've decided to embrace a whole lotta color. I took the minis to NYC for our annual outing to American Girl for New Year's Day and luckily we were blessed with a mild 50-degree day—otherwise there is no way we could have shot our street style. Compared to the single digits we've been having recently, we considered ourselves lucky. And yes, my pics were taken by my super talented 11-year-old daughter, Ella.

From head to toe:

Sunglasses: Shein, $4
Earrings: Sarara Couture, c/o (RV $145)
Sweater: 525 America, purchased with a gifted gift card (RV $98)
Jacket: Missguided, $52, c/o
Skirt: Tory Burch, Rent the Runway (RV $398)
Bracelets: Hermes, sample sale, $300 (RV $600) and A.V. Max NYC, sample sale, c/o
Nails: Impress Manicure x Alice and Olivia, c/o (RV $7.99)
Bag: Bill Blass, c/o (RV $488)
Shoes: Modern Vice, sample sale, $50 (RV $398)

Exciting news! Both Modern Vice and Bill Blass are having sample sales this week. You too will have the chance so score my amazing Becky bag and Bolt boots for super cheap prices—see below for full sale deets. Even more exciting, I will be going live on Instagram and posting an IGTV from the VIP preview (this Thursday) for Bill Blass. If you don't live in NYC you will have the chance to watch and shop the sale from home—watch my IG stories for updates!

My girls are twinning in their Habitual Kid looks and Nina Kids boots. At this point they style themselves so Ella decided to show her personality with my Marc Jacobs headband (several seasons old) and a mini Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. I did get her some smaller straps at the sample sale that she mixes and matches with her bags—just like her mama. Ava's belt bag is a $13 score from Shein. My girls often raid my closet for accessories. I'm gonna be in serious trouble when they start fitting my shoes.

As for shopping this week, it's the tail end of department store discounts and the NYC Manolo Blahnik store just had another markdown. Century 21 has started markdowns but it's just not like the good ole days. Personally I'm sitting out for now but if things change I'll be sure to share. Wondering if anyone has seen any yellow sticker markdowns at TJ Maxx or Marshalls—I feel like it's that time of year...

Current sample sales of note are Bill Blass and Modern Vice. Bill Blass will have bags, shoes and ready to wear for up to 90% off. Modern Vice has boots from $49-249. They have an online sale as well but in my experience you can negotiate better deals in person, especially if you are buying a couple pairs. I'll probably be heading back there this week for round two.

Modern Vice
January 14-25 (but they may extend...)
M-F, 11-7
247 W 38th St, 3rd Fl

Bill Blass
January 25-26
F 11-6, Sat 11-4
236 5th Avenue, 2nd Fl
(FYI—I believe both Chicmi and Shopdrop are offering VIP access for the 24th if you are on their lists.)

What sales are on your radar for this week? Be sure to comment your best recent deals below!

Happy shopping!



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