Outfit Post: Yellow

Okay so I know you’re probably thinking ‘what in the samhell is she doing wearing this jacket when it’s August?’ and I would totally agree if I didn’t work in the world’s chilliest office. Seriously, our interns brought blankets in … giant, fleece blankets.

Since my boss thinks that 65 degrees is standard room temperature, it’s important for me to dress in layers even when it’s 90+ degrees outside. This is my typical Friday work wear. Jeans, a simple tee and sneakers. Yes, I can get away with wearing sneakers to work on Fridays with no client meetings. You gotta have some dressing perks when you work in the Arctic tundra.

The good thing is this sweatshirt jacket (yeah I know that sounds weird but that’s what it is) will come in super handy this fall. Good for those lazy days when all you want to wear is a hoodie but a little more polished than that ratty, XL college sweatshirt. And by polished, I mean when you’re going to be seeing other humans. Otherwise that old sweatshirt sounds pretty comfy.

Lou What Wear * Casual Outfits (5)Lou What Wear * Casual Outfits (8)White T-Shirt: James Perse (found at TJ Maxx; similar here and here); Jeans: Gap; Peplum Zip-Up: ZARA (got it on sale, no longer available boo. but this one is pretty legit); Sneakers: Superga (yes, that is a link to/blast from the past from Delias, don’t judge – they’re one of the only places I could find the neon ones; seen before here and here)
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Lou What Wear * Casual Outfits (6)Photos by Whitney Neal.


Shopping: Lust vs. Must – Biker Zip Jeans

I love when a good lust vs. must falls in my lap. It’s been a while since I shared one of these but this biker-zip jeans one was too good to pass up.

I originally saw these zip detail jeans at J.Crew and I will confess to buying them BUT then I stumbled on this WAY cheaper pair at Old Navy, snagged them too. And after wearing them a couple times,  I think I prefer them. They fit really well and sit nicely on the hips, meaning not a lot of tugging/adjusting when sitting and standing. If I hadn’t already taken the J.Crew ones to be altered, I would probably return them.

When it comes to trendier pieces like this, I love sticking to lower cost options to test drive the trend. Then if it sticks around or you really fall in love with it, you can splurge on a pricier item. Gray denim and zip-detail denim are everywhere right now but if you’re not willing to shell out $100+ for a pair, check out these options below. I will say that the lusts are not super pricey just more than you might want to shell out for an item like this.

biker zip jeansLust: Sanctuary ‘Civilian’ Jeans | Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans: Biker Zip Edition |
Not Pictured but Also Awesome – J.Crew Sateen Toothpick Jeans with Zips (25% off now) 

Must: Old Navy The Rockstar Zip Pocket Super Skinny Jeans | ASOS Vila Zip Detail Jeans (originally $90 but marked down to $30)

More Zip-Details & Gray Options:

Louisville + Events: Save the Date – Blink Denim Style Event

Louisville gals – save the date. On September 10th, Miranda {The Chic Street} and I are teaming up for a night of shopping, cocktails and more at Blink boutique (3706 Lexington Road). If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of denim – stop by and try on styles from Hudson, Joie, Paige, Dylan & George, 1921 and more.

We’ll both be on hand, along with the always helpful Blink gals, to help you find the most flattering pair for fall. If you’re ot looking for a new pair of jeans (you’re a better person than me, like the every elusive perfect white t-shirt, I’m always on the hunt for great jeans), stop by for a drink, try on a couple new ‘fits (they’ve got tons of Joie, Vince and Rails options) for fall or get your makeup done by Zen Skyn. There will also be door prizes and gift bags. All in all, a great way to spend a random Wednesday night.

Hope to see you there!

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