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outfit // lace and leather (+ a denim giveaway!)


As mentioned in this post, I’ve long been a jeans girl. My wardrobe is really denim heavy and I’ve discovered the importance of finding the brands that make you feel best. Denim shopping shouldn’t be painful. You should know the styles that look best on you and select a variety of washes + design and not have to have it be something that haunts you.


DL1961  Denim has been a personal favorite of mine for some time – most recently I was in their Emma legging jean here. And their new arrivals are so, so stellar. I would wear practically every pair. When they asked me to style one of the new pairs, I was so excited to get their Emma style in a slightly distressed pair. It’s engineered to make you look skinnier – I mean, helllllo – who doesn’t want that from a pair of jeans? They won’t sag, bag or lose shape and ohhh heyyyy they’ll also lift your butt and contour your waist. Denim design at its best if you ask me.


Now comes the fun part…a GIVEAWAY! Jess and I have teamed up to give you two chances to win your choice of a pair of DL1961 jeans from their latest collection. If you win, I can ensure you’ll have trouble selecting a favorite pair because there are so many good options.

Enter below by liking DL1961 and WIT & Whimsy on Facebook & Instagram (the winner will be verified on both platforms) and be sure to pop over to Bows & Sequins to see how Jess styled her pair and enter for a second chance to win!


Outfit Details:

Joie Top (old but I love this similar one)

Vince Leather Jacket

Kate Spade Heels (these are so comfortable!)

DL1961 Emma Jeans in ‘Remington’ (c/o)

Sophie Hulme Bag

Monogram Necklace

Celine Sunglasses

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WIT & Whimsy on Instagram // WIT & Whimsy on Facebook // DL1961 on Instagram // DL1961 on Facebook

Good luck! And sharing some of my other DL1961 favorites below in case you’re interested in perusing…and see some recent favorite denim looks here, here, here and here.

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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outfit // black + burgundy


In my late 20s I’ve realized the value of dressing for your body. Frankly, it was a lesson I never had to learn earlier than that because I was a size zero with a metabolism gifted by the Greek Gods…or something like that. I could go into any store and buy whatever I wanted and know it was going to look ok on my body. But guess what? Then thyroid disease struck, my metabolism because obsolete and the temptations of New York landed smack dab on my hips, chest, stomach and thighs. HELLO, LATE 20s…here I am!


But there’s something powerful in recognizing how to shop for your body type. You stop trying to chase trends (I will NEVER be able to pull off crop tops) and you seek out classic styles that you’ll feel good in. One of those styles for me is the fit and flare skirt. I’ve amassed quite the collection in recent years (recently styled a J.Crew one here and one last winter here.) I find this style helps to elongate my legs and makes me feel more comfortable than tighter mini skirt styles.


And isn’t it amazing when you finally recognize that dressing for your body type means you’ll have your purchases in your closet a lot longer? You stop recycling trendy clothing every year because you finally came around to realizing it wasn’t worth your money in the first place.


In other news, in case you missed it, the new spring arrivals at Gap and the LOFT are killing it. These jeans look like a more expensive version from Rag & Bone but are so affordable, this sweater coat is perfectly oversized and this windowpane silk tank is stunning and would look so good with these boyfriend jeans and these heels. Affordable pieces that are actually worth the $$$.



For this ensemble, I threw this $7 Faux Fur collar on over my coat to make a different look to a jacket I wear all the time. It’s a perfect way to upgrade an existing jacket.


ALSO, I have exciting news & am looking for your input!


Hope you’re having a great week and p.s if you’re in the mood to shop – I think every girl needs this sweatshirt.

Outfit Details:

Gap Button Down (I love their boyfriend fitted shirts!)

LOFT skirt (old, last seen here- similar options below)

Spanx Tights

Booties- in black and taupe (last seen here- these are some of the most comfortable boots I own)

Forever21 bag (last seen here)

Faux Fur Collar

Stadium Jacket

Celine Sunglasses

BaubleBar Necklace + Ring

More flare skirt options to shop below- enjoy! They are perfect year round!

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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outfit // red + green









A quick hello today with a festive take on a wear-to-work ensemble. It is Christmas week after all! So red and green seemed appropriate. These pants were on my list for a while and with so many good color options I may just need another pair (not to mention they are so comfortable).

I am now in Colorado for the holidays – be sure to follow along on Instagram to see my adventures! Hope you’re having a great week!

Outfit: Zara top // Joie pants // Leather Jacket // Shoes (last seen here) // BaubleBar Pendant Necklace // Chloe Bag

[Bekka Palmer Photography]


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