Joe's 55 Color Jeans are gorgeous, and I'd do just about anything for a pair of their skinny fit in coated rose, jet black and/or coated teal. They are even on my spring wish list, but they're $169 each... I've definitely never paid that much for an item of clothing, but I am seriously considering it for these jeans. Unless, of course, I have a generous benefactor out there who might be willing to buy them for me...? Cuz that would just be swell...
|Joe's Jeans: The Skinny in Coated Teal, $169 via JoesJeans.com|
|Joe's Jeans: The Skinny in Coated Rose, $169 via JoesJeans.com|
The teal ones I'd pair with my black button down, black blazer, a skinny belt and some chunky heels; the rose pair would be matched up with my white button down, black moto jacket and flat boots or black pumps; and the jet black ones would go perfectly with a white tuxedo blazer (or maybe that pink one from NastyGal I mentioned previously...), an oversize black slub tank and black pumps. The more I think about it, the more miserable I am that I don't have a pair of these beauties in my dresser already.
|Joes Jeans Skinny Fit in Jet Black, $169 via JoesJeans.com|
|Miami Vice Blazer in Pink, $88 via NastyGal.com|
|T by Alexander Wang Classic Muscle T-shirt, $80 via NetAPorter.com|
|YSL Tribute Tattoo Leather Pumps, $795 via NetAPorter.com|
I'd also like to take a brief moment to discuss something that's become an epidemic in the fashion blogosphere: follow me commenting. This refers to someone who visits as many blogs, profiles, etc, and leaves a comment similar to: "Love your blog! Follow me! theirlink.com". Sometimes they'll throw in a reference to a photo in the post to personalize it, but it's usually pretty obvious that they didn't read the post, and that they're just using your blog/profile/post/photo/whatever to try to gain exposure for their own blog. I will admit that I got caught up this mentality - for about thirty seconds. After that, I realized just how low this tactic really is. I find it to be disingenuous, dishonest, rude, self-centered, and aggravating. When I comment on someone else's work, I always try to take the time to make it meaningful and thoughtful. It doesn't take hours to compose a comment like this, but it does take a little more effort than copy-pasting the same comment into a hundred posts. The payoff, however, is always bigger and better for that one thoughtful comment than the hundred follow me's that were left sprinkled around the internet. Building a successful fashion blog is about cultivating real relationships with other bloggers, with your readers, with communities, and yes, with companies and retailers. If you want/expect your blog to turn into a career, you're going to have to put some work into it! /rant
Back to my post...
I wanted to get up and accomplish something today; I feel like I spend all weekend, every weekend, on the internet, blogging and browsing, but I'm just not feeling fantastic today. My throat hurts, I'm exhausted, and I'm cranky. I don't think I'm sick, just massively sleep deprived (as usual), and I need to get some rest before the return of the work week, early mornings and late nights. I was stuck at least an hour late at work every night last week, and I expect that trend to continue well into this next one. Unless someone wants to come help me with my filing...?
P.S. I'm a size 28, regular length...
P.P.S. Hooray for my 50th post!!!