Monday, March 21, 2011

Denim on Denim

Gap blouse, Anthropologie belt, Forever 21 skirt, vintage Coach bag, Rag & Bone wedges




I have to admit, I've never liked the idea of denim on denim.  There's just something about it that has always turned me off...until recently.  When I saw Carrie's post, I decided I'd give it a try and I'm happy I did.  It was comfortable, relaxed, and perfect for the 60 degree weather we've been having lately in Southern California.  I was recently lucky enough to win this awesome vintage Coach bag from Josie at With a Wink and a Smile and the rest is history.  The rich brown color goes great with denim and it's just large enough to hold the things I truly need (camera, phone, lip gloss, keys) without allowing me to throw everything I own in there (which is what I do with my huge bags).  Thanks again, Josie!  It truly is my new favorite bag.

37 comments:

Katie said...

Love how you paired the denim on denim and the vintage bag is amazing!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

You can definitely rock the canadian tuxedo!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Denim on denim definitely works with those awesome wedges of yours! Ooh my mom has a very similar Coach bag - perhaps it's time to borrow it!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

jillian m. said...

oh, i really like this! i think it probably works because of the different shades of denim. i was always against the denim on denim look myself. but i believe you can turn any fashion don't into something really cool with just a bit of finesse and style.

Kristin said...

Spring outfit perfection! I am loving all of the colors here - wonderful mixture. Also loving you in those wedges! I want some!

Kristin
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Melanie said...

I freaking love that bag. And I also really like the denim-on-denim look here.

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Lindsay said...

YOU look adorable. LOVE IT!

Gabriel said...

I was skeptical about denim on denim, but you make it look awesome!

Laura said...

I think the belt was essential to the denim on denim pairing! It breaks it up perfectly, and you look terrific!

Anna Jane said...

REALLY love this look, valerie! and i didn't know you won josie's giveaway..so lucky ;)

PursuitOfLLT said...

i'm not a huge denim on denim fan either but i think if the denim is 2 diff shades then you're in business! and it looks fab!

i used a vintage coach purse this weekend too. mine is much smaller though :)

Taylor said...

SO CUTE!!!!!! And I am with you the denim on denim is ok in my book!

Marcie said...

Love the bag! What a great win! I love that you are in cute skirt! I was shivering all weekend. It was freezing up here.

xo Marcie

Nicole Marie said...

love the bag!

SZAFOFA said...

i like it!

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Josie said...

It looks SO good on you, Valerie! So glad you won, and of course styled the bag to perfection. And this is one of my favorite looks yet -- I love everything about it! Denim-on-denim is so tricky but you look stunning, and I of course and obsessed with the shoes.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Val this is such a cute look on you - I love the denim on denim and you killed it w/the belted waist. Holy mother I forgot you scored that bag from Josie. How great is that?? And ps-still swoon over those shoes every time I peep you in them.

Um Val? Is it ever going to stop raining so we can don warm clothing again? I thought we lived in Southern California. help

xo,
C

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

now THIS is how you wear it! cute cute!

this free bird said...

oh and ps-thx for the shout out! i left my manners in bed. pouting over the pouring rain. it's coming down in sheets valerie!!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Loving it Val! The Coach bag adds the perfect amount of richness to the outfit too. Now I'm thinking I need to go back and get that denim shirt I put back yesterday! xx

Bunnie Bee Jewelry said...

It looks great! LOVE the pop of mustard yellow and your wedges!!!
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Torrie said...

That belt makes it perfect. Very cute. =)

Punctuation Mark said...

the wedges are sooooo cute!!! loving the whole look!

Lexi said...

That vintage coach bag is beautiful! Great win!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Jen said...

Denim on Denim? You did it JUST right!!

Happy Monday Darling! xo

Jamie said...

I'm with ya on that one. I am so turned off by denim on denim. I have tried a few times with my new denim coat but I can't bring myself to do it...but this outfit...THIS is how it's done. You did it flawlessly and I would DEFINITELY wear that!

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Noortje said...

loving this outfit! the belt really is the finishing touch <3
xoxo

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

love everything about this!! your shoes are to die for :)

Jess said...

I was so jealous that you won that bag!! It's stunning and looks perfect with that outfit. I haven't tackled denim on denim yet, but it's on my list now that I saw this look!

Lisa Griffin said...

if it was not this time i would have been out the door 2 minutes ago to get that blouse seriously! you look great what is the lipstick?
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Marisa said...

Sigh I love your outfit posts. They're so cheery and upbeat. I need to get out of my winter funk, it's officially spring!

Kate said...

Oh gosh, I have been swooning over those rag & bone wedges since they first appeared (and quickly sold out) on shopbop! They are gorgeous! Awesome that you won a giveaway, too! Great bag!

caknitter said...

one of my favorite outfits... denim casuals that are well put together. Beautiful! :-)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You are always too cute!

Joanna said...

This is such a cute and casual look! I have done something similar to this and love its relaxed feel. And those shoes are amazing and I love the neutral color.

Melissa said...

Love those wedges! Are they as comfortable as you make them look? I've been looking for a good pair for quite some time now. You look amazing =)

Annie said...

so cute!! and I LOVE that bag - what an awesome giveaway/win :)