Feb 8, 2010

Lookbook: Double Layer

I've been really noticing striped shirts in stores and magazines lately but I don't really own that many. (trying to add more to my closet though!) I bought this one at the Gap ages ago and haven't worn it as it's just a tad to casual for my taste (the fit is also a bit baggy on the sides). And considering that I never actually shop at the Gap, I forget why I even got it. However, worn under the two layers of the cardigans, it actually worked out quite nicely.

What I'm Wearing:
Outer Cardigan: J Crew
Inner Cardigan: Obey
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Naked & Famous
Shoes: Miu Miu
Pink_Miu_Miu_Shoes
My husband is a huge fan of selvedge jeans and we often spend more on his jeans than we do on mine. He's a picky one. But I do admit that selvedge jeans often do look much nicer, so I think it's worth the price.

Here's the definition from Wikipedia:
Selvage denim (also called selvedge denim) is a type of denim which forms a clean natural edge that does not unravel. It is commonly presented in the unwashed or raw state. Typically, the selvage edges will be located along the out-seam of the pants, making it visible when cuffs are worn. Although selvage denim is not completely synonymous with unwashed denim, the presence of selvage typically implies that the denim used is a higher quality.

I think it's more common for men's jeans to be selvedge (I have no idea why) so I rarely come across them but I ended up finding these at a great price on Revolve and you can really tell the difference. The stretch is a nice slight stretch but not so much to the point of if you wear them all day the butt is suddenly all baggy.
Pink_Miu_Miu_Shoes
The point of the selvedge is so you can see the selvedge underneath the jean so I rolled up some big cuffs. The jeans are supposed to be a bit skinnier, I think I should've ordered a size down so they are kinda big on me, but I think it still works.

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or try this top with the built in necklace (so cute!) or this gorgeous one with crochet trim. And for my prego ladies how cute is this top?

Banana Republic Cotton/cashmere crewneck cardigan
My cardigan has cute pearl buttons so all you would need to do is to go to the craft score to get some pearl buttons (or any other fun buttons) and replace them on a plain cardi like this to make it instantly cute!

For a different look you could go for a color block cardigan or go for the latest trend and mix your stripes with a plaid!

J. Crew Perfect Fit Cardigan
I made sure that both my cardigans I was wearing were pretty light and stretchy. It also helps if the sleeve lengths are different. I pulled the cuff out of the inner cardigan to create sort of a trim on the sleeves.

I also really like the open, no button cardigan.

Naked & Famous Skinny Girl
Mine are actually these ones but they are sold out so those are the closest but they don't appear to be selvedge.

Here are some cute boyfriend selvedge jeans and skinnies (although the fit looks awful on the model!)

Joan and David Demille Flower

Aren't these dark magenta ones gorgeous? Or forget the pink and go for these gorgeous purple YSLs. oooh so pretty.

I had lots of you guys ask me where I got my rings from my gray boots lookbook post. (This picture in particular.) I'm wearing the same flower ring in this lookbook except in purple and I got both of them in Hong Kong. Hong Kong and China has a plethora of costume jewelry but to be honest, most of them are not my style. It took a bit of digging to find stuff but I did end up with a couple of fun pieces. Anyway, I found these that are very similar to mine.
Fred Flare Rose Ring

The other ring I'm wearing is black agate and this one looks exactly like it!

Amazon.com Black Onyx Agate Ring

22 comments:

  1. i really like the stripes on you. this outfit looks amazing. and the shoes...oh the shoes!!

    xxx
    t

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  2. Yes...oh the shoes ... I've been obsessed with those barbie pink miu miu's of yours! Glad to see them in action again, lol.

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  3. What a fun look. I love that striped shirt. I on the other hand have too many!

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  4. Love this more casual look on you! The stripes and jeans look great, esp. w/those cute Miu Miu's!

    http://www.diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  5. love this look!
    i'm wearing cuffed jeans and heels today too! :)

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  6. I like the idea of layering a larger cardigan over a smaller one, might have to try it later this week :)

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  7. I love your jeans and the concept of double cardi - genius!

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  8. It works perfectly, I love it Tiffany!
    And your shoes make me happy :)

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  9. I'm really getting more interested in stripes lately too.

    I love those bright pink shoes!

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  10. aww you look adorable! i like this casual outfit on you :). the shoes are such a nice pop of color<3. i've been seeing stripes everywhere too. nautical trend ;).

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  11. Ifeel that stripe top and pink shoes on you, look so cute:)

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  12. You look adorable, so casual but so chic. My type of outfits. : )

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  13. Thanks for the Naked & Famous rec Tiffany - it's now on my wish list!

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  14. Those jeans are awesome... and I've been into the whole stripey look lately. :) Lookin' great Tiffany! Hope you're having a beautiful Monday.

    xx Love & Aloha.

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  15. Really like the shoes and jeans- and the perfect ring for February!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  16. The outfit is cute..but those shoes..the shoes are hot!

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  17. Loving your look, as well as the addition of the pink shoes. In fact, my nails are painted the exact same colour right now!

    - Anna Jane xxx
    (PixelatedBlonde.com)

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  18. I absolutely love that pop of color in the shoes!!

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  19. Too cute! And the shoes are a great color. I like how smart the outfit is and the shoes become this bright, fun pop!

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  20. This outfit really comes together with the shoes.. so cute!... I dont' prefer pink but its such a femenine girl color.. its cute!... I really enjoy your blogs.. and the way you dress...it's really inspiring.. I can always go to the blogs I follow for ideas and its fun.. plus I think you really stand out for us short girls.. it seems everytime I go into a store or shop.. the maniquins are always tall.. so of course I feel that maybe that certain outfit may not look good with out talls legs!!.. ha ha.. so thank you!.. keep it up.
    j.

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  21. this is really really cute, i love the layers!

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