Having made a trip to Michigan this weekend to see the fam and celebrate my Aunt Cheryl’s 50th birthday, I ended up coming back with, well, about 2/3s of this ensemble:
I feel like this is such an easy, chic everyday look. As Stacy and Clinton say, a jacket is the easiest & fastest way to pull an outfit together (not to mention slim & streamline your body). And I actually got 1/3 of this at CostCo. No joke. You are not the only one in shock & disbelief!
In addition to being the birthday girl, Aunt Cheryl also happens to be the CostCo Queen, and I finally made my first trek to the massive warehouse with her and the fam. Beyond 32-packs of Coca-Cola and bizarre square gallons of milk, CostCo apparently has some really cute clothes at great prices. Who knew? I got these dark-wash Calvin Klein skinny (they were labeled skinny, but they look kinda straight-leg) jeans for $22. I couldn’t even try them on in the store – I had to guess. I opted for the size 10 (a 10 x 31 – I maybe should’ve looked for longer length, but length completely slipped my mind), and they fit… pretty much perfectly. That NEVER happens, especially with jeans! CostCo seems to be more magical than I ever knew! I’ve also been obsessed with getting a pair of Calvins with this specific back-pocket detail (see photo at right) since high school – I just think it’s so cute/flattering. But I’ve never found the right pair (right size, right fit, right wash, etc.) – until now. *cue angel chorus*
They also happen to be high-waisted. I know a lot of people are probably wary of high-waisted jeans, but they don’t all automatically equal mom jeans. And when you find the right fit, they’re kind of universally flattering – unless you carry a lot of weight around your middle, I guess. But a few extra pounds in front aside, they do wonderful things from behind. I’m telling you. Whether you’ve got junk in the trunk or are less than blessed in back, if you’ve never tried high-waisted jeans, you owe it to your ass to try a couple of pairs. Although, after wearing these at work all day, I must admit, they start to really feel tight in the middle after sitting for hours because they dig in right around your belly button. Sooo they may have to be my ~going out~ jeans.
I got this top at Ann Taylor Loft on clearance for $10:
Cute, no? (The corduroy jacket is also Ann Taylor Loft.)
My default faux turquoise earrings from Presence; necklace from Express.
I loooove baubles! Ring from Kohl’s, and check my previous post on the nails.