Waxed denim just may be the best thing since sliced bread. I love the texture of the waxed fabric, and the slightly edgy but still polished vibe is right up my alley! With the sheen of the wax coating, they provide the leather pants look with all of the ease and affordability of jeans — no doubt a win win! All of the major denim designers have their own version, but this Rocker Leatherette pair by Citizens of Humanity is by far my current favorite. This pair has a great mid-rise that allows tops to be tucked in (I don’t like tucking tops into jeans with a lower rise because it makes the waist line all but disappear; who wants that?!), and the skinny fit is just right.
These waxed jeans look great with heels and a dressy top, but I love the look even more for daytime. I think it gives an unexpected and downtown feel to my daily routine, which is always a fun way to spice up carpool! 😉 I’m a sucker for a great white t-shirt, and this one is perfect for dressing down the coated jeans, especially when topped with an olive green cargo vest and a fun rancher hat.
In my opinion, nothing makes an outfit pop quite like fun turquoise jewelry. I picked up this bracelet years ago on a trip to Cabo San Lucas, and I have worn it with everything from little black dresses to cutoffs. The earrings are a recent addition, and I am equally obsessed! After hearing how my friend Erica (the girl behind the fabulous blog Tell it to Your Neighbor) scored an awesome squash blossom necklace at the Impressions of Santa Fe booth at this fall’s Round Top Antiques Fair, I immediately put this jeweler at the top of my must-stop list for Round Top a week later. I have also been on the hunt for a squash blossom necklace for a few years now, but I can never find exactly what I want at a price I want. Alas, this shopping trip did not end with a squash blossom for me, but I did end up with two amazing pairs of gorgeous turquoise earrings! If you have seen me at any point in the past month, there’s a good chance I was wearing one of them!
Photos by Justin James Photography
Waxed Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (available locally at Tootsie’s) | T Shirt: Monrow (another great option by Madewell) | Utility Vest: similar by Current/Elliott, J.Brand and great values by YMI and Tinsel | Hat: Rag & Bone (similar and less expensive option by Mango) | Booties: Rag & Bone (similar and less expensive option by Vince Camuto) | Bag: Chloe | Earrings: Impressions of Santa Fe