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Friday, August 4, 2017

Distressing my Life // Distressed Clothing

It's here again! Everyone's favorite day...FRIDAY! Remember when I was babbling about how hot it has been in Iowa this summer? Well, I think Mother Nature must have read that post because it has felt freaking amazing! It feels like a warm fall morning today. Where's my pumpkin spice latte? A little too soon?! Hehe. I seriously have never been more excited for fall! Anyone else? Speaking of fall, who is ready for chunky sweaters, leggings, and boots? This girl right here sure is! It seriously is my favorite season for dressing. I purchased this chunky sweater from the Nsale that I cannot wait to wear. It's a little different because it has some detailing that I have been obsessing over lately...the distressed look. So without further ado, I bring you my "Friday Favorites!"

I have always loved distressed denim, but never went further than that when it came to distressed clothing items. I have jumped on the "distressed everything" bandwagon and I am loving the ride! This past spring/summer, I purchased a couple of very affordable t-shirts that were distressed. Seriously looks like I have owned these brand new shirts since I was in diapers! 👶 Lol. Not really but you get my drift. There is just something about the look that I love so I knew it had to be one of my "Friday Favorites!"

This BP. Chunky Sweater is soo comfy. I love that it is oversized so it could be paired with a pair of leggings or skinny jeans. I did not purchase this as soon as the Nsale started because I really was on the fence about it. I wanted to see if any other bloggers purchased so I could see what the fit was like. Well, lo and behold, one of my blogger idols, Hollie Woodward, posted a picture of her wearing and I instantly fell in love! I was surprised to see it was still in stock in every size. I snagged one up because for under $25, you cannot beat that for a chunky sweater that I will be living in come this fall/winter.

Distressed denim has been around for ages and I am still loving it. I haven't got to that stage in my life when I say to younger folk, "you bought those jeans like that?" You know you have heard that! Haha. I have a few pair of distressed skinny jeans that I love and believe will be a staple in my closet for a long time coming...maybe not too long because I am turning 30 next week! 😭 WAH! It's hard giving advice on what and where to purchase your denim because it truly depends on the person. I have purchased anywhere from JCPenny's to Nordstrom. My only preference is that they are comfortable, not too long, and stretchy. I hate jeans that are stiff and too heavy. It's ok if that is your style but I like to be able to chase my kiddos around and not feel uncomfortable.

Everyone has those t-shirts that they have had forever and  look like they are falling apart. Well folks you don't have to have those t-shirts for ages for them to look that way any longer. Lol. There are some really cute tops that have the distressed look already. I know some people are thinking, "why would I buy tops that have holes and rips?" It does sound silly when you think about it, but they are a hit right now in the "fashion world." These two tops of mine are both from Nordstrom that I purchased a few months ago. I have worn them so much this summer and they just keep getting better with every wash. They aren't too distressed like some of the tops I have seen, but just enough. If you are on the fence about trying a distressed top, I suggest either one of these because they basically just have a cutout neck. Once you try, I think you will jump on this bandwagon with me. 😉

As always, these are my opinions and thoughts! 😊

I hope y'all have a great weekend and I will see you back here Monday for "Makeover Monday!"


Jen Miracle