I’ve received several e-mails and
facebook messages over the last week and a half or so from you girls
letting me know that my favorite jeans, the Vigoss MUST HAVE jeans, were back in stock.
They looked just a little bit different online, so you know I had to
check them out.
I ordered 3 different pair so I could do a comparative study. 🙂
Click HERE for the Thompson Tomboy Crop Jeans .
For size reference, I was wearing a 28, but I thank I needed the 27. They were a little too roomy.
The online picture makes them look more distressed than they actually are, but I have no doubt these were the ones I ordered.
Dark Skinny Jeans HERE.
For size reference, I was wearing a 28, and I needed the 28.
These were very stretchy, very comfy, and a very dark wash. They were clean and had no distressing. These were a little long for me to wear with flats without bagging at the knees (I’m almost 5’4″), but if I cuffed them up they would be perfect tucked into tall boots.
These are actually the Jagger Skinny Jeans (click HERE), even though they are described online as destroyed crop skinny boyfriend jeans.
For size reference, I was wearing a 28, but I for sure needed a 27.
Even though these are described as “skinny jeans”, I think they have a very similar fit to the cropped jeans, and they obviously look cute cuffed at the bottom and worn with flats.
I know it’s hard to tell, but they are actually darker than Jean #1.
Verdict: I liked ALL of them. A lot.
like the MUST HAVE jeans, I think they are all AMAZING JEANS.
Especially for the price.
I do think there is a little something
different about these jeans (vs. the originals), but for the life of me I can’t tell you
what it is. I’m not saying it’s good different or bad different, it’s just a little bit different somehow.
If you already have a pair of MUST HAVE jeans and you’ve been dying for another pair, you should totally give these a try.
If you missed out on the original MUST HAVE jean, now is your chance!
Basically, I’ve never met a pair of Vigoss jeans I didn’t like.
The earrings she is wearing look like they might be my Gorjana Griffin circle hoops from Nordstrom that I adore! Click HERE for the earrings.
My nude patent flats.
I was talking to my mom on Tuesday about the Target booties HERE (she looked for them at her local Target and couldn’t find them), but then we turned the conversation to my nude patent flats.
I’ve had them for about a year now, and I was telling her that I’m quite sure they are the most worn shoes in my closet.
In fact, I definitely should have named them a MUST HAVE, but I feel like that ship has sailed since it’s been over a year since I purchased them.
I’m telling you.
I’m promising you.
You will get more use out of
these babies than you have ever imagined. The only time I don’t wear
them is during the winter because my tootsies get too cold. But every
other season is fair game.
I wore them constantly this summer with shorts, with dresses, and with jeans.
And because they are patent, they just wipe right off if they get dirty.
When I bought these shoes, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to wear them that much.
Boy was I wrong.
I’ve worn them 3 x this week just since Sunday.
On Wednesday I wore them with the short sleeve version of the MUST HAVE shirt for the first time, and I can’t get enough of it. In fact, it’s definitely another Friday Favorite.
I love wearing it with my jeans, but it would also be PERFECT to dress up for work with slacks or a pencil skirt! This shirt is fantastic.
Remember to size down or it will be too boxy!
I’m wearing an x-small.
It is very forgiving in the tummy area, and I like how it flows and that it isn’t form fitting.
You have around 12 solid and print choices to choose from, so you can guarantee there will be at least 2 that you like!
short-sleeved version of the MUST HAVE shirt HERE
for size reference, I’m wearing an x-small
MUST HAVE jeans, this year’s version HERE
nude patent flats HERE
jewelry details: earrings c/o Gorjana Griffin, but now at Nordstrom HERE (I think these are the earrings Joanna is wearing in the picture above!), taner pave bar necklace c/o Gorjana Griffin but sold out, long Kimberly necklace HERE, MK watch c/o Piperlime HERE, cushion cut bracelet c/o Accessory Concierge HERE
I also took a couple of pics on the front porch before heading out for the day.
one, but two funny stories to tell you. I posted one of these on the
blog, but it may have gotten lost in the 800+ comments you had on
This past Friday, I met my daughter’s kindergarten teacher for the
first time. I noticed she was wearing Kendra Scott earrings, a Kate
Spade initial necklace (from the Nordstrom sale) and super-cute wedges. I
*almost* leaned in, raised my eyebrow and asked, “Do you happen to know
what a Blardigan is?” [insert secret handshake] But, then, I decided I
should hold off on the crazy. It was our first time meeting
Tonight, I was putting a band-aid on my 4 year old son’s knee, while
wearing a sequined top (from Target), leggings, and the Blardigan (A/C
makes me chilly). He was admiring the sequins on my shirt and asking me
about them. He said “I love them.” Then, he leaned in, gently hugged me
and whispered, “But I really love you….and your Blardigan.”
Rachel! BEST STORIES EVER! Thanks for sharing!
My name is Kaitlin, I’m 26 and living in Chicago and my mom and I bond
over your blog almost on a daily basis! (I’m actually holding a box of
vigoss jeans from Nordstrom to return on my lap during my commute right
now…too big, so sad!).
Anyway, I just had to send you this
text snippet my mom and I had before she left on an international flight
yesterday. She’s wearing a “must have” travel outfit and she’s too
cute! She makes me laugh!
Also, I refer to you on a first name basis. Hope that’s ok :).
LOVE that a mom and a daughter are bonding over the blog! So much fun!
I also got an e-mail from a reader who thought I might recognize some items in her family photo!
I spy an Anthro shirt I highlighted, the must have jeans, and the must have wedges!
Thanks for sending the picture Darlene! Your family is absolutely precious!
Hey there! I want to start off by telling you that I love your blog!
You just crack me up and I love your style and all of your Nordstrom
posts. We sadly have no Nordstrom here in Birmingham, AL (only Nordstrom
Rack)…I know, tragedy right?! Anyway I wanted to share a fun story
Tuesday morning I went in to the dentist to get a
couple of fillings and my lovely dentist, Lora, and I started chatting
about Kendra Scott earrings. I asked her if she had gotten a Rayne
necklace yet because it had become my go-to necklace this summer ever
since I saw it on a blog and ordered one for myself. Turns out we both
read your blog! So that conversation about earrings and jewelry quickly
turned in to “do you have the must have shirt?” “What did you order from
the anniversary sale?” “Ohmigod you got a blardigan?! I’m so jealous!”
Anyway, it totally made my day at the dentist much more enjoyable.
THANK YOU GIRLS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE YOUR STORIES AND YOUR PICTURES WITH ME! THEY BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE EACH DAY!
After the rest of the family went to bed, I stayed up last night linking to the items I was going to be highlighting on today’s post. While poking around online, I found some great items on sale!
I was too tired to make a collage, but I’ll throw out some text links in case you’re interested.
I’ve highlighted these before. Click HERE for the leopard espadrille flats. Darling!
When I tried them on, they were very comfy. Recommendations are to size a 1/2 size up.
I mentioned this on facebook on Tuesday night, but in case you didn’t see that post,
select TOMS for men, women, and kids are 25% OFF HERE!!!!
THESE black metallic linen ones would be great for fall!
Click HERE for a red quilted coat that is 50% OFF! (Also comes in cream and black.)
Marc Jacobs black crossbody HERE.
Okay, last thing for today.
If you are a teacher and entered the giveaway for the 5 tote bags, today we are giving you an additional way to get 10 extra entries!
That’s right, we have an AMAZING giveaway JUST FOR TEACHERS because
WE LOVE TEACHERS! Click HERE if you want to see the original post.
Enter the rafflecopter below, and pay attention to the last entry option…
that’s the new one we added today!
Go encourage your friends that you entered to enter also! You could just send them a quick e-mail with a link to today’s post. You’ll get 10 more entries on your rafflecopter if all of the people that you entered follow both Shay and myself on facebook and instagram and your chances will increase dramatically because if that friend tags you also (which I’m sure they will), then your chances double!
Good luck everybody!
Have a great weekend!