The Perfect Distressed Black Jeans

The Perfect Distressed Black Jeans

For a while I have wanted a pair of distressed black jeans, meaning the holier and ripped up the better. I had been on the hunt for the perfect pair but had not found ones I loved in the price range I wanted. During the past few months life got a little tough causing a little weight loss. If I undergo any sort of stress my body looses weight rapidly which resulted in none of my winter pants fitting. I had to buy all new pants this season (it may sound fun but I find it really frustrating I had to go down a size, when I know by next winter I will gain the weight back and my new pants will no longer fit). I was really excited when I found these black high waisted pants from American Eagle.

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American Eagle High Waisted Black Jeans
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Old Francesca’s Loafers
Lucky Brand Hat

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I ordered the pants in a size 6. Since I plan on gaining back the weight I had lost (only about 4-5 pounds), I knew I could squeeze myself into a 4 but I am so happy I bought the 6 because of the high waist. I cannot stand when my clothes are super tight, it hurts my stomach and gives me gas pains if my pants or skirts are to tight around my waist. You can’t really tell these pants are high wasited in the photos but I would define them more as mid-waisted. I am tall and they still hit below my belly button but sit higher than my jeggins from AE.

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Similar Dogeared Necklace from my Fall Causebox!

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I absolutely adore my clutch from Parker Clay! They are an ethical company that sells leather products made in Ethopia. I love finding new companies that focus on creating jobs, ending poverty and injustice and are focused on ethical practices. For Christmas my mom signed me up for a Causebox subscription (similar to a Birchbox).

With a yearly subscription, I receive a seasonal box in the mail every few months that is full of social-conscious and ethical products. This black clutch came in my Winter Causebox. This has to be one of my favorite Christmas presents I have ever received (it comes in a close second to my GoPro Hero4!). I love finding out about new products and companies, especially ones that pride themselves on sustainable and ethical items. If you are interested in a Causebox, sign up here!

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This is the face you make when cars keep driving by you as you try and take photos on a wall at a popular shopping center. I’m awkwardly waiting until the creepy cars drive by super slowly as they peek their head out of the window wondering what on earth I am doing. “I’m taking outfit blog photos, okayyy?!” Just drive by and leave me in peace so I can make my blog happy with new pictures!

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The only accessory that would make these black jeans look better are these Lucky Brand Cutout Booties. I can’t justify spending $100 on them right now, but when they go on sale, those black babies are all mine!

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    January 22, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Those are great jeans, and I love the touch of print with the shoes but my favourite part of this outfit is the white top, so nice with the cut-out details 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      January 23, 2017 at 2:45 am

      Thanks!! I do love the cream top! I can’t wait to wear it with shorts b/c it’s soooo hot here in January right now. It’s seriously so comfortable!! I am going to a Swamp Buggy race this weekend (it sounds really red-neck) so I plan on wearing my jeans there haha!

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    January 25, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Love this look Katie! Finding the perfect pair of black ripped skinny jeans is a struggle. I’m especially loving your top! That’s perfect to transition into spring too. 🙂

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      January 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Kim! That means a lot! Yes, I already have tons of plans for that top and the Spring weather, although it kind off feels like that outside right now haha!

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