Decked in Denim: Share Your Denim Looks on ESD!

by Jennine Jacob



If you’re reading this blog, it’s pretty safe to assume you love denim. And you love wearing it! I pretty much wear denim every day, and love every minute of it. Not kidding… I really wear denim A LOT!  Above I’m wearing my current favorites, the BLANKNYC Rolled Boyfriend Jeans  Anyway, while I don’t share my personal style as much here as I do on my personal style blog, I love looking at denim looks around the internet. Which is why I’m doing an open call for YOU to share your denim looks here on ESD.

Submit your denim look to the widget below. Be sure to link to in your post for a chance to be featured in a roundup for next week. I’ll post the roundup on Thursdays, so get your look in by Wednesday night!

Can’t wait to see your sweet denim looks! :)

Shopbop F&F Sale: 10 Denim Pieces to Buy

by Christina Uzzardi

The Shopbop Friends & Family Sale has started, and the deal is pretty major. Take 25% off everything both on and their new menswear site EastDane by entering coupon code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout. Shopbop’s denim selection is one of the finest, so now is the best time to stock up on designer denim by J Brand, Current/Elliott, Rag & Bone/JEAN, Rachel Comey, Joe’s Jeans and many more. This coupon includes sale denim as well so take an additional 25% off already-discounted items.  There are very few designer exclusions, but none of them denim. Sale goes through 4/17. Here are the top 10 denim pieces we’re loving!

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 Rachel Comey Rogue Shorts

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Free People Cropped Moto Jacket

frame denim jeans

Frame Denim Forever Karlie Skinny Jeans

rag and bone jeans

Rag & Bone/JEANS The Dre Skinny Boyfriend Jeans

joe's jeans

Joe’s Jeans Slouched Slim Jeans

acne jeans

Acne Studios Pop Jeans 

j brand jeans

J Brand Maria High Rise Skinny Jeans 

white jeans

MiH Marrakesh Kick Flare Jeans

denim skirt

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Pencil Skirt

black jeans


J Brand Maria High Rise Legging Jean

Denim Icon: Pharrell Williams

by Jennine Jacob

Ok… for those of you who didn’t see the clip of Pharrell Williams brought to tears (of joy) on Oprah. Watch this. It’s like, you pretty much have to be a robot not to cry. My eyes teared watching the clip of people around the world dancing to “Happy” and I’m not a cryer.

The talent of Pharrell  Williams goes beyond making music and melting the heart of the internet… he also takes fashion risks (and pulls them off beautifully) from wearing a giant Smokey the Bear hat, to donning shorts tuxedo at the Oscars. He also is a mix master when it comes to prints and layering.

Have a bow tie and don’t have an excuse to wear it? Just wear it with denim shorts. Problem solved.



Timeless weekend wear, jeans and a ribbed sweater.


A camouflage shirt and tie with a sport jacket, cardigan and baseball hat.


Popover chambray shirt with cutoff denim shorts… perfect for summer.

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Jeans with a vest, shirt and tie? Nice.


Denim jacket and fur?


Dark rinse jeans with the perfect amount of distressing.


All images found on Pinterest.

13 Denim Looks from Coachella We Love

by Jennine Jacob


If you’ve been online the last week, you’ve probably run into an influx of Coachella posts. It seems like EVERYONE is going, except us, right? Well, rest assured not EVERYONE is going. That said, it’s still quite fun to be all lurky by checking out the styles at the festival, because in all reality this being April, and it being sooo hot in Coachella, CA this is a great window into seeing what’ going to be hot for the summer style this year. As you can see, denim shortalls are going to be everywhere (I mean they’ve been trying to bring back overalls for what… three years now?) So I’m delighted to see the overall trend looking well. And of course how short are those denim shorts? Not short enough! It’s amazing how short these are and still looking amazing. Gotta love youth in the summer.
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Photos from Refinery29, & Racked

Weekend Denim Style: Rosa at The Flea Market

by Jennine Jacob

rosa_chambray_shirtHappy Friday!

What are you all doing this weekend? Last week we went to the Alameda Flea Market, which is rather a fashion affair for San Francisco Bay Area peeps. While there were some pretty wild outfits, I pretty much fell in love with this very simple, yet very chic outfit worn by our friend Rosa. A simple denim shirt paired with a floral skirt, crossbody purse and a pair of unassuming shoes makes for an outfit that’s completely and effortlessly chic. Perfect for the weekend, right?



Trending: Shower Shoes & Denim

by Christina Uzzardi

You could not have forced me to believe that my old Adidas shower slides would be in style again. Or actually, would ever be in style because as far as I remember they weren’t high fashion when I owned a pair in high school. But as a natural extension from the comfy Birkenstock revival comes the new shower sandal trend. Slip ons spawned by Celine, Isabel Marant, and a million copy cats. So naturally, people are pairing their comfy shower shoes with denim, and if this trend is for you, you’re in luck because they’re not only comfortable but they go with all types of denim: boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, cuffed denim, denim skirts, denim shorts. Here are a few looks.



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( images via Pinterest )

MiH Sample Sale April 23-25 in NYC

by Jennine Jacob


For those of you who love a good sample sale and those of you who love a good deal, MiH is having a sample sale April 23rd-25th. Prices starting at $40 for their jeans, you really can’t beat that! I mean, I totally love my MiH Marrakech Kick Flares, and they’ve held up so well over the years. So wish I was in NYC to take advantage! You’ll have to make it there and shop for the both of us.

Madewell April Denim Looks Ease Into Spring

by Jennine Jacob


Is it Spring everywhere yet? Well, not the southern hemisphere for obvious reasons… Anyway, Madewell’s denim line has always been a fantastic brand to go to. Clean cut with a hint of boho, it’s kind of like Anthropologie for the sensible girl. The Spring collection had taken a turn for the (more) casual as their new head designer, Somsack Sikhounmuong, has taken over. Although, I’ve always thought Madewell was a bit young and casual. The denim pieces are great for basics, like your chambray shirts in that perfect shade of indigo, jeans with the perfect amount of weekend slouch. So even if you’re taking it easy, you’re still looking perfect.

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Wear it Now: Trench Coats & Jeans

by Jennine Jacob


March Springs, April Showers. So says the rhyme, and also the weather report. The past few weeks we’ve got a much needed burst of rain, there’s a slight chill in the air, not enough to wear a wool coat, but certainly enough to wear a trench coat. I’ve been wearing my trench coat pretty regularly, which thrown on over a pair of skinny jeans is the perfect spring outfit. If you’re lucky enough to find a denim trench (the one piece I’m absolutely dying to get in my closet), you can even carry off a statement denim look without much fuss. All in all a trench coat with jean… nothing is more effortlessly chic this spring.

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Erin Wasson in Frame Denim

by Jennine Jacob




Frame Denim is like, one of the cool new kids on the block when it comes to denim brands. Since their launch in 2012 and Forever Karlie (Kloss) collaboration last season, it seems like Frame is keeps hitting them out of the park. This season’s lookbook stars Erin Wasson looking as beautiful as ever. Ok, I thought I was over the ombre thing… but dang, she makes me want to give it another go already. Anyway, the denim looks are nothing short of classics… the clean cut pencil skirt, black jeans, white jeans, even the trendy overall jean keeps it clean with a subtle wash. I have to say, Frame really goes after my denim heart.



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Rachel Comey Denim

by Christina Uzzardi

Disclaimer, I’ve been a Rachel Comey advocate for years. So the fact that she started working with a lot more denim for spring ’14 was at first not only exciting but a bit worrisome. Will it work? Will I love what she does with denim? Will I want her denim as much as I desperately ‘need’ her clothing and shoes? Yes, yes and yes. Rachel can safely refer to herself as the designer who does new things with denim. Just as she incorporates a vintage aesthetic to her pieces, she blends denim into her collection with unique pieces you probably do not own yet in denim: fitted tanks, trench coats, printed pencil skirts, culottes, boxy shirts. Each piece can be paired denim on denim or with a non-denim piece from her collection so the options are endless. Here are a few snapshots of Rachel Comey’s denim for spring.


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(Images via NY Mag)

Brother Jeans Are a Thing

by Jennine Jacob


So, for those of you who were always bothered by the whole “boyfriend jean” look, or that “mom jean” trend that’s become all but ubiquitous, there’s a new trend hitting the streets these days, and you guessed it. Brother Jeans. These are the jeans you stole from your skater brother. His baggy jeans that barely stay on him (because, you know, his boxers are showing). They’re ripped and torn, and worn to pieces. Don’t steal his boxers, because that’s all kinds of gross and probably illegal in several different ways.

But how do you style it? Check these out!

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There’s even a shorts version of this in case your brother is one of those “shorts only” guys…a7b158cc33ba6a177bec7b04db102f0f

 (Uh, April Fool’s! Unless, you think there SHOULD be a brother jean trend! What do you think?)

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