flarez r kewl, also happy holidays

I know most people talk about the weather when they have nothing else to say, but seriously, I’m so happy about the chillier weather lately. You may laugh at me, out-of-state reader from state-with-more-intense-seasons, but I’m super into the “slightly chilly” vibes while not freezing my face off. Yay, San Diego!

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To mix up the pants choices, I added in a new silhouette to my denim collection – a trend I was relatively averse to initially: FLARES.

The last time I had bell-bottomed pants, I was probably 14 years old. They were from Abercrombie (which, btw… is Abercrombie making a comeback? pls discuss).

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My latest treasures are from Madewell, a brand which has slowly begun to overtake the entirety of my denim wardrobe as of late. For my frame, the cut has always been on point.

Like I said, I was hesitant at first, but the apprehension dissolved once I went into the store to try them on; I was super surprised to see that these flares didn’t overwhelm my midget-esque physique. In fact, they made me look taller, and quite trim. As you can imagine, my innate reaction was SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

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I’m trying to balance out proportions of the wide-legged look with a slimmer-fitting tee. It’s so important to be kind to your figure and keep things balanced, especially when you’re extremely petite like me.

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When we set out to shoot this outfit, I really wanted to get a “cool fall environment” … and I was super disappointed when we couldn’t find anything other than palm trees nearby. I was grumbly up until we saw this sunset down at the pier, and then I stopped bitching because even though we don’t live in a place with seasonally appropriate trees, we do live in a place with sunsets like these. Check it out…BB_NovemberShoot_30BB_NovemberShoot_42BB_NovemberShoot_40BB_NovemberShoot_03BB_NovemberShoot_43

Also, let’s talk about one of my all-time favorite Christmas libations: the CPL. I have adored the Chestnut Praline Latte since its debut last year, sung my praises, and never looked back. It also tastes amazing in ice blended form as a frappuccino.

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May I just say – while we’re keeping it topical – I love Jesus🙏, and I love these red cups. I think they’re simple and classy, and I have never been less offended by an inanimate object. I love that Starbucks kicks off the Christmas and Holiday season the day after Halloween (if you haven’t noticed, I strongly dislike that holiday), which always gives me a little something to look forward to. This year’s design aesthetic is simple, which is something toward which I’ve always gravitated. You’ll see a lot more of that in my holiday DIY, decorating and styling – which is all on deck! Eeeee exciting! 🎄🎅🏻⛄️🎁

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Bringing back home to the point of this post, the important stuff: CLOTHES. Are you on the fence about trying flares? Are you petite like me, looking for a silhouette that won’t overwhelm your stature? Trust, I thought I was gonna look like a doll stuck in a cake, but I was pleasantly surprised to rid myself of that notion once giving it a chance. GIVE FLARES A CHANCE, U GUYS.

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Top: Nordstrom | Pants: Madewell Flea Market Flares, Kenner Wash | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Madewell | Nails: UO Undercover

Here are a few options that work for different body types!

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I hope you find something amazing to add to your denim collection this week! Some of those options are on sale, too – including the ones I’m wearing. You can buy my exact Madewell ones on sale at Shopbop, but if you’re petite (or anything under 5’8″, tbh) I’d recommend going into a Madewell store. They hem all full-priced denim for free, which is amazing. I took off a solid 4″ 😳

Have an amazing Monday!

xx,
Dominique

all photos © Arielle Vey photography [like I’ve said before: Nikon-wielding wizard]

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