Thanks for all the feedback on last week's post re: fashion "rules". The majority of those pictures stem from a personal project I've been doing for some months now (it's called "wear yo shit") where I am trying to break out of my t-shirt and jeans fashion rut and wear things from my own closet in new and interesting ways. Simply put, I had a lot of things lanquishing in my closet with the tags still on them, complaining about never having anything to wear and yet always reaching for the same 5 (ish) t-shirts and comfy pairs of jeans.
In the comments of the post, several people asked about specific items of clothing or accessories and I thought it'd be easiest to just do another post about where they came from/alternatives to help you source similiar items.
First, the white jeans. Now, these are definitely not new and I actually first posted about them on the site way back in July 2010 utterly confused as to how to style them. Now, of course, I have worn them multiple ways and with ample disregard to any date cut off. I even wore them on the plane coming back from Arizona back in March.
As mentioned in the original post, I bought these jeans at GAP Outlet, which I would still recommend checking if you have one in your area, but you could try these, these or these as some alternatives. When looking for white jeans online, I go for a flare or bootcut, because it's the most flattering, since white adds weight visually and check to ensure I can't see the pockets through the jean as a sign of a heavier weight material. I don't want to have to deal with that or underwear issues when wearing them.
As you can see in the above picture, I combined the yellow sandals with the white jeans. I also wore them on the plane going to Arizona
with the same ombré yellow scarf and a blue polka dot dress (both of which are from Old Navy) The sandals are way old, Cynthia Vincent, from Target and they don't seem to have much in the same color available right now but you could try these (although online they don't actually look yellow, the color is called Goldenrod) these, these or these.
So that brings us to the peacock necklace. I received it as a gift from my son but I know that he got it at Cost Plus World Market after shopping there with me and noticing me check it out. They have a ton of great necklaces there, cheap, and the majority of what they have isn't available online so I highly recommend taking a trip to the store.