Destroyed Denim







I picked up these destroyed denim back in New York City when I visited Fashion Week two years ago. After the show(s) my girlfriends and I decided to go to SOHO for some shopping, and boy (!) did we go crazy! No sales tax got us especially giddy (we are used to paying 9% in Chicago sales tax!). Back then I was on the search for the perfect pair of destroyed denim, and got really lucky when we entered a tiny boutique just outside of SOHO. It really is the perfect staple for spring (I know it is still winter but HEY (!) – we had 43 degrees the last couple of days!) worn with a fun tee or chic top (in my case it’s a peplum top). My favorite way to wear distressed jeans is to combine it with edgy ankle booties, though. It’s ideal for when you want to look cool but not like you’re trying too hard. I added a funky statement necklace and fun vest as well (from NYC also) for even more edge because…Can you ever have enough edge?!

As always, thanks much for visiting & have a fabulous day!

shopthepost12JEANS: NYC Boutique (old, SUPER SIMILAR here) | TOP: Forever21 (sold out, similar here) | VEST: NYC BN (old, similar here & UNDER $70!) | SHOES: Forever21 (old, similar here & UNDER $100) | SUNGLASSES: Forever21 | EARRINGSKate Spade c/o | PURSE: CHANEL | BRACELET: Lauren Hope c/o via Rocksbox | NECKLACE: Perry Street c/o via Rocksbox

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  1. January 21, 2015 / 6:58 AM

    This looks like something pulled straight from my closet! Love the color of your top and the distressed denim! xx

    Audrey |

  2. January 21, 2015 / 8:21 AM

    I love shopping in soho, it is so dangerous! Love this look, destroyed jeans are my favorite and I love how you styled them!

    • January 21, 2015 / 9:42 AM

      One of these days we gotta go together!!! xoxo

  3. January 21, 2015 / 8:44 AM

    Your style is always on point! That denim is so fun and I love how you glommed it up with the hot pink peplum and fur vest!

  4. January 21, 2015 / 9:11 AM

    Oohh la laaaaaaaa V! You look amazing in those destroyed jeans! Super edgy yet so feminine ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I like the peplum top as well! That colour is amazeballs! Oh and I’m so jelly! I wish I could shop in NYC without paying the sales taks, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo Vivian

    • January 21, 2015 / 9:41 AM

      V – thank you, my sweet friend! Much love!! xoxo

  5. January 21, 2015 / 9:19 AM

    OMG the EDGE of this whole look though. SICK! I want the jeans so badly. I can never find the perfect distressed pair. Love the pink to paired with this. You look super chic. I wuld go crazy in NYC too lol.

    • January 21, 2015 / 9:40 AM

      Aww, you are too sweet! Thank you! xoxo

  6. January 21, 2015 / 10:40 AM

    Such and amazing outfit dear! So colorful and well styled ๐Ÿ™‚ Those shades made my day!

  7. January 21, 2015 / 11:08 AM

    Wow, das sieht klasse aus! Und das finde ich nicht nur, weil ich pink liebe ๐Ÿ™‚ Die Fotos sind so richtig genial <3 Danke fรผr Deine lieben Worte auf meinem Blog, ich habe mich total gefreut <3

    Alles Liebe aus Bayern von Rena

    • January 21, 2015 / 11:29 AM

      Vielen Dank, sweetie! Du bist echt lieb!! Bussi!!!

  8. Jess
    January 21, 2015 / 11:26 AM

    I love that you’re always so happy in your pictures! Your blog is awesome, so colorful too! I’m such a fan of yours, seriously! And before I forget: LOVE your bracelet! I will definitely use the code to get a subscription to Rocksbox! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

    • January 21, 2015 / 11:28 AM

      This is beyond sweet of you to say, thank you! You made my day!! xoxo

  9. Cora
    January 21, 2015 / 11:28 AM

    as asual always gorgeous, the jeans and the bracelet, actually the whole outfit..

  10. January 21, 2015 / 11:29 AM

    Love those pants! I also love shopping in Soho! They have the best boutiques with the most unique items.

    Have a great day gorgeous!

    xx Pam

    • January 21, 2015 / 3:19 PM

      Thanks so much!! Always nice to read your comments! xx

    • January 21, 2015 / 3:18 PM

      Thanks so much!! Love your blog and IG!! xoxo

    • January 21, 2015 / 3:18 PM

      Thanks so much!! And I started following you back!! xoxo

  11. January 21, 2015 / 12:54 PM

    What an awesome look~!! I love the pink bright in the bleak winter :)~!!!

  12. Amy Ann
    January 21, 2015 / 2:57 PM

    I have been loving the extra distressed denim that is so popular lately. This is such a great pair. So fun that it holds such good memories too. I love the faux fur. You are very on trend here!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • January 21, 2015 / 3:17 PM

      Thanks so much!! Aren’t distressed denim just awesome?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Xoxo

  13. January 21, 2015 / 2:57 PM

    I love the distressed denim and this bright pink looks fantastic on you!! xx

  14. January 21, 2015 / 6:10 PM

    Love the jeans!!! And you look muy bonita like always!!

  15. January 21, 2015 / 6:35 PM

    Head-to-black-pointy-toe gorgeous! Love the fur and the fun accessories!

  16. January 22, 2015 / 2:26 AM

    Such a fun look! I love all of the bright colors in the pics ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€” Michelle | MXP STYLE

  17. January 22, 2015 / 7:48 AM

    Chic and edgy (you can never have to much edge :D) look. I love the cool jeans and the cute vest. Beautiful as always!


  18. January 22, 2015 / 9:00 AM

    LOVE those jeans! Now I need to get them…

  19. January 22, 2015 / 11:23 AM

    You are the coolest person I have ever seen ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your style.

    • January 22, 2015 / 3:24 PM

      OMG! You are too sweet, thanks, boo! xoxo

    • January 22, 2015 / 3:23 PM

      Thanks, Melissa! You are too cute! xoxo

    • January 22, 2015 / 3:23 PM

      Thanks, Sabrina! Appreciate the love! xoxo

  20. January 22, 2015 / 1:10 PM

    Great look, Vanessa! That pink is so pretty, it just pops! And I love your shoes, those gold details are just perfect!

    xo, Rachel

  21. January 22, 2015 / 4:20 PM

    Absolutely love the bright pop of color and I love how you paired your destroyed jeans with a peplum top. Nice accessory details btw.

  22. January 22, 2015 / 6:28 PM

    Stunning look. ^^
    Lovely greets Nessa

  23. January 23, 2015 / 5:56 AM

    Dear Vanessa,
    this is my first time on your blog.
    Let me say, I adore your smile! ๐Ÿ™‚
    You look like a very energic and positive person and that’s why I0m really happy to have stumbled upon your blog.

    Great look, by the way. You look stunning.

    Wish you a great weekend!


  24. January 24, 2015 / 9:41 AM

    You look stunning! I love every detail about the look! Lovely colors! Great job! Check out my latest warm & chic outfit post.

    xx Mary

    • January 25, 2015 / 12:31 PM

      Thanks, love! You’re beyond sweet! xoxo

    • January 25, 2015 / 12:28 PM

      Thanks, love! You’re beyond sweet! xoxo

  25. January 26, 2015 / 11:53 AM

    I love this look on you! Definitely edgy but still classy. And gosh…you were sleeveless on a cold Chicago day…You are too brave (and beautiful) for me! Love your style!

    • January 26, 2015 / 1:32 PM

      Leyla, thanks, beautiful! BTW, we still need to have a play date! My son’s been wanting to meet little Luke! xoxo

  26. January 27, 2015 / 9:48 AM

    Vanessa, these jeans are beyond amazing! What a great find! Loving those booties too. And you have to promise next time you head to fashion week, you’ll take me with you:)

    Heidi D.

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