Repeating Sequences

I chopped another inch off the hem of these jeans. In reviewing these photos I'm pretty sure I stand by that decision, though it looks like more than an inch when I compare them to the photos of the last time I wore them. I swear I did measure.

I also proceeded to style them in a nearly identical manner; slim fitting top tucked in for the full effect of the high waist, flat loafers, coat in a shade of brown, same bag.

There is comfort in styling things in similar ways, it worked before, therefore it should work again. While it's fun to browse Pinterest and look to others for new ways to style my pieces, it's much easier to look to my own archives.

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The Rundown
 Turtleneck Sweater Banana Republic
Girlfriend Jeans Gap similar
Peacoat J.Crew thrifted similar 
Leopard Loafers Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Double O-Ring Belt Express
Circle Earrings c/o AUrate New York
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry 
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

Linking up with Pink Sole's How I Spring


  1. Loving the new length of the jeans! And I know what you mean, sometimes when I don't know what to wear I just go back through my old posts, ha ha

  2. That's the best part of the raw hem trend!! It makes it so easy to change the length!!

  3. this is such a cute look, I love those neutral colors with the pop of leopard print.


  4. I love the simplicity of this outfit, and the leopard flats really pop!

  5. I solidly support your decision to take up the jeans! This makes it trendy but also super classic and colors you can never go wrong with !

    The Adored Life

  6. Great look doll! Thanks for sharing! XO

    Cathclaire | Fashion, Lifestyle, Mindfulness Blog

  7. I have a pair of jeans I need to shorten like these, but I've been avoiding it because I am scared I will make them uneven! Yours look like the perfect length for you!

  8. This is such a great look for transitioning into spring! And how fun are those shoes!!

  9. I think chopping off some of the jeans was a really good idea - they look really cute.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  10. I love this color combo! And those adorable leopard shoes! Great styling!

  11. I love a good raw hem! Love these jeans and your leopard loafers!


  12. You did a great job with the jeans, they look lovely at this length on you! I like your printed flats too :) I am always looking back on what I've worn before and wearing it similarly again - I think life is much easier when you have trusty outfit formulas to fall back on, especially on a busy morning!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend! It was a bit stormy here, but we had fun anyway! Thanks for linking up with the #weekdaywearlinkup!

    Away From The Blue

  13. It's interesting - because I work from home and, for most of the years that I worked from home, did the majority of my socialising at press events, I really developed the skill of dressing for photos. But then my life changed significantly, and I am trying to find my way back to dressing for everyday life, which now involves almost no press events, but includes a lot more business travel and corporate meetings than it used to. And your idea that if it worked once, it should work again really struck a chord with me because I feel like that has been my approach, especially with the terrible weather we have here in the winter. A few things work and I stick to them, day in and day out, with little variation. It sounds strange, but rather than feel confined by that, it has made me want to hone in even more on the type of clothes I rewear, and make my shopping efforts more focussed. But we'll see how long that idea lasts ;) One thing I do wear a ton of is turtlenecks and I always love this one on you, but I find merino so itchy... I'll have to hunt down a good alternative.

  14. Those jeans are so killer on you, I support the shorter length!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  15. Oooh yes this is definitely my kind of style. I absolutely love that you DIY'd the chop on your jeans. So well done! And the shoes caught my eye right away. Super cute.

  16. Girl I am loving these leopard flats! You look so cute! xo

  17. I think you cut them perfectly! I usually cut mine because I'm so short! I love your outfit!

  18. I think I need to chop some of my jeans, these look so fabulous!! Beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

  19. I think you found the right length.
    I did this and the results were hideous. Then again, i think the jeans were hideous prior to me chopping them.

  20. I like the chop! I have a few pairs of jeans that need this treatment- my legs are just a liiiiiitle too short and I end up with extra denim at the bottom and always have to cuff.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  21. They look great! The cropped hem is perfect for the upcoming spring months!

    How 2 Wear It []

  22. How fun that you changed up this denim. You can't even tell that it didn't come that way. Cropped denim is my favorite for spring/summer. You styled this look perfectly!!


  23. Camel and leopard is my favorite combo ever. Looking so chic and sophisticated!

  24. That's the perfect look for this spring. Now off to find some jeans to chop in my closet :)

  25. Browsing your archives is a smart idea--and no need to shop after either! I like the length of the jeans too, I think it was a good decision :)

  26. Such a pretty look! Very nice colors!

  27. Such a chic look on you dear! love the turtleneck sweater, so flattering on you. And yes, can't go wrong with the leopard loafers.

    Jessica |