How to Wear the Vintage Hi-Rise Jean

HOW TO WEAR SPRING’S MUST-HAVE NON-STRETCH DENIM

How To Wear Non-Stretch Denim The Vintage Hi-Rise Jean

Don’t get us wrong – we’ll always have a spot in our closets for a great pair of stretchy jeans (brunch, for starters). But it’s time to get back to the basics: as in, 100-percent-cotton blues. Iconic, authentic, good-old-fashioned JEANS, crafted from rigid denim that is just waiting to be broken in to fit your body perfectly.

…and that breaking-in process? That is KEY. Non-stretch denim is an entirely different ballgame. Like most great things in life, it is truly about the journey… with the destination being an amazing rear view (obvs) AND a pair of jeans that fits like a glove and will last forever.

Lucky for you, we have an in with one of New York’s most in-demand stylists, and we’re sharing her tips for rocking spring’s most-talked-about jeans.

How To Wear Non-Stretch Denim The Vintage Hi-Rise Jean

WEAR ‘EM ON YOUR WAIST

A high rise is CRUCIAL. It highlights your curves, lifts your butt and creates a naturally sexy and flatteringly feminine silhouette.

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SIZE UP, IF NEEDED

Keep in mind that these are literally non-stretch. As in, denim that does not stretch.

The first time you try them on, they will likely feel pretty snug around your waistline – almost a little too tight, even. That’s a good thing, because once you break them in, they will loosen up to fit you just right. Choose a size that fits your true waist snugly, and the denim will do the rest, becoming a little bit softer and more forgiving with every single wear. Alternatively, if you prefer a looser, more relaxed fit and would rather skip the break-in process, simply size up and carry on!

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MAKE THEM YOUR OWN

We love the timeless look of a skinny belt and tucked-in tee, but this is the perfect pair of jeans for experimenting with different silhouettes and layers to find your own unique style.

How To Wear Non-Stretch Denim The Vintage Hi-Rise Jean

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Vintage Hi-Rise Jean
AEO Shrunken Choker T-Shirt
Aerie Lace + Mesh Triangle Bralette
AEO Perforated Belt
Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Amory Clog

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10 Ways To Celebrate U-Day

Forget V-Day. This year is all about U-Day! Make yourself happy and celebrate everything you love about U. Need a little celebration inspo? Read on for some of our fave U-Day plans.

10 Ways To Celebrate U-Day

  1. Have a spa day. Splurge for the pros or DIY at home: add flowers to your bath and settle in!
  2. Make a fancy dinner just for U. Finally cook the recipe that’s been on your list forever. Dress up, light some candles and dig in.
  3. Get moving! That spin class you’ve been putting off? Sign up and sweat it out! 10 Ways To Celebrate U-Day
  4.  Give yourself a break. Life can be crazy. Make time for a reading day, binge watch a new show or just take an extra-long nap. Sometimes doing nothing can be the best way to recharge.
  5. Go on an adventure. Is there a museum close by you’ve been wanting to check out? A trail you’ve been wanting to hike? GO!
  6. Sweet stuff! Eat all the ice cream, all the donuts and all the chocolates. 10 Ways To Celebrate U-Day
  7. Sign up for a class. Was taking up a new hobby on your New Year’s resolution list? Make time to try it out for U-Day.
  8. Treat yourself to something new! Get a pretty new bralette and undie set, and lounge around in it all day.
  9. Have a girls day. Girl time is the best time. Spend your U-Day with your friends! 10 Ways To Celebrate U-Day
  10. Love yourself! The most important part of U-Day is self-love. Today and every day, celebrate everything you love about U.

What are your U-Day plans? Comment below & tell us!

 

 

 

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DIY Heart Wreath

For U, by U! Make yourself happy this U-Day with a pretty DIY decoration. Read on for directions!

DIY Heart Wreath

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Wire cutters
  • Heart-shaped grapevine
  • Floral tape
  • Floral wire
  • Flowers, twigs and leaves of your choice
  • Felt hearts

DIY Heart Wreath

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Create bundles of the flowers, twigs and/or leaves by using the floral tape to combine.
  2. Attach bundles to the grapevines by wrapping the two with floral wire.
  3. Cover the wreath as little or as much as you’d like with the bundles.DIY Heart Wreath
  4. Trim any overhanging flowers or leaves, keeping the heart shape.
  5. Using the hot glue gun, attach felt hearts to the wreath.
  6. Hang it up or gift it to a friend!

DIY Heart Wreath

What’s your fave U-Day DIY? Comment below & tell us!

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U-Day with Cali Ally

Forget V-Day. This year is all about U-Day! Make yourself happy & celebrate everything you love about YOU. Read on to learn how Ally Arrigo, the blogger behind  Cali Ally spends her “me time.”

U-Day with Cali Ally “Valentine’s Day (which is one of my favorite holidays) is right around the corner! I know, I know… Valentine’s Day can be a real drag if you’re not taken. But it doesn’t have to be that way!  Before I met my fiance, I would go out with my girlfriends for a fun night of dinner and drinks. Now, Hayes and I like to cook for each other in our pajamas, listen to music, and watch movies at home.”

U-Day with Cali Ally “As much as I love spending lots of time with Hayes and my girlfriends, I do love some good quiet “me time.” Sometimes I’ll walk around my neighborhood with my headphones in or sit by the bay at the end of a long week reflecting on the last few days. But one of my absolute favorite things to do is take my parents dog Poppy for a walk on the beach.”

U-Day with Cali Ally “Newport Beach, my hometown, really dies down during the winter especially on week days which makes it the perfect time to let Poppy run loose. When the tide is low and the waves are small, I’ll throw a tennis ball for her into the water and watch her splash across the sandbar. She is just the cutest! Except when she chases a bird for half a mile down the beach and I have to chase after her. I definitely get my cardio in that way! Spending time in the sun and salty air gives me time to reflect and unwind which is something we all need from time to time.”

U-Day with Cali Ally How will you celebrate U-Day? Comment and tell us below!

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Valentine’s Themed Unicorn Hot Chocolate for Two

Found your unicorn?  We’ve got the perfect treat to impress your main squeeze & show them just how special they are. Put a little magic into your Valentine’s Day celebration with Unicorn Hot Chocolate! This dessert is deceptively easy, and most of the work comes from adding the toppings. We found fun, festive candy at a craft store and upped the fantasy factor with bright pink cotton candy. If you’re embracing Valentine’s Day alone this year (#single #notmadaboutit), this recipe can easily be cut in half – and let’s be real, it’ll taste just as sweet.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Unicorn Hot Chocolate tastes as magical as it looks.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

All you need to create this bright drink: milk, white chocolate, food coloring & whipped cream!

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Melt the chocolate into the milk over low heat.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Stir in a few drops of food color & add vanilla extract.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Colorful toppings? Not optional!

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Add a few drops of food color to a bowl of whipped cream & swirl for a marbled look.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Top & serve!

RECIPE

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Food Coloring
  • Toppings of your choice
DIRECTIONS
  1. On low heat, melt the white chocolate in the milk over the stove top until small bubbles appear along the edge of the pot (don’t boil it!), stirring every few minutes so that the chocolate doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  2. While the chocolate melts into the milk, make the rainbow whipped cream in a wide bowl. Drop in two or three food colors in various spots. Using a knife, swirl the color around a few times to create a marbled effect. Set aside.
  3. Stir vanilla extract into hot chocolate.
  4. Add 3-4 drops of food color of your choice. Stir.
  5. Pour the hot chocolate evenly into two mugs.
  6. Spoon a few dollops of rainbow whipped cream on top & add other toppings of choice (we found these at a craft store)!
  7. Share 🙂

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Outfit Completers: Finish Your Look In #AEOSTYLE

The quickest way to elevate your look? Add some accessories! Our favorite way to finish a look is by adding some outfit completers like hats, jewelry, belts or bags. Adding an accessory (or, like, three!) can take a look from good to great in a flash. Stocking up on little details – think a trendy backpack or a go-with-anything pair of sneakers – make it easy to build a complete look.

Start with the basics: a cool pair of jeans and a tee or sweater. Next, think about adding layers, like a denim shirt, jacket or sweatshirt. Then, it’s time to finish your look. Right now, we’re all about athletic details like sneakers and baseball hats or 90s accessories like a bandana and metallic pieces. Check out the looks below for inspiration to build your own complete look & show off your unique #AEOSTYLE!

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GUYS

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