Black Ripped Jeans

Black Ripped Jeans

Whew! This week has been a whirlwind. I've been working on one of the biggest collaborations of my career so far, got invited to be a part of a Valentine's Day themed pop up event this Saturday, my husband got in a car accident yesterday due to ice on the road (he's totally fine, though his new dream car of three months is not), and I've been packaging up print shop orders to head out the door every single night thanks to you awesome people. Don't forget that this is the last week of the 20% off Valentine's Day sale over at Chelcey Tate Studio! Pop the code XOXOXO in at checkout, and you're good to go! 

Now, onto this killer outfit. Anytime I want to feel like I've put a lot of effort into what I'm wearing, I immediately reach for this look. You seriously can't go wrong with black on black on black, and adding the pop of wine is the perfect Winter touch to mix things up a bit ... And these jeans! While waiting forever and a day for a pair of J Brand black ripped jeans to come back in stock, I stumbled upon a pair from Madewell that I just couldn't resist. I've always been a fan of ripped jeans, but these add a little extra oomph of edginess to any outfit I pair them with, which is definitely welcomed in this wardrobe of mine. 

It's taken me a really long time to figure out what my "style" really is ... I've gone through every phase imaginable from oversized hoodies and sweatpants (oh, freshman year of high school ... you did not treat me well), a polka dot phase that I swear I'll never repeat, J. Crew days where mini skirts and preppy sweaters ruled my closet (and my bank account), and finally, where I am today. I think my style falls somewhere in between wannabe boho mixed with some edge, but I'm truly a minimalist at heart ... Give me all the basics! That description may not make any sense at all, but hey, personal style is up for interpretation, isn't it? 

How has your style changed over the years? Do you have any regrettable moments? I'm thinking about putting together a post looking back at my style choices over the years ... What do you think? Is that something you'd like to see? Drop a comment below (or shoot me a tweet) and let me know!