Despite all of the peplums and pencil skirts, a-line dresses and silky tops in the world, sometimes nothing is better than your favorite jeans and a great t-shirt.  I’ve been traveling for jobs a ton lately, and when it comes to packing, I love to choose things that don’t have to be dry cleaned and are wrinkle resistant — a drapey tee like this one and my favorite jeans are usually the first in the suitcase! But just because it’s a simple combination doesn’t mean you can’t add your own flare to it. This Lovers + Friends top fits and feels like a tee, but the gold studs make it more stylish and dressed up.

If I were going out in the evening, I might throw these on with some over-dyed black jeans or leather skinnies, but for the day my favorite boyfriend jeans do the trick (I also wore them like this!).

I’m kind of a minimalist in general, but even more so when it comes to jewelry. I love these brightly colored stackable rings by By Boe. Sometimes I just wear a couple at a time, but this particular day I piled them all on. My bracelet is Forever 21 and the watch I’m wearing is the first Christmas present Aaron ever gave me! He bought it at Wanna Buy A Watch– one of my favorite vintage shops in town!

I am super into the pointed-toe pump right now — it feels more fashion forward at the moment than my round toe pumps and added a little bit of an edge to this simple jeans and t-shirt look. These are from JC Penney (similar to these) and my bag is a YSL Roady which they don’t make anymore. I am obsessing over the new more structured bags at Saint Laurent— stunning!

Since jeans and t-shirts are major wardrobe staples and I am always looking to try new ones, I would love to know who makes your favorite denim and tees? Do share! Also, if you want to follow along on my travels of late, this is the place to do it!

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Comments (17)
  1. 1
    suzyspeaks May 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I love that top!

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    Andrea May 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I absolutely agree! Nothing beats great jeans and cute t-shirt!!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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    TurningOveraNewLeith May 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Love the jeans- I am looking for the perfect ankle-length option for Scottish ‘summers’- any suggestions? Today was the first day I have not worn tights to work!

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    [email protected] May 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Aww you look so cute!! I really love that tee, the gold studs definitely make it a little dressier.

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    kelsey May 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    beautiful! love your top and these gorgeous photos!
    kw ladies in navy

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    Jennifer Rose Smith May 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Jen, you are the cutest! Love that top — kind of punk rock, no? You would have fit right in at the Met Gala!

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    Kat Rodriguez May 22, 2013 at 5:27 am

    The studded tee is great! Relaxed but edgy, that’s a great combination!

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    Sadie May 22, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Love the look – where is that awesome belt from?

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    Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls May 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I already left a comment on your blog, Jen, but I can’t help but repeat myself: this outfit is one of my favorites! I’m head over heels in love with that top, and I die for your shoes 🙂 How’s that for a compliment 🙂 You have such an amazing style!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    Lindsay {Everistta} May 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Love the studded top. Relaxed, yet hip and sophisticated! Great combo!

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    ... May 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    pumps and jeans are on of my favorite combinations!

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    Ada (new york) May 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Looks good; and it’s just my same type of wardrobe … jeans, tee, and great JEWELRY!



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