Return of the Flares | Middle of Somewhere

July 14, 2014

Return of the Flares


I'll be honest, when I first bought these jeans from Gap I did not think they would remind me so much of the oh-so-coveted L.E.I. jeans I wore in middle school. Please tell me I am not the only one who couldn't wait to go to JCPenney to get a new pair and wear them out until they were practically falling apart. The Long & Lean cut from Gap are a great grown up replacement: they have the perfect amount of flare to them, are fitted in all the right places, and have just enough give without having to worry about them stretching out a size or two after you wear them for a few hours. OK, OK... enough about the jeans, can we talk about this view? My husband and I always have so much fun on the weekends trying to find a different place to take pictures that show off our beautiful city and state. I absolutely love this view of the mountains! In my experience, when people think of New Mexico, the first thing they tend to associate it with is a place that is out in the middle of nowhere. Living in Albuquerque for almost my entire life, among all of the natural beauty it has to offer, I have to say I truly live in the middle of somewhere... and this somewhere is like nothing else in the world! I hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by! Also, congratulations to Mercy Schwisow for winning the $25 Pink Blush e-gift card! You should be receiving an email shortly to have your account credited. Stay tuned for future giveaways, including a special 1K giveaway on Instagram when I reach 1,000 followers.





Wearing:
House of Harlow Inspired Sunglasses (spluge on the real thing here, also loving these)


14 comments:

  1. Isn't it funny how the skinny jeans trend and that train have sort of made us all forget that flare jeans are REALLY flattering and comfortable?! You look AWESOME.

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    1. I totally agree! I get so caught up in skinnies as my go to and always forget that there are other cuts out there. Thank you so much!! :)

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  2. Cute personalized necklace :) Visiting from Funday Monday linkup!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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    1. thanks Tasha! and thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Pretty top and I love the little peep toe blue shoes too! I like your jeans as well, but here in Charlotte, NC they would be sticking to my legs it is so hot. :-)
    from the link up, jess

    please stop by

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. thanks Jessica! Thankfully here there is no humidity, and lately our temps have not been too crazy! I would imagine the weather is very different in NC :) thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Aww, those wedges with the bow! I love them!
    XO, Bogi
    http://redreticule.com

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    1. thanks Bogi :) they're really comfortable too!

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    1. thank you Ayantika! I am all about the comfort :)

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  6. omg when you mentioned LEI i had sudden high school memories... lol! :) love this casual look.... loving your shoes! <3

    would love to invite you to link up this look as well! Style to Inspire Weekly Link Up

    happy tuesday!
    rhea | Rhea Et Cetera

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    1. haha good I'm glad I'm not the only one who loved LEI's! thank you so much! I have actually already linked up, just did it yesterday! Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I do too, it's such a nice change from always wearing skinnies!

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