Why did I ever wear low rise jeans: MY NEW FAVORITES + jeans for your body type

Honestly though.

Why did I ever put myself through wearing low rise jeans? I think YES they look good on some people, like really good. But me, not so much, my body isn't a low rise jean body (whatever that means) and I realize now as I sit here typing with my jeans up near by bra line, how good it feels to relax my stomach and just...BE.

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In my high-rise ultra flattering jeans. 

Nothing better. Sucks you in, and you don't need to worry about your butt crack or thong hanging out (even though in High School I think that was the point sometimes...LOL.

So I wanted to share some of my tried and true high-rise jean favorites, so that you can save yourself the pain of trying to search and search and then overspend on your denim.

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You can shop my new favorite high-waisted jeans here (from DL1961 Denim) and the rest of my look:


Finding Jeans for Your Body Type:

For me, I am more apple shaped (sexy I know) So, for apple shapes, your best rise of jeans is a higher waisted denim style that sits just at your natural waist. This style of jean helps me to visually focus on the legs,, while helping to cinch in that tummy.

If you're curvy all over with a smaller waist, you can wear a high-rise jean to showcase your booty and waist. To do this, look for a rise from 10" to 13" that hits above your natural waist. Then you can werk it all you want babes.

For boyish body types: your best in a distressed pair of low rise jeans, or for a crisp pair for work, any slim leg will work on you, so shop around to fill out your denim wardrobe and you'll be prepared for all occasions.

Shorter women (of any shape) can get a flattering effect by choosing jeans with a medium or slightly higher waistband. If you're a curvy petite, you'll look best in the higher mid-rise jeans. 

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Shop My Recommended Jeans for All Body Types:

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What are your favorite denim brands you swear by? Let me know!

Have the best week!

xo

Krista

 

A little bit of lace never hurt anybody (NYE LEWKS)

HI:

Very risqué today. Sort of kind of. I don’t know if I ever show too much? Maybe some people would think I do, or maybe I see myself everyday wearing the same sweater (which I shared here) leggings and booties. Not the IG me which shows the best of the best, of course.

(That is what IG is and I don’t fight it).

But on New Year’s Eve it’s so FUN to dress up. Seriously, I like to dress up like once a month and go ALL OUT. Makeup, hair, nails, everything. I’ve written and shared a few other New Year’s Eve Style posts, here and here, but pretty much I’m a big fan.

Plus having one day to work towards to get ready means that I’m caught up with my hair, and basically done with all my beauty errands. It takes time, people

I am pumped to share two looks with you. One for the club party type New Year’s eves, where you can get away with wearing something that’s more revealing, and one for the dinner with friends or your partner type New Year’s eves.

The first is a onesie from a small boutique off Abbot Kinney called Principessa. It’s basically lingerie, but the sleeves are so fun, and it’s actually really flattering. You can do tights if you want, like Beyonce nude fishnets if you’re afraid of showing off too much skin.

This dress is my favorite for a dinner. It’s different, fits SO NICELY and the lace is super different. I love that it hides the part of my arms I don’t always love, but shows off my neck and chest in a classy way.


Look 1:

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Look 2:

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What I'm wearing in this post:

Lace Black Romper Sold Out: Similar here

Floral Lace Dress from Vone Official

Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in Snob


My favorite accessories for NYE: 


My favorite dresses for NYE:


What are you guys doing this New Years? Thinking Justin and I may just chill? I feel like I neeeeeeeeeeed it right now. Send me your inspo!

All my love,

Krista

VIDEO: My favorite holiday gifts to give the ones I love (for under $75) with Minnetonka

Hello lovelies!

How are ya? Happy HOLIDAYS. I want this month to slowwwww down. Truly! We need to cherish this time of cheer and love and shopping...hehe.

Make sure to pace yourself, drink lots of water and take time to chill. For shopping though, I got you COVERED. Sharing the best gifts, when you're on a budget.

First though, I need to say that so often times people ask, "Do you actually use the products you talk about on your blog". 

Well, yes 100x yes. 

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But with this collab, it's REAL SPECIAL. Firstly, because I am wearing my Minnetonka Slippers right this second with a big sweater, hair in a bun, no makeup and with Justin's gym shorts on. It's my happy place.  

My feet are so happy, warm, cozy, SAFE. I mean the second i walk in the door, it's bra off, Minnetonka's ON.

Just ask Justin. He even said he LOVES moccasins the other day :). Well good thing because that's what he'll be getting for Christmas y'all. 

I was first introduced to Minnetonka in college, when I saw one of my now besties, Gemma wearing her moccasins and leggings to class. Ever since then, I've had a pair of the Kilty Hardsole, and worn them around the house, to and from class (in college) and now to workout classes. Plus anytime I want to mix up my booties during cozy fall and wintertime. 

I always feel like when the holidays come around I draw a blank with creative ideas for gifts for the family. I want to give them something unexpected, that they'll use - that's also unique to me. 

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Does that make sense?

Meaning that I want the gift to be something they love but also that only I can think of for them, utilizing my unique perspective.

So being able to give them each a pair of moccasins is going to be AMAZING. Plus considering the fact that each of them are between $40 - $75?

I mean, DONE.

I've had my OG Minnetonka's for at least 3 years now, and they are still kicking! They don't smell (ha), the bottoms are practically perfect. They've survived 3 cities and 2 moves. 

In this video I am sharing the my three NEW favorite pairs of Minnetonka, and a few ways to style them to give you some inspo. It's quick, it's fun and the music is good (royalty free, of course!) 

In each outfit, I am wearing with a my favorite cozy sweaters, different pant styles or leggings, and with each they all create very different vibes which I love. All still cute none the less. There is nothing that completes the look like these shoes if you're going for seasonal style.

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What I'm wearing on my little feetsies in this post and video:

Kilty Hardsole in Black

Cally in Cinnamon

Thunderbird Softsole in Black


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Which I am giving to my family this year:

Justin will be getting the Sheepskin Softsole Mocs in Tan ($67.95 - perrrrfect).

My mom will be getting the Cally Slippers in Stone ($39.95, I mean come ON). 

My mom will love these to wear around the house, her feet are always cold, and she needs a pair to rock with all the athleisure that she rocks, HA.

My sister will be getting the Margot Bootie in Taupe (on sale for $59.96)

These guys are SO CUTE! I LOVE the bit of a heel, with jeans, shorts, dresses, I mean...trying to get a pair for myself RN actually...

I am also going to get two pairs for Justin's parents :). I just asked him the sizes, and his mom (who we call Mo) will get the Chesney in Cinnamon - perfect for just slipping on - $39.95 - and they seem so expensive).

His dad, who we call Po will get the Double Bottom Fleece in Brown ($49.95!) 

Besides that, for Christmas I'll give my friends some gifts like journals, notes and small things...Justin is getting something else, but other than that I am done! :) I keep it easy. and simple and it feels SO GOOD to be done for everyone, to give them something they will love all for under $350 total. 

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EXCITING RIGHT? Holidays, I GOT YOU.

Will keep you posted on the reaction from the fam this holiday. It's so exciting!

Let me know how you'd style your Minnetonka's too, would love to get some inspo from ya!

xo

Krista

*This post is done in partnership with Minnetonka - all opinions are my own.