My 5 Favorite Jeans Under $100

It’s no secret that I love a good pair of jeans. I love them in any season and will wear them with sneakers, boots, heels, t-shirts, button ups, literally everything! They are the ultimate staple in any wardrobe. But finding a high quality pair of jeans that are actually flattering on you and won’t break your bank, can be a bit of a challenge.

I feel like I’ve gotten hundreds of pairs of jeans over the years and have seen it all. The good, the bad, and the fugly. Along my journey for the perfect jeans I’ve come across some real winners that were able to reign supreme amongst the rest. Jeans so good that I’ve actually repurchased a few. And the best part is, they’re all under $100!!

So come along as I guide you through this journey to your next favorite pair of jeans!

 

  1. “Mom” Jeans

Okay, I know the name is misleading! But there is a lot of flattering features to be said about Mom jeans. I particularly love them because they are suuuuper high waisted, which gives me the illusion of having legs for days, when I am actually only 5’2. They also are pretty structured which means they hug my legs (and booty) to give my a super slim figure. I bought them in 3 colors and am obsessed! These also come in petite and tall. Shop these jeans from ASOS $56

 

2. Black Skinnys

I cannot stress enough how important it is to a have a good pair of black skinny jeans. I don’t think I wear anything in my closet more than my black skinnys. They are the perfect day to night option and I gaurentee they go with everything you already own. My two favorite pairs are these high waisted pair from ASOS $50, and these ripped super stretchy pair from Topshop $75.

 

3. Grey Skinnys

If its variety you want, don’t look passed grey. They, like black, go with just about anything, but also add a bit of edge to your look. Especially this pair with the ripped knee. I think this shade of grey pairs especially nicely with nudes and neutral tones, which are my current faves. This pair is also very high waisted and has a lot of stretch to it for a flattering, yet comfortable fit. Shop these grey skinnnys from Topshop $75

 

4. Stretchy Skinnys

Whether you’re traveling all day, or just want to eat a meal in peace, it’s always nice to have a little stretch in your skinnys amirite? These two pairs from Zara have been my absolute favorites and have lasted me over 2 years. I have repurchased them in several different colors because they’re just that good. They are so comfortable that I could (and have) sleep in these jeans. They do run a little long though, so if you’re petite you may need to get them hemmed or just cuff them like I do. Shop these jeggings from Zara $39, and these stretch jeans from Zara $49.

 

5. Ripped Hem

Ripped hem jeans are all the rage right now. They are such a statement piece and are a great addition to freshen up your wardrobe. I have several pairs that I love, but two in particular are these skinnys with a ripped hem and these flares with a more dramatic frayed hem. Both are great options to wear with heels or booties, which make them perfect for fall!

Shop these ripped hem skinny jeans $16 , and these flared frayed hem jeans $20

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Rompers, Stripes, and Ruffles, Oh My!

When it comes to the top summer trends, rompers, stripes, and ruffles definitely are at the top of the list, and I can’t get enough. This Moon River romper is one of my favorites, since it’s literally 3 trends in 1, making it the ultimate summer look.

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Choker + Necklace by Maggie Villamaria

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Shop My Favorite Two Piece Sets

Two piece sets are so not just for the pool. I’ve been growing my collection of two piece sets for a while now and have found that they are the perfect solution for someone who gets bored easily with the same old outfits in their closet (ME!). If you’re anything like me, you get a new outfit, LOVE it, wear it out a couple times, snap a few photos in it, then, well.. you’re over it and on the hunt for your next new outfit. The cool thing about two piece sets is while they look absolutely adorable worn together, they can be mixed and matched with other pieces in your closet (white tee, jeans, cardigans..) and worn over and over again in completely new ways, and have you feeling like you just bought an entirely new outfit (without hurting your wallet). This also makes two pieces sets a great option for traveling! As I make my way into adulthood (ew) I’m making it a point to try to be more responsible with my shopping habits and am trying to select pieces that I can wear in multiple ways and situations and have found that two piece sets are definitely the way to go.

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The Neely and Chloe Airstream Tour

The new it girls have arrived, and they’ve brought handbags! Neely and Chloe, who? Burch, as in Tory. The creators of the Neely and Chloe are actually nieces of the fabulous, Tory Burch. Neely and Chloe features beautifully made handbags, shoes, and accessories.  The brand offers a variety of different handbags from leather to suede to canvas available in fun pops of color. Neely and Chloe also offers customization, including gold foil monogramming and ornaments, which can be added to any bag to truly make it your own.

Neely and Chloe sent me over the grey  suede Saddle Bag and I am absolutely obsessed with it! It’s the perfect size with an adjustable crossbody strap, which I, at 5’2, def appreciate. This is also a perfect bag to transition into the fall and winter months. I also added one of their leather tassels to my bag for a fun pop of color.

Click here to shop the Saddle bag, available in 3 different colors.

 

To kick off the launch of this new brand, Neely and Chloe hit the road in a vintage airstream turned pop up shop to promote the collection, so when they arrived in San Antonio at The Shops at La Cantera, I had to check it out. The adorable airstream included the entire collection along with the monogramming equipment and is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. They will be in between Grimaldi’s and Vera Bradley at The Shops at La Cantera today Saturday July 22 until 9pm.

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Tropical Vibes

As we all know, I live in the great state of Texas. One thing that is not so great about it however, are the outrageously hot summers. We are well into the hottest season of the year and with no end in sight, even the thought of dressing up can send us into immediate heat stroke. The key to surviving Texas summers are selecting light, breathable clothing options (but obviously cute too!), which is why these wide leg pants from Free People + this super light tank = a win! I paired the trendy/functional outfit with a platform espadrille, and super fun (yet not practical) yellow lens aviators. I topped my look off layering a couple gold chokers and added a chevron print Gucci handbag to add an unexpected element to the already semi-whimsical look. Even though we’re in Texas, this look gave me total tropical vibes and transported me to the jungles of Tulum or the beaches of Miami.

How do you beat the Texas heat? What are some of your go to summer styles? Let me know in the comments below.

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That Romper Tho!

Who doesn’t love a lightweight flowy romper tho? Honestly I’ve been all about simplicity this summer, especially since I now have a 3 month old pup who has completely taken over my morning routine.

Rompers and statement earrings have basically been my summer uniform. It’s the perfect look for the trendy girl on the go and I’m obsessed!

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Gingham All Summer

Gingham has been one of the hottest trends of the season and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! From tops, to skirts, to dresses, pants, and even swimsuits, gingham continues to be the perfect print to make a statement that takes your outfit to the next level. What’s cool about gingham is that it’s bold enough on it’s own but not too bold to mix and match with other prints and colors. I styled my bell sleeve gingham top with black skinny jeans and a statement sandal for a casual chic look. But a simple gingham top can go with pretty much anything. Gingham is a trend you’ll wear over and over this season. How do you feel about gingham and what’s your favorite way to wear it? Let me know in the comments below!

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Coachella 2017 Recap + Video

Another Coachella has come and gone, and it was nothing short of amazing! As you all know I have such a deep love for this event. There’s just something so magical about being in this beautiful place surrounded by desert, mountains, palm trees, and incredible live music (..er and about 20million people). It’s probably one of the only times in my life I don’t mind the massive crowds because the vibes are just so fun. Everyone is looking to have the time of their lives, and this is the place to make that happen.

For the second year in a row I stayed at the beautiful Safari tents at Coachella, which means my squad and I got to arrive at the festival grounds Thursday, before the festival even started. The hype was real. We were beyond excited to check in to our luxurious Safari tent and glamp it up. Don’t let the word ‘tent’ fool you. The Safari tents at Chella are spacious, air conditioned, fully furnished with two double beds, seating areas, full length mirrors, and a mini fridge. Better than a lot of hotels, actually. They also have community bathrooms, showers, and a sick lounge area where they have a live dj everyday, a full bar, and serve complimentary breakfast, snacks, and dinner. They even have comfy seating areas and a huge TV where they live stream all the performances at Coachella, you know, in case you came all the way to the festival but would rather watch it on a screen (HA!). Being a Safari guest means you also have access to a ton of perks like a 24/7 concierge service, complementary massages in the Spa Yurt and daily morning yoga classes, golf cart drivers to take us directly to each stage (and backstage), access to the VIP area, VIP Rose Garden, the even more exclusive Artist Lounge, and an up close viewing area at all the stages.

In addition to staying at the luxurious Safari campgrounds we also attended several Coachella parties over the weekend including the Young Turks party at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This event had live performances from Jamie XX, Four Tet, Sampha, and more. It took place in an hangar with historic aircrafts, which was such a unique experience. We also attended the Day Club pool party at the Hilton Palm Springs. This was our second time attending this party. It’s always such a good time with live Dj sets from big names such as Skrillex, and Dillon Fancis, vendors, such as L’Oreal, handing out free swag, and bars serving up cold drinks in a coconut (because everything tastes better from a coconut).

When we finally ventured out to the festival, it was just as amazing as I remembered. The festival grounds were even bigger this year than previous years with new art instillations, 100s of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and of course the many stages of Coachella. There were also a number of air conditioned sponsored tents, such as the Heineken tent, H&M tent, and my favorite, the Sephora tent, which offered complimentary makeup touch ups, flash tats, body gems, a fragrance bar, and a braid bar by Ouai haircare.

The ferris wheel is also a must at Coachella in order to get the full view of the festival grounds.  It got a little update this year too, with much needed air conditioning added to each cart. The view is totally worth the $10 ticket and waiting in line, trust me.

One of my favorite parts of Coachella is, of course, the outfits! I am obsessed with the fashion culture of Coachella and getting to dress up in these edgy, bohochic looks is reason enough to attend. It’s not everyday that you’ll find me in fringe, leather, and mesh with glitter in my hair (all at once), but it is 100% acceptable and very much expected at Chella. Coachella fashion has become such a culture of it’s own that the festival looks more like a runway for bloggers, celebrities, and fashionistas to showcase their #coachellastyle. It’s so interesting to see what everyone is wearing at the festival and is often reported on more than the actual performances. I’m not gonna lie, my friends and I had just as much fun getting dressed each day, putting so much thought and intention into every detail of our outfits, than we did at the concert, itself.

Let’s not forget the reason we all go to Coachella, the music! We were so lucky to be front row in the Artist Viewing area to see all of our favorite artists, including Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, Porter Robinson & Madeon, NAO, Dillon Francis, Galantis, Bon Iver, and Local Natives. Each performance was absolutely incredible. It’s very clear that the artists are just as excited to be there as the fans are, so the energy is just amazing.

Being in the Artist Lounge, meant we also were in the presence of all of the performers of Coachella, as well as the celebrities who attended. A few stars we encountered over the weekend included Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, G-Eazy, DJ Khalid, Porter Robinson, Shay Mitchell, Carmen Electra, NAV, Wiz Kahlifa, and Gigi Hadid #starstuck It’s so exciting to see these celebs up close in person, and most of them are so nice and love taking photos with fans.

If you followed me on Snapchat (@chicintheHOT) and Instagram (@chicintheheartoftexas) than you saw my stories and got a BTS experience of my epic weekend, but ICYMI, I created a flipgram highlighting some of my favorite moments that you can watch down below.

Until next year, Coachella!

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Coachella 2017 Outfit Inspo Video!

We’re only 1 week away from weekend 1 of Coachella! So I’ve teamed up with Janai Cantua to create this little sneak peek of a few outfits I’ll be wearing next weekend at chella to give you a little outfit inspo of your own!

Also check out this blog post to shop some of my favorite Coachella 2017 trends.

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XOXO

 

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Top 10 Coachella Trends 2017

It’s that time of the year again… COACHELLA! And I’ve got all the boho, gypsy, free spirit festival feels. This will be my second time attending the Coachella Music Festival, but before I pack my bags and head to Palm Springs, I’m sharing my 10 favorite trends that I’ll be wearing this year and where you can shop them. So even if you’re not going to ‘chella this year, you’ll definitely still want to wear these trends all season long. Trust.

 

1. Rompers

They make really it hard to go to the bathroom in but we don’t care because ROMPERS! SO CUTE! Honestly though, who doesn’t love a good romper? They’re cute, comfy and come in sooo many flattering colors and styles, which makes them the perfect option for dancing the night away in at Coachella!

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2. Fringe Jackets + Kimonos

Because Coachella and fringe literally go hand in hand, amirite? Kimonos are perfect for layering over a tank or bodysuit to add a little extra something to your look. And don’t forget to bring a jacket for those chilly desert nights! These fringe jackets are sure to give you major hippie vibes. Peace out.

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3. Bodysuits + Bralettes

No need to fuss with the drama of tucking in a bulky top, just wear a bodysuit!  Bodysuits are key in achieving a slimming figure in those itty bitty shorts you’ll be wearing at Coachella. Will you feel like you’re wearing a swimsuit? Kinda. Will you have to take the whole thing off to go to the bathroom? Maybe (some bodysuits have snaps at the bottom, thank God) but again, who cares? You’ll look amazing pairing bodysuits with shorts, skirts, and pants. And obviously, you’ll want to layer a cute bralette under all your bodysuits and tops. Or pair one with high waisted shorts and throw on a kimono for a sexy festival look!

Shop My Favorite Bodysuits + Bralettes Here

4. Denim

Denim is a must for Coachella. Whether its those itty bitty shorts, a trendy denim skirt, a jacket for those chilly nights, or an off the shoulder top or dress, you can never go wrong with denim. Embroidered denim is also a cool way to add some style to your basic denim look.

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5. Black + Silver Ankle Boots

Okay so here’s the deal with footwear at Coachella. While cute strappy sandals or a nice white sneaker may seem like a great idea, it’s wayyyy too crowded and dusty for that, so unless you don’t mind getting stepped on, or your shoes/feet getting hella dirty, I’m going to suggest you go in another direction. ANKLE BOOTS! Black ankle boots have always been my favorite, because they literally go with everything! This year I’m loving my black ankle boots with silver hardware detailing because I think it gives them just the right amount of edge. Perfect for you ‘chella look!

Shop My Favorite Black + Silver Ankle Boots Here

6. Embroidered Hangbags

Can we just take a minute to appreciate the detail in these embroidered handbags right here? Embroidery has definitely been dominating the fashion world lately and has been seen on everything from denim shorts to leather jackets to shoes and obviously handbags. These eye catching handbags are perfect for dressing up any look and the floral detailing matches perfectly to your flower crown, honey. Slayy!

Shop My Favorite Embroidered Bags Here

7. Colorful Sunnies

Colorful sunnies are the hottest trend in eyewear right now. Whether you like ’em big, small, round, cat eye, you’ll be sure to find them in colors that pop. These sunnies are such a fun way to add a little flair to your look this spring. Plus, the color blocked lenses are perfect to wear at night when you wanna look cute but would still like to see whee you’re going.

Shop My Favorite Colorful Sunnies Here

8. Unique Bandanas

The dust storms at Coachella are rough, yall. Bandanas are necessary if you’d like to continue to breathe throughout the weekend. I, personally am tired of the same old boring bandanas, they honestly remind me of the rodeo at this point, which is nice and all, but not my vibe for ‘chella. Instead I’m opting for some fun new patterns and even some designer bandana scarves to protect my little lungs from getting full of dust and dirt. OH, and to look cute too, obvs!

Shop My Favorite Bananas Here

9. Chain Chokers + Layered Necklaces

I’m swapping out all my thick black and velvet chokers for these trendy chains which are perfect for the warmer seasons, and trust me it gets HOT in Palm Springs. What’s cool about these chain chokers is that they are so thin and dainty and can be layered to create a unique look and elongate your neckline. I’m also really loving the layered long chain look to wear with deep V tops, bodysuits, and even swimwear.

Shop My Favorite Chain Chokers + Layered Necklaces Here

10. Fun Festival Accessories

Because where else am I going to wear flowers crowns, cat ears, and glitter in my hair? These festival accessories are a bit too wild and crazy for my everyday life but at Coachella, anything goes. When in Rome..

Shop My Favorite Fun Festival Accessories Here

Are you going to Coachella or any other music festival this year? What’s your favorite trend to rock at music festivals? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to follow me on Insatgram (@chicintheheartoftexas) and Snapchat (@chicintheHOT) as I get ready to head out to Coachella!

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