Monday, July 21, 2014

How to Wear Distressed Jeans to Work

Marc-Jacobs-Baroque

Current-Elliott-Jeans

Current-Elliott-Fling-Jeans

BaubleBar-Bracelets

Zara-Pearl-Choker

Kurt-Geiger-Britton

Top: Theory, similar
Necklace: Zara
Purse: Marc Jacobs, similar
Bracelets: Baublebar (here, sold out), C. Wonder, similar
Earrings: Baublebar (here, sold out, similar) - I combined the two pairs

I hope you had a great weekend!  My weekend was full of family celebrations as my Aunt and Uncle renewed their vows after 50 years of marriage.  Given that they have both had very serious health issues over the past year, this celebration had a lot of extra significance and I was so happy to be there to celebrate with them.  It really put the importance of family and making time for family into perspective.  

I wore this outfit last week when I went to a book signing for one of my favorite authors, Emily Giffin (here).  I forgot my camera (#badblogger) so I don't have any non-Instagram pictures to show.  If it makes you feel any better, I also forgot the book I wanted her to sign...  I told you it was a crazy week at work!  

I love these jeans and live in them on the weekend.  I've wanted to make them a little more office appropriate for a while. This dressy, structured top and black pumps were perfect to make these jeans less casual and more appropriate for the office.  I also took a black blazer to the office in case of any impromptu meetings.  Given the reception these jeans got, I think they will be making many more appearances at the office.

Note: I work in a very fashion forward environment.

Have a great day!
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65 comments:

  1. I love Emily Giffin I need to get her latest book I usually read them as soon as they come out. I've never worn distressed jeans to work before, I might give it a try you look so polished and well put together. If you get the chance, please share your amazing post on my link-up today.

    xo
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  2. I love this!
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  3. I love this post!! We are allowed to wear jeans on Friday and I am going to keep this simple and chic look in mind :) Happy Monday!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  4. Great relaxed look. Amazing how the right shoes and accessories can elevate a distressed jeans. You look amazing!
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  5. Actually your outfit would rock in several laid-back office jobs in Europe. I love your jeans. I am especially in love with the necklace and those killer pumps, WOW NICOLE!!

    P.S. You can still link up an Outfit with me. You have until tomorrow. If you do please include a link back to my blog. Thanks.

    Have a great new week! Ada. =)

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  6. Super modern and chic!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  7. What a sweet ceremony! I would have been bawling my eyes out! Love the basic pieces with the boyfriend jeans, and those shoes! love!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. This look is office-casual done right. Loving the boyfriends and those gorgeous heels! ;-)

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  9. Congratulations to your Aunt and Uncle, 50 years is amazing! You really nailed this look, it's the perfect balance of polished and dressed down!

    prosecco in the park

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  10. Just found your blog via pinterest, love it! I posted an almost identical outfit earlier this month- great minds think alike ;)

    xoxo
    jenna @ sincerely jenna marie

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  11. I am loving those jeans! I have been looking for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans, theses are fabulous!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
    Facebook//Twitter//Instagram // Bloglovin

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  12. Love cuffed jeans and heels... one of the best combinations ever!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  13. Cute jeans! Love the cuffs.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  14. the jeans look so cute with the heels!

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  15. Perfect for the office!! And those heels- WOW! Amazing!! Office chic -- check!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  16. I love how you dressed up these distressed jeans with the structured top and heels. You definitely made them more work appropriate. Love that bag too! How amazing that your aunt and uncle have been married for 50 years! They are truly blessed to have each other. ~Cynthia

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  17. I also work in a very "relaxed" place, but I think you did a great job dressing them up for an office environment.

    Natalia

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  18. I am in love with those jeans, they look perfect on you!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  19. I am ready to wear some jeans too Nicole, but it is too hot here in Charlotte. Love the distressed denim on you, the black heels and then that really cool necklace. Looks great
    from the link up, jess
    please stop by
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  20. Omgsh 50 years--how special and romantic :) And you are looking fab city girl! I LOVE that large pearl necklace!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  21. I want your shoes!! I think heels are a must with distressed jeans to make them more dressed up.

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  22. Those jeans are killer. Oh and that necklace? Perfect.

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  23. Nicole, that purse is perfection with your outfit. I think I need some cobalt accessories in my life! Boyfriend jeans and heels is one of my favorite combos. You look fantastic! So neat to celebrate 50 years of marriage in your family. I just love that!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  24. Love those shoes, I would break my neck in those!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  25. I just love that quilted bag!! And seriously, your jewels and accessories never cease to impress me, I really need to take some accessorizing tips from you!

    Jessie at www.BlushandBlonde.com

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  26. I love your little disclaimer at the bottom! I wear jeans to work on Friday usually, but technically they can't have rips in them. BUT, I could totally do something similar with a boyfriend jean. You look great, Nicole!

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  27. Loving this outfit and your accessories are amazing, but SO in love with your shoes. The heel detailing is beautiful.

    xx 365hangers

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  28. You've styled your distressed jeans perfectly for work. Personally I don't think I could walk in such high heels but I do love them, they look great with your jeans as they contrast with the casualness of the jeans.

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  29. Sounds like a great weekend :) I love your fun bag!! Such an amazing color.

    xo,
    Angela

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  30. This combo is one of my favorites. Jeans and a simple black top looks so classic and chic!
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  31. 50 years of marriage is a huge milestone, and I'm glad you got to share it with your aunt and uncle. Also, Emily Giffin is a favorite author of mine, as well as an inspiration since she's a lawyer turned writer (i.e.: my dream)!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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  32. I love how you styled these jeans! Heels make it look more professional!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  33. The heels and necklace are a good complement to the distressed jeans. Great look!
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  34. I love the way you dressed them up. The bag is super gorgeous and I just adore the heels.

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  35. Love the distressed denim and the way you dressed them up is so chic!
    Xo
    Brittany Blake
    Accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  36. Love distressed denim! Such a cute look. I can't believe you met Emily Giffin. Love her! She is one of my favorite authors! At least you have instagram pics!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  37. What a cute pic of you and Emily on IG! I just read my first book by her over the 4th of July. And of course, I love your classy outfit here with so many fun details in the shoes & accessories.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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  38. I love those jeans. Very cute outfit!!!

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  39. Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors! So neat that you went to her book signing!

    The dressed up jeans look fabulous with those killer heels!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  40. Love your Marc Jacobs bag! Very cute look! Stopping by from the Trend Linkup!

    Xo Jana

    www.janastyleblog.com

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  41. Perfect casual chic work look, gorgeous!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  42. Loving how you styled your distressed denim! You look amazing!!

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.com
    Kristin xx

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  43. I always love a dressed up pair of jeans!! Wish I could wear jeans to work but I work at a bank :/ You look beautiful!
    Visiting from the link-up!
    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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  44. pretty as always Nicole! this really is the perfect distressed for work! love how casual yet well put together the whole look is! :)

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

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  45. Great look! I love ripped denim!
    xx
    http://www.whatsashawears.com

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  46. wow!! I am totally obsessing over that heel!!! so sick!! lovin the pearl necklace and pop of blue!!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.NorthernLights-SouthernBelles.com

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  47. That is awesome you can wear those to work! I work in a casual environment, but I don't think I could get away with distressed jeans, which is too bad! I love them on you, they are the perfect amount of distressed!

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  48. Oh I wish I could wear my distressed denims to the office ... Love the cobalt bag btw, gorgeous!!

    X Diana

    www.thecolecollection.com

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  49. Those boyfriend jeans look so comfy and you styled them so they are def office appropriate! I am in search for my next pair of boyfriend jeans. Aren't they the most comfortable things in the world?!?

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  50. There's nothing like a simple tee, jeans and heels...you look great! BTW...I just dyed my hair and think we have similar colors now...lol...i just realized it...but mine is more of a darker red...I guess you were subliminally inspiring me :)

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  51. Love this outfit! That bag is so cute. Thanks for stopping by my page.

    Kimberly
    Mascaramelodies.com

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  52. wow 50 years! Happy anniversary to them. I wish them well, especially since this was especially meaningful with the other issues. =)

    Love how you styled these jeans.

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  53. There is something so sexy about black pumps and destroyed jeans! Love it! I was so excited to see your met Emily Giffin, she's one of my favorites too! Who cares if you didn't have your camera or the book, you have an insta pic and that's just as good!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  54. Oh man, I haven't read a book since I started blogging. That sounds so sad! I think I've read 3-4 of her books and loved them all! So cool you got to meet her, but boo you forgot the book! And this look is great - those heels are killer!! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  55. your heels !!!! dying! And I love the new trendy choker necklace!

    xo. maggie
    Moda & the Mar

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  56. such a great look to wear on a dress down Friday. Love your necklace.
    xo,
    yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  57. Absolutely great, sexy shoes:o) Love them!!
    xoxo Kirsten

    http://thedressbakery.blogspot.com

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  58. Hi Nicole! Love this outfit so much! I have this same Zara necklace and have been wearing it like crazy all summer. I wanted to go to that Emily giffin event and couldn't make it! boo. hope it was fun!!! xo


     TiffanyStyleBlog.com

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  59. loving your heels!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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  60. Great chic ensemble. I especially like the accessories you chose.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  61. Hold the phone - those shoes. Whoa!

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  62. Gorgeous look! :)


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