The Pair of Jeans that Caused an Internet Uproar + Other Fashion Trends your Grandparents Won’t Understand

The article’s title states that your grandparents won’t understand these trends, but lets be honest I, along with many others, don’t really understand them either.

Yesterday, Nordstrom was under fire for selling a pair of intentionally mudded jeans for $425.

Nordstrom’s product description stated that these jeans, “…embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.”  But I want to let you all in on a secret.  I know of a way you can get the exact same look, and trust me you’ll have a lot more fun doing it and it won’t cost you $425.  Put on a pair of your jeans, find your nearest ditch, then roll around in it. Repeat until your jeans are muddy to your desire.  It may cost you a bit of your dignity, but hey you’ll be “in-fashion” and you’ll still have your $425 in the bank!

The same brand was also selling this pair of jeans.  Although their regular retail price was $395, they’re now on sale for $177.

Once again, for this style of jean I can let you in on another secret.  You can get this look for a lot less.  Buy a pair of cheap jeans, then buy white and black paint.  Then roll around in it.  Voila!  I just saved you $200.  Your welcome.

Men’s fashion isn’t the only one jumping on this strange bandwagon.  Women’s fashion this season is filled with ripped clothing and see-through clothing, which questionably defeats the purpose of wearing clothing in the first place.

If you thought those mudded jeans were bad, how do you feel about see-through jeans?

While the internet erupted over the $425 mudded jeans from Nordstrom, I wonder how this $750 ripped Givenchy tee at Nordstrom didn’t get any flack?

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Forever 21

 

Ripped sweaters don’t have to be expensive though.  You can get cheap version from Forever 21.

 

 

 

Dammit!  Why did I throw away all those shirts and sweaters that ripped when I was a kid. Maybe hoarders have the right idea.  You never know when your trash may become a fashion trend, proving that almost anything is possible in 2017!

Note: Although this article may seem critical of these bizarre fashion trends, I just want to be clear that I LOVE weird fashion trends.  In fact, the weirder the better!  And if those mudded jeans were $40 and didn’t have any mud around the crotch area, then they may actually be pretty cool!  As for the see-through jeans, if you can deal with how uncomfortable they are, then why the hell not?  They’re weird and awkward, but then again, “weird and awkward” are two of the best characteristics in fashion…and in people, right?!  As for the very “holy” clothing, I think distressing can look awesome when it’s done right, but sometimes it just looks a little too forced when the rips are overwhelmingly present throughout the garment.

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

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Get Pumped for Spring

Before you go off and buy too many pairs of sandals, don’t forget that there’s nothing a high heel pump can’t solve.  I love these splatter painted pumps because they’re edgier than your typical “classy” pump.  Although I had to add those straps to keep them on my feet, I think the integrity of the shoes remained intact.

Believe it or not, pumps are one of the most versatile items you have in your closet.  They can take you from day to night with a simple outfit change.

 

Pair them with jeans by day and a dress by night.  Make them classy with a button down or make them edgy with a metallic bomber jacket.  The choice is yours.  Here are some of my hot Spring pump picks to shop now:

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Christian Louboutin at Neiman Marcus

Badgley Mischka at Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin at The Outnet

Love,
Molly

All the Nail Polish Shades you Need this Winter

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Neutral nail colors are totally in, but with a minor twist!  December time means holiday parties, a.k.a sequined holiday dresses; Christmas light decorations; and therefore, sparkly nails to match the sparkle all around town.  Whether or not your living in a climate with icicles on your roof and snowflakes on the ground, the holidays are a time when everything should glisten, including your nails.

It only takes three layers of polish to make this happen: your base solid color, the sparkly color on top, and a clear top coat over that to make it all really shine!  It’s always great to have a collection of nail polish to suit a variety of occasions.  For the classy events you need those deep neutral colors, and for everything else all you need this season are your various shades of pink!  Light pink when you’re feeling sexy and elegant, and hot pink when you’re feeling sassy!

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The only thing that should sparkle more than your nails is your shoes!

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Love, 
Molly

The Coziest Sweater Dresses to Scoop up Now

Sweater dresses are one of those hybrid trends that provide the style you want in your daily look, with the comfort you rarely achieve outside of your bed at home. Think of sweater dresses as the closest you can get to wearing a Snuggie in public.

Topshop at Nordstrom

Topshop at Nordstrom

While some sweater dresses are bulky and give you extra space all around (so you can eat a big Thanksgiving meal!), other sweater dresses are more tailored.

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Adrianna Papell at Nordstrom

In the cold Fall/Winter weather, sweater dresses look great when worn with stockings.

BB Dakota at Shopbop

BB Dakota at Shopbop

So when is the best occasion to wear sweater dresses?  Well, if you’re living on the East Coast, sweater dresses are probably a staple in your wardrobe.  Weather you’re heading to class, to work, or out to happy hour sweater dresses solve your problem of wanting to look dressy while staying warm!

If you’re on the West Coast where nine out of ten people live in jeans, a sweater dress is a great way for you to show off your femininity in a dress while keeping your general vibe still “casual and cool.”

You can go as crazy as you want with a sweater dress.  Sometimes a crazy pattern is the way to go because you’re certainly not gonna turn any heads with your safely tucked away cleavage!

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Kenzo

Sweater dresses beg for our creativity.  Combine a layered look sweater dress with a pair of stockings and pumps, and you’ve got a killer look for the office.

Bailey 44 at Nordstrom

Bailey 44 at Nordstrom

It’s important to exercise one caution when buying sweater dresses.  It’s one thing to dress comfy, but it’s another thing to surround yourself in so much fabric that it would take an entire army to find your body.

Sweater dresses can be notoriously “boxy” and take away all the natural shape you have to offer, like that dreidel costume your parents made you wear as a kid.

Despite what people say, a sweater dress can be very sexy, especially if you wear it with a pair of thigh high boots.

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Revolve

Sweater dresses can even show some skin!

Splendid at Nordstrom

Splendid at Nordstrom

If you’re not convinced of the magic of a sweater dress by now, you’ve obviously never experienced snow.  Or you’re a man.

Either way, there are so many sweater dresses to shop, if you weren’t a fan before, you should be one now!

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

 

Shop the Highlights from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

For the enthusiastic fashionista, we all know Black Friday, Christmas, and your Birthday fail in comparison to this lovely time of year.  Yes you guessed it, it’s Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, and it’s happening right now.

Just when you thought you couldn’t add anymore to your wardrobe, you come across sales that are too hard to refuse! I searched long and hard for some of the hottest wardrobe staples you need now!  Searching through the Nordstrom sale is a little bit like walking into a bakery first thing in the morning.  Everything looks so appetizing, why choose only one?

Let’s start with the essentials: jeans and leggings.  No wardrobe is complete without a pair of ripped skinny jeans, shiny leggings, and flare jeans.  Click on any of the images for more details.

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As you’re sitting at home blasting the air conditioning, it might be hard to think about jackets. But as we’re approaching August we know that the Fall is right around the corner.  Why not shop the sales and be prepared.  These two jackets are hip, fun, and will go with anything!

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Major TREND alert: midi dresses!  If you haven’t already jumped on this bandwagon, it’s time to start! Everyone needs a white dress for summer; from low-cut and flirty to a button-up long-sleeve dress, there are so many great midi styles available.  And of course, never forget the classic feminine pink midi that could take you from work to a party, or even a date!  Say “no more” to mini dresses that you have to pull down every two seconds and “hello” to these comfortable and flirty midi’s!

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If you ever want to give your Fitbit a break, wearing a simple and understated designer watch is all you need to amp up your style and sophistication.  Burberry, Kate Spade, you can’t go wrong with either of them!

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Choose your shirts and sweaters wisely.  Sales can be a great time to scrounge up all your basics, but sometimes, it’s more fun to go for statement pieces like an eye-catching color-blocked sweater or the perfect grunge plaid shirt.

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Now for the best part, shoes!  Nothing is more overwhelming than walking through the Nordstrom shoe department. It’s like a kid walking into a candy shop or Disney World.  Add a sale on top of it, and there’s a possibility you may need your inhaler.  Deep breaths, my friends. Here are some of the top picks!

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No outfit is complete without the fancy duds! You know what would really make your new summer hair cut stand out?  A pair of bold, sparkly earrings!  Trendy ear crawlers or colorful chunky earrings should definitely be on your wish list this summer.

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Last but not least, why not update your eyewear.  There are so many show-stopping sunglasses on sale right now.  Looking for a pair with the wow factor?  Try big cat-eye sunglasses.  You can’t go wrong!

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The final phase of shopping the best sale comes in two parts.  First, you will say to yourself, “Okay, now that’s all I’m buying this Summer.”  You might even feel slightly guilty.  Then comes part two, the best part.  You’re out wearing your new duds, snapping pics with friends, reaping all the compliments, and you think to yourself, “I wonder when the Fall line is coming out.”

Love,

J. Molly

 

The Three Dresses you Need this Summer

1. The patterned A-line halter

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2. The white midi: I’ve seen this style in every kind of silhouette and design.  From long sleeved to sleeveless, from plunging V-neck to classy scoop neck, from fitted to flared skirt, take your pick! I like this one because it’s fitted and simple.  Pair it with a chunky colorful necklace or a pair of chandelier earrings and a bright clutch.

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3. The colorful solid fitted dress

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Love,

J. Molly

Summer Trend Alert: Pink

A few weeks ago I went browsing through Nordstrom.  I ended up in the dressing room with five items, four of which where pink.

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My favorite was by far this body-forming dress in the most beautiful shade of bright pink.  The cut is refreshingly modest with sleeves, a high-neck, and a respectable knee-length.

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I tried on a long pink vest, and while it was cute in theory, making a decent outfit out of it seemed a bit difficult!  And while the patterned dress had a slight Diane von Furstenberg thing going for it…it was just too much pattern on me.

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Stick with solid pink, and you’ll be in the clear!

Love,

J. Molly

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale – Up to 40% Off

It’s that great time of year again.  Unlike Christmas, this amazing time of year comes around twice: it’s Nordstrom’s lovely sale.  This gold pearl bracelet will go perfectly with your new white ensemble or your bright colorful summer dress.  Wear this to dress up any outfit!

Kate Spade New York Bracelet

Kate Spade New York Bracelet

Scouring through Nordstrom’s jewelry department can be quite a thrill!  This multi-color chain link necklace could turn any outfit into a statement!

Tory Burch Necklace

Tory Burch Necklace

Although these brown booties aren’t as wild as most of the shoes you’ll see featured on Molly’s Runway, these boots will add a sophisticated touch to a pair of jeans or a slim-fitting cocktail dress.

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Nina Originals

Now why should the zipper on your jeans or your leather moto jacket be the only zipper in your look?  These Naughty Monkey pumps unzip the perfect amount of glitter and glam, and will add a chic, elegant rocker vibe to any look.

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Naughty Monkey

Check out the Nordstrom site to find more cool items on sale!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Sales: Hottest Finds

Looking to add a few new items to your wardrobe for summer? This weekend’s the time to do it because many retailers are hosting their Memorial Day weekend sale.  I’ve surfed all the hotspots to find some chic items on sale.

ShopBop

Shopbop is currently running a 70% off sale.  I scoured through to find this hot pink zipper midi dress.  Originally $198.00 and now $138.00, it’s time to make a purchase.  If you’re not into pink, this dress also comes in black, blue, and white.

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Next on the list is a blush pink faux leather jacket from Shopbop. It was originally $95.00 and now it is $47.50.  This jacket would look great worn with a casual top and pair of jeans or worn with a dress.  Jazz up the look with high heels and and chunky necklace, or play it down with your favorite basic pieces and a pair of flats.

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Nordstrom

Nordstrom is running a sale of up to 40% off until May 31st.  If you’re a Diane von Furstenberg fan like me, check out this black silk dress with cheetah print insets.  Originally $498.00 and now $298.80, this dress will have you looking classy and chic in no time!

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Add a little color to your wardrobe with these stretch skinny cotton ankle pants from Nordstrom.  From $114.00 to $68.40, you save 40% on these light summer pants.  They come in navy, grey, white, and beige as well, but my favorite is obviously the pink!

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Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal’s Memorial Day sale lets us take 40% off selected styles.  I’m always afraid when I see “selected styles” because usually that means the worst reject styles that nobody wants anyways, but this time, Nasty Gal has given us a selection of 1,400 different styles to choose from in this sale! Woo!

Here’s a pair of cropped and ripped black skinny jeans.  For a limited time take 40% off $118.00.

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Last but definitely not least, we have a dazzling light pink strapless midi dress.  Take 40% off $178.00 for this sexy feminine dress.  Throw a blazer on it for a professional day time look, and wear it on its own for an evening look.

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Love,

J. Molly

Outfit of the Day

Today’s look was inspired by my nostalgic feeling to re-embrace my history with over-the-top high heel shoes.

Jeffrey Campbell Booties from Nordstrom

Jeffrey Campbell Booties from Nordstrom

With party shoes on the bottom, I kept my outfit classy and simple on top.

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This Spring add some fun to your look with a punch of color, a touch of prints, and flirty flared skirt.

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Happy Friday!

Love,

J. Molly

 

How To Keep White Shoes Clean

Haha, the title’s an oxymoron.  You can’t!

But here’s why you shouldn’t care.  This season white is everywhere.  From tops, to pants, to dresses, and down to your shoes, the color of purity is key.

Shoes will inevitably get dirty or scuffed-up the more you wear them, and yes these marks are easier to see on white fabric, but white shoes have their time and place.  These Giuseppe Zanotti’s would look devilishly good with a pair of white skinny jeans to wear to the bar.

Giuseppe Zanotti at Yoox ($538.00)

Giuseppe Zanotti at Yoox ($538.00)

Add a little sense of lightness to your look with these feather Jeffrey Campbell shoes.

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

If you’re dressing up for the evening, add a little bit of sparkle with these rhinestone peep-toe pumps from Nordstrom.

Nordstrom ($129.95)

Nordstrom ($129.95)

White shoes will look great paired with a pair of white jeans, a summer flare dress, or even something as casual as blue jean overalls.  Avoid puddles and dirt if possible, but other than that, it’s time to give your white shoes some street time.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Your Fall Fashion Guide

1. Knee-length loose fitting silky skirt – try a pattern that boasts an infusion of color.

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Nordstrom

2. Reverse manicures. Try pink as your base and black as your tip color. Add some silver chips on the tips of your nails over the black for some extra intrigue.

3. Curled hair. I flitted into the straight hair pool this summer, but curls are definitely the better way to go.

4. Get that Latino edge by adding big gold hoop earrings to shine through under your luscious curls.

5. Short black boots with hardware.

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Bebe

Love,

J. Molly