Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ripped and Torn

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A couple years after graduating from college, I decided to donate all my distressed jeans. I didn’t find them attractive anymore. However, I did keep one pair because they fit me so well. While going through my closet this weekend, I rediscovered them. I thought it would be fun to put them on and reliving my youth =) They still fit me quite well. To offset the casualness, I layered a button down shirt under a sweater and finished off the look with a belt. Readers, what are your thoughts on ripped jeans and how old is too old to wear them =)?

What I am wearing:
Denim: Ruehl *the brand is no longer available* (buy similar)
Chambray shirt: Hollister *old* (buy similar)
Sweater: H&M - size XS (buy similar)
Boots: Steve Madden (buy similar)
Purse: Burberry smoked check satchel in tan
Necklace: c/o LYLIF (enter my giveaway for this necklace here)

Enjoy your Sunday!



Cute! I love ripped jeans still!


I think the ripped jeans look great on you, Sidney! And I don't think you're too old to wear them either (not that you are even CLOSE to being old!) :) Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

The Tiny Heart

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i dont think there's an age where you can wear them! you paired them beautifully.


love the boots.

Really Petite

You are too adorable and I love your hair up in a bun!


They still look fabulous on you! Being a Mom has not altered your figure at all - I'm envious! :D You are far from being too old for ripped jeans. I think as long as they fit and look good, who's to say there's an age to stop?


I still like the ripped jeans look but I haven't worn mine for years now either. I'm struggling with the age thing and I also have come to love skinny jeans so much that I don't ever want to wear my flare leg pants because I feel like the make me look shorter.


Hmm... maybe mid-40s is too old? I don't know. If you pair it with something toned down, like what you did, I don't see why it can't work at any age. Also, I'm not sure how old you are, but I'm 29, and I don't EVER worry about whether or not I'm too old for something. Maybe it's because I don't have kids.


As long as you can carry it off.. I dont think age has to do something with it.. You look good!


Lol...I don't know how old is too old but I've been wanting a pair myself! Love the outfit you put together around them :)


I'm 32 and I own 2 pairs of ripped jeans. I only wear them in the summer on weekends. Maybe when I'm over 35 I'll stop wearing them. =)

just tututiny

Fashion knows no age =) They look great on you my dear! Distressed jeans are a comfy look that anyone can sport while on vaca or just lounging around. I draw the line at distressed minis and cropped shirt though - for me at least! My muffin top and love handles can't handle it!

Lisa Ng

As long as they fit and you aren't wearing them to work, rock the distressed jean!


I had the same question a few months ago, but told myself, "what the heck, life's too short! if I want to wear distressed jeans I will" lol. I'm glad you saved this pair -- looks so comfy!

Ashley @ Apparel Addiction

I'm still in college, so I love distressed jeans, but I think anyone can wear them, as long as they dress them up to be more age-appropriate!

Love and Company

Didn't think Chambray and denim would look good together.
Your pairing looks amazing!


Lisa - respect the shoes

I'm down with the distressed jeans for a nice casual look as long as they are not "too distressed." I think those jeans would be great rolled up for the warmer months too!


so well put together <3

Sweet Little Stuff

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I dont think I own any at the moment since all my old ones are way way wayyyy too small for me. I was a tiny girl in college lol I wont mind having a couple to run errands though. I would still wear them!


There's no outfit I love more than a dressed up pair of broken in/ripped jeans! You look amazing (one of my favorites from you)!


As usual, you look really nice! I own three chambray shirts yet I rarely wear any of them because I'm not sure how to pair them properly and make it work for me. You are totally rocking this look!

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