Showing posts with label Jeans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jeans. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Focus on #Fashion! All things Green!

Just needed a little break from focusing on 'Frankenstorm Sandy', for the past two years Mother Nature has been very angry on Halloween! Hope all my fellow East Coasters now have power back!

Thought I'd make this a Fall Fashion Focus Wordless Wednesday!

How I styled it:

Jacket: Wilson's Leather Green Scuba Jacket w/ Knit Inset, Bag: Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote in Kelly Green (this color isn't available now so I linked you to the Dylan in the color 'gunmetal' instead), Boots: Emu Australia Dalwood Hi Boot in Black, Jeans: BeijaFlor Bootcut 'Jennifer' Jean

Even the sunglasses are green! Yes I wear my sunglasses at  night! ;)
These were taken during Vapiano's 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash, if you missed my recap coverage, click HERE!

Fellow Bloggers, feel free to link up your Wordless Wednesday Posts by leaving them as a comment below!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterfly!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a compensated post, no monetary compensation has been received to share this style post! The brands featured are brands we regularly work with and items featured were sent to us at various points for editorial consideration and some have been featured in previous posts.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kardashian Kollection for @searsStyle during New York Fashion Week! #NYFW12

TGIF Butterflies! How did you all make out during Fashion Night Out last night? What are your highlights, best deals, and favorite scores?

I survived Fashion Night Out and got the chance to attend a special Bloggers Brunch today hosted by SearsStyle at Bagatelle Bistro in New York City!

For the most part I have always had a love/hate relationship with Fashion week, it's a non-stop event marathon, which on a good day can be exhausting, (the tired feet is the HATE part), but I love getting sneak peeks of Fashion Trends (definitely the LOVE part). I really love events where the Fashion that is presented is actually feasible and wearable, and I don't just mean budget wise. While some Fashions are very beautiful, not many are actually 'do-able' for most people in their day-to-day lives straight off the runway. I like Fashion that's approachable, I want to add pieces to my collection that I can wear to work, that make sense for events, and then even on weekends when I can be more casual, I still want style!

So when I received the event invite from SearsStyle I was definitely excited, I can't think of any city I have visited that I couldn't find a Sears, and I have one very close to home as well. While Sears is probably  the first name in mind when you are appliance shopping, or you may even think of them for your Automotive needs, they might not have been the first name that came to mind when clothes fashion shopping, but hopefully they will be now!

Much like Missoni for Target, where snagging exclusive pieces had them selling out in stores and on-line, Sears Style is hoping to achieve similar results with the Kardashian Kollection for Sears. Like the Missoni for Target collection, the Kardashian Kollection will also offer exclusive pieces that can only be found at Sears! The collection was designed by the Kardashian Sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney in conjunction with Jupi Corporation.

In fact the keynote speaker at the Brunch was Fashion Designer and Jupi Corporation President, Bruno Schiavi!

Here are some pictures of the Fashions:

I am totally digging the zig zag dress paired with that eye catching red handbag, how about you? Not sure if you can read the signs, the left side are Kardashian Kollection and the right side is Covington!

Had to get a closer shot of the dress and red handbag, under sunlight I see this dress truly requires a good slip! :)

If you are getting the strong feeling that Black, White and RED are my favorite color combos, you are RIGHT!

One of the event highlights? The Denim Bar, we got to go home with the Jeans of OUR choice from a very wide assortment!

The Jeans on the very left are fully REVERSIBLE, with animal print on one side and an indigo denim on the other side. BRILLIANT! If you love to travel but hate carrying tons of stuff, these are a lifesaver!

Don't you just love the denim in COLOR? I wish the red had been available in my size, I would have JUMPED on them for sure!

This shot of my Bloody Mary Cocktail taken at Bagatelle Restaurant was shot with my iPod, the ones above with my Kodak Camera!

I was awesomely surprised to finally find a great Bloody Mary Cocktail in the City as the best one I've tasted so far was at The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, this one is just as good and WAY closer to home. By the way, the food, cocktails and service were wonderful at Bagatelle!

My Take:

The Kardashian Sisters understand how to design for Women with Curves, and the fact that they put this collection in Sears Stores makes it super affordable and accessible, it's a stylish collection that is well designed and works well no matter what your style, they also have a collection of handbags and accessories as well as bedding and items for home.

I may not be able to take you all to events with me, but hopefully via photos you can see the great events I get to attend through my eyes! Once Fashion Week is over, I'm really going to need a NAP! :)

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @searsStyle on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @BagatelleNYC on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Kardashianpedia on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Kardashian Kollection on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like SearsStyle on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like BagatelleNYC on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Fashion Designer and Jupi Corporation President Bruno Schiavi on Facebook too!

**Don't forget to let them know you saw them featured on Ascending Butterfly!**

Have a wonderful weekend Butterflies, and Happy Fashion Week New York City too!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been received in exchange for my event recap! I will admit to being well fed and taking home a pair of jeans! (What's New York Fashion Week without Swag right?) ;)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stuff her stocking with Jeans she'll LOVE - Beija Flor Jeans! Eco Chic Denim!

For most of us ladies, regardless of our size, we tend to dread shopping for Jeans and swimsuits. Yes we love denim, it's normally a closet staple and a casual 'go-to' must have, but finding just the right pair can sometimes be much like picking out that proverbial 'Needle in a Haystack'. It's no different for me.

Added to the mix my Latina curves, I love them, but not all jeans work with my 'curvy' and very much 'hourglass' figure. I have always had a super small waist regardless of my weight or size at any given moment which usually means countless hours of trying on jeans or having them tailored, sometimes both to have the waist taken in, and have the length hemmed/shortened. Which means tacking on tailoring fees to the price of most my jeans and taking away the fun of the instant gratification most of us get from our 'retail therapy'. (I don't usually get to wear my purchase until the items come back from the Tailor).

For me it's been a very weird jeans year, I've lost some weight, which is great of course, but it has made the waist gap issue I experience with most denim even more pronounced.

If you are like me you do your homework and research when it comes to making a purchase. Although let's face it, in this economy, every purchase is an investment! When I read positive reviews including "These Jeans Changed my Life!" from People Magazine Style Watch, "Designer Jeans that fit Everyone" from an AOL Stylist, "Wow" from Essence Magazine, "Super Flattering" from Redbook and "Your Answer to Jeans that Fit" from WE TV, I knew I was on to something!

The Story of A Brand, The Story of a Family and The Story of What Will Become Your Favorite Jeans!

I know that 'hourglass curves', 'ample bottoms' and 'healthy hips' are not solely a Latina phenomenon, and that finding jeans suited to 'real women' bodies is not always easy! That's where Beija Flor (pronounced "beige-a floor"), comes in! These jeans are not only designed by women for women, (by Mother/Daughter talent phenomenons Kathy Moça & Emilie Whitaker), but also designed based on the style and cut of Brazilian jeans which work with a woman’s natural curves rather than against them! GENIUS!

While living in Brazil, they noticed that the style and cut of Brazilian jeans worked with a woman’s natural curves and when they returned to the States, they decided to share this insight through the design of their own line of jeans made with premium Brazilian denim that are now available in more than 300 boutiques nationwide, as well as online at The name Beija Flor comes from the indigenous selection of hummingbirds that grace the countryside of Brazil.

Maybe it's because I'm super close with my mom, but I absolutely love that the minds behind the brand are a mother/daughter duo! How cool is that?


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - No-Gap Countour Waist (I'm inserting a choir of denim angels here!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Curve Friendly (Can I get an Amen?)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Higher Back, Mid-Rise Front (This is why it doesn't gap, yet you don't have to constantly tug them up!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Flattering Pocket Placement
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  M
emory Stretch Denim (Which means they fit like a dream)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Eco-friendly production (These jeans are Eco-Chic Ladies!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Certified Water Recycler
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fair Trade Fashion
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Women-Owned, Women-Designed

Originally I asked for the Beth Jean:

This is NOT me, this is a model shot!

But I received the Jennifer Jean instead because at the time they were out of the Beth Bootcut in my size:

Again, this is NOT me, this is a model shot!

I will tell you honestly I was a bit nervous about this style, because when I looked at them all online, I wasn't totally convinced about the front pocket styling on this cut, that's why I didn't select it in the first place, but all things really do happen for a reason, a good reason! These have become my FAVORITE pair of Jeans this year so far! And I didn't think I'd find ones I love as much as my Denizen Jeans (you can see my Denizen review HERE!) As hard as denim is to shop for you can't help but gush when you find a great pair!

Here are some shots of me in my new Jennifer Jeans by Beija Flor:

Ascending Butterfly wearing Beija Flor Jennifer Jeans and Ugglebo boots - What's that in the bag?

and let's zoom in on the back:

Ascending Butterfly wearing Jennifer Jeans by Beija Flor and 'Ebony' style boots from Sole Society


My Take:

I love these jeans! I did have to have them tailored but only because they were a little too long so I had them hemmed, but thankfully nothing needed to be done to the waist, and all my initial reservations about the styling of the front pocket went out the window once I actually tried them on. I am super happy to report that these jeans are actually so generously cut that they are one size DOWN from my normal jean size with other brands! They wash well and I have not seen signs of fading or pills, and the no gap waist and memory stretch denim make them super flattering. Beija Flor jeans are the 'butt lifting' jean - they may just be your denim 'Fountain of Youth'.

Lovely butterflies I was not able to arrange for a giveaway this time around, but if you'd like to see a giveaway of the best jeans ever, please Facebook or Tweet @beijaflorgirl and let them know you saw them featured on Ascending Butterfly and would love for them to come back and host a giveaway! When you do, come back here and post on this thread letting me know! While I couldn't nab a giveaway, I can tell you if you stuff these into someone's Christmas Stocking they will love you forever! They are definitely a holiday buying guide pick!

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FTC Disclosure Info: This is not a sponsored/compensated post. No monetary compensation has been received. A pair of Beija Flor Jennifer Jeans were provided to our editor for editorial consideration. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Friday, September 16, 2011

dENiZEN by Levi's Jeans - Why you should RUN not walk and pick up a pair!

Even at my 'fighting weight' I'm naturally curvy.  I actually love my curves, but they have always made shopping for a denim a problem. I have a small waist in proportion to my hips, which means that most jeans have that annoying gap at the waist, or sit too snugly at the hips. I can try on literally hundreds of pairs in a store dressing room and leave empty handed. (Shopping for Jeans and Swimsuits tend to be the bain of most womens existence, can I get an Amen Ladies?)

My preference is for a medium weight, and while I like a bootcut, that is sometimes the only 'detail' you find in 'curvy' denim.

While I'm well past my jeans with holes trend days, I'm not exactly at that Mom Jeans stage either. I'd like some trend detailing!

I'm 26 pounds down and counting this year, and when Levi's contacted me to try out a pair of their dENiZEN jeans I was a bit nervous as I've NEVER had a one shot try on and walk out the store experience with jeans. I was even more nervous when they arrived and I saw 'misses' on the label, every jean I've owned in the past 10 years have all had the big 'W' on them!

I tried them on and much to my surprise fell in LOVE with them. I had a small and easy to remedy 'pero' (spanish for 'but'). They were actually a bit long for me even in the regular, so I had them hemmed. When I took them to the tailor, they all fell in love with the jeans at the shop and asked me tons of questions about them because they weren't yet available in my neighborhood's retail district at the time.

I'm super happy to report that dENiZEN by Levi's are readily available at your local Target store, available for men, women, and children and I urge you to RUN not walk and pick up a pair. They are truly the most well cut pair of Jeans I've owned in a long time, NO gap for me at the waist, fit like a glove (NO, not tight), and have a well done boot cut (not all curvy denim has to flare out like 70's bell bottoms!).

@2011 dENiZEN by Levi's Model Photo

Reasons to Love:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Totally Shaping at Waist (No Gap)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Boot Cut (slimming, but not overdone)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tummy slimming panel (friends and family will ask, did you lose weight?)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - High stretch fabric (these move with you, not against you!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Light Sand Blasting Detail
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Great Price Point

I have denim in my closet in a variety of price points, but these quickly became my favorite, and they are definitely my 'go-to' pair. Here is a pic of me wearing them (below) totally casual with sneakers on a day of running errands, but they look equally great with a crisp white blouse, cute boots and throw on a great necklace/acessories to dress them up more.

@2011 Ascending Butterfly rocking the dENiZEN by Levi's Jeans

You can purchase these at Target (see your local ad to check price points at your nearest store as they may differ), and you can connect to all things dENiZEN on Facebook too!

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FTC Disclosure Info: This is NOT a sponsored Post. No monetary compensation has been received. I did receive a pair of dENiZEN Jeans from Levi's for editorial consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.