ToW #9: Preserve Your Jeans

This week's tip has to do with  a clothing item that every one of us has. From two pairs to maybe 14, jeans are probably the most purchased item for each one of us and it's definitely important that we know how to care for our beloved pairs. So here's three quick tips for your jeans!

1. When trying and buying dark wash jeans, make sure you buy the size that fits tightest on you. Dark wash jeans are made with elastine (because it holds dark colors well) and they will stretch out after a wear or two. You don't want to buy dark jeans that are loose and find them to be even looser two weeks later!

2. Wash your jeans as little as possible. I know you might think that sounds gross, but it actually preserves your jeans! And when you do throw them in the laundry, make sure you use cold water as heat can damage the jeans. I turn my jeans inside out before washing so that it keeps them from wearing out quickly.

3. Once in a while, to clean dark jeans, fill up a bathtub with room temperature water and add 1/8 cup of vinegar to the water. Put the jeans in the tub, laying them flat and let them soak for 20 minutes. Let them air-dry and the dark color of your jeans will be set!

 

And if you're looking for some cute jeans to add to your collection, here's some of my favorite brands:

Hudson Jeans & Joe's Jeans: super comfortable, the signature pockets flatter any tush, and I'm wearing a pair of Hudson's right now!

Gap Jeans & Levi's: classic, cheaper than designer brands but about the same quality, and so many fits to choose from.

Happy jean hunting!

 

XOXO,

Leila

 

Heidi and Seal: Over?!

Photo via UsMagazine

This isn't really fashion related but come on, it's Heidi Klum, a.k.a the goddess we all know as a Victoria's Secret Angel (who walked the VS Runway six weeks after giving birth!) and the host of Project Runway.

According to a tweet from @eonline, the power couple has officially split after seven years of marriage and three kids, plus one from Heidi's earlier relationship whom Seal adopted in 2009.

In E!'s article, Heidi's rep tells them that "after much soul-searching, we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart."

I don't know what to say. Are you guys as shocked as I am?

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Jason Wu for Target Sneak Peek

@TargetStyle tweeted a sneak peek of the Jason Wu for Target ads!

Online and in stores February 5 until March 6, I'm so excited for this collection to hit Target!
You can click here to check out the ads. There are only three ads with a commercial coming soon.

But I just have to say that these few ads are beautiful and so creative. The dresses are absolutely lovely as well.

The Target collaboration is Wu's first collaboration with a mass retailer. In an article with the New York Times, Wu says, "My goal was not to duplicate anything from my main collection. Instead I designed completely new clothes and accessories that reflect my taste and have of voice of their own."
Wu's collection for Target is made up of pieces that absolutely anyone can wear to work, to school, or even just to go out and about. The pieces are simple but flirty and fun. Prices will range for $19.99 to $59.99 for clothes and $19.99 to $49.99 for accessories.

I'm going to be setting up an alarm for this collection now so I can get my hands on it when it hits stores and I suggest you do the same. This collection will definitely go by quickly!

Target introduces a new platform: The Shops at Target

Photo via NBC.com

On Thursday, January 12, Target unveiled their new design platform for their stores as well as online: The Shops at Target.
The Shops will be an ongoing program that will partner directly with specialty shop owners and boutiques, creating a "sense of discovery -- what every one of our customers love when they come to Target," the director of fashion and design at Target Brian Robinson tells NBC.com.
Target will be collaborating with five boutiques across the country: The Candy Store in San Francisco, Cos Bar cosmetics, Polka Dog Bakery in Boston, Privet House home goods and The Webster in Miami Beach.
These shops will debut on May 6 and you'll be able to shop them for just six weeks until a new group of collaborators is switched in in the fall.
Having the little boutique shops in a Target will create a "shop-in-shop" experience and will undoubtedly give Target some extra attention.
Prices begin at $1 for a nail file and go up to $159.99 for a pouf chair.
And don't worry about the designer collaborations, because those will still be around! In fact, Jason Wu's collection for Target makes it debut February 5th.
Below is an introductory video of The Shops at Target.
The Shops at Target

Not bad Target, not bad. I'm excited to see the ambiance of Target once these Shops make their showing.