My Favourite Denim Pants & Jeans

We are finally experiencing spring weather here so I think it’s safe to bring out the light coloured denim. I was so excited to dig out my favourite white pair of distressed jeans and a cute pink denim pair that I picked up recently for a very affordable price.

I recently shared some of my favourite thermals and waffle knits with you, so I thought I would share a few of my favourite pairs of denim pants and jeans with you. I didn’t spend a lot of time styling looks for them; I just wanted to show you how they fit and a basic style for each.

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The first pair are my all time favourite jeans from Abercrombie. These are the Harper Low-Rise Super Skinny Jeans in Medium Wash. They are $94 but they have sales often, so you don’t have to pay full price. I also have them in the light wash, but I prefer the medium wash. I love where they sit on my hips (not too low) and they are comfortable. This is definitely my go to pair. You can even cuff the bottom on warmer days to make them more of an ankle jean.

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The second pair I purchased last year from H&M. These are their Super Skinny High Jeans and are under $25. The only thing I don’t like about these is they don’t have any “give” to them. If you’re feeling a little bloated (let’s be honest, we all have those days), you won’t want to wear these; and the front pockets are fake. Other than that, I love the fit of them.

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The third pair are the Mid-Rise Pop-Colour Rockstar Ankle Jeans in pink from Old Navy. These are under $37 and I love them! I got them on sale for under $20 and they come in four other colours. They fit great and I love this shade of pink. They are comfortable too, and I just love the look of ankle jeans in the spring.

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The fourth pair are yet again, the Harper Low-Rise Super Skinny Jeans, this time in white from Abercrombie. They too have a price tag of $94, but like I mentioned, they always have sales. I like having a pair of white distressed jeans and a regular pair. It just depends what look you are going for. Personally, if I am looking for a more casual look, I throw on the distressed pair.

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The last pair are the Dream Jean High-Waisted Jegging in Royally Light from American Eagle. These have a higher price point at $114 a pair but again, wait for a sale. Let me just say, these jeans live up to their name. These jeans are so comfortable and look like they are painted on. They fit so well and I love the washed look. Imagine wearing a pair of spandex pants with all the give; these are the denim version of that. Again, you can also roll the bottoms up to your ankle if you have a nice pair of sandals you want to show off.

Keep in mind, you can have one or two that are you go to pair and you can style them differently every day. Don’t feel like you have to go out and buy multiple pairs for different looks. Like I said, you can turn a full length pair of jeans into ankle jeans by rolling them up. The pink pair I dress up for work with a pair of heels and a pretty top and then on the weekend I pair them with sandals and a t-shirt. Play around with your wardrobe and get creative!

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Mascara: L’ Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise vs Arbonne It’s A Long Story

For years I have been using Arbonne’s It’s A Long Story Mascara, and I have loved it. It’s not clumpy, it doesn’t flake throughout the day, it’s water-resistant and longwearing, and it actually smells nice with it’s pea and bamboo extracts. It creates the look of longer fuller lashes with it’s flexible brush with uniform-bristles to apply the mascara, for lash-by-lash definition. I really love the brush and how it separates and lengthens each lash. What it doesn’t do is make your lashes appear thicker. While it does such an AMAZING job of separating and lengthening, it doesn’t give that “thicker” look.

I recently heard that L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise was a great dupe of the Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (which I have tried), so I thought I would try it. I was VERY impressed.

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This one does not lengthen the same way as the It’s A Long Story, but I find it does add a lot of volume to my lashes. Yes, it does look more clumpy, but it’s worth it. Two coats is the perfect amount and it is also longwearing. It does come in waterproof and I am wearing blackest black. The only thing I found I didn’t like was it does flake a slight amount throughout the day. Nothing crazy, but I don’t find that happens with It’s A Long Story. I like the size of the brush and how thick the bristles are.

Sorry for the creepy eye photo, but here is a close up. On the left I am wearing Lash Paradise, and on the right I am wearing It’s A Long Story.

I did not use an eyelash curler for the pictures to give you more of a true glimpse of each product on its own, but I do (always) use an eyelash curler with both because I have dead straight lashes.

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L’Oreal is much more affordable: $15.99 at Shoppers versus Arbonne’s at $49. After trying out Lash Paradise I think I prefer it over It’s A Long Story. Don’t get me wrong, I still love It’s A Long Story but I prefer the thicker fuller look which I get from Lash Paradise.

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IMG_2891This is not to say I won’t be purchasing It’s A Long Story again, I am just impressed with the volume from Lash Paradise.

If you are looking for something more lightweight, already have fuller lashes and are looking to lengthen and separate them, It’s A Long Story is the one for you. However, if you are like me and need the volume and fuller look, I highly suggest you try Voluminous Lash Paradise.

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My Favourite Thermals & Waffle Knits

I’m a huge fan of thermals and waffle tees. I love how soft, loose and comfy they are. Dressing up for work five days a week makes me appreciate the casual cozies that come with evenings and weekends.

I thought I would share four of my favourites with you.

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First is the Out From Under Jojo Oversized Thermal Button-Front Top from Urban Outfitters. I have it in Ivory, but it comes in eight other colours. It is so soft and I love how loose the fit is. They do run large but I would not recommend sizing down. It’s $54, but I got it when it was on sale and on backorder. I am wearing a small.

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Cute, right? This one is definitely my favourite.

The Cozy Rib Button-through Tee from Abercrombie is similar to the one from Urban Outfitters, but cheaper. It’s $40 but is currently sold out in all colours, and I also got this one on sale. The buttons on both of these are functional. I am wearing an XS.

(I shared these two thermals in my Instagram Stories (also saved in my story highlights), so if you’re not already following me, go give me a follow @pinkandblueblog.)

This Socialite Cowl Neck Waffle Knit Top is $52.29 from Nordstrom and I got on clearance for under $25. I love how loose the cowl neck is and the length is perfect to wear with either jeans or leggings. It comes in a few colours but this plum colour was my favourite. I am wearing a small.

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Last but not least is the Out From Under Oversized Cozy Thermal V-Neck Top in beige from Urban Outfitters. This one is $54 but I got this one on sale as well. I love wearing this one with a bralette and it’s very lightweight, perfect for the spring. It would look super cute with some distressed denim shorts too. Again, I am wearing a small.

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It comes in three other colours and fits true to size. I am wearing a small.

If you’re looking for a cute thermal or waffle knit I would recommend any of these but the ivory thermal is definitely my go to these days.

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Home Sense Spring Finds

On my hunt for paper plates for Easter, I came across some great Spring finds at Home Sense. I wanted to share a few affordable ideas with you.

They had some really cute spring wreaths (I will share mine soon), and I loved this one for only $19.99.

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This one also came in pink.

I came across these and thought they would look cute on a window ledge or on a shelf.

The circular one would also be nice on a wall, in an entry way, in a mudroom or in a kitchen. (Left: $29.99; Right: $19.99)

I thought these were SO CUTE and would be perfect in a cottage. They are definitely more pricey, but if I had a cottage the blue one would have definitely come home with me.

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The price point on these were $149.99 but would make for a great storage piece. Perfect for wine glasses, bottles, and little knick knacks. Really though, how cute are they?!

These pieces I LOVED and I really wanted to bring the lantern home with me. It’s like a cross between a lantern and a chandelier. This piece was $39.99, but a decent size. You could set it in the middle of a table or hang it from a gazebo or pergola. The little artificial faucet planter was adorable. I loved the colour of it and its rustic vintage charm; it would be perfect in a garden and was only $29.99.

Last but not least I came across a vintage tool box and had so many ideas for it. It was only $14.99 and it was right beside the cutest yellow potted faux plant that was $12.99. They both came home with me.

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I added a candle to it, a small faux plant and some wooden beads.

I hope these inspired you with some home decor ideas for Spring!

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