Denim Guide + Giveaway

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How many pairs of jeans do you own? I have about a dozen that I actually wear, plus there’s the one-day-I’ll-get-back-into-those jeans (don’t act like you don’t have any!) Do I need that many? Of course not, but when sales call, I must answer! When it comes down to it, I think there are less than a handful of “must-have” denim that every woman should own. I’ve highlighted different ways to style them with inspiration from some amazingly stylish bloggers (with links) below!

1. Boot fit: super versatile. slimming and leg lengthening. Who doesn’t want their legs to look a mile long?! Be careful with the length here! Make sure they’re practically skimming the floor if you want that leg-lengthening effect. Otherwise, your leg just gets cut off in a weird, unflattering place. Plus, I love the way they look with a pointy-toe shoe peeking out of the bottom. A darker rinse is best in this style, in my opinion–a lot easier to dress up.


Wendy’s Lookbook // Naja Diamond // J’s Everyday Fashion

2. Skinny– You don’t have to be a stick to pull off the skinnies. Some of my curvy friends have questioned if they can wear them. Of course you can! Most brands carry skinnies designed specifically for curvy women (just google skinny jeans for curvy for a plethora of other options) . Plus, it’s all about balance/proportion, no matter what your figure. If you have tight jeans, avoid a skin tight top with stilettos. Throw on a blazer over your fitted top and you have instant balance. Or a chunky knit. Or wear a heavier shoe. Bam! You’re done. Again, for the rinse, the darker the better for a cleaner, more sophisticated ensemble.

Wendy’s Lookbook //  Love Brown Sugar // Chic Street Style

 3. Distressed-They are so popular right now, every woman should have a go-to pair for a chic, yet relaxed weekend look! I seriously have to restrain myself from wearing mine every weekend. Some women have said, “I’m too old for the distressed look.” But distressed doesn’t have to mean ripped to shreds with giant holes–even a little bit of shredding that doesn’t reveal any skin is appropriate for women of all ages. Find finishes that you’re comfortable with. As for the rinse, I gravitate toward lighter, but pair with a comfy heel to give it that touch of sophistication!

Wendy’s Lookbook // Love Brown Sugar  //  Chic Street Style

4. Fun pair-colored or printed. It’s nice to have a pair that can liven up your look! It keeps things fresh and fun! Trust me, you will have a TON of options with a fun pair. Colored denim will give you great chances to play with color-blocking (one of my absolute fave style crutches). Patterns will give you a chance to mix different prints and, again, play with other colors.

Wendy’s Lookbook  // Naja Diamond //  J’s Everyday Fashion

My favorite style to wear in the fall/winter is, hands down, the skinny! I love wearing them tucked into boots or rolled up to show off ankle boots.  That’s what I got at a recent Denim Dinner for bloggers at a new boutique in the area called Fab’rik (they have select stores nationwide).  We noshed, socialized and tried on jeans! They gifted us a pair, so I am still on cloud nine about that. I took home a pair of skinny grey Hudson jeans since I already have a dark pair (side note: the back flap pockets in the dark rinse below are AMAZING if you’re trying to pump up the volume back there…like me!). Gotta branch out! Plus, grey is super hot this season.

I’m also sharing the love with you!! Fab’rik was generous enough to offer a pair of jeans for a giveaway! One faithful follower will choose one pair of premium denim (eligible brands, up to $100 value: Flying Monkey, Spanx or Fab’rik). If you don’t live in the area, I can work on getting you the right size and I’ll send them your way. U.S. shipping only. Rules for entering are super simple!

1. Follow my blog by clicking on the “follow” tab/link  (if you’re already following, thank you! just skip to #2)

2. Comment below saying you’re following and share which denim style is your favorite!

***Bonus Entry Options***

-like budding fashionista on Facebook and/or Instagram

-like fab’rik on Facebook and/or Instagram

–comment below that you’re following

The giveaway ends Friday, October 10th at midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random and notified no later than Monday, October 13th. Good luck!!


35 thoughts on “Denim Guide + Giveaway

    […] I’m not a denim snob by any means. I have $200 designer jeans (that I did not pay $200 for!), but I also have $8 jeans from Old Navy. I just love jeans. That’s all there is to it! I’ve already devoted one blog post on denim must-haves. […]


    “Rumer” Has It « budding fashionista said:
    October 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    […] if you entered the Fab’rik Denim Giveaway….I’ve chosen a winner at random (technically, a co-worker drew a name from all eligible […]


    Vanessa said:
    October 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I am torn between the distressed and fun pair (1st world problems!). You make them all look amazing! **FINGERS CROSSED**

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    Jen Holliman said:
    October 11, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Love this blog! I was scared to wear skinny jeans until about a year ago and now I love them! I am usually a boot cut kind of girl. But I am definitely into the skinny jeans now. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    rontuaru said:
    October 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I’m a cowgirl: so I have plenty of boot cut. I need skinny!

    Liked by 1 person

    Rodney's Saga said:
    October 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Following on WP, FB & Bloglovin’. I mainly wear Levi’s in various conditions of dirt. If I win, you’ll have to help me pick out the jeans, Think of the blog posts we could do together!

    Thanks for giving me an idea for a post:

    Liked by 1 person

    manda said:
    October 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I like Fabrik on FB too (and I follow under shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com)

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    manda said:
    October 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I like boot cut.

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    My Denim Guide | Rodney's Saga said:
    October 10, 2014 at 5:11 am

    […] she posted a Denim Guide. She talks about boot fit versus skinny, distressed versus color. She talks about how to style the […]


    FOX6 Traffic (@FOX6Traffic) said:
    October 9, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Jeans are the best they go with everything!!!!! Love all the cute outfit ideas to put with them! 😀 you rock

    Liked by 1 person

    Clare said:
    October 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

    LOVE following you on social media!! The skinny jeans and boot cut are my favs 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      Budding Fashionista responded:
      October 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      thanks so much for your support!! it means a ton!! 🙂 good luck with the giveaway, Clare!!


    Justagirl said:
    October 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love distressed jeans!

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    cstone412cs said:
    October 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Hi- I just followed here. and I love distressed and skinny! I would love to win either to try the spanx denim or just for a regular pair. I have no good denim right now bc all my denim from years past is too big or doesn’t fit right!
    Thanks for the chance! if you’d like check out my blog too 🙂

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      Budding Fashionista responded:
      October 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      great fitting jeans are a wardrobe must! good luck with getting a new, free pair!! thanks for entering! 🙂 I’ll be happy to check out your blog! xoxo


    acroom90 said:
    October 6, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I’m currently looking for a great pair of boyfriend/ distressed jeans. really trying to get away from skinny jeans. I like the one’s Wendy is wearing. I’m really trying to get away from skinny jeans for some reason.

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      Budding Fashionista responded:
      October 10, 2014 at 5:42 am

      i don’t blame you! skinnies can be so restricting and constricting! the Hudson ones I got are so stretchy, though, they’re super comfy. But those distressed…can’t get enough of them! i just can’t wear them to work, so that is cramping my style! thanks for reading!


    vitafamiliae said:
    October 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Following. I’m a boot cut fan.

    Liked by 1 person

    yesenia aguilar said:
    October 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Follow Instagram both accounts @jennychilo and Facebook both Twitter @yesennia3432 really love to win I’m so in love with Skinny jeans really would like to own a pair love all of the jeans are beautiful-Thank you 🙂 🙂

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    Islara said:
    October 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    It took me a little bit to get into the skinny jean trend. But now I am hooked and that’s pretty much all I wear! I’m short and very curvy. I LOVE wearing them in the Fall with booties and knee high boots. I have skinny jeans from Express and have recently bought a couple pair from LOFT. I love that they make petite sizes.

    I liked both on Facebook and follow both on Instagram!

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      Budding Fashionista responded:
      October 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      so glad you didn’t give up on them!! i’m sure you look amazing! good luck, Islara!! 🙂


    stellarfashionandfitness said:
    October 6, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    You’re so right about curvy girls wearing skinnies—there are great options out there! I’ve had good luck at Torrid, Lane Bryant and even Old Navy. You just have to be patient and try a bunch on to find the right fit. But I guess that goes for all styles of jeans! Great tips!!

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    Meegan said:
    October 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I follow fab’rik on Facebook!

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    Meegan said:
    October 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I follow you on Facebook!

    Liked by 1 person

    Meegan said:
    October 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I’m following! I love skinny jeans. They are perfect with boots/booties.

    Liked by 1 person

    Lauren Lockhart said:
    October 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Believe it or not, I only own two pairs of jeans! I’ve been wanting to add a pair of dark wash bootcut jeans to my fall wardrobe, so this giveaway would be AMAZING!! I adore all the photos of ways to style you shared. I’m following you + Fab’rik on Facebook AND Instagram! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Nadia said:
    October 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I’m following! My favorite pair of jeans are the skinny. They go with everything. You can dress them up or down with the right shoe!

    Liked by 1 person

    benjennandbabies said:
    October 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Following on Twitter & WP: Like Boot Cut the best

    Liked by 1 person

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