fall back

denim days are here again! though you often see me in dresses for outfit posts, the truth of the matter is that denim is a very important staple in my daily wardrobe, and at the risk of sounding slightly silly, i happen to be very serious about my denim. obviously fit is the most important factor, but it’s always a bonus when you know you’re buying a quality product from a trustworthy brand. so when james jeans offered to send me a pair, i obviously couldn’t resist. the brand was founded by james and his wife seun here in california, and each pair of jeans are handmade and designed in the u.s. this particular pair is constructed of a warm brown coated denim, adding a beautiful lustre for an almost leather look. and they have quickly become a favorit for fall.

today i pulled them on in my very best early autumn outfit. the skinny fit of the pants with the hems rolled up made me feel a bit mod, so i went for a sort of beatnik-in-the autumn outfit. the california leaves don’t change colors with the same splendor as they do on the east coast, so i like to channel the season with warm autumnal shades of rusty red, burnt orange, and chestnut brown.

to celebrate the season, james jeans would like to offer you 25% off all purchases with code “JJ001” now through december 31!

wearing: james jeans twiggy coated jeans in java, vintage mary janes from pretty penny vintage in oakland, asos coat, l.l.bean signature sweater, j.w. hulme mini legacy bag, vintage hat, nars lipstick in heat wave

20 Responses to fall back

  1. Rachelle November 6, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    love this look, the top is adorable.

  2. leanne November 6, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    love the color of the stripes and the color of the coat together! Great classy outfit!!

  3. Karen A. November 6, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Love this outfit!

  4. Jillian November 6, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Absolutely love this ensemble from the bold lip to the stripes to the skinnies to the shoes! Chic from head to toe!


  5. Jennifer November 6, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Loving this look!

    xo Jennifer

  6. theheadlessmannequin November 6, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I love this outfit – you’ve transported jeans beyond the everyday to a real classic sophisticated look. These jeans fit you perfectly too. I live in skirt and dresses because I find it so difficult to get the perfect-fitting pair of jeans but I’ve clearly just been looking at the wrong brands!!

    • erin (calivintage) November 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

      wow, thank you! that is quite the compliment! and i know what you mean. i also agree that often times dresses seem the easier route, but once you find a good pair of jeans, you’ll want to wear them every day. the key is definitely in finding brands that work for you! for me, that usually means a slightly higher price point, but it seems worth it if you get a lot of wear out of them.

  7. Naomi A November 6, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    You look adorable!

  8. Marijke November 6, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    “Topoutfit!” is what I would say in Dutch :).

  9. Victoria / Justice Pirate November 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Yey! It is good to see you in jeans again since you do such a great job wearing them. This top is really lovely with it as well! What fun photos. It makes you look so excited about autumn.

  10. Sweet Harvest Moon November 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    beautiful coat!

  11. yarden November 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    beautiful outfit!
    i love this gorgeous bag <3

  12. Berty Morales November 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Love this look!

  13. Bianca November 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this is my new favorite! SERIOUSLY


    its so wonderful!!!! A jean seriousness is IMPORTANT

  14. Samira November 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    love your coat and the top is perfect!!1

  15. Chelsea November 7, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    This outfit is so perfect it hurts my eyes. The colors, the denim, the hat. Love it all.

  16. Inspirareland November 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Adore that coat, love me a 3/4 sleeve.

  17. isitsecretisitsafe November 9, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    Ahhh, I love this outfit! That hat is especially my favorite! I wish I could pull them off!


  18. Kansas Couture November 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    I adore every element of this outfit! And I’m with you… denim is the best!

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