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FitCode

June 9, 2015

For some, finding the perfect pair of jeans is as easy as… Oh, who am I kidding? Nobody escapes the woes of jean shopping, whether it is finding the perfect wash, ideal length, exact inseam, or any of the multiple factors that go into making a pair of jeans really fit. Throw online shopping into the mix, and the entire operation feels impossible. Hence the creation of Fit Code.

fitcode-founders
I learned about FitCode through one of the founders Rian Buckley, and couldn’t get enough of the new company for which her and co-founder Bri Cooley created. As models, Rian and Bri knew how misleading product images could be, along with hearing complaints of sky-rocking returns from retailors. In hopes of closing the gap between women not being able to buy jeans on-line, Fitcode was born to guarantee that all women could find denim that not only looked good on the model, but looked great on them! I actually met Rian on set one day at work (she was our model). My job involves getting the clothes to fit a model perfectly, and jeans are no exception. As someone who has styled E-Commerce images, I can tell you there is always at least one clamp or pin used on a model’s clothing when taking a photo to guarantee the perfect fit in front of the camera.

Traditionally, women have four basic shapes: triangle, pear, apple, boyshape. Fit Code took these basic shapes to another level and created nine categories that a body shape can fit into. Visit

fitcode.com

and get started by taking a short quiz that assesses your body’s shape and denim needs (all shapes and sizes are featured), and discover your Fitcode (mine is 500).
my-fit-code-quiz

Once your fit code is created you will enter their online denim boutique which will only show you denim that will work and look great on your body. You can filter by brand, style, wash, fade, inseam and more to ensure that your pants not only fit your body, but fit your lifestyle and taste. Also on the site are videos for select styles featuring real women in the jeans without being pinned. It is crazy how different the jeans look in real time video verses the product shot you shop from.

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And the news gets better: you aren’t limited to Fitcode’s online boutique. By downloading their plugin on Google Chrome, your Fitcode can be linked to other retail sites as well, like Nordstorm. It’s so cool—the Fitcode logo shows up on the denim styles that will work best on your body type. It looks like this when you’re on Nordstrom’s website.
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You can also shop these brands websites:
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Keep in mind when shopping that FitCode is in the beta stage, and there are just a handful of brands represented so far. I asked Rian why that was, and she reminded me that Rome wasn’t build in a day and neither is Fit Code’s denim catalog!
If you are like me and order clothing online, Fitcode will become your new denim destination. The days of buying and returning poorly fit jeans are over!

Apparel, Fashion

Fast Food in Fashion

May 22, 2015

Every where I look I see fast food in fashion …. and it’s making me hungry. I found all types of fast food in fashion clothing, my favorite being: cupcakes, ice-cream, and macaroons. I might find these to be cute and amusing but will save the donut t-shirt for my daughter.

Fast Food in Fashion

French Fries & Milk Shake Underwear/ Naja $18

Burger & Fries Socks/ Asos $9

Hamburger swimsuit/Mr. Gugu & Miss Go $61

Donut Midi Ring Set/ Forever 21 $35.00

Ouch! Fast Food Plasters/ TopShop $8

Donut Backpack/ Nasty Gal ($58 by Skinnydip London)

Hot Dog Sweatshirt/ FarFetch $307.16

Ice Cream Knitted Sweater/ MissGuided $44

Pretzel Charm/ Tiffany & Co. $150

Fries Over Guys Pullover/ Forever 21 $17.90

designer Fast Food in Fashion

Apparel

Styling Distressed Denim

May 12, 2015

I have come to the conclusion that everything looks better with distressed denim. Whether at work or at play styling distressed denim will make your look…. look a little undone in a good way. Below I took a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and styled them two different ways.

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Shirt:Chelsea 28 $68/ Jeans:Blank NYC$98/  Purse: Tory Burch $425/ Watch:Burberry $595/ Heels: Similar Via Spiga $275 & Sam Edleman $109.95

distressed-boyfriend-jeans-causal Shirt: Ella Moss $138/Jeans:Blank NYC$98/ Hat: Nordstrom $38.00/Sunglasses: Converse $58.00/ Shoes: Similar Kork-Ease $129.95 & Charles David $170.00/

I fell in love with these Blank NYC distressed boyfriend jeans I used above…. well until I tried them. Finding jeans is never fun. If you love shopping for denim online but find yourself returning jeans check out Fitcode.com it will forever change your denim shopping experience.

I totally understand if you are one of those people that refuse to buy denim with holes in it. Here are some decent DIY you-tube videos with step-by-step instructions on how to distress your own pair of denim at home.

How to Distress Denim (pro style)

Super Detailed Video

Apparel

colorful workout pants

March 11, 2015

I love how workout attire has completely changed over the last couple years. There are some many options these days for workout gear, almost every brand offers it and you can find fashionable options at every price point. From bright colored trainers, colorful workout pants, to fun patterned workout bras. The options are endless. My personal favorite when styling workout type shoots is colorful workout pants. It adds an element of fun for me.
colorful workout pants
photographer: Mark Stone mua:Jamyrlyn Mallory styling: Lauren Schugar(aka me) model: Kaitlyn Johnston

colorful workout pants

If you are anything like me, once you’re dressed for the day, you’re dressed. That’s one reason; I personally like wearing colorful pattered workout pants. I feel like they translate well after your workout. Now if only buying new gym clothes really inspired me to workout!

For workout pants my personal favorite is Zella. Zella reminds me of lululemon fit without the $100 price tag. My best friend also mentioned I needed to try fabletics (its a brand by Kate Hudson), but everything I wanted was sold out in my size. She described fabletics as a cross between Target and Lucy. Target price points with a little more fashion fare of Lucy.

Apparel

Tapestry Please

November 2, 2013

What I love most about Tapestry clothing is it can be worn with almost anything since there are usually many colors in a tapestry pattern. Below are my tapestry picks are under $200.

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1/Ikat Hooded Poncho at Freepeople $68 2/Digital Tapestry print skinny jeansby 7 For All Mankind $198
3/)Tapestry Moto Vest by Vince Camuto $89.40

Tapestry like denim goes with almost anything. If you don’t already own a denim shirt… you need one. They go with everything….plus are great layers pieces….pick your poison below:

Apparel

Grunge Fashion Gone Good

June 17, 2013

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Grunge does it for me. Recreate the 90’s in with some updated basic’s that will be for-ever staples in your wardrobe.
boots

1) Freebird by Steven $399.95
2)) Frye Jenna Disc Lace $359.99
3) Dr. Martens $159.95… I own these and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own
4) Freebird by Steven ‘Haley’ Boot $324.95

lux-version

1) Soft Joie Plaid Pocket Shirt $118.00
2) American Apparel Plaid Chiffon Oversized Button-up $58
3) Topshop ‘Dakota’ Stud Sleeveless Plaid Shirt $58.00

bottoms

Apparel

Raf Simons bringing back wearable fashion

September 1, 2012

Raf Simons is John Galliano’s replacement at Christian Dior. Raf serves but a completely different veiw, which I find extremely refreshing. This is a complete change from Dior’s past collections, and maybe a big hint for whats coming up in fashion……..flattering shaped clothing that is wearable on the streets of Seattle! Raf Simons serves up wearable, figure flattering, chic classic pieces that a twenty year old women will want to wear, and her seventy year old grandma could pull off.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012-2013

This is sooo good

I guess deep down I will always be about wearable fashion. Don’t get me wrong I love John Galliano. But really love how Raf Simons went back to Dior roots in a completely modern way.

Apparel

Perfect High Waisted Jeans

July 5, 2012

I am now in love with these perfect pair of high waisted jeans by Madewell. They are high waisted enough to cover a small muffin top and they make your butt look great. I have found that most high waisted jeans give you a mom butt….. but not these. They are also great when wearing crop tops.

Madewell- skinny skinny high riser jeans in eclipse wash $125.00

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Crazy Fur Glitter Pump

June 27, 2012

Christian Louboutin $1,195.00

Fur in general was all over the run-ways for fall of 2012. I have noticed trimming on everything from hem-lines, sleeves, collars, shoes, belts etc. The best thing about fur (of course if you can afford it) is it keeps you really warm. I am loving coats/capes with fur collars. Super chic.

Dolce&Gabbana Genuine Fur Collar Wool Cape $3,675.00 pre-order @ nordstorm.com

Fur accents of some kind will be everywhere. I am also positive that there will tons of faux-fur options as well. Not sure where I stand on fur. I feel awful thinking about the animals and how vain I must be to sacfice somethings life for my personal vanity. But than I see beautiful clothes with rabbit-fur accents and I would wear them in a heartbeat. Like the dress below.

Versus Genuine Rabbit Fur Sleeve Knit Dress $745.00 (pre-order nordstrom.com)