Throwback Denim



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Photography by Karen Chen

I spend so much time & energy (specifically in the mornings) trying to think of the most innovative and unique outfits/pairings. Lately I found myself overlooking some of the best pieces I have….my basics. There’s something so easy and laid-back about a cool pair of denim jeans, especially if it’s a  modern take on a throwback  acid wash from the 90’s!  Wearing  a pair of fitted jeans  with a breezy tee might have to be one of my most simple outfits i’ve worn in a long time. There’s something incredibly refreshing in minimalism.

When it comes to simplicity, the fit is EVERYTHING! I’ve struggled to find jeans, specifically skinny jeans, that not only fit me like a glove but also is equally as comfortable. What I love most about these EXPRESS  jeans is that it’s a High Rise fit that tucks & lifts everything  in the right places! It also  has a gracious amount of stretch due to the jean legging material, which is incredibly important for me. If you are looking for a pair of classic jeans I definitely recommend on  getting a pair from EXPRESS because the fit and and cut is everything that I could want for in a pair of jeans.

Less is more, and sometimes we all tend to overthink our outfits. I challenge you to go back to the basics this week and keep it cool & simple.



Jeans: Express

Top: Express

Purse: Cuyana

Shoes: Pura Lopez

Necklace: Gorjana triangle necklace & V necklace via Nordstrom

Bracelet: Gorjana Hand chain 


  • Cath says:

    Lovely pair of denim jeans!
    The bottle of this perfume is adorable.

  • Crystael says:

    love the nail color with the whole outfit!

  • Ketty says:

    You are looking gorgeous in this rowback denim look. love your outfit specially pant and bag.

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  • Yin says:

    Love the wash on the jeans! Looks good on you!


  • Denim looks like a perfect fit. I love your hair too! Xoxo


  • Andrea says:

    Hi Chriselle,

    I have been following your youtube and blog for years, and I must say you have been such an inspiration to me. Hence, I created my new blog:


    You always look stunning, and yes you are so right, sometimes LESS is MORE. I hope you have a good one.

    Love from Andrea

  • Kuo says:

    the simplicity of the outfit really makes the beauty aspect of your look stand out. the bright red lip adds the perfect edge to the look, and your eyebrows are on point!


  • Vivian says:

    Love the wash of this denim, perfect paired with silver heels~

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  • Claire says:

    Love how you still managed to look gorgeous in simple outfit like this! <3

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  • Maggie says:

    My boyfriend always hates it when I over dress or over accessorize, but I totally agree with you. Sometimes, simplicity is best. You look great! Those jeans make your legs look super long, which is often not the case for acid wash jeans.

    Maggie S.

  • Taylyn says:

    So easy chic. 🙂


  • Heidi says:

    You pull of this look so well! So casual and modern. Love the jeans especially 🙂

  • Melissa says:

    LOVE those jeans and your shoes! So cute 🙂

  • Miri says:

    Amazing look! Love your make-up!



  • Monica says:

    Classic! You can never go wrong with a white tee, jeans, and sunglasses : ) Less is best.

  • Elmira says:

    Very casual outfit but at the same time very elegant!

  • Michelle says:

    Great jeans! Love the simplicity of your outfit 🙂


  • Belen says:

    oh wow! love them!! love how they fit and the color is great!
    also love your shoes!
    Xo, Belen
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  • Recently I’ve been loving minimalism in my outfits too! There’s something so cool in basic pieces, combined together with a little chic touch!



  • Juliana says:

    All my jeans are from Express just because I found them to fit me best. Great outfit. A simple tee goes further than we normally credit it for.

    XOXO JuJu

  • Leesa says:

    great pics! The outfit matches perfectly with the background!

  • Cynthia says:

    Just absolutely love the simplicity of this outfit with the neutrals.
    The bag and jeans go well yet contrast each other a little with the state of the pieces. x


  • B says:

    Love this simplistic look! And love the colour of the jeans! How many pairs of jeans should a girl have in her closet? Sometimes it seems that have 1 or 2 pairs is enough

  • Lisa says:

    Did you fold them up in the first pictures?
    They washing is amazing!
    Lovely pants and classy chic look as always. You’re perfect!


  • Natali says:

    Fabulous bag and jeans! This is one of the most stylish, basic looks I’ve ever seen!


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