For Subscribers Only: Fall Essentials

Happy Friday, my friends! Thank you for being a CaralynMirand.com newsletter subscriber. This post is all for YOU - not posted anywhere else or on any social media. Today I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peak at my favorite items that have helped me transition into the fall!

MOTO JACKETS
see how I like to style it here

ANIMAL PRINT ACCESSORIES
check out some more inspiration here and here

FRESH TAKE ON DENIM
all about trying new silhouettes this season, see more here

PROPER FITTING UNDERGARMENTS
a few of my favs but find more resources on proper fit here & here! Looking for comfy options? Check out my bralette post here.

I hope you enjoyed this post! I am working on a try on for next week, please leave any requests below!

One Pair of Jeans, Two Ways

I’ve always loved Old Navy as an affordable, size inclusive retailer. I recently had the chance to try out Old Navy’s new and improved Universal Fit Denim. I was skeptical but genuinely excited to try out their new offerings. They took everything people love about their legendary Rockstar jean – sexy curved waistband, perfectly placed pockets, curve hugging fabric – and applied it to all of their jeans. That means, in every single pair of denim in the whole store, you get better fit, better fabric, and better booty. Sign me up for that! 

They relaunched four different styles:

Pop Icon Skinny 

Rockstar Super Skinny

Slim-Straight

Kicker Boot Cut

I decided to try their High-Waisted Distressed Power Slim Straight Jeans and style them two ways- one great for the warmer fall weather now and another way for when the temperature starts to drop. These jeans cut clean and straight down the leg with just enough stretch to flatter every body (and booty). They have a Clever Secret-Slim front pockets hold you in for a slimming effect, which is an instant confidence boost. I am wearing my typical size 14 here but may consider swapping them out for a size 12, as they fit well but ran a little big in the waist.

I had a lot of fun styling these jeans, they’re such a good wash- they work well with literally anything. I loved the look of this Textured Houndstooth Coat (runs large, size down) paired with this polka dot Slub-Knit 3/4-Sleeve Twist-Back Top (I took a large).

So, are you convinced yet? I strongly encourage you to get your butt to an Old Navy store and try out their new and improved denim. I’m a believer and sincerely appreciate when brands listen to their customers’ feedback. Thanks to Old Navy for partnering with me on this post. All thought and opinions are my own. Photos by Ryan of Seek Axiom.

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Fresh Denim Picks: Try On Confidential (Part 1)

Last year around this time, I showed a few of my favorite brands of denim. You can check out that post here.
A few of the size inclusive brands mentioned were:

Abercrombie (up to a size 16), Madewell, Good American, American Eagle, Jen 7 Jeans, Mott & Bow, Blank NYC , Articles of Society, Kut from the Kloth, DL1961, Universal Standard

Truth be told, I still LOVE all of the pairs that I showed last year and although I didn’t really NEED any new pairs of denim, I thought it would be fun to try a few new brands and styles that are outside of my usual denim repertoire. So welcome to an updated #TryOnConfidential, very excited about my size inclusive findings this year! Consider this part one, I’m sure I’ll have another at some point later in the fall. Be sure to leave any requests in a comment below. Brands tried:

J.Crew, LOFT, Everlane
+ Sofia Vergara

PAIRS AND SIZES WORN:

OTHER ITEMS WORN (IN ORDER)

all items run TTS so follow each individual store’s sizing charts. I’m wearing my usual sizes 14 / L, size 11 shoe.

ALL NEW DENIM:

Well, what did you think? I hope this inspires you to step outside of your denim comfort zone this season and try a new brand/style. Leave any thoughts / questions below!