This Holiday, Turn to a Tuxedo

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A real boyfriend?

Photo courtesy of Google images

Photo courtesy of Google images

I must be on Bebe’s mailing list because I get updates on their new arrivals from time to time. Today’s news struck me as funny: the introduction of Bebe’s new skinny boyfriend jeans with all the detail of classic boyfriend jeans all wrapped up in a skinny jean. Huh? What’s wrong with this picture? The big sell? Boyfriend jeans that actually flatter! But doesn’t that defeat the whole purpose of wearing boyfriend jeans? Those over-sized, comfy jeans that are one size too big for you and are actually meant to look like your boyfriend’s jeans. A skinny jean is just a skinny jean. If you’ll excuse the pun, I don’t think Bebe’s idea has legs!

Is this a fashion crisis? No. Is it life-altering? No. Am I freaking out about it? No. Because the truth is that I won’t be wearing boyfriend jeans of any kind – skinny or traditional non-skinny – now or ever. They’re not flattering for my body type. But I do mind that they’re calling them something they’re not. Boyfriend jeans are the opposite of skinny jeans. Let’s remember – a real boyfriend is authentic and can be elusive.

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Wearing white …

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Wearing white – my bebe tuxedo jacket

… in November and beyond …

I personally wear white all year round … winter white, off white, ecru, crisp white, all of it … Little known fact – I love to mix it with black. I love a black pump, or a black bag … a little cherry red lip … amazing! I never get sick of white. Do it. Don’t be scared of it.

~ Rachel Zoe, stylist, designer

What happens when two style trends come together? You get fashion perfection! That’s how I felt when I saw this bebe jacket in the store window. A black and white tuxedo jacket? I knew I had to try it. Not only are the colors my all-time classic favorites (so crisp, so chic), but the feel of this jacket is also soft and supple – a little spandex makes the difference. And if my style guru Rachel Zoe endorses wearing white all year round, I say … why not? Do it? I’m doing it. And I encourage you to do it, too!

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