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TBB's Denim Guide: Finding the Right Jeans for You (Part I)

A guide to finding the perfect jeans

Full disclosure: I work in a premium denim department at an upscale department store and help a lot of people hunt for the "perfect" pair of jeans. Sure, jeans are probably one of the most universal clothing articles in our closets, having stood the test of time in terms of practicality, versatility, and style. But there are still so many unanswered questions about denim, from finding the right fit to navigating the wide range of styles in every price range. If you've ever felt stumped by denim, fret no longer: Let me help turn those denim blues into denim dreams with my comprehensive guide to finding the perfect jeans—for you!

Instagram Style: How to Get That California-Chic Style Inspired by Three West Coast Babes

3 California Instagrammers Worth Following

"You could travel the world, but nothing comes close to the Golden Coast," sings Katy Perry in "California Gurls." And who could beg to differ with the California native? From endless sunshine that makes it feel like summer all year round, to perfect beach-bonfire backdrops and sun-kissed bombshells, California seems to have it all. But if you're not from the "Eureka" state, how do you find California style in your neck of the woods? Turn to these three California queens of Instagram - born and raised, these West Coast darlings have California chic down to a science.

Free People's Intimates Lookbook: About a Girl

Free People Intimately Free Lookbook

"About a Girl," Free People's new lookbook, makes laying around in bed all morning look so much more glamorous than it sounds. Sunlight streaming through the windows, crisp white linens, and of course, beautiful intimates.

But seriously, the Intimately Free People label is full of great layering pieces that can be paired with summer sheers and fall favorites. Delicate bras and feminine slips meet boyshorts and lacey hipsters. Personal favorites include the Meadows of Lace Slip, and the Eyelet Boyshort. The boyshort would be a great addition under any flirty dress, and the slip is sheer beauty. Just imagine yourself wearing its lacey perfection with an oversized cardigan. All while holding a cup of coffee in your hands adorned with too many rings. Can it get any more perfect?

This romantic collection features undergarments that are so beautiful, you may just find yourself wearing these slips as dresses, and the camis as "going out" tops. And let's not kid ourselves, we're totally eating up these dreamy pictures tracing her outline with phrases like, "wanna be my lover," and "I saw you in the faded light." Cheers Free People, we're falling in love all over again.

Free People August Lookbook: Bonsai Boy

A look from Free People's August Lookbook

Is there any season more exciting than fall when it comes to fashion? Cozy cardigans, leather boots, and classic coats have me waving goodbye to Summer by mid-August. And as if we aren’t excited to see Free People’s monthly catalog at any time of the year, August is especially satisfying. It’s like a delicious appetizer to what we can expect in September, the fashion month of all fashion months. Free People’s August lookbook, Bonsai Boy, doesn’t disappoint.