While I skipped the whole wide-leg flare denim trend over the past year...I thought I'd give the boot cut (mini flare) a go and was pleasantly surprised. I'll never give up my skinny jeans but these are a fun alternative and look rad paired with a heel. I cut the hem and washed them because I love the look of well worn denim and felt a finished hemline with this style looks a little too "cutesy." It needed a little edge to be more rock & roll and less Kate Middleton. Ya feel? Paired them with my favorite striped tee and this rad blue leather biker for a pop of unexpected color. What do you think? Would you rock cropped bootcut jeans?? 

In December I moved to Silverlake after being a westside chick for the past four years. Moving to a new neighborhood means finding all new go-to spots. Lucking due to having friends on the Eastside to show me around  (and an extremely walkable new hood) I've been able to find amazing spots for coffee, food, desserts, flowers and shopping. AG asked me to show how I'd style two different looks in two of my favorite go-to spots in my neighborhood. I live in denim so this was a no brainer. Click through to see my favorite spots and the looks I came up with.