A Must Have Accessory….

Over the 12 years I have been with my husband (7 of them married), he has been schooled on fashion, whether he likes it or not.

This past weekend my parents were awesome enough to have a small family gathering at their house for us. I was heading out the door in the morning to meet a friend for breakfast and asked my husband to get me my denim jacket. As quickly as he opened his mouth to say “aren’t you going to be hot,” he stopped himself and said, “oh right, its an accessory.” (oh how I have taught him well!!)

Well duh. It is exactly that. An accessory. Very rarely…actually never, do I wear it as an actual jacket or coat to keep me warm. It is always, always, always an accessory. Plus, its been with me through thick and thin (literally) and my pregnant/not pregnant months!

So was I hot this weekend? Yes. Did I want to take the jacket off here and there? Totally. But it was part of the outfit!!It helped pull the whole look together, like the perfect necklace or a pair of awesome shoes! As I always say, “fashion before function.” I know…I’m weird 🙂

Me and my denim jacket with my always fashionable cousins Katie and Laura

The next few pictutres show just how much I love a good denim jacket….you’ll see how much of a must have accessory I think it is…(even for my daughter!!)


And thats enough pictures of me….really.

I did a little shopping to find some really great denim jackets that you could add to your accessory closet!! My jacket is Gap Denim. LOVE it.

Gap Denim Jacket, $69.95. Purchase here

Old Navy Denim Jacket, $34.94. Purchase here

Forever 21, $28.90. Purchase here

Urban Outfitters Levi’s Trucker Jacket, $78.00. Purchase here

Last thing….as I was looking around in Old Navy a few weeks ago, I spotted a denim vest. Yep. A denim jacket without the sleeves. For some reason, I fell in love with it. BUT, I did restrain myself from buying it. I should have, because now I can’t find it in my size and its not online! Aaaaahhh!!

I did find a version at UO though…check it out 🙂

Urban Outfitters BDG Cutoff Denim Vest, $59.00

Purchase here

I am still not going to stop checking at Old Navy! Imagine the possibilities with this vest! I am just in love!

Next time you are planning out your outfit, think about adding just one more accessory to it…it can create a whole new look…



  1. Shelley
    August 13, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    I always loved them too! Yours is great! I got one that I don't LOVE but it is cute enough. It's lighter shade and cropped/rolled sleeves, whereas I like the darker and longer lengths. I WANT YOURS. lol.

  2. Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
    August 13, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    I really do love mine! For some reason I have always been drawn to the darker denim! Its comfy too!!!

  3. Carly
    August 13, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    Great minds…lol. I scooped that Old Navy vest up quick..I knew it would sell out…bummer you can't find it in your size…planning to rock mine all early fall…I am on a quest for a great jeanjacket like yours- that I am totally smitten with…maybe I should check Gap…Thanks for popping by! Following along with you for sure!! You look beautiful!When are you due?C

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      August 14, 2012 / 3:51 pm

      Yes…great minds! 🙂 On a whim I stopped at Old Navy yesterday and they had ONE in my size! Granted, it was a lighter shade (I prefer darker) but I still LOVE it! Wearing it right now actually!! And thank you…you look freakin amazing!! I am due Sept 21st with my 2nd daughter….you? Thanks so much for following :)Rebecca

  4. Nicholl Vincent
    August 14, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    i love the urban one! I've been looking for a great one!have a fantastic day! stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! 🙂

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      August 16, 2012 / 4:01 pm

      It really is a purchase you have to love!! At least for me, because I wear it SO much! Thanks for stopping by!Rebecca

  5. Kerry Louise
    August 14, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    Hi, Stopping by from the GFC hop, I'm one of the co-hosts this week :)Lovely photos!ohsoamelia.com

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      August 16, 2012 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!! :)Rebecca

  6. Alexis [Living the WifeStyle]
    August 14, 2012 / 10:18 pm

    Hey girl! I'm stopping by from the blog hop. I'm one of the co-hosts! Thanks for linking up!Looking forward to getting to know you better! :)-Alexiswww.livingthewifestyle.com

  7. Melissa
    August 15, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    I scored a denim jacket on sale back at the beginning of this year. I never got to really wear it because it got to hot (even at nights) so i'm excited for a little jacket wearing weather around here. :)I need to pick up my daughter a denim jacket, so cute.xoxo,Melissa

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      August 16, 2012 / 4:05 pm

      Yes its been SOOOOO hot this summer…I can't even wear mine at night either!! My daughters jacket is Gap like mine. She gets a lot of use out of it! Thanks for stopping 🙂 Rebecca

  8. Heather Davidson
    August 15, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    all of those denim jacket pictures are so cute. i've been wanting one for a while and you have totally inspired me. you look great!

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      August 16, 2012 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks!!! Totally get one…they're a great investment!!! Thanks for stopping!!

  9. Rachel
    August 20, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    I love my denim jacket! Though I often am wearing it because I'm cold…because I'm often cold. I like your "fashion before function" idea, it reminds me of what my mom always said, "It's better to look good than to feel good." 😛

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