I tend to fixate on things, like ice cream, travel destinations, this blog, and lately, overall denim shorts. Sitting on the sidelines I’ve been watching a parade of cuties sashay by in their usually loose-fitting versions, so I figured my foray into the world of the bibbed beauties would take a slightly different turn. Enter these stretch denim puppies which I snapped up at H&M and then paired with a Nasty Gal top and gold Superga sneaks. The fit is pretty tight, which is just about how I feel when I wear them. Needless to say the humble denim overall has come a long way from its utilitarian beginnings to its current status as a cool girl staple. Yes, I’ve got a whole lotta respect for a garment that can go from the fields of the Midwest to the streets of the Meatpacking District without missing a beat. Ok, maybe I wouldn’t wear these exact ones to till the fields, but you get the picture. Do you have yours yet?
Sometimes the background noise of our lives (or our blog shoots) can get to be a little bit much. It’s in times like those that I reach into my closet and pull out a clean, simple, breath-of-fresh-air-inspiring outfit. And what says “clean slate” (and maybe, “blank canvas” …but that’s a little ambiguous for me) better than an all white ensemble? Who says “ensemble” anymore?? Apparently I do. But I digress. Here I’m wearing a pair of white lace shorty shorts and a billowy white top which I reason adds a level of sophistication, which might allow you to get away with wearing this look to work. The top and shorts are Forever 21, and the shoes are Creative Recreation from back in the day, four score and seven ago, when they made obsession-worthy, and comfortable (!!) women’s heels. Vanessa Hudgens and I had a girlie moment over these shoes on a photo shoot once. Seems she was one of the chosen few on whom a pair was bestowed. Celebrity endorsed footwear aside, with spring in full swing and summer a hop skip away, I encourage you to give the all white trend a whirl. Just pass on the Pinot Noir and grab the Grigio instead. Salute!
Happy Earth Day everyone! In honor of our Mother Earth, today I’m posting a green-ish look that’s at once grounding and oh so style elevating. I figure the best way to connect with the ground beneath us is to keep our feet firmly planted, thus the flat shoe. These Kenneth Cole sandals go the extra earthy mile with flaxseed-pillow souls. I mean, perfect, right?? The rest of the look is all denim all the time. I feel most myself when I’m in a great pair of jeans, plus I never worry about dirt when I’m in denim. To me it’s the universal “I’m ready for whatever you throw at me!” fabric. This jacket and these shorts are both Joe’s and the necklace, is not Dylanlex. Alas, just a knock off from Forever 21. Is imitation still the sincerest form of flattery?? As further homage to the holiday, I will be using small amounts of water (being that we here in LA are in the midst of a drought, in case you didn’t get the memo), eating many greens, and generally treading lightly. Hope your day is full of beauty! With love, Amanda.