There is nothing more American other than maybe our flag, apple pie, or childhood obesity than denim. A long time fashion staple that started off as casual and has since gone couture, every man, woman, child, and sometimes dog has and should own a pair of well fitted jeans. Beyond being a closet staple, April 23, 2014 marks this year’s Denim Day (so be sure to slip into your favorite pair to show your support). I had never actually heard of this event until this year, but I most certainly will be taking part- because standing up for what you believe is also very American. So, with that said, this week will be dedicated strictly to denim.
A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends, Aurélie Bidermann Takayama Cotton and Shell Bracelet, Gianvito Rossi Denim Pumps, Miu Miu Denim and Leather Mini Satchel
bag: WGACA Vintage Chanel Mini Flap Bag, $3,500, sunglasses case: Jonathan Adler Heart Sunglasses Case, $40, shoes: Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160 Crystal Embellished Suede Pumps, $6,395, chandelier: Dainolite Lighting 3-Light Crystal Mini Chandelier, $137, bracelet: Aurelie Bidermann 18 Karat Rose Gold Dipped Lace Cuff, $1,370, mirror: Venetian Gems Celina Mirror, $1,000
Ever have one of those mornings where you wake up with a smile on your face only to have the gut crashing realization that the day before (and your current reality) was a complete and utter disaster? Oh yeah. I’m having one of those. While I certainly don’t know the answer to everything, I do know two things quite intimately: 1. There is such a thing as too many mimosas, and 2. You have no one but yourself to blame for making the same mistakes time and again.
To perk up my less than perfect disposition, I’ve gathered together a few of my favorite things to remind myself, “Hey, life’s not so bad.” Some of those best things are free (it’s true what they say), while others may break the bank (a girl can dream, right?). So, this is a semi-self-centered post, but I suspect you may be smitten with some of my obsessions as well.
And while you may not be able to wake up from this terrible dream, at least you’ll have other things to smile about.