A Jean Story…

OD-BE268_DENIM_G_20141031111132If you believe everything that you hear, you would of thrown out all of your denim because “denim is out”. Last year, according to NBC news, The Today Show and even the WSJ all reported that denim has seen their day and that the yoga pant was replacing them…blah, blah, blah. Thankfully, I believe it to not be the case and denim has even had an up tick with vintage levis leading the charge.

Denim has definitely evolved over the past 10+ years. Some of that evolution has been life changing and some of the change has stripped away the classic styling of what denim was. Even though the introduction of elastane was an amazing push forward, I find the non denim, “denim” fabrics to be underwhelming. The big denim brands, JBrand, AG, Rag and Bone etc have kind of hit a plateau. I find the fabrics monotonous and boring and the fit just to be okay. I’m not sure where the next big denim trend will be coming from, but for now I find myself reaching for my trusted, 100 % real denim, vintage levis. Happy Tuesday! xoxo

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Lace Up!

tumblr_lva4mfPD7t1qbvm7do1_500Lately I’ve been all about lace. Being that I’m not a girlie girl, lace has never really called my name. But as of recently, and coming from a place of juxtaposition, I’m loving lace with old vintage levis, of course the standard leather pants and maybe even a pair of distressed cords. Lace has changed it’s stripes a bit. I’m not so sure it’s the “good girl” anymore. Have a great weekend! xoxo

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American As…

vintagedenimWhen traveling to other countries I get so excited, not only to explore their history and culture, but also to scour their fashions and textiles.  More often then not I leave disappointed in not being able to find different pieces that are not available to us here in the U.S.  The reality is the world has become small thanks to the internet.  There really isn’t a coat, a dress, a pair of shoes or handbag that can’t be located by a push of a button.  So the question is, how do you find different and unique pieces that maybe aren’t seen in every blog, magazine or department store?

For me the answer is vintage.  Sure fashion insiders have become savvy to vintage finds, and what used to be an untouched market, has become an over saturated, vendor heavy industry.  But, as history has always proven…it does repeat itself.  And with that, my newest obsession are vintage levis.

Their resurrection has been creeping steadily, just by looking on instagram there’s a plethora of cutoffs.  But now the 90’s staple is making it’s way back in their full length with the latest Manolo’s.  Come spring, denim houses will be clamoring to make their version of an old pair of levis.  Happy Holidays!  xoxo

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