There is nothing more American than blue jeans and a white T-shirt, except for maybe Coca-Cola and baseball. Fall fashion demands denim, but this basic has undergone a very unbasic transformation. This season's blue jeans come in the form of patched jackets, 70's-inspired button front skirts, chic dresses, bags, and even heels. I find myself constantly gravitating to these upgraded denim pieces. The juxtaposition of a polished silhouette composed of the iconically laid back fabric is irresistible. When dressing up denim, it is important to elevate the look with fabulous accessories. These exquisite jewels from Melissa Lovy add the perfect, elegant finishing touch! Melissa Lovy's jewelry has a classic-meets-modern take on versatility with styles that appeal to every woman for just about any occasion. I have been living in the sleek Augusta cuff! Use the code EEXLOVY for 15% off plus free shipping on your Melissa Lovy purchase from now through Wednesday, September 2nd.
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I never really got into the whole music festival scene and now that I have kids, that ship has really sailed. In any case, I love to dream up tribal-inspired outfits that I would wear to Coachella... and then I wear them to D'agostino to buy apple juice boxes.
I nearly passed out the first time I saw this neon, hand-embroidered shearling Pia Pauro vest. Can you say excessive? After repeatedly ogling it at my office at Showroom Seven, I finally had to make it mine. You may or may not remember my recent post on the embroidered vest as a seasonal must-have. A statement vest is a great way to amp up a casual, everyday look, like this denim-on-denim ensemble. Vests are also great to layer under or over coats for those extra cold winter days.
I accessorized with a hand-painted vintage leather purse that I found at a swap meet in Chelsea my junior year of college. The purse really brings out the tribal vibe of the vest. While I love "theme" dressing, mixing vintage pieces with modern ones is a good way to keep a look fresh. As if the vest weren't bright enough, I added a neon Erickson Beamon necklace...a dash of J. Lo in the Joni Mitchell, you know?
As I was shooting these photos, a woman asked if I chose the location because of the architecture. I told her yes and she asked if I knew the history of the building. Turns out the backdrop for this Navajo-inspired post was a building that formerly housed thousands of Native Americans in the early 1900s. Wowsers.