Tag Archives: American Apparel

How To Wear A Jean Jacket

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Every gal should own the perfect jean jacket – I found mine on sale at Urban Outfitters when I was a junior in high school, and I’ve never looked back.

That animal print belt is from J.Crew and was last seen here, the fuchsia Christian Dior skirt was a lucky find in grandma’s closet, the camo jacket is from the men’s department of GAP, the Rag & Bone chambray shirt was illustrated just like this here, the dress is a Liberty print from Target, and finally, that there is a black tee from American Apparel.

Pining Up

And I do mean ‘pining’ – with Ashlea living a billion states away, I pine for her unendingly surprising way with words and style. As my former roommate and once most constant closet playmate, her originality and humor led to some vintage sketches like “Bellagio Curator” “From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Lisa R. Birnbach“, “Catwalk of Shame“, “Cup, Saucer, Fresh Pencils“, and “Twenty Something Freak, Middle School Geek“. Seeing her this weekend confirmed the fact that some things never change with old friends.

Scottish Rites

In celebration of recent events, my nuclear family is jetting to Scotland for the next week (and London for a few days). It wouldn’t surprise you to learn that before almost every trip, I draw out a packing list that looks something like this. Doing so helps me focus my vacation vision, which inevitably has turned into an homage to my ultimate semi-sportif hip-hop lady-playa who digs the rolling hills – a flat brim hat, some Adidas spandex, an incognito trench, etc.

I’ll be carrying on my dad’s old backpack, a Lands End Canvas fisherman sweater, the St. James tee, some American Apparel and J.Crew tees, my London Fog trench, my Urban Outfitters jean jacket, Cheap Monday and Zara jeans, Adidas running spandex, a Gap henley, a Lands End Canvas polka-dot button up “borrowed” from mom, my men’s department J.Crew shirt, new Converse All Stars, Bass boots, Target socks, the Avs, the Cat Eyes, and SEE glasses, a DC baseball cap from Jonas’s baseball team, mom’s scarves, books, books, books, (screw e-readers), Moleskines.

Black Icing

Breakfast At Baxter’s