White Hot Summer

I’ve been trying to work out a system for what to wear up here during the summer. It’s crazy cold in our office building during the day. I also find that I’m extremely chilly during my morning commute. Um, 74 is still chilly for me. No, I did not get used to it during the winter in NYC. By the end of the day it’s like the Florida heat is following me around.

This quandary is rekindling my everlasting love for denim. How is it so versatile? It goes with everything, it isn’t too hot, or too cold. If I could marry Levis I would. For many years (3 to be exact)I avoided shopping for jean pants and shorts. I hated dealing with the sizing because I didn’t know what size I was. The sizes in different brands never matched up and for the most part made me feel bad about my body. Am I a small, medium, or large?? I was all of them. So many styles wouldn’t fit my hips if they fit my thighs, would leave a gap on my butt if I sized up, or had an extreme excess of fabric in the crotch area. This year I sucked it up and tried on several Levis pants. To my surprise I found about 10 pairs that fit when I really only needed 4. Thank you Levis for making things that fit my body. Thank you for making me feel like I deserved pants with out having to fight for something to fit. Thank you for making me feel amazing.

Aside from denim, I’ve also been wearing a lot of vintage lately. Vintage clothes used to weird me out. Was this garment found on a dead person? What did the previous owner do while wearing this? Were they ever quarantined for anything while wearing said item? I’d hope that the person’s clothes would be burned to nothingness if they were quarantined. The top is a knit sleeveless vintage sweater. I acquired it during the Vintage Mini Marketplace at Porta Pizza in Downtown Jersey City last month.

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Americana

Happy fourth of July! We’re just going to hang at a house party with some amazing people. I’m wearing a denim dress with my American flag converse and white DKNY backpack. Casual. Chill. I’m still so obsessed with my hair. What are y’all doing today?

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Color Asylum

When I moved to the NYC area I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find a hair stylist that I loved. But I have! Near work in the city lies a small hair salon inside of a Ricky’s. It’s called Manic Panic Color Asylum.. because the color products they use are from manic panic. I was worried to have so many colors on head, but Lucy and Olive did a fabulous job! This is the healthiest and most colorful my hair has ever been and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The top is vintage from Muñeca Mullins in Hoboken. I love wearing black, which it still has, but I felt like it popped every tone perfectly from my hair. It’s the perfect summer top!

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