I’ve gone through a lot of stylistic phases in my relatively short life, with some denim-centric ups and downs along the way. There was the awkward adolescence, when I always wore baggy jeans because they concealed my gawkily-skinny, self-perceived ‘chicken legs’. Oh #highschool, you are cruel. Later, when I went to work in fashion, I gave up jeans altogether for a while. Their casualness (and 1984-ish ubiquity) didn’t jibe with the eclectic-professional look I aimed to achieve. Plus, at that point, I thought they made my butt look big.As I’ve grown up (and grown out of the insecurities detailed above), I’ve settled into a more happily balanced relationship with denim. I’m a busy lady, and there are many days when pulling on the same favorite pair of pants is the most I can muster. So my jeans and I are friends again.I’m positive my reawakening has a lot to do with all the deliciously unconventional denim offerings popping up these days ~ suddenly there are florals and pastels and ikats and patchwork and chevron numbers to consider! The unofficial uniform of the western world became less monotonous; magically, there is something for everyone.And yet, sometimes you just can’t beat the classic: tried and true, bootcut blues.I’m fortunate to have been able to try a lot of different styles in order to find the few that really work for me ~ and I’m excited to share this fortuity with you! Today is the final opportunity to enter to win my 7 favorite 7′s ~ and I do hope you’ll embrace the chance to find your own best denim friends!|WEARING| Resurrection sunnies, Lady Grey necklace, Equipment shirt, Lodis belt, gifted 7 For All Mankind jeans, Charles Jourdan shoes // |HERE IS THE SONG| that inspired the title|PHOTOS| by Mark Iantosca
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