Denim is surely the most American of all American things style-wise, and has become a wardrobe staple for millions worldwide. Yet I somehow managed to get my very first dark blue jeans when I was in my mid-30s, and my very first denim jacket in my 40s. This is another quite unique jean jacket from my growing denim family which I wore for certainly the most American of all American holidays - 4th of July.
I simply threw it over my shoulders to complete an easy outfit for a very relaxed and windy day. I thought it looked pretty good paired with a striped shirt made of thin breezy linen over the boyfriend jeans (which are my favorite kind of jeans).
The jacket is definitely a statement piece, another great creation by Chico's. It is an inspired whimsical mix of prints made with a fading tie dye kind of effect, heavily embroidered with beads and some sequins, no wonder that it was originally a very expensive item priced at $189. I actually snapped it for under $25 on sale (it is still available online for a fraction of the original price).
I told you a little bit about the style of my beloved man in my last post (find more by clicking the label Justin's Style), and here is another piece. As fun and creative as Justin is, he works in the business field for many years, and his haircut was for most of the time, sort of by default, very businessy. He let his hair grow longer than usual a few times, and I always liked it. His hair became this gorgeous shades of silver with years, and is always so silky soft. But only recently Justin decided to play with different hairstyles to express his creative side. When he told David, his stylist, about it, the guy got very excited. This is what David came up with - an asymmetrical cut with longer side which can be brushed back in a way that looks totally symmetrical too. I really liked it. The best part is, Justin actually thought of asymmetry and I thought of a longer length, but we didn't discuss it much with each other nor with Justin's master (who is actually the owner of the best barber shop in town called Gents).
The photos were taken by the fishing pier near our home, just a few feet down the hill. It is one of many precious places around the Puget Sound with small beach house communities (we used to live in another one, just one or two miles north of this one).
Do you love denim? What is your favorite denim item?
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Denim jacket - Chico's on sale
Linen shirt - thrifted (Ralph Loren via Goodwill, $7.99)
The rest - remixed from my closet