The weekend is upon us, and for most of us, so is the snow. Read a book, enjoy moments with family or friends, watch your favorite film, paint, pet your dog; whatever defines downtime to you, do that. Let your mind relax and breathe in the simple beauties of life.
(Photos by Ashley Kickliter)
(Jacket: Zara - Similar here, here, here or here / Jeans: Zara - Similar here or here / Shirt: Asos - Similar here or here / Boots: Free People / Scarf: Vintage - Similar here / Hat: Stetson - Similar here / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Lipstick: Smashbox)
First off, I love denim. Better yet, I love double denim. It's such a casual, laid back fabric, but somehow doubling it up transforms it into a much more daring statement. For so long it seemed wearing more than one piece of denim was frowned upon, but I've never shared those sentiments. With that being said, however, I do believe there is absolutely a right and a wrong way to wear multiple pieces of denim. From my own experience and from what I have observed on others, my takeaways are this: either wear pieces that are exactly the same color or wear those that contrast so hard, that there is no question that you're purposely clashing. The biggest mistake in doubling up denim, in my opinion, is wearing pieces that are extremely close in hue, but are not actually the same color.
Creating annual recaps of the year passed are probably my favorite posts I compose for my blog. In all honesty, I often lose track of what all has taken place over a year's course, and these posts allow me to reminisce the moments and memories that have graced the past 365 days. This past year was definitely an eventful one. For starters, I lived in New York City (if only for a summer), which was my biggest dream come to life. I had been wishing for the chance to wake up day after day and hit the pavement running in this magical city, and this past summer proved just that. Not only did that come true, but I also scored a dream of an internship with one of my favorite fashion magazines, ELLE. It was a summer of chasing dreams. I was also in New York for Teen Vogue Fashion University and once more to attend a dinner with Free People, both of which were so wonderful and such a fun time. Beyond New York and all the adventures it involves, I also turned twenty-one and began my senior year of college. In its entirety, it was truly a wonderful year filled with family, growing friendships new and old, and adventure. I wouldn't have it any other way.