If I weren’t lucky enough to be pregnant during the poncho craze…
The fashion Gods have looked favorably upon me this season.
According to my fashion oracles (Anthropologie and J Crew), denim shirts are totally trying to make a comeback. Not only that, but the basic slim black pant is totally in. AND, after years of longing for some Frye boots, my lovely husband bought me some for my Birthday a couple of years ago. Engineers. Who has an entire section of their website dedicated to “must-have rugged boots” I ask? Anthropologie.
Honestly, it gets better. According to, well, pretty much everyone, RED lipstick is making a comeback. There is a God in Heaven. I have been wearing pale pink lip gloss like the rest of creation for the past few years and I HATE it! Of course, most of the mags’ “picks” are red lip glosses. Screw that. You can’t wear red lip gloss, you’ll look like you’re bleeding to death and it’ll get everywhere. If you’re gonna do it, do it right.
I couldn’t possibly count the number of denim shirts I’ve gone through in my life, and I mean worn so much they had to be laid to rest. I think I had taken it to the extreme in college. I remember being at Old Chicago Pizza in Addison with a bunch of people and my dear friend and roommate, Shelly totally called me out on the whole thing, “do you OWN any other shirts, Jess?!”. I really did try to wean myself after that. Luckily fashion-times were a-changing and I had to change with them. I did hold on to a Gap denim shirt that was still in good condition. I’ve been moving around with that thing since 1996 I imagine. It was the one article of clothing that I always passed over, but desperately wanted to wear.
I totally took it out of hibernation last week. I had to pair it with some crazy black leggings with zippers on the sides that I found at H&M until I acquire a pair of skinny black pants, and my Engineer boots, and my Chanel Matador lipstick that probably is so old it needs to be tossed, but DANG! I felt like Jessica.
For me, I’m really wanting JCrew’s version of the Chambray, and they are also winning in the black pant division, I’m loving the slight crop.