While I finish up my travel guide to Portland, Maine (it's only a a year overdue, no big deal), I wanted to share...Read more
I read something inspiring the other day and I wanted to share it with you…
It was all about how comparison steals our joy. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with this every day. Wanting the latest this or that, comparing Instagram followers, wanting to be bigger and smaller at the same time.
Don’t get me wrong - having goals is great, and there’s something magical about having well-made clothing that you truly love. But please, let’s stop tying those things to self-worth. YOU ARE WONDERFUL just the way you are. And just because something looks glossy on Instagram, doesn’t always mean that’s REALITY. Often times, it’s not.
So here’s to living your best life, your best day, your best moment now. Let's take note of the things we do have and let’s stop focusing on the things that are missing. Because only then can we find true happiness.
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Do you guys have an item of clothing you can’t stop wearing? Like you wear it so much that people basically think it’s all you own? You wear it so much that you are hesitant to put it in the wash because then you wouldn’t be able to wear it for an hour? That’s how I feel about these Citizens of Humanity jeans from South Moon Under. Like I have separation anxiety when I leave these behind (skinny jeans don’t exactly fly in corporate America…) Because when I fall for something, I fall HARD.
These have been my go-to’s for the last, oh, 8 days since they’ve landed on my doorstep. I wear them with heels, I wear them with flats, I wear them with scarves, I wear them with hats (didn’t know I was a poet, did ya?) They’re so comfortable too - like honestly, they feel like sweat pant leggings but look like a million bucks. I’d say that’s a major major win.
It gets better. From now until October 25, South Moon Under is having their annual Denim Event, which means 20% ALL of their full price denim. So umm, you best get your little booty over there and into their jeans asap. Ok, wait. Maybe those weren’t the BEST choice of words, but ya get my drift.
They carry my favorite brands like Citizens of Humanity, Free People, BlankNYC, 7 For All Mankind, Joe’s Jeans, J Brand and more. You can find the South Moon Under closest to you here!
Not only are jeans 20% off but they’re also collecting old jeans to donate to Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program! Basically your old denim will be converted into insulation and a portion will go towards communities in need, which is such a cool and creative way to give back!
Also! I’ve been feeling extra sassy since getting my hair chopped and colored (ahem, hand painted) by the incredible Nadine Matar at PR at Partners on K Street. So I dressed up the black jeans/white tee look with these sweet fringe booties (these are sold out, but these are almost identical.)
If you hit up the South Moon Under Denim event, be sure to come back here and tell me what you get!! Or if you need help deciding on a pair, tweet me your options to @juliengarman!
Can someone please explain what’s happening around DC this week? I thought April showers brought May flowers, but it looks like the June showers are following the flowers - I’m so confused! I’ve been packing my umbrella every day just in case it starts to pour, as it usually does, at a moment’s notice.
On a rainy day last week, I met up with my bae of baes, Jen, to shoot a few looks. The weather was terrible, humid and hot - my hair gives it all away (Monica flashback, anyone?) And yet - while running around town, dipping inside little coffee shops during the heaviest rain, it was one of my favorite afternoons in quite some time. When you’re with the best of friends, the weather could matter less.
Between shoots around town, I changed into this comfortable number for a breather. The linen shorts and shirt combo made the mugginess so much more bearable. Also - in surprising news - these wedges are surprisingly comfortable. At the GAP event I hosted last week, they were a huge hit. They look high, but they definitely don’t feel it. Also I’m really into tying a silk scarf or bandana like this around my neck to protect my jewelry in the nasty weather. Plus, I think it looks pretty fun!
For more tips on what to wear in rainy, humid weather, check out my tips in this Washingtonian article that just came out! How do you stay cool in this muggy mess?