140 Years Of American Denim

Monday, July 1, 2013

When it comes to American style, you can't get more classic than jeans. So in honor of America's birthday this week, I put together a denim on denim look that plays up this versatile trend using different washes and simple gold accessories. I also added nude heels to add some major inches to my legs as well as a touch of classy elegance. 


Photos by Devon Gailey 
[chambray button-down: Madewell, shorts: Loft, heels: Miz Mooz, earrings: Ann Taylor, layered short necklace: Piperlime, wishbone necklace: Marc Jacobs, watch: Fossil, bangles: Alex & Ani, gold bracelet: Marc Jacobs]

This year marks the 140th birthday of blue jeans. And with the 4th of July this month, I thought I'd cover all my bases by celebrating the births of two beautiful things at one time: jeans and the good ol' USA

I recently learned that during the 1950s, wearing jeans was a symbol of youth rebellion and because of this, they were sometimes banned in theaters, restaurants and schools. We've clearly come a long way in sixty plus years and now denim of all kinds is an absolute staple in every closet around the country. 

I salute my favorite textile, especially this week, as I show off my beloved chambray top paired with my favorite jean shorts. Denim & denim, what a lovely all-American couple. 

56 comments:

  1. I love denim, i love your outfit and your hair looks fabulous !
    xoxo

    www.descontraidas.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your denim on denim look! And you're right, no other look is quite as american!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello, lovely , followed you on blgolovin as gcelkyte :3
    I love your hair :))

    ReplyDelete
  4. you look amazing!! love your denim shirt and bracelets!!

    Style Without Limits
    Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pretty look, dear!)) <3
    http://karinamalinana.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the denim on denim look. I love your shoes too! They are so cute and versatile. Very cute casual outfit! Seems perfect for the 4th : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nice shirt, I am fan of denim, kisses!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. You look amazingly pretty! Such a simple and cute outfit, I am in love with your denim blouse. Have a nice weekend lovely!

    www.astylevictim.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cute!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. This outfit is gorgeous! You are so right, it's so American :)
    it's gorgeous :)
    Great blog! I just followed you on GFC and bloglovin, and I'm checking out your older posts!
    If you can check out La Dolce Moda & if you like I'd be honored if you could follow back :)

    Francesca, from La Dolce Moda

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow! Who know jeans are that old?? 140 years! Amazing! you look so gorgeous in these pictures... i love how the wind is just shaping your lovely hair :) Chambray looks great on you!

    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the outfit!:)

    I just follow you- Follow back?:)

    http://freshisyummy.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are amazing in this look.... fab legs darling!!!!
    Kisses my fashion friend!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have a denim shirt very similar to this that my coworker gave me, she got it at a sample sale. It is so great for summer! Happy 4th to you too!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

    ReplyDelete
  15. and the best part about denim these days is that they're very soft and comfortable!
    btw, I just followed you in bloglovin and GFC, care to follow back?

    A Hint of Sunlight

    ReplyDelete
  16. hey! this is an awesome post! :)
    would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin and GFC? just let me know!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. This slightly oversized denim shirt looks great on you! Happy 4th of July :)

    xo, alison*elle

    ReplyDelete
  18. You look so cute! I love the denim shirt and how simple this outfit is.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    ReplyDelete
  19. 140 years of denim...who knew? You look adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  20. really cute outfit, love the denim on denim!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love your outfit,so beautiful.*__*
    Lovely greets

    ReplyDelete
  22. I heart denim too. Great shirt. Love the necklace too!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love the top, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

    ReplyDelete
  24. You are so beautiful!
    Such a classic look and good piece on denim.
    I love the simple elegance.
    <3
    icantaffordmylifestyle

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh yeah, denim reminds me of a classic American outfit. it never goes out of style. love the top!

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh denim on denim look i love. you look so pretty.love the shoes too.Happy 4th and enjoy the long weekend sweetie.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Perfect way to celebrate and wear denim on denim! Such a cute look! I mean who doesn't love a denim blouse!!!! The nude heels really are the perfect addition!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

    ReplyDelete
  28. Really cute summer outfit you have going on here... Perfect for this season!

    I love your blog, by the way... Let me know if you would like to follow each other... I will follow you back, of course!

    xoxo,
    Kim
    www.KimKardashnguyen.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi nice to meet you, I love denim shirts, you've combined great. Delighted with your other post

    I liked a lot your blog, I would like each other we follow him. With your permission I stay here and in the rest of your social networks. See You in My World

    happy Thursday

    Pardon my poor translation

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great look on you. You rock it!

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love the all american denim on denim look! There is seriously nothing better than a chambray! You look beautiful girlie:)!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I really like it . Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

    ReplyDelete
  33. cool outfit !

    following you now, follow me back maybe?

    www.heymarsya.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. such a cute look!! love the denim on denim!! definitely represents america well! :) hope you have a wonderful 4th of july! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. <3 it!!

    Take a look at our blog, maybe we can follow each other via bloglovin'? Would mean a lot to us:)

    www.we-heart.fashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love this look:) it's so cute!
    I love denim!
    Congrats on a great blog, I love it!
    I just followed you and I'm checking out your older posts. I'm a huge fan!
    Hope you follow back! La Dolce Moda

    Francesca

    ReplyDelete
  37. You look stunning *.*
    Very nice outfit.
    You are sooo pretty :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Chambray is perfect for the 4th of July! Hope you have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have a similar shirt which i was thinking of pairing with white . But black looks so awesome . Love your casual cool chic outfit !

    ReplyDelete
  40. Great denim shirt, it is a wardrobe staple!!

    heydahye.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. You look great

    PS: Please follow me on blogloving, if you have’nt done it =).
    http://www.bloglovin.com/rosemode
    http://rose-charles.com/blog

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thank you for following! I am following you back, dear! Keep up the amazing posts!

    -Kim
    www.KimKardashnguyen.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Great denim topper ;) Very classic indeed.

    XX,
    Miranda

    Ps- I moved my blog to here-> http://thechicstreet.com/

    ReplyDelete
  44. I totally loved this post!!! Really great inspiration! Lots of Love, Kyra♡
    FOLLOW MY BLOG // TELL ME // I FOLLOW YOU BACK!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love your denim shirt and totally love your hair <3

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow that entire look is flawless! Gorgeous! xxx

    http://www.fashionnarcissism.com/

    ReplyDelete