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denim & leather

hi, friends!

well, here we are in october! ¬†september flew by and the weather is still transitioning to fall here in music city, so i¬†really have to get creative with my¬†layering to stay comfortable. ¬†some days are still as warm as the mid eighties, with mornings and evenings getting closer to the low sixties. ¬†this is my favorite time of year because i get to wear my favorite jackets but still wear lightweight dresses and my eternal favorite, denim shorts. ¬†i hope y’all like this transitional fall look that is, in my opinion, extremely nashville. ¬†we love our denim and leather in nashville, and anything that is vintage or cowboy-inspired!

before i get to the photos, wanted to talk a little bit about why i’m still here blogging after 2 years. ¬†i’ve had some thoughts swirling around in my head ever since an article ran on vogue.com where some international editors were lamenting bloggers — although really, i think they meant influencers. ¬†some of the biggest fashion bloggers were vocalizing their reactions, and it got me thinking. ¬†i found the editors’ comments to be relatively accurate, albeit a bit¬†hypocritical.

i really started this blog not as a commercial place to sell you all products i don’t believe in, but as a place to express my creativity with clothes and fashion. ¬†it’s personal style in that i’m styling myself in ways that i’m inspired to, whether it’s an accurate outfit of what i wear in my daily life, or something i’m putting together to tell a story. ¬†i’m heavily inspired¬†by music and the other visual arts, especially interior design. basically, i love beautiful things, and i love putting them together to create interesting spaces and outfits. ¬†i’d love to turn this blog into a business somehow, but it’s still very much a hobby that i do simply because i enjoy it. ¬†it’s a massive amount of work and time, and i make sacrifices for it — especially when it comes to my social life. ¬†i try to be original, creative, and true to myself in everything i post on this blog and on my instagram, because i don’t believe in pretense or lying just to get ahead. ¬†i’m not here to make you think i’m cool, i’m here to inspire you (hopefully). ¬†as someone who works in the sales-oriented field of retail, i don’t think there’s anything morally wrong with making a dollar (i literally say this all the time), but i do think there’s something morally wrong with trying to make a dollar at the expense of your authentic self.

that’s all i have to say about that. ¬†onto the clothes!

denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

hat Рjanessa leone {similar here}; choker Рfree people; tee Рvintage {similar here, here, here}; jacket Рcleobella; belt Рvintage; shorts Рre/done; sunglasses Рray-ban; rings Рvintage; sandalwood and stone bracelets Рjudith bright; boots Рfree people {similar here}

denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

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denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

denim & leather

photos by lauren newman.

that’s a wrap, folks! ‚ěł

many thanks for reading!

‚ě≥ alyssa

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