Four Favorites: Everlane Denim, 2 podcasts and a Bad Feminist
I never thought denim could make me so excited, even though I'm constantly wearing them, but Everlane's new denim are perfectly modern with vintage vibes jeans. I didn't know these were the type of jeans I wanted until I put them on. Compared to my other jeans this pair makes any flaws or gripes with the others all the more obvious. The Everlane denim, I got the High Rise Skinny in the Mid Blue wash, fit me perfectly with just a hint of stretch which is the type of denim I've been hunting for. I wanted denim that felt substantial and not like leggings for once.
These are a bit looser in the leg than I'm accustomed to in my normal skinny jeans which I like. They are perfect for a fit and look that's reminiscent of vintage denim with the perfect faded shade of blue to match. It's a mid blue wash that's not too dark or light. I've only gotten to wear these out and about once or twice because September is a real scorcher in Texas. Soon I will be wearing these as much as possible so check back for more posts featuring these magical jeans!
My two new favorite podcasts are The Call and Becoming Fearless. Man Repeller is one of my favorite websites, fashion or otherwise, so when I discovered they had a podcast interviewing women I was down to give it a listen. Elizabeth Williams Simon hosts and the first episode I tried out was with Roxane Gay because I can't get enough of her right now.
I recently watched her completely shut down a Republican dude who helped the Trump campaign, gag, on the Third Rail on PBS and it was like watching a Twitter battle in real life. Breathtaking. Also featuring a prominent and epic eye roll. Back to the podcast they talked about the usual bookish things and finding your calling as a writer. I'm always on the edge of my seat for some of these questions because I know Roxane won't answer conventionally.
Becoming Fearless is another podcast where the host, Annie Spano, interviews women about their experiences in life and delves deeper into what motivates them and their values. This podcast is affiliated with Style Collective which I joined last month. I've learned so much since I joined and one of the great resources which got me interested initially is this podcast. In the most recent episode Annie interviews three Style Collective members about their journey through blogging and life. I think the most important thing I've learned throughout all the interviews is that with time and patience following your passion and living authentically will help you succeed in the long run.
Last but not least I'm working my way through Roxane Gay's collection one book at a time. I unintentionally have been working my way from the newest to the oldest. I started with Hunger and currently I'm reading Bad Feminist. This collection of short anecdotes and cultural criticism has me laughing or shaking my head in agreement.
My favorite type of writers are the ones that articulate things well without coming off as condescending or intellectually superior. Thoughtful criticism that isn't overly emotional is always appreciated. It helps that I agree with most of the points she's trying to make. When it comes to her writing my mind only fills with cliches used for talented writers. It inspires me and I think that's the outcome most writers want. To entertain and inspire.
Check back on Friday when I will be detailing the ways I'm styling my new Everlane denim!