Photography by Stephanie Olani Reyes
If you know me, you know how obsessed with Miley Cyrus I am. I don’t care how crazy she is, I love her. I have loved her since her Hannah Montana days (and yes at that time I was way too old to be watching the show) and will love her forevermore. When my friend Alyssa saw my outfit for the photo shoot, she said it “was very Miley”. I nearly cried with joy. And it wouldn’t have been that silent, “please don’t notice me” cry. It would have been the mascara-running, “are you even breathing?”, “where is all that snot coming from?” cry. Lucky for Alyssa, I chose to keep my cool.
I had been on the lookout for a good pair of “mom jeans” after seeing them pop up on every website, even getting noticed by abc news. I wish I was lying when I said that, but sadly I am not. Now the trend is coming to the masses with various articles educating those that don’t spend their time on the computer when they should be writing 2 papers, studying for a test and preparing to present at a business conference…not referring to anyone in particular of course.
Mom jeans are tough when it comes to outfitting (check out this post for some inspiration), but I promise you, you will thank me. They are more comfortable than anything, especially if you pick up a pair already worn in from a thrift shop, but unfortunately, Mackelmore lied, they won’t be 99 cents. I grabbed mine on sale at Salvation Army (yes, they even have sales!). They were originally $4.99, but it was “Family Day”, so certain tags were half off, snagging these for $2.50.
Thrift away smilerz, cause this denim trend is here to stay…
Jeans: Salvation Army
Necklace: American Eagle Outfitters, similar here
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Happy Thrifting! xo