Sweater: Zara (old, similar style here); Jacket: Modcloth (old, similar style here); Jeans: c/o Abercrombie; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Hat: c/o Preston & Olivia; Sunglasses: Celine; Lip: YSL "Rouge Volupte"
Although San Francisco isn't all too far from my hometown of Reno (roughly a four hour drive really), I don't make it home as often as I would like to visit. Between work and countless other excuses most other 20-somethings undoubtedly make up, I seem to find less and less opportunities to revisit my old stomping grounds and see familiar faces. And it's a shame really! This past holiday visit really made me realize how much I miss my hometown and my family. Sometimes, it's truly makes you realize where you're going when you take a moment to just reflect on where you've been and where you come from -- and cherish those who have supported you through every step in between.
One thing I love doing when I make it back, and something I definitely did on this particular trip, was drive around town with my sister and have her fill me in on everything that's new and what's changed in the neighborhood -- a mini sister road trip of sorts, that inevitably leads to us reminiscing, laughing and sometimes cringing about times past. And somehow, much like getting reacquainted with an old friend that you haven't seen in a long time, you seem to pick up right where you left off.
Personally, there's something so sweet about rediscovering old favorites -- the memories you almost forgot until you sit in the bleachers at your old track and field stadium, the box of old notes from a high school boyfriend still tucked away under your childhood bed, a photo of a vacation your family took years ago. For me, even clothing can trigger an unexpected recall -- especially jeans.
Think about it. We've all been wearing jeans or denim of some sort since grade school and I think we can all likely pin point just how that then-new pair of jeans made us feel at that moment of our lives. I don't know about you, but jean shopping was my highlight of back to school prep.
With this tradition in mind, I'm excited to be partnering with Abercrombie & Fitch this winter season to rediscover just what their denim has meant to me in years past and what it means to me today. Admittedly, Abercrombie was very much a high school and college favorite of mine (confession: I used to work there years ago!), but one that has stayed with me through the years in the form of their denim. My denim collection, while it houses an almost embarrassing amount of newer pairs, also has plenty of older A&F jeans thrown into the mix -- ahem, their distressed flares are distressed to perfection and I refuse to let go of them(!!).
Today, I'm getting reacquainted all over again and am so glad to see nothing has changed. I'm wearing their Super Skinny distressed pair here and the fit and quality is unbeatable -- super snug, cropped just right at the ankle and well, the back pockets and subsequent butt enhancement are definitely man friend approved. Added bonus? They're only $39 ($39!!) through this weekend. At that price, I've already scooped up several pairs and look forward to remixing them for years to come.
Photos by Dan Johnson
This post is sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting posts that keep This Time Tomorrow's doors open.