Denim: Day Four

Day four, wearing my Hudson jeans, Diesel leather jacket and Vince t-shirt

Day four, wearing my Hudson jeans, Diesel leather jacket and Vince t-shirt

Who says jeans can’t be a little dramatic? Simply by adding a black leather jacket to my white tee and jeans, I go back in time to tell this story; a little tough, a little moody. Think Marlon Brando circa 1953 in the movie, “The Wild One.” This is the perfect time of year to pull out your leather jacket and this fall fitted, sleek leather jackets are very much en vogue. These medium-wash Hudson Jeans are ideal for the transition to cooler temperatures. But not too cool: before the temperature dives and I need warmer tights and leg coverings, these classic boot-cut jeans are just the right weight. Here I am wearing them with a black kitten heel but I often opt for black flats for those days on-the-go. It’s okay to make a statement. Let the Marlon Brando mood carry you …

All five days of denim photos by Alexandra

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Melissa meets Melissa

Melissa, wearing her Hudson shorts

Melissa, wearing her Hudson shorts

I relate to Melissa, or ‘Mo’ as she is known to her friends. Not simply because we share the same name, but because our lives have crossed paths in the beautiful part of the country called The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Like Melissa, my family has been spending vacation time here for at least 15 years. But unlike Melissa, I must leave when my week is up and return to my life elsewhere. But Melissa stays. And I am a little envious – maybe more than a little. We caught up today, just one year after we met at her boutique, A Greener Shade of You in the Historic Corolla Village. Melissa shared her story …

I had vacationed here with my family for at least 10-15 years. My parents retired here and after that, something drew me here as well. I decided that this is where I needed to be. I moved here in 1998 with my car and my cat and I never left … Continue reading

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