Chambray Romper

IMG_0240 IMG_0193 IMG_0183 IMG_0172 IMG_0149 IMG_0141 IMG_0146 IMG_0143 IMG_0148 IMG_0120 IMG_0168 Romper: Hinge | Sandals: Free People | Sunnies: YSL (similar) | Bag: Longchamp | Necklaces: House of Harlow, Bip & Bop | Earrings: Towne + Reese | Watch: Michael Kors (similar) | Bracelets: Stella & Dot (also here) Lippie: MAC “Velvet Teddy” + Liner: MAC “Whirl” | Nails: OPI “Mod About You

Denim and turquoise are the quintessential Western accessories. As Arizonans, we are lucky to have so much access to authentic Native American turquoise in many regions throughout the state. Which is how I have come to collect several pieces within the span of 24 years. My brother-in-law is Navajo, and one of my rings was actually made by his grandfather. It has an intricate floral and leaf design in the sterling silver and the turquoise takes on a unique shade of teal. My tiny turquoise earrings were a gift from my own grandpa after his trip to Sedona, and the other dark blue turquoise ring is from a visit in Greer. My turquoise jewelry are my treasures, each of them tells a story, contains a memory and a holds feeling. All of them tie me to my native state, and give me pride when I put them on.

You know what else I treasure? This unbelievably comfortable chambray romper. It’s so soft and light-weight, which is a relief because these rising temperatures wouldn’t comply with anything heavier. I love the rope drawstring waist too because I will never object to any form of waist cinching since I wasn’t blessed with the longest of torsos and I’m not 5’10”. So I’ll take any chance I can get to accentuate it, otherwise I’m drowning in yards of fabric. Speaking of waist cinchers, have any of you tried those waist trainers? I am tempted to try them but then I hear the horror stories of how it can cause your organs to shift with potentially dangerous consequences. Yeah, I think I’ll stick to my belts and drawstrings for now.



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