Ridin' the Lightnin' in STL Summer Heat
Summer seems to have finally settled in around Saint Louis. After weeks of rain and otherworldly weather, the heat has arrived, and I find myself scrambling to find ways to not wear denim every day. I'm a jeans girl through and through! A look I've been loving lately is an oversized tee so long it can look like you're wearing nothing underneath, which means shorty-shorts are necessary. As you might remember from a previous post back in April, I've been narrowing down my personal look to a sort of loose homage to rock 'n roll style. What better fits into those parameters than a classic band tee? This secondhand superstar of a shirt is one of my favorite latest finds. I can't put a date to it, but a Google image search makes it appear less common than other Metallica shirts. Oh well, it's mine now! Metallica is one of my favorite groups. I remember hiding in my college dorm room, my headphones' level turned up to max, headbanging along to "For Whom the Bell Tolls" while working on some art school project or another.
One of the best parts of thrifting is finding something from a company you absolutely never shop at for a super amazing price. These slip on flats fall into that category - they're Lucky Brand and were $6 at Goodwill, practically brand new! This necklace is also a thrifty find - I still haven't decided if it's a bullet casing, or a weird lipstick pendant. At any rate, I like the way it looks paired with my mixed-metal earrings from local maker Sahgol Jewelry.
You might have noticed that my hair is a little bit different. The last time I visited my magical hair mistress, Stephanie, at Nova Salon, we tried something new with my color. The hue is supposedly blacklight-reactive. How is that a thing?! I haven't had a chance to try out the claim, but I'm pretty curious. I'll be coloring it again in about a month because it needs to be looking fresh for NYFW! I'm actually coming up on 3/4 of a year of having blue or green hair. That's an accomplishment for me! I used to be so fickle with my hair color, and changed it about every three months. Maybe I'll keep this hair style forever. Who knows.
Are you a band tee wear-er? Do you have any that you value more than others?
Thanks to Allan Crain for the sweet snaps!
Metallica T-Shirt: Rumors Boutique | Shorts: maurices
Earrings: Sahgol Jewelry | Necklace: Thrifted | Shoes: Thrifted