Last Days in Denver

After a year and a half in Denver, we moved away about a month ago to have a new adventure in New York City. Before we left, we visited all of our favorite spots and did one last photoshoot. We took these photos by the Millennium Bridge that leads from downtown to Highlands, where our favorite ramen place was.

It was late September but still felt like summer in Denver, with a heat wave rolling through. These colorful flowers made such a nice backdrop! I’m wearing an abstract flower t-shirt from AllSaints that I got on sale (FYI – AllSaints has really great sales pretty regularly. If you’re patient enough, you can often get things for 60-70 off retail), a Rick Owens skirt I thrifted, and sandals from Nordstrom Rack.

Rick Owens is known for fantastic draping, and this skirt is no exception. I got this secondhand from Heroine, the sister site of popular men’s buy and sell site Grailed. My boyfriend uses Grailed all the time, and he introduced me to Heroine. I like it better than other women’s consignment sites like Tradesy or Poshmark because it tends to have more interesting pieces.

This belt my boyfriend is wearing is from a Japanese brand called Lad Musician. He saw a hat while we were in Tokyo with this same phrase, but it was on the pricey side so he didn’t get it. When this belt popped up for sale on an American site he bought it as a memento.

The sweater is Dries van Noten, and the pants are Yohji Yamamoto. Yohji is one of the most influential Japanese designers on Western fashion, along with Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake, and Junya Watanabe. His hallmark tends to be voluminous shapes and interesting silhouettes.

When we went to Tokyo in the spring of this year, the prevailing fashion was wide pants, oversized shirts, and trenchcoats, all worn together. It was interesting because it goes against the fashion “rule” of balance – if you’re going to wear an oversized shirt, pair it with more fitted jeans. If you’re going to wear wide pants, put it with a tucked-in or fitted shirt. People were wearing loose-fit everything, and making it work.

I had my hair touched up before we moved, and now it’s about time to have it touched up again. My stylist and salon in Denver (Jason at The Parlour near Union Station, if anyone in Denver is looking for a colorist) were amazing and reasonably priced, plus they gave you wine, beer, or coffee. I’m currently searching for a new place here in New York that is good but doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. Wish me luck.