Americana, what is the meaning of the word? I don’t truly know I don’t wish to try and google it to find out whatever starchy, dry and incredibly shallow meaning the dictionary, know it alls on Wikipedia or people who think they are wittier than they are on UrbanDictionary would like to give to it. Having been the token American a lot lately and venturing out to be one again it has really made me realize how truly “American” I am. I put the word “American” in quotes because of the way it is used when describing me with all of my foreign friends. And please don’t get me wrong by assuming it is a negative connotation, it is in fact the opposite even though we all seem to think that Europeans don’t like us too much, that stereotype or common thought is incredibly untrue. In fact when the token American girl trips over ottomans and uses humor that no one else quite understands they couldn’t find it more interesting or captivating. These are the things that make true Americana, not just hamburgers and fireworks with red, white and blue. No, it is what is truly in our blood and down and out unto our mannerisms even if we notice it or not. We project true Americana wherever we go.
With Labor Day having been earlier this week I am truly embracing my Americana attitude this week in a look I feel is just as chic as can be (ya know for an American ;) I styled this look using some of my new favorite pieces including this high low frayed denim skirt because as you know I can NEVER get enough denim. To embrace my city and show some “Americana” pride I paired it with my new Beverly Hills 1990 very Clueless inspired bodysuit plus these fantastical metallic mules. Throw on a light weight bomber jacket and you’re all ready to give off your best All American Girl Look.
Necklace: Vida Kush Choker: Depop