Denim on Denim and the Clogs

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VestShirt| Pants | Clogs| Canvas

I love all things denim. Nothing screams the weekend to me quite like it. And nothing screams Sunday quite like denim on denim. Double denim always leaves me feeling like the sleek off duty blogger mommy in Trader Joes’. Which brings me to this outfit.

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The moment I saw these shoes I knew they called for double denim. The entire outfit is truly framed around them. Earlier this year, I blogged about #shoppingnotstyling where I planned to buy nothing until June. Well I totally caved and bought these shoes. I fell in love with them last year at Madewell and my husband hates them so I left empty handed. I went into the store the other day just to window shop the new collection and these little friends were a smooth $49.99 with an extra 50% off. Husband be gone. I could not resist. And most importantly I didn’t want to. The reason we stopped shopping was to make sure that we only purchased things we loved and I looooooved these shoes from the bottom of my grinch little heart.

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This outfit also needed the prerequisite canvas bag because we were honestly headed to the grocery store (I am eating newly purchased Very Berry Cheerios as we speak) and we don’t use the plastic grocery story bags if we can help it. #savethetrees

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Anyway, these shoes make me so happy and I am so glad I broke my shopping fast for them. What item are you lusting over that you know you probably shouldn’t buy?

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Who I’m Driving To: The Get

It’s been a bit since I’ve done one of these and since the last time I’ve done one, I’ve been listening to the same thing. The Get.

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I’m always interested in hearing voices that sound like me from girls who look like me. I’m open to other opinions and find myself inadvertently doused in them day in and day out but some times I just want to be with my people. And that is exactly how I think of the girls on this show, as my people.

Rhiana Gun-Wright and Ivy Onyeador of The Get are novices as far as podcasting goes with only a year and twenty one episodes under their belt. But as far as content, they are true experts. Managing to quickly find their voice and their audience, these girls are intelligent, hilarious and timely. Two Ivy League grads break down race, pop culture and just living in general in a way that is digestible, snarky and relatable all without spoon feeding those who are not apart of their cultures but are still listening.

In a form of media that is dominated by white male voices, this duo is refreshing and so easy to latch on to. I knew as soon as I heard their discussion of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None that I would be hooked as long as they would be willing to put out new episodes. Their show is hilarious and genuine but at the same time raw and expressive (you’ll see what I mean when you listen to the episode titled The Things We Carry). I come away from each and every episode with something to smile about and something to think about. And if you are looking for dope music and fantastic sound quality, then you needn’t look any further.

Definitely go and check out Ivy and Rhiana and it goes without saying that you should start with that episode Masters of None episode, Hierarchy of Hotness.

Starter episodes.

Episode 6: Hierarchy of Hotness

Episode 12: The Lighter Side of Racism

Episode 14: The Things We Carry (Don’t listen to this while driving)

Where to find their work

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