Friday, August 9, 2013

What I Wore: Memphis Denim 'N Blues

"I met a gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis...
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
She had to heave me right across her shoulder,
'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind.
It's the honky tonk women.
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.
"
-The Stones
 
Memphis.
Oh, Memphis.
Cultural, musical, social and historical mecca of significance. Source of inspiration, deeply-rooted emotion and curiosity. A city with soul. A city with a past, checkered, but electrifying. Music town. Home of the blues. Birthplace of Rock 'N Roll. And, really, so very much, much more. But, then again, perhaps I'm partial, considering it's also my birthplace and hometown. It was touch-and-go there for many years, but my frenemy and I have not only made peace, but we've entered into a relationship of mutual admiration. I could continue, but I wouldn't wish to bore you with my ramblings of nostalgia and feelings of attachment. That's next time.
FACT:
As of 2008, there were over 1,000 commercially-recorded songs that contained "Memphis" within their lyrics and over 800 that included "Memphis" in their distinct song titles. If you don't believe me, take a looksie.
Holy Shnikes!

Memphis, my pal, with age,
we have come to respect and even love one another again...even if only from a far.

Although not quite Rome, I was in Memphis for a brief stint, and when in Memphis...
What I Wore: Memphis Denim 'N Blues

What to Wear in Memphis, Olivia Inkster, what I wore denim, denim shirt and black shorts, 213 black skort, black skorts, eley kishimoto clarks, geometric print heels, black and white wedges, Clarks comfortable heels, comfortable cute wedges, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, black wayfarer sunglasses, black Retrosuperfuture, Isola yellow sandals, bright yellow flats sandals, Isola shoes flats, Green Louis Vuitton handbag, bucket bag, Louis Vuitton EPI bag, leather bucket bag, LV bucket purse, green leather purse, red lips and denim shirt, black and gold necklace, black gold and silver statement necklace, big gold and silver necklace, gold and silver pendant statement necklace, Memphis Tennessee clothing, Tennessee style denim and blues, denim and blue, black and blue combination

What to Wear in Memphis, Olivia Inkster, what I wore denim, denim shirt and black shorts, 213 black skort, black skorts, eley kishimoto clarks, geometric print heels, black and white wedges, Isola yellow sandals, bright yellow flats sandals, Isola shoes flats, Clarks comfortable heels, comfortable cute wedges, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, black wayfarer sunglasses, black Retrosuperfuture, Green Louis Vuitton handbag, bucket bag, Louis Vuitton EPI bag, leather bucket bag, LV bucket purse, green leather purse, red lips and denim shirt, black and gold necklace, black gold and silver statement necklace, big gold and silver necklace, gold and silver pendant statement necklace, Memphis Tennessee clothing, Tennessee style denim and blues, denim and blue, black and blue combination


What to Wear in Memphis, Olivia Inkster, what I wore denim, denim shirt and black shorts, 213 black skort, black skorts, eley kishimoto clarks, geometric print heels, black and white wedges, Clarks comfortable heels, comfortable cute wedges, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, black wayfarer sunglasses, black Retrosuperfuture, Isola yellow sandals, bright yellow flats sandals, Isola shoes flats, Green Louis Vuitton handbag, bucket bag, Louis Vuitton EPI bag, leather bucket bag, LV bucket purse, green leather purse, red lips and denim shirt, black and gold necklace, Adina Mills rings, oversized statement rings, large gold rings, black gold and silver statement necklace, big gold and silver necklace, gold and silver pendant statement necklace, Memphis Tennessee clothing, Tennessee style denim and blues, denim and blue, black and blue combination

What to Wear in Memphis, Olivia Inkster, what I wore denim, denim shirt and black shorts, 213 black skort, black skorts, eley kishimoto clarks, geometric print heels, black and white wedges, Clarks comfortable heels, comfortable cute wedges, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, black wayfarer sunglasses, black Retrosuperfuture, Isola yellow sandals, bright yellow flats sandals, Isola shoes flats, Green Louis Vuitton handbag, bucket bag, Louis Vuitton EPI bag, leather bucket bag, LV bucket purse, green leather purse, red lips and denim shirt, black and gold necklace, oversized statement ring, large rock gold ring, Adina Mills rings, black gold and silver statement necklace, big gold and silver necklace, gold and silver pendant statement necklace, Memphis Tennessee clothing, Tennessee style denim and blues, denim and blue, black and blue combination



What to Wear in Memphis, what I wore denim, denim shirt and black shorts, 213 black skort, black skorts, eley kishimoto clarks, geometric print heels, black and white wedges, Clarks comfortable heels, comfortable cute wedges, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, black wayfarer sunglasses, black Retrosuperfuture, Isola yellow sandals, bright yellow flats sandals, Isola shoes flats, Green Louis Vuitton handbag, bucket bag, Louis Vuitton EPI bag, leather bucket bag, LV bucket purse, green leather purse, red lips and denim shirt, black and gold necklace, black gold and silver statement necklace, big gold and silver necklace, gold and silver pendant statement necklace, Memphis Tennessee clothing, Tennessee style denim and blues, denim and blue, black and blue combination

The Vitals:
 
+Extra long denim shirt, tied
Similar HERE
+213 Industry black skort// similar HERE
+ Gold and silver pyramid statement necklace (Buffalo Exchange)//
Similar/alternatives options HERE and  HERE
+ Isola acid yellow snakeskin flat sandals
Retrosuperfuture black sunglasses
// More Options
+ Louis Vuitton green EPI Noe XL bucket bag
// On Consignment HERE

---Occasionally, we make the transition into the evening---

+No huge bucket bag any longer
(although that pains me too!)
Instead, Rebecca Minkoff clutch
Similar/Alternative Options One// Two// Three
 
+Ditch the sandals for heels, albeit casual ones.
(It's the south, not New York post-theater or that club opening)
Eley Kishimto + Clarks black and white wedges on super sale

 +Adina Mills huge cocktail ring
(this designer is amazing, creating one of a kind pieces)
+Hair down, general touch-ups, layered lipstick and blush.

Give me FIVE MINUTES.  
What to Wear in Memphis, Olivia Inkster, what I wore denim, denim shirt and black shorts, 213 black skort, black skorts, eley kishimoto clarks, geometric print heels, black and white wedges, Clarks comfortable heels, comfortable cute wedges, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, black wayfarer sunglasses, black Retrosuperfuture, Isola yellow sandals, bright yellow flats sandals, Isola shoes flats, Green Louis Vuitton handbag, bucket bag, Louis Vuitton EPI bag, leather bucket bag, LV bucket purse, green leather purse, red lips and denim shirt, black and gold necklace, black gold and silver statement necklace, big gold and silver necklace, gold and silver pendant statement necklace, Memphis Tennessee clothing, Tennessee style denim and blues, denim and blue, black and blue combination, Rebecca Minkoff clutch wallet, designer clutch wallet alligator, Rebecca Minkoff maroon crocodile, Minkoff alligator red purse clutch, Adina Mills jewelry, big statement gold ring, statement rock ring gold and silver, handmade rings
 
 
What to Wear in Memphis, Olivia Inkster, what I wore denim, denim shirt and black shorts, 213 black skort, black skorts, eley kishimoto clarks, geometric print heels, black and white wedges, Clarks comfortable heels, comfortable cute wedges, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, black wayfarer sunglasses, black Retrosuperfuture, Isola yellow sandals, bright yellow flats sandals, Isola shoes flats, Green Louis Vuitton handbag, bucket bag, Louis Vuitton EPI bag, leather bucket bag, LV bucket purse, green leather purse, red lips and denim shirt, black and gold necklace, black gold and silver statement necklace, big gold and silver necklace, gold and silver pendant statement necklace, Memphis Tennessee clothing, Tennessee style denim and blues, denim and blue, black and blue combination, Rebecca Minkoff clutch wallet, designer clutch wallet alligator, Rebecca Minkoff maroon crocodile, Minkoff alligator red purse clutch, Adina Mills jewelry, big statement gold ring, statement rock ring gold and silver, handmade rings
 
What to Wear in Memphis, designer crocodile print wallet clutch, Rebecca Minkoff clutch wallet, Rebecca Minkoff maroon crocodile, Minkoff alligator red purse clutch, Adina Mills jewelry, big statement gold ring, statement rock ring gold and silver, handmade rings, rock jewelry
 
 So, Memphis...
is that where I was?
Is that really
"all I have to say about that?"
Well, you'll have to wait and see.
Show THEN tell.
  
“I'm a long way from home
And so all alone.
Homesick, like I never thought I'd be.
I'm a long way from home,
And everything is wrong
Someone please watch over me.
 I'm not accustomed to these feelings.
The loneliness is burning in my soul.
Sometimes the mind is so misleading,
I wish I'd stayed at home like I was told.”

 --Waylon Jennings
 
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