North Carolina used to be the mecca of denim production, as well as other textiles, but since the rise of out of country production, the market has dropped drastically. The percentage of people earning a check from the textile industry was 40% a half a decade ago and is now a mere 2%.
Raleigh Denim is not only an emerging denim company, but they are also changing the ways of production and bringing it back to where it was once a thriving industry. Raleigh Denim is of course based out of North Carolina, bringing you local materials (denim from Cone Mill’s White Oak plant) and artisinal methods (i.e. a button hole machine from 1941) to create the best denim they possibly can. They believe in old traditions and heritage mixed with new, contemporary styles which is what makes their company so unique.
This year (and the past few years) I have been an avid Coachella weekend 1er, dedicating my time to basking in the Palm Springs sun while hitting up all the fun parties and events that Coachella has to offer. I absolutely LOVE the festival and if you’ve never made it, I highly recommend it, but lately the mandatory 3 day ticket deal is not so much my cup of tea.
Spring break is a time for a little R&R and memory making adventures. Each destination creates a different experience with endless possibilities for outfit choices. I’ve chosen 4 hot Spring break destinations to show how to incorporate denim into each type of look, there’s always room for a little denim in your outfits.
High waisted jeans have been making a come back since their bell bottom days in the 70s and their Mom type jeans in the 90s (which people are starting to rock again as well). Now you can get them in a wide variety of styles, colors and prints which makes them more fun to experiment with. Here are 4 types, all different styles and colors for you to try out. Pair with a vintage tee or tank top tucked in, or for you fashionistas: a crop top.
To celebrate Spring I thought I’d add in some shorts for all of you lovely ladies that love a good pair of jean shorts. When searching for high waisted jean shorts the majority of items that came up were independent sellers that created their own. I wanted to make this section of the post an ode to those independent sellers doing their thing and bringing you amazing high waisted cut offs. If some aren’t in stock, feel free to message the seller to see if they can make any more or search for the pair in the search box.