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Lauren Nevada sheer top | Amy J Metals cuff

I think eyebrows are my favourite facial feature because of their egalitarian nature. Unlike the cheekbones, which all the contouring in a Kardashian episode cannot drastically change, or the lips, to which many a girl confesses to boosting with horrid injections, the eyebrow puts almost everyone on the same playing field. Here, with the stroke of a pencil and a swipe of gel, we can choose our own adventure, no matter what fate has bestowed upon our features.

And my friend Krystabell has chosen a very lovely brow adventure indeed. They're quite a set on her - although of course, she's blessed everywhere else too. I played with a few images from a leisurely stroll the other day - find some more on her blog. Clothing courtesy of Goldyn (probably Denver's best boutique).

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J. Crew perfect pencil skirt in nude wool

For the first 22 years of my life, I've mistakenly believed pencil skirts belonged in the realm of legal offices and awkwardly styled fashion editorials in publications aimed at middle-aged women.

Not so. Acquainted with leather and roughed up on the streets, this J. Crew version is sure to be seen again and again. It's called the 'perfect pencil skirt' for a reason.

And roughed up could well be, for I'm about to get my motorcycle licence. Years of putting up with dramatic mechanical tantrums from old four-doors has worn my patience through. I'm ready to ride. Any recommendations for a motorcycle riding course in the fine city of Denver would be much appreciated! Or any advice about riding in general. (Of course, I would never ride without full protective gear - I'll even bring back bright orange safety vests. Just following Karl Lagerfeld's advice, natch.)

Chanelle x

J Crew perfect pencil skirt in dusty blossom | One Teaspoon leather jacket | Ksubi sunglasses (gift from General Pants)

J Crew perfect pencil skirt in dusty blossom | One Teaspoon leather jacket | Ksubi sunglasses (gift from General Pants)

Sportmax stripey top

Sportmax stripey top

Sportmax stripey top

Sportmax stripey top

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18th Amendment Colbert flared jeans | Sportmax boatneck top

When an easy day turns is invaded by a tornado of tasks, and you need to slip on a semblance of decency and get out of the house, jeans and stripes keep it classy. 

(It's a real shame 18th Amendment seems to have disappeared into the abyss, since their flares had such brilliant fits. Does anybody know what happened to the brand? It no longer has a website or any active social media channels.)

Fun fact: the way these images are arranged, it's like a Brady Bunch...of myself (loser)

Chanelle x

Vintage clip-on earrings

Vintage clip-on earrings

Sportmax boatneck top | 18th Amendment Colbert flared jeans | Zara bag | ASOS shoes

Sportmax boatneck top | 18th Amendment Colbert flared jeans | Zara bag | ASOS shoes

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Helmut Lang slouchy skinny jeans | Adidas Colorado Rockies top

"Look out your window, man! They doin' surveys or something."

"Naw, it's a woman taking photos of herself dog."

"Ain't chu ever seen people surveyin' before?"

"She got a camera, maybe she taking photos of our building."

That was the conversation buzzing five stories above my head as I shot around the corner from my house. It could have been worse, though; socks and heels aren't generally smiled upon around here. It had to be done, though, since I was all too eager to shoot these baggy new Helmut Lang trousers I scored off Poshmark.

You see, for the first time, my thighs seem to have made peace with so-called boyfriend jeans. In times gone by, I would froth over the perfect loose-fit pair, but it didn't matter whether they were One Teaspoon or 6397: they always looked too tight around my legs. (Whenever this causes lament, I remind myself that Beyonce has the same problem.) But trust Helmut Lang to have a fit that's just right. The bagginess is probably a little on the extreme side for those blessed women with praying mantis legs, but for my Fergalicious marathon-running legs, the cut is perfect.

These are a little bigger than they should be, since I accidentally ordered a size too large, but even then, I know the right size would be a great fit too. Nevertheless, this pair will be getting the hot water and tumble dry treatment for shrinkage and a flippantly worn-out look. At least I followed the golden rule: when it's just right, buy in both colours.

Chanelle x

PS: Just noted my trousers, heels and watch are the only parts of my outfit that aren't from the boys' section of the store. Sometimes ya just gotta get whatever fits best, right?!

Vintage blazer and watch | Adidas Colorado Rockies top | Helmut Lang slouchy skinny jeans | Alexander Wang braided sandals | Slazenger socks (gift from Harris Scarfe)

Vintage blazer and watch | Adidas Colorado Rockies top | Helmut Lang slouchy skinny jeans | Alexander Wang braided sandals | Slazenger socks (gift from Harris Scarfe)

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Colorado Rockies baseball t-shirt
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