As winter has turned to spring, I’ve traded my big fluffy parka in and transitioned over to my vast collection of denim jackets. I’ve also decided that my denim needs a little dressing up — which means I’ve decided to up my flair game. I have gotten a few sew-on patches for some of my jackets, but one of these jackets is my dad’s from the ’70s, and I just can’t bring myself to alter it permanently. For pieces like my dad’s vintage Levi’s that I want to decorate but still preserve, I realized there’s only one answer — lapel pins. Once I came to this conclusion, I knew there was only one place to turn: Etsy.
There I was — just a girl, sitting in front of the internet in my underwear, asking for some adornment to my denim that would let the world know I mean business (but also, that I’m like, pretty fun to hang out with, y’know?). The Etsy goddesses have answered my prayers, and my jacket is now uniquely mine. I have more lapel pins in my “faves” on Etsy than I can even fit on one jacket, so here I am, sharing the bounty of goodness with all of you.