Friday, July 24, 2009

American Apparel




I went to American Apparel today with my cousin in search of these mineral wash denim shorts that Ive been lusting after for quite some time now. Actually, ever since Geri at becauseimaddicted.net talked about them here.

When I finally got the shorts in my hand, the sales girl there who helped me find the perfect pair (because I wanted one with a pattern more like this than like this) asked me if I was looking for a job.....What? I thought. But Im too young! I quickly say no thank you. However, this plants a seed of conflict in my mind. I want to work. Extra pocket money, ya know? Anyway, I went online and found out I can work at my age. Now the only question is, does American Apparel allow 14 year olds to work at their store, even if its only for 3 hours? This is my soapbox.

By the way, these shorts? Yeah, the most comfortable, beautiful pair of bottoms I have ever owned. I dont think I want it in all of the colors available, I just want a million pairs of this same short in this same color so Ill never run out. Its that good. My cousin also got a pair. We're wearing them right now together, matching. :)

American Apparel runner short, MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo, cousin's evil dog named Diddy, and American Apparel alphabet tshirt turned into a tank top by me.

116 comments:

MissKellie said...

Very cool shorts! :)
And what a fun place to work! I hope they'll let you work there, the discounts would be fantastic! :D

Also, that dog is too adorable! <3

The Stylish Biter said...

Yes your short is very cool!
Wow did they know you're 14? Haha.

Lily said...

I loove your shorts and the job offer at American Apparel, awweessoommee!! I am also 14 and if I could get a job at AA that would be soo tight so yah I would def goo for it.

Anonymous said...

So I'm guessing your name starts with an M ? Or are you just trying to throw us off ? Haha :D

Anyways, I love this, you look so comfortable !

sarah said...

i thought you had to be 18 to work at american apparel. i'd love to work there, but the one closest to me is 30 min. away. ):

Miss Ellie said...

That's pretty cool that you were just offered a job!
I love the tank that was once a tshirt.
And the pattern you got was much better than the other one.
Ellie.

Laura Gerencser said...

Nice shorts!:)

Talita said...

I can think of so many different ways of wearing this shorts and I love the wash of yours, definetely a great addition to pretty much any closet.

talitasbubble.blogspot.com

miss_vogue said...

i bought the same ones a month ago.
great minds, woman...

Kat said...

Those shorts look hot and comfy!

Sarah said...

I am so jealous right now of your shorts. And what are you talking about - that dog looks cute and cuddly! ;)

theTrendyDwarf said...

YOU ARE FOURTEEN?!?!?! What? Definitely have me puzzled and speechless and embarrassed! I literally thought you were more like at least 19 maybe 18 at the youngest and 20 at the most. I am not saying your old or anything but you look and sound older than what you are! Please don't take it the wrong way! You are so confident for your age too...just like me. I am so embarrassed right now. Hahahahaha! I love your outfit! Loving the shorts right about now.
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AFitz said...

psht i've known people younger than 18 who worked at AA. Not quite 14, but if they recruited you/it's legal for you to work, i'd bet they'd hire you.
and we know your name begins with an m....hmm

Ruta said...

love this outfit and i say try and see if you can work. i mean it'd be pretty awesome huh? to work there. and you clearly love the store so i say try and see if you can work.

KAELA said...

You look wonderful with red lipstick!!
Cute outfit.





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Lainey said...

The whole outfit is perfect! I love the shorts and the letter tee-it is just so summer chic! You look great with red lipstick too!

Morgan Ashley said...

OOOOO super super cute, I really dig the shorts, and the top makes the outfit a lil different on the edgy'r side. ahaha!

Xo

Sans vous, il y a aucun je said...

Ahhhh, yes yes ! I love American Apparel . They always have the most comfortable clothing .

Yup,think its good to work part-time to earn some extra money :)

Terry said...

Girl, you could model for American Apparel! Except a less... slutty version. You're more just regular beautiful and stuff. :)

Anonymous said...

what ever happened to the "A" part of the "Q&A" post??

Violet said...

im feelin the shorts
the pics are so cute

XX
Vi from Cali

a decadent thing said...

cute shorts, the wash is quite perfect i think!

xx
adecadentthing

Emma said...

you are very cool, i love those shorts, i've been looking for a pair like that! i have that shirt too, only with E's on it lol :)

xoxo

Ele said...

Diddyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Work there lady so I can get a discount!

bisou-joue said...

great simple outfit ! I love your shorts !

Shay said...

You are the cutest thing ever. Really.

Anonymous said...

Lucky, you got offered a job w/o even trying lol TAKE IT! (discount!) I've been trying to get a job since 13!..I'm 16 now and jobless =( lol

Sharon said...

Honestly, if you stood on a street corner in this outfit, you might make some money.
I'm just sayin', this outfit isn't very classy.

Anonymous said...

Lookin' good. The red lips be pretty flyy.
Gangster MC.

Ljubica said...

love it! the shorts are awesome, the outfit rocks! a perfect summer look
xo

liana said...

take it girl!
far out i love your hair!

Charlotte Drene said...

Oh my, those shorts!

They are incredible!

Cruz said...

I love those shorts, lookin very chic! :)

FabBlab said...

I love these. Shorts and comfortable and so breezy in this sickening weather. That's why I did that post dedicated solely to shorts.
You look great, as always. I'm also loving the top and you look SKINNY. Jealous, jealous.

Eleanor said...

Such happy photos! These shorts are very cool.
xx

Cookies said...

"YOU ARE FOURTEEN?!?!?! What? Definitely have me puzzled and speechless and embarrassed! I literally thought you were more like at least 19 maybe 18 at the youngest and 20 at the most." +1

I thought the same ! Oo

SUSE said...

Wow, I had no idea! 14?? Crazy! Your looks are so.... developed and sophisticated! I think they're SO inspiring, and I'm like 10 years older than you! AMAZING!!

Roz said...

That would be pretty cool to get a job at American Apparel! Haha.
I've been wondering the same thing, as I'm 14 too. But I have a feeling that in the UK you have to be 16 before you can work in a shop like Topshop or somewhere.. But I really need a job too to fund my buying of vintage clothes(:
Great pictures,and the red lips really go with the outfit!

http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Tereza Š. said...

if it´s possible, just take it..I would love to work in AA and these shorts are great

Danielle said...

Everyone else who has these shorts says they're super comfy too. And that's cool that you got offered a job at American Apparel.

Just Like Honey said...

oh imagine the perks of a job at american apparel!
I wore at a bookshop and there are very few perks, it is mainly calming down angry teenagers buying manga...

Gorgeous shorts, I have also had my eye on those!
Can't believe your 14, seem way too mature and sophisticated!
http://justlikehoneyfashion.blogspot.com/

Patricia Ann said...

I"ve been seeing those running shorts everywhere and they look great! I'm sort of contemplating on getting them but I don't really look great in shorts let alone the ones that look like it's for the gym. :(

But that would be awesome if you could get a job! You don't even look your age, so I'm sure you'd fool a few people into thinking you can work there if you want it that bad. :)

monkey toes said...

nice shorts and red lips :P... say my hi to ur doggie XX

Annemijn said...

Cool outfit!
I`m 14 too and since today I got a job, cleaning ate the house of the nuns in my village! It`s very funny.
xx

La Mode is Rad! said...

Fantastic shorts!

Love the red lipstick.

Sher said...

The lipstick is perfect:)

Anonymous said...

ugh, do you really want to work for a company like american apparel? the man who owns it is such a pig.

that said, your lipstick and pale skin are absolutely lovely.

Anonymous said...

The legal working age is 14, however AA requires you to be 18. Sorry dear!

Anonymous said...

Nope you have to be 18. If you get a job elsewhere you'll need a work permit for a couple years. I think those shorts are the absolute worst 80's revival to happen yet.

Anonymous said...

No company's going to hire you to work for 3 hours, it isn't worth it for them to go through the trouble.

evelyn said...

i really like those shorts :D

Dannie said...

yeeees
this is all soooo amaziiiing!
i love those shorts, i keep seeing them, should i buy a pair? im thinking sooo
also i love your top, its sooo cute and simple and even better as a tank, i love that it says Mm, haha
oh and your hair and lipstick make a killer combo right now ;))

Megan said...

adorable and I love the lipstick!
http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

lily said...

ooooo

maybe your name starts with M!?

Carlijn said...

aaaah i love those shorts! iwant them too
and you are 14 years old? wow i totally did not expect that!
you looki great!
x

Suzanne said...

great shorts!

Phoebe Rose said...

Those shorts are super cute! Love your red lippy - looks great on you!

http://flowergirlfashion.blogspot.com

nikky said...

the lipstick is uhhmazing on you.

Rania said...

I keep forgetting that your 14, im 14 also. But you look like you could be.. 16/17! You should have asked them, that's great that they asked you though.

Elizabeth said...

stylish wanderer + job at american apparel = best idea since poptarts

http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

ooh wow, i love those shorts. tank is pretty neat too.

Rachel said...

The shorts look good on ya! I would never be able to pull that off.
Just go back and find out if they still want ya. It's always great to have some extra money. Especially if you can earn it by doing something you actually like.
And wait... You're really 14? I thought you were about my age, a little bit younger maybe.
And one last thing I want to say: You look killer with that lipstick. Too bad the nearest place (for me) they sell MAC is Amsterdam. Sigh.
Okay. I think I'm done now.

Soares said...

Although technically the website says you have to be 18 to work at AA, age kind of really doesn't matter there. Because I got hired at AA when I wasn't 18...and if they offered you a job, you should take it. You get a 50% discount plus clothing allowances and occasion freebies. Generally the people who work at AA are pretty cool, and the work environment will probably be pretty relaxed...Dov Charney's got an interesting way of running things.

Soares said...

And also...mention your blog!!!! It'll help you get hired. Especially since it gets a fair number of readers...

Anonymous said...

OK so I saw your comments to like Childhoodflames/Ornithes on your Twitter about how like "at 16 you're an adult" and you can work at 16. Well, you are so sadly mislead. So first, to work at most clothing stores you have to be 18 the other exception is 21 (stores like H&M are very strict on 21). This is because of several things. First, very specific Child Labor Laws prohibit working certain number of hours. The younger you are, the less hours and most stores require at least 20 hours per week for a part time job and as a 15 year old, you wouldn't be able to comply. Next is the fact that under the age of 18 you are not allowed to sign anything without your parent/guardian which means- UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YOU ARE STILL CONSIDERED A MINOR. So where do you come to the conclusion that at 16 you are an adult? Okay, so your Bat Mitzvah told you that you were one at 13 but come on? Also, in order to receive the benefits, such as health insurance as well as paying yucky taxes, you have to work a specific number of hours. Most stores will not hire someone who cannot receive employee benefits or have their pay checks taxed unless it's like an internships.

R said...

you are super cute

wee birdy said...

any news about the talon necklaces?
sold out, still selling, anything?
i emailed you but you didn't get back to me

cute outfit- that tank is rad. want.

xx

Zapatista said...

super cute

Bianca said...

I almost bought those in pink
but then i got the the dress with the mesh at the top and spandex on the bottom....haha
anyway i love them
cute outfit!
I also want the alphabet tee
anyway
im almost positive you have to be 17 to work there...possibly even 18
i almost worked there too! The manager of american apparel is really nice, and i go there a lot so she knew me...she actually knew me cuz she used to work at betsey johnson and i always went theere hahah....anyway...i almost got a job there earlier this year...but its a little far to drive and i would only work 2 days a week...and i want more money then that lol
anyway
i miss talking to you on teen vogue lol
my email is
iheartgymnastics66@yahoo.com
talk to me some time :)

Ashley said...

Those are great shorts, you look like you should be an AA model! And I say go for it, if its legal for you to work why not? A 3 hour shift wouldn't be bad at all, and the extra money will be worth it!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Hardini said...

nice short. and your red lippy good on you, look cute :)

JUJUJUDITH said...

I love AA's styles, but I'm not into the prices :[
And I loved how you're wearing red lipstick with a totally laid back outfit.

Caleb Poling said...

american apparel is awesome.
i like the wash.

take the job.
discounts galore.

haha fantastic blog.

Anonymous said...

The anonymous 9 up has it exactly right, there's a lot of paperwork and legal business that goes into working that doesn't have anything to do with you wanting employee discounts and money to buy clothes...Companies are basically investing in you and a few measly hours does nothing for them, it's not an internship and some people actually have to work for a living...your frivolousness proves that you are so young even if you don't think you are.

arkasha said...

hahah i see why you said that people are taking you too seriously on your twitter :)

Catherine said...

oh, you anonymous people need to get a grip and not take things so seriously!!!! Go write your essays elsewhere. I've been working since i was 13, and if they want you, go for it! ignore the pessimists

Stompface said...

ooh the shorts are very rad indeed.
as are the red lips.
you are making me want summer.

x

Anonymous said...

I think there's something unethical about raving about American Apparel on a blog when you have paid advertising from them.

Victoria Hoffmann said...

fuck i wanted to buy these fucking damn hot super cool shorts too x3

lovee it. hot.

www.bohemian-lookbook.blogspot.com

neww blog!

Beata said...

We love it when you smile, honey. We love it. And you dress like an angel! Such a big fan of yours! <3
Too bad my blog is in swedish, otherwise I would have said "Check out my blog!"...

Cindy Khor said...

like your red lipstick, very very rich in colour and goes very well with your shorts. i always can't bring myself to wear shorts.

Madison. said...

I absolutely love that outfit. And generally your whole blog haha. Which is why I've awarded you the Lemonade Stand Award.

See my blog to accept it (www.blog-me-famous.blogspot.com).

Keep up the brilliant work!

Anonymous said...

just remember- once you start working, you probably won't stop until you retire. i started at 14 and i loved the responsibility and extra money, but in retrospect, i could have waited and enjoyed my freedom for juuuust a little bit longer.

geri said...

wooo woo, thanks for the shot out! they look hotttt.

corrie said...

Cute and summery. Aren't those shorts so comfy?

My two cents on working at a young age - hold off if you can. I've been working since I was 15 (I'm 24 now) and once you realize that's what you'll be doing for the rest of your natural life it's not so cool anymore. Enjoy being 14! Enjoy writing this blog and being creative. Sell more stuff online for extra cash if you're really itching for it.

Also, I know a lot of people who worked for AA and it was a horrid experience for them (due to Dov Charney being a complete creep). Stick to shopping there!

Georgia said...

What can I say? You look awesome, that lipstick is great on you
It would be mine

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Great acid wash shorts and your lips look great with the red!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

keira antoia rose said...

I never would have guessed your fourteen. Great new shorts, looks lovely with your red lipstick.

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo
www.tasteoffashionkar.blogspot.com

mikaela said...

gosh, I have to agree that you don't look 14. But I'm the same :$

15, but everyone thinks I'm at least 18.

LOVE THE SHORTS

check out my blog when you can :)

http://seventydreams.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

It's no surprise they extended an offer to you, you are so stylish ;)

Jen said...

God I love that lipcolor! you look killer!

Anonymous said...

ehhh
the shorts are cute, but the cut up shirt with the red lippy? not so much.
i burst out laughing when i read the hooker comment. sorry babe, its a pretty trashy outfit. especially when youre only 14.

FashionVictim // said...

yur short is so cool ! i love it =)

Podszewka said...

I like it sooo much ;-)

Podszewka said...

I like it sooo much ;-)

Anna G said...

I totally agree with the fact that those are some kick ass shorts. Also very flattering lipstick.

Isabel said...

You should work for AA! Do it!

You look great, btw.

Anonymous said...

i think the red lips look too old for you.

cute shirt, but combinded with the short shorts and tummy showing,
i think its a bit... much.

kinda slutty.
yikes:{

kaitlyn said...

ughhh i'm jealous. i want those shorts too, but when i tried them on they fit me so weirrrrd. i'm bummed. they look awesome on you, lucky girl. =P

Shayela said...

you know you're good when you start getting haters. i'm glad i found your blog -- regardless of age, your style is varied and inspiring. and at 14, that only makes it more impressive.

Somewhere Here said...

Lovin the shorts! and what a sweet dog!

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Sheshestyle said...

I WAS going to say hot pants! 70's hot pants! then i read the haters. whats wrong with you guys? cant stylish be stylish and hot? whats 14 go to do with it? have you seen the disney stars? argh. no hooker looks this stylish or skinny these days, STylish please style on. Its so fun to watch you - well - be stylish...xxx

Electric Lady said...

damn you're 14?! would have never thought...

Livie said...

cute shorts and tee - and wow you're only 14? You have such a great sense of style and sophistication I would not have guessed!

haha you can probably work at the american apparel sweatshop at 14...jk.

don't work unless you have to!

cat said...

super cute

Anonymous said...

OMG are you seriously only 14? you look older than that

sexyinthecity said...

Great pics!!
You looks gorgeous with the red lips!

xx
www.sexyinthecity.es

Hayley said...

These pictures are absolutely amazing. I love your outfit here, those shorts are so cool, I seriously want some now.

Hayley.
xx

mosey said...

Don't ever work until you absolutely have to. That is my piece of advice.
Awesome shorts by the way!

Lily said...

Hmmm... I have a suspicion. Maybe your name first or last starts with M cuz that is what your shirts says!!!???!!! AAhhhaaahh

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE 14?!
I WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT THAT. YOU LOOK MUCH OLDER THAN 14. haha

p.s. i really like your shirt with the 'Mm' on it. (:

Lauren said...

you're so pretty! you remind me a bit of charlotte gainsbourg.

BlogginPsch.540 said...

soooo can i work their?. i am 14 about to be fifteen.

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ume said...

Your 16-year-old, though a very grown-up.
I envy you!

emma robert said...

Nice and awesome outfit! during summer fashionable apparel with cool colors and wearing short skirt gives soothing effect!