Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So Fashion Bloggy

This outfit is so "fashion bloggy" to me. All of it. The vintage boots, the shorts + leggings, the rock and roll tee, the jacket, the handmade jewelry…all of it.

I don’t think without fashion blogs I would have gotten on the denim shorts plus black leggings (or tights) train. I didn’t really believe in it until I saw it on real girls. But I’m glad I did. One of my favorite looks for myself is a long skinny black leg. And this enables me to wear that look with even the most casual of outfits, plus you can always go the other way and dress it up.


October 27

I will tell you a story about those shorts though. I tried on a different pair first, but Bernadette didn’t like the wash. She was right, it was a bit…dirty looking. So I tried on these in the SAME SIZE and they would not even go over my hips. I had to go up not one, but 2 sizes from my normal pants size in these shorts. I know Old Navy clothes are just cut really poorly, which is why they are so cheap, but man. Even for someone with as much sense as I have about body image, it was a little brutal. I plan to cut out the tag. The good news is because I had to go up, I can wash AND dry them. I never dry denim, but these are going to stretch enough that I’ll be able to because, again, cheap.

October 27

Anyway, shorts trauma aside, love this look. And since I’m in Dallas, where it never really get super cold, I’ll be able to wear it for a while. I can wear one pair of leggings now, and two pair when it gets a bit colder.

October 27

October 27

I failed to get a detail shot of the necklace I created from my bird skull earrings, but these are the earrings…

July 9

I found I just wasn't wearing the earrings, but I love these skulls. They are so well made and beautiful. I put each skull on a chain, gold filled for me and silver for Alannah. I made them pretty long. The skulls are so delicate I really like them as necklaces. Alannah and I have had a few different “BFF” type necklaces over the years, but this is by far the most grown up. I can’t wait for her visit (November 19th!) so we can get pics together.

Tee – Black Angels concert in Dallas (but if you like the fit, it's by Alternative)
Jacket, Converse One Star for Target
Shorts, Old Navy
Leggings, Target
Boots, Vintage
Talon necklace, Talonalia
Bird skull necklace, cast skull by mrd74 at Etsy, restrung from earrings by me (I’ll get a better pic of this soon)

15 comments:

Fashion Therapist said...

Loving the jacket!!!

Suz said...

So funny, I wore denim shorts, black tights, and black boots yesterday - you can see my take on the look at my blog! I guess it really is a fashion blog thing.

I gotta tell you, you've got some nice pins!

Suz

Sal said...

You ARE so fashion bloggy - this is the second post I've seen today featuring the shorts/tights combo!

Amy said...

Love this look on you!

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

The Thrifty Stylist said...

so weird. the last time i went to old navy i found that everything ran HUGE- i had to get a S just to not be in a tent. bizarre sizing there!

Clare said...

The bird skull necklace is AMAZING. Love that you changed it from earrings to a necklace. And the shorts/tights combo looks fab on you!

myedit said...

Hey fashion blogger, all you are missing is a graffitti wall...
Oh yeah and about Old Navy... we always buy our work/landscaping pants there and so I asked Matt to get me a pair yesterday and I wore them today and they are bloody tight. Usually, I can wear them over layers and they stretch even more but this pair isn't budging. Except for some pocket detailing they are identical to my last pair... wierd...

[smash] said...

Love the tights/shorts combo. Have yet to try it myself but I've been eyeing it on other fashion blogs. Go girl! I'm in Dallas, too, by the way. :)

WendyB said...

Ha ha...it is a fashion bloggy look but you wear it well.

Leina said...

Work it!! <3

J. said...

That jacket is really cool!

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GeekGirl said...

I usually think the shorts + tights thing looks weird or dorky or something, but it looks pretty great on you. I'm sort of wondering if I should try it out too.

I love your blog, keep it up! And thanks for the inspiring outfits :)

FashionAddict said...

I love the shorts over leggings/tights look, and you pull it off effortlessly.

Alannah said...

I am so in love with this look! I also absolutely love that jacket. It looks great on you.

Also, I am more excited than I can say that you made me a necklace out of those awesome earrings~! Best idea ever. Thank you!!