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