(I’m disappointed in how these trousers photographed, they look as if they bunch weird and are unflattering, but it was just the way I was standing. I’ll try and you know, move, next time so we can get a more accurate and flattering picture.)
I really like them, even though I admit they have issues. They are pleated, and who would have ever thought we would come back to that? But I like how they give a look similar to a harem pant (which I am dying to find but have had no luck!) without going overboard. They are cropped at a dangerous length, with potential to be very unflattering, but I think my tiny ankles can work it. They are super lightweight and really comfortable. I got them in this grey as well as black.
My main challenge is going to be shirting them. They require something fitted on top, and my wardrobe is mostly skinny fit trousers, which means fitted on bottom and long and lose on top. I’m finding things that work though, like these AA vnecks.
So I’ve been having tons of fun with the earrings. I have made 9 or so single earrings and it is so much fun and so much easier than making two, because there is no symmetry to worry about. I don’t get a lot of close ups of my jewelry lately so I thought I’d share a few of the ones I have made as well as a couple of others.
All of my cuffs are from Jewelry Gallery, and the earring is from Prairie Oats at Etsy.
This earrings is made from a set I got from Moon Raven Designs at Etsy. They make most of the talons and skulls I buy, and have great prices and make really quality products. I ordered a set of earrings and then altered this by adding chain and moving it to a lever back earring.
This is the first earring I made specifically to work and wear as a single earring. It is the perfect weight. I can feel it, but it’s not heavy and it gives good “swing”.
I made this one primarily to wear opposite the tiny talons earring. I made them the same length.
I was watching “Pretty Little Liars” and the blond one was wearing an earring that had a cross and chains, so I hit pause, grabbed my kit, pulled a bunch of chain and whipped this up in about 10 minutes. I love it.
This skull is also from Moon Raven Designs, and I mostly pair this one with the cross and chain earring.
I JUST made this one and have not even worn it yet, but I think it will go really well with the Prairie Oats crystal bullet earring!
Vneck, American Apparel
Trousers, Apt 9 at Khols
Watch, Fossil (limited edition Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Necklace, self made from vintage and craft store parts
Hoop and cross earring, self made
Bullet earring, Prairie Oats at Etsy
Leather bag, Express about 1000 years ago, when they made leather bags.