Thursday, October 24, 2013

Style Challenge

Sometimes, as I look back at old posts, I find myself in a bit of a style quandary. 


It's a bit of a 'not that deep' kind of pondering, but still I wonder.  How would I define my style?


More and more these days, I gravitate towards vintage.  I love it.  I mean, I'm an Etsy addict, for crying out loud.  It's a goldmine of vintage.


I also love a good thrift shop adventure.  There's nothing like the thrill of finding a gem and breathing new life into it.  Sometimes it's vintage, sometimes it's just second hand.  


Other times it's a piece that just needs a nip or a tuck.  Hemming, lopping off sleeves, repurposing of some kind.  I like to think this makes me creative, but I'm not fooling myself.  I'm hardly a DIY diva.


Then there's the whole shaved head thing.  Where does that fit?  Am I just a mismatch of my style preferences?  Feminine? Edgy? Retro?  


Take these pants for instance.  My lovely friend and colleague found a bag of gorgeous African prints as she was clearing out some space at school and gave the contents to me.  The pants struck my eye immediately.  They were quite a few inches longer (more mid calf) and nearly right away I envisioned them styled as you see here.  At first the hubby saw them and said he didn't even think I could carry them off.  Then I had them hemmed and he said no more (which is neither an endorsement or a criticism).  

I received numerous compliments during the day which made me feel like I was doing something right. Now, how else can I style them?  Thoughts?

Oh my goodness, this post makes me think of my bloggy friend, Gabi at Look Sharp Sconnie.  She's way wittier, though.  Check her out.

2 comments:

Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie said...

LOVE.
? How can we be so fickle in our tastes. How can such true passion come from such a scattered array of things. It confuses the hell out of me.

Either way, I'm pretty sure I now have to steal those shorts off of you. YES YES YES>

-gab

PS; no way I'm a better writer. Wordier? Maybe. Better? Deff no.

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