Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Bit O' Boyish Style...

With little prelude, I present this outfit, because I know you'll be very surprised by it:
Grey hat-Scarf Co. 
Sword necklace-Asian Gifts
Black lace blouse-Arc
Grey tweed vest-Arc
Grey tweed pants-Salvation Army
Black trouser socks-TJ Maxx
Black ankle boots-The Warehouse
Yes, I actually wore pants today. I know, I know-I'll give you all a few moments to recover from your shock. I actually now own three pairs of pants-the ones in this pic, a similar pair of grey knickers, and one pair of black jeans. I haven't made any blog-worthy outfits with the others, but I really liked this outfit. I actually only bought these because they matched the vest so well-the fabrics are almost exact matches! I actually really like the vaguely "Newsies" vibe of this outfit-I'm normally the girliest of girly girls, but if I'm gonna do tomboy, dammit, I'm gonna do sassy, Victorian-urchin tomboy! I also like these pants because they're wide-legged and therefore much more comfortable than normal pants-I will never for the life of me understand the insistence that jeans are the most comfy things ever, because with all the thick seams, buttons, zippers, and snaps, I've never found them comfortable at all! Give me a good flowy silk peasant skirt any day-or in lieu of that, some sweet wool tweed trouser-style pants. :)

Also, I bought this hat on my trip because we were only showering about every other day, and I have the kind of scalp oil production that could resolve the Mid-East Crisis and I needed something to cover my Professor Snape-esque locks, but wearing it has made me realize how much I miss hats. There's a couple shops in Wellington that sell cheapie costume-style hats, and I might have to buy a few just to tide me over until I get back home! It's crazy to think that it's only a little over two months now...but I'm going to enjoy every minute of it. :)


  1. I also thought Newsies when I saw the picture. Very cute!

  2. It's SO fun to jump outside of our sartorial comfort zones from time to time and try something uncharacteristic. You look positively adorable. Lucky find on the matching pants and vest; from different places, no less! I'm dying to see you work the newsprint corset into this look. ;)