I'm excited about not being the size of an affordable family car anymore. If you see me in public and I'm wearing stretch pants covered in cat hair, give me a break, and enjoy the glorious irony of me having a fashion blog.-Ruckus
That said, it's winter again, and I'm thinking layers and mixed prints. There's a fine balance between layering and "I'm currently living out of my car, thus wearing everything I own at once". I often find myself toeing the line of the latter. And I know we've said it time and again, and life in general would be less exciting if we all could follow our own advice, but : sticking to similar colour families, or at least complimentary ones, and showing enough of your shape to confirm that no, you are not in possession of a bag of cats, will usually help you to look less like a street urchin, and more like you're sauntering the streets of some European city. That might be laying it on a bit thick. But you get the point.
I feel like I did not nail the look I describe above in this outfit. AT ALL. But it fit me with minimal clawing and ripping. The pieces on their own are nice, but someone should have told me I looked a bit like a bag lady. ( I know this 'someone should have told me' was directed at me Ruckus, and you know what? you DON'T. There are times, and I tell you those times... this is not one of them...so keep your judgmental snark down a notch, k?)
100% Lambswool Varsity cardigan; GAP Maternity sailor top; Ethnic print broomstick skirt; Vintage Leather and wood clogs
Face nails it again. I love the pairing of boyish boots and plaid with short-shorts. SO cute. (Face here, I think Ruckus and I both agreed, we would like to be able to take every shot, at every photo shoot on a swing. The angle Flatters like no other! Swings, in all bars! PLEASE)
Boys Vintage cotton plaid shirt; Levi's cuffed short-shorts; Poppy embroidered scarf; Sorel Caribou boots
Leather, sweater and corduroy. Perfect for fall and winter. Add thick tights and a hat if it gets really cold!
Batik rough cotton scarf; Wool blend striped jumper; Old Navy cord pleat skirt; Vintage topstiched cowboy boots
Simple, with a pop of colour in a headband--cleverly made out of a strip of funky vintage fabric! (guys, I brought this skirt home and hemmed in REAL style, and now love it! I wore it HERE)
Scoop-neck cotton top; Floral pocketed skirt; Vintage topstiched cowboy boots; Re-purposed headband