Thursday, July 7, 2011

Outfit Post: Silk and Trousers


Today dawned grey and drizzly, so I reached for pants.  These are one of my favorite pairs - dark dark dark navy blue, high waisted and pleated in front.  I know this is a terrible fashion faux pas in the eyes of some, but I like them.  The first time I tried them on, my first thought was Hammer Pants, and as a child of the early nineties, that evokes more nostalgia than ick.


I do need to do a bit of repairs on them.  The seam at the hem is ripped out in some places, which is sort of a pain, and the length of the pants necessitates at least a small heel.

The cardigan is another thrifting find from the epic excursion with Sparkle and the Lumberjack.  I bought it because it was listed as a cotton/silk blend, an unusual find.  Plus beads - I can't resist beads.


The earrings were a gift from my friend Emily.  Although you can't see it here, the lipstick is Chanel.  I inherited it from my aunt when she did a purge of all of her lipsticks, and I sort of love it.  It's too bad that Chanel anything is out of my price range, because it's a really smooth lipstick that doesn't come off on your coffee cup.  I like it, and this is coming from a girl who hates lipstick.


The shirt is a mud-dyed silk blouse from China.  I got it in one of the shops down in Pike Place Market.  I love the neutral color combined with the intricate details - it makes it special without being too over-the-top.

Overall this is a more neutral outfit for me.  I've made some grave offenses to conventional fashion wisdom (see: do not wear black with navy; do not wear pleated pants if you are even sort of curvy) but for the sort of weather we're having, it feels cozy but sharp enough to work in.

Have a great day!

Pants: Liz Claiborne, thrifted
Blouse: Chinese brand carried at Simo Silk in Seattle
Beaded cardigan: thrifted
Socks: Handknit
Shoes: Fluevog Fellowship Kathy


Ondrea said...

Yay first photo smile! <33

emar said...

the silk top, pant, sweater make a beautiful outfit on you..