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
Shoes: Fluevog Fellowship Kathy