First of all, I would like to thank everyone who commented on my last post - I was overwhelmed by the amount of thoughtful and interesting responses to the topic and I may do a follow up based on some other points that were raised in the comments. But for now, here's an outfit from the other day.
I'm not actually sure how many times these pants have appeared on here since they made their first appearance but I know that it's nowhere near as many times as I've actually worn them. These pants have made it into regular rotation in my wardrobe - some may not deem them appropriate day to day wear but they're comfortable, easy to mix with other items in my wardrobe and super kitsch and, therefore, completely perfect for me. I've worn them out dancing with friends at night and I've worn them to do the shopping.
Outfit details: scarf - op-shop; sunglasses - Dangerfield; earrings - made by me; Cheshire Cat necklace - Disney Couture; yellow top - op-shop; belt - gift; bangles - various; leopard pants - Miss Hussy; shoes - K-Mart.
Whenever I wear an outfit like this I think of characters like Peggy Bundy and Alabama Whitman/Worley or photos like Diane Arbus's shot of Blaze Starr at home from 1964. I like tapping into the kitschier or tackier side of vintage styles and how you can see a lot of that style from the 50s and 60s in those later characters like Peggy. I actually got a comment on Instagram on my photo of this outfit that simply said 'Alabama Worley!'
This outfit was a little bit of a revelation for me - I completely forgot how much I love leopard print and mustard together! It's a nice change from the black that I usually wear with these pants.
Anyone else have staple pieces in their wardrobe that are slightly unusual (in terms of what we usually think of as staples)?
Andi B. Goode