A tribute to safari suits
Working in a fairly informal office, my colleagues and I are fortunate in that we can wear pretty much anything we like, which explains why I can get away with outfits like this. However, I was still surprised when one of my workmates turned up in a safari suit the other day. I asked if he was attending a dress up party, a question which kind of backfired for me as he explained that he was wearing the 70s sartorial slip-up to honour a long-gone friend. The friend had had often worn safari suits, and now every year his mates gather for lunch, all dressed in safari suits as a kind of tribute. While the image of a group of men dressed in safari suits down at the local pub is somewhat humorous, it did get me wondering how people would dress if they were trying to honour me. I’d be extremely happy if it were something like this.
(Image of Fulani woman in all her amazingness from jamtan.com)
Yes, you’d be aware by now that I do like me a bit of earring goodness and general bling, the more ethnic-ky the better. But I know it’s not to everyone’s taste. How about these though? Would you be prepared to wear these at a little “dress like me” soiree?
By Ten Thousand Things
By Lulu Frost
By Kara Ross
All of these and be more can be seen on style.com
Of course the real tribute would be if these were made from old wool and scraps of cardboard and other bits of stuff that you’d had sitting around for about 20 years, because as you know, that’s fairly much how I roll.
That lovely lady must have bought her earrings from you.
beautiful earrings, like the orange drop ones!nataliehttp://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com
What a touching story, and what nice friends to dress up in public in safari suits. Love the turquoise / green and third ones down.
Speaking of your office…what happened to that article and all those photos that bloke took of me?????
No problem whatsoever… especially if I could wear some of these beautiful earrings – my favourite jewellery.
those earrings are gorgeous- tribal with a modern touch! Great colours!
hi all, thanks for your comments!!Gina… not sure what is happening with that article, it seems to be on hold, but I'm pretty sure it will be used eventually!!
Thanks for that info!