This year, I’m taking a chance on pants
Apart from wanting to make a dent in my considerably large fabric stash, I made these pants because one of my style resolutions for this year is to stop wearing jeans as a default every time I’m sick of skirts or dresses. The fashion gods must have been listening when I made this vow, and had a word in the op shop fairy’s ear, because in the past few weeks I have found these…
Fittingly, these pants have an oriental theme too!
My friend and I were actually on the way to the Modern Love exhibition in Bendigo, which we enjoyed, but secretly, I think I got a greater thrill from finding these (and my friend probably did too!).
Super crazy and not the kind of thing I would normally wear, but I knew I would deeply regret it if I didn’t buy them, even though they are a bit loose. Of course now I’m very glad that I did!
The designer label thing must have made an impression on my subconscious because after putting this outfit together, I realised everything is designer, which, given I own hardly any designer labels, is pretty rare for me.
My sunglasses are by Dolce & Gabbana from a few years back, T-shirt is old Marc Jacobs that I received as a press novelty gift when I was working in Tokyo, and the shoes are Bally Jeunesse, from the Salvos. Given the money theme of the Monopoly (sorry, Moschinopoly!) print, I chose accessories made from coins – one that I made from a bellydancer’s chain, the other was a gift from a friend who visited Dubai.
Yep, even in designer labels, I can’t resist ethnicking things up a bit!
Speaking of designer labels, after we’d taken these shots, I also found some fabulous fruit-print Gorman pants at another op shop (you might have seen my excited post about them on Instagram or my Facebook page?) but they are a bit big so I will have to alter them before I do a post. I’m sure you’ll like them though!
Psst, how about you, have you made any style resolutions for this year?
*In an effort to keep me awake even more effectively than the fireworks, my boyfriend managed to dislocate his shoulder in his sleep and woke up screaming at 5.30 on Friday morning. A trip to the emergency department wasn’t exactly what I’d had in mind for the start of the new year, but I suppose we can all use a bit of drama now and then?! And yes, he’s fine now, thank you for asking 🙂