Saturday, April 17, 2010

Whistle Snap


There is now living proof that I have entered the life stage of an advanced geriatric about 60 years too early – new thrifted granny shoes! They are sort of an odd combination of loafers, moccasins and boat shoes which is a quirky combination that I happen to enjoy. Also, I felt like I haven't been exploiting the sequins in my wardrobe as much as they'd like me to so I felt like taking this little jacket number out for a spin. Lastly, I'm wearing the new American Apparel 'riding pants'. For those who asked, they are basically stretchy high-waisted leggings with a zipper and snaps. If you're looking for real pants than you can forget about them, but seeing as I hate wearing real pants (jeans are so constricting!) they're perfect for me.

31 comments:

katthroatworld said...

love the sequined blazer!

Meg said...

I feel your love for the riding pants. I have real ones that I would break out several times a week to ride and they are soooo comfy and they look goood? They're a body con dress/skirt in pants form ... delightful. I'd feel like an idiot wearing mine though but ... I may consider it. Down with regzzzzz pants (ew), riding pants forever. hehee

ciarachamberlain said...

I have never seen an old lady look as cute as you in old lady clothes. I totally want those pants now.

pilcuis said...

I love the shoes!!

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blukats said...

Love your jacket, hope it gets more appearances. And amen to the constricting pants not comfortable to wear. Stuff with stretch is so much nicer to wear. So much easier to do many more things in.

t said...

Cool look!

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TheMinx said...

I love granny loafers too haha. The whole outfit is really great.

Madeleine said...

Oh, love those shoes! And the sequins are nice, quite sparkly.

Coatlicue Fatale said...

great combination!

those shoes you picked up are quite Lovely!!

Daisy said...

Lovely new shoes and your outfit suits you so well!

B a la Moda said...

What a really cute jacket! How are you?

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Fifi said...

I still love your minimalist hair bun. Looks edgy but classy? If that makes sense?

eliza said...

the sequins, riding pants & granny shoes combo is fantastic (as usual) :)

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Michele said...

Wicked granny shoes ma'am! And lovin those pants/leggings as well. I don't like wearing jeans since I discovered leggings, so much more comfy, and they always fit!

Twobreadsplease said...

In our imaginary sushi date, we both wear our granny shoes and look uber cool while snacking on some sweet sweet sashimi. X

p.s. Have you seen the aa nantucket fleece jacket in person? Is it any good cuz I'm mighty tempted by it.

Emma Rose said...

I agree about the jeans--you can't do much in them at all. But I like the jacket and shoes tons and will definitely have to go get a pair of those riding pants now!

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Claudia said...

I really really really like this outfit its one of my favorites of yours

anne said...

Hah you look like a superawesome disco granny! :D

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

THE SEQUINSSSSSSSSS,

I WANT THE SEQUINSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

OOOOOO, SEQUINSSSSSSSS.

WendyB said...

Don't make the Golden Girls jealous!

jessica said...

ouh YES i love those granny shoes.
sounds like the best combo ever.
& that sequined sweater ? DOUBLE THE FUN ♥

Robyn said...

I hate jeans too, but the thought of wearing leggings as pants worries me a bit.
For you it just looks so natural though! And those shoes are lovely. The little fringe just ties them together, it's great.

Have a lovely day!

-Robyn

(I would totally wear all the hats from the Benetton ads.)

♥Mimi said...

Oooh i like your new/old shoes! i need to go thrifting dammit. i keep meaning to, but never find enough time.

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Your shoes is so cute!

Sarah said...

love the shoes!!!
xoxox sarah

Becca Jane said...

I like the 'riding pants' and LOVE the shoes

sophie said...

This is fantastic.

Sarah M said...

I love lov elove your style it is SOOO unique! <3 and once again another outfit that is FIERCe and soo fun! :D

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Charmaine Verhagen said...

OKAY, WHERE did you get those shoes? I have the EXACT same pair, but I got mine from a vintage store. Unfortunately I got them trashed wearing them to shows too often, and I would KILL for a new pair! They're too damn cute and comfy!

Also, a fellow AA employee, I cannot decide between the black or tan riding pants aghhh!

Leofashionista said...

Oh Yay! awesomeness. I would like to feature you as fashionista of the week on my blog if you'd like! :3333

tiffany said...

i have been worried about the fit of those riding pants, but i bought a pair at AA and am anxious to try them on once i get them. i hope i got the right size!! they look fab