Where I grew up there was a shop that only sold jeans by the name of, "Just Pants." Whenever we'd pass by, my mother would shout, "Ha! That's just pants!" and she continued to do so until the place finally went out of business. I wasn't similarly tickled by the name at the time, but I do appreciate the oddness of hearing trousers called "pants" if you've always used the term to describe underwear. With that in mind, let me begin by pointing out that these are indeed, Big Pants!
The fabric is a very nice crepe, and the print appears to be screen-printed on with some sort of plastick-y paint. I dry cleaned the set not wanting to take any chances (rayon crepe doesn't do well in water under the best of circumstances, and I really have my doubts about the paint). The blouse has French cuffs, and are made in such a way that you could supply your own cuff links, or use the fabric covered buttons. I've run across a number of women's blouses from the 50's and 60's that sport French cuffs though finding women's cuff links from the same period is less common (I have a few sets, but I don't think the fashion lasted long enough for the accessories to become all that widespread).
Vintage beach pajamas-Fairytail Costumes
Crystal earrings-New Life Thrift
"Hey skinny jeans. Yeah, you. Up yours."
Why the hell do people like these things?! I keep trying to find a way of wearing them that doesn't make me feel like a complete idiot, and thus far haven't succeeded. Even thin people have their legs made to look like sausages squeezed into too small a casing-mine look like a joint of beef! Or ham. Gammon gams. I don't care if this trend lives or dies, but for me? That's it. No trousers are worth numb legs and looking this foolish. If you can wear them and enjoy them-by all means do so, but me? I'm done.
"Give us a kiss...hey! Why are you running away?!"
Vintage 80's top-Goodwill
Skinny jeans-K Mart
Clogs-about 10 years ago, Dillards
Vintage dangle earrings-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-Vintage formulation Courreges in Blue
I also tried out the red eyeshadow trend so you don't have to. You're welcome. truth be told, I don't hate it with my skin tone and eyes, but I softened the look by mixing it with a bit of gold and purple.
High waisted jeans-K Mart
Blouse-Missoni for Target
1980's Susan Bristol waistcoat-New Life Thrift
Vintage Tano of Madrid tapestry purse-Salvation Army
Ruff Hewn clogs-Dillards
Charm bracelet-built over the years
1970's clamper bracelet-gift from my sister when we were young
Fragrance-None! The asthma monster has returned with the autumn mould season. Pray for a killing frost, please.
So how do you prefer your pants? Big, little, or somewhere in-between. All of the above? Do tell.