check it – i am almost wearing pants!  well, vintage culottes, really, but this is the closest i have gotten to wearing pants in almost 2 years (haven’t worn jeans in over 3).  it wasn’t really a conscious decision – although i love the look of good jeans/pants on other girls, i feel like they aren’t nearly as fun or flattering on me as dresses, so i kinda phased them out.  but i found these plaid culottes recently at a thrift store and thought i might as well give them a try.  and i like the look, except it’s not quite a comfortable as a nice flowy skirt is.

outfit details: vintage plaid shorts are handmade; sandals are fluevogs; shirt is an old band tee from the canadian group called absent sound; silk scarf, bracelets and headband are thrifted

song inspiration: “stuck in line” by absent sound.  this is a band from winnipeg that i met years ago at the pitchfork music festival.  they ended up staying at my house a few times on tours when they came through chicago.  they are pretty awesome people who make really ethereal emo-ish music that builds nicely.  and we all know i’m a sucker for a good build in a tune.


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2 responses »

  1. fashionflirt says:

    You look fabtastic!

    Those culottes are to die for. I love a bright, fun, playful and cheerful plaid print.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I totally relate to your aesthetic as a non-jean/pant/trouser wearer, but every once in a while a style will catch my eye at the thrift (floral palazzos? why not). Love the culottes; they look a bit like a skirt and are the perfect summer print.

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