My work-world has been getting busier lately, and I welcome it. I like having lots of stuff to do, plus I'm jonesing for people to see my outfits!
- Blouse - Hoss, consignment; first seen here in May with a sequined skirt
- Leather pants - Free People, Portland; last worn here in September 2019 with loads of pattern
- Shoes - Wonders, consignment; last seen here in April with a kimono and giant red pants
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here a week ago
When I wear these trousers, I have to wear something over the waistband, as it sits very low.
It also just kind of felt like the right day for my Space Pants. You know what Space Pants are made of, don't you?
I liked how this awesome silk/rayon blouse went with the ensemble.
Sun coverage = sweaty.
Black and white and red all over bling:
I rolled with the black and white matchy thing. Pops of red (including my lipstick) to pick up the red in the blouse.
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- Black and white cuff - vintage fair
- Onyx/silver ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Klimt ring - consignment
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
I bought these leather pants retail when L and I were in Portland, Oregon, in September 2017 (here). I almost never shop retail, but unlike our trip to Portland in 2019, I didn't do any research on second-hand shops before we went. Lesson learned!
I spotted this lone pair of leather pants on the Final Clearance rack at Free People for $129.00 US, which is not cheap! That works out to $172.00 Canadian, so we'll call it that for our financial analysis.
I wore them right away in October 2017, with a teal silk blouse and black accents.
A more casual look in December 2017.
I felt like a superhero when I wore them in March 2018 with my cape-blouse.
A comfy outfit from June 2018.
This outfit was for the "Fly Me To the Moon"-themed Vintage Expo in September 2018.
You know when I find a combo I like, I'm going to repeat it!
In May 2019, with a glittery sweatshirt. That's casual, right?
And this is the last time I wore them, in September 2019.
I'm disappointed that I didn't sneak in a wearing of them during the fall/winter of 2019-2020 - that was an oversight! I also note that I wear them with black and white, or shades of blue, almost exclusively. I'm going to need to challenge myself! I have lots of other colours that will look great with them.
Mathy stuff: Including today's outfit, that's 9 outfits in 3 years, for a cost-per-wear of $19.11, which feels pretty good. These funky pants won't be going anywhere, so I'll be working on getting that CPW down further with more outfits.