My date night dinner the night before was delish, full of laughing and eating (best combo of things you can do ever by the way) and I fell into bed exhausted hence the birds nest atop my head that I awoke with the following morning. Instead of going into my normal tearful, insane detangling ritual, I took advantage of the terrrible hair day, dug through my Tiny Closet and found this shaggy, glittery Winter hat. It was so darling that, to match the mood, I popped on this charming dress coat. I never, never wear hats but(!) I'd like to change this because I realize they're an amazing accessory and have the ability to really pull an outfit together.
I remember when high-waisted wide leg jeans returned to trend. What was it, almost 10 years ago? They broke out like an epidemic but the style seemed to only have two categories: cheesy trashy and slim classy. And in my opinion, cheesy trashy was much more prevalent... But I get it, its hard to rock denim that zips up past your navel! It took me 3 years to find the right ones. And when you find the right ones, you will look so damn good, you won't care if they go out of style :)
If you're going to venture into such a trend, do it right. You gotta hem those suckers to perfection!! Make 'em kiss the floor without dragging. Also, don't get a pair with a ton of stretch, you'll look like a mess when you stand up from sitting. Oh my god, the creasing - its as bad as a pair of linen shorts after a long drive. And buttons are not flattering after sitting either - zippers are the way to go.
No one wants pancake ass.
top: AllSaints / denim: Habitual / coat: Forever21 / bag: Gustto / hat: Free People / earrings: AllSaints / shoes: Jill Sander -- scarf and cuff handmade
This outfit ended up being pretty darn fun to play in. I looked down at my retro shoes, gave my coat a twirl and thought, "You're gonna make it after all!" - yeah, a totally Mary Tyler Moore kinda mood.
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