Friday, October 5, 2007

Making it Wearable

I always find it thrilling when I figure out how to wear something I never thought I'd be able to wear. Case in point, the below shorts:

They used to be a pair of my brother's jeans. A few years ago, when they no longer fit him, he gave them to me. I thought they'd be good for lounging around the house, but the extra fabric (Why do boys need such wide pants, I ask you?) was just plain annoying. Plus, they looked really bad. In a fit of rage at the pants, I hacked off the bottoms, thinking they might work better as shorts. But no, they were hideous that way. I resigned myself to never wearing them.

However, yesterday I pulled them out of my closet where they had been collecting dust. I pulled them up higher than they were meant to be pulled using a belt, cuffed the bottoms, and paired them with over-the-knee socks. And whoosh- they were wearable! I am totally thrilled. This is the comfiest outfit ever, and I don't think it looks half bad!

It turns out my shorts are a fall/winter item.

P.S. The hat and over-the-knee socks are a new purchase from Target! And the scarf is a newly arrived swap item! (and, if you're curious about my not-so-new items, the t-shirt is from H&M, the boots are Charles Albert, the belt is Delia*s from about 4 years ago, and the jacket is a Luella for Target item I picked up on Ebay.)

P.P.S. The pink and the houndstooth together make me think of SS07 Luella, especially since the jacket actually is Luella. Hooray!


Rebecca said...

Nice outfit! Congratulations on your innovation. :)

Kori said...

Thank you:)

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