Friends, let’s talk about pants! Myself, I find that pants can sometimes be boring (they all have 2 legs! How original is that, hmm?). HOWEVER, I make allowances for pants that look like they are from the future, made of vintage wall-paper or that are just *different* and fashion forward. So I was pretty excited when I came across a bunch of pants in our pants section that I found really exciting. Me! Excited about pants!
I (and possibly you) have been waiting to see when high-waisted jeans would start trickling into the shop, and it has finally happened! As a very old vampire, I saw high-waisted jeans move through fashion the first time around (at the time they were just called “jeans”. ~High five to all the other vampires!~). But I love seeing people wear this style now! When I see someone in high-waisted jeans I can tell that they have thought about their fashion choices and have decided to rock it! Keep being you, all the people in high-waisted jeans!
Then I found pleated pants. Again, back in the old days we just called these “pants”; there were no non-pleated options! But I feel the same way about people wearing pleated pants as I do about the people wearing high-waisted jeans: this is a bold and admirable fashion choice! I do think this pair from Banana Republic is accessible and not too “out there”. They are flowey and chique and give major Katharine Hepburn/Annie Hall vibes.
Soft landing though with these ones from our friends down the street at Workhall: they are not high-waisted or pleated -although there is that exaggerated crease down the front- but they are from the future! I love a cropped pant, and I love the edgy and unexpected wide leg! These are different, and that’s good enough for me!
Friends, did you see this coat on our Instagram? I am VERY excited to talk about this coat and will try to share my thoughts while breathing slowly into a brown paper bag.
I mean, this thing is AMAZING! The exterior is wool and the inside lining is completely intact. Friends, I think this has maybe never been worn!
Adorable fur-not-fur lined hood….
….and goose (these are geese, right?) appliquées on the front pockets and around the bottom across the back.
Now, friends, you might need your blood-pressure medication for this: there are no origin tags in this amazing parka, but there is…..a single……tag…..used by makers. Friends, I think this parka is handmade. Someone needs to come and pick me up from the floor, and then check out the parka and tell me if I’m right about this!
Well, that’s it for my word count, so…. Boots. Blue. Adorable. (Love that electric blue!)
And how cute is the red contrasting zipper?
From our faves Oak+Fort we have one of their “One Size” dresses. Hahahahahahahahahahahahah, sniff, sigh. Between us let’s just call it a medium. I love how they’ve added their minimalist touch to a classic drop-waist pleated dress. I should have tried this one on for you, friends, because I’m thinking this dress is super easy to wear and good for all occasions.
While we’re in an Oak+Fort frame of mind, how about a wool coat?
Friends, all I know about these brogues are that they are hand-made in Italy, which, now that I think about it, is actually a lot of information! Check out the brogue detail on the toe-cap seam; I love how they’ve switched the punches up half-way!
And I love the patina and the slate colour!
Remember when we saw this in the backroom a few weeks ago?
The vintage, wool Karl Lagerfeld duster! Vintage because of the shoulder pads in it, which, frankly, I don’t hate!
Oh, just a necklace….a fur and leather necklace! I’m going to try it on next time I’m in the shop (tomorrow!), because this looks dramatic, but still elegant. I’m so intrigued by it!
I don’t know how, but the fur and leather works without looking like an accessory a Grounder raised on Earth after a nuclear explosion who does not realize there are other humans living on a spaceship called The Ark until they send down 100 teenagers to check if the air is breathable and trigger a series of events which would ultimately change their lives and alter the course of the human race would wear!
Can’t let a simple Uniqlo slip by!
Friends, do you know what I have in my house? About a million vintage purses like this one! These types of simple, leather crossbody purses are such a big weakness of mine!
….And my one million of them are also all made in Canada like this one! I just can never let these slip back into obscurity. Now, realistically, I have major purse-guilt because I never actually use any of them since they are from a time when people didn’t need to carry a knitting project and a water bottle on their person at all times!
And, hey, we saw this one in the backroom last week too! Its Metallica cousin is also on the floor (in M) if that’s your thing.
I’m in on Saturday, friends! Come in and let’s talk vintage purses, handmade coats and how the descendants of astronauts living on a hi-tech spaceship can be completely unaware that thousands of other humans are living on earth!