Most of my vintage clothes are from my mother, but this sweater is one of the few items I have that used to belong to my dad. He and I attended the same college (Pitt, of course!).
These boots are from my last trip to Mexico. I got them from a cute little cowboy shop in Guadalajara. This is definitely my boyfriend’s influence. He loves cowboy boots and Stetson hats, and I liked his boots so much that I wanted a pair of my own. His clothes sometimes prompt people to ask if he’s from Texas, to which he typically replies “no, I’m from much further south, the deep deep south.”* That always makes me giggle.
I love skinny pants! When I first started seeing them in magazines** in Winter 2006-2007 I immediately fell in love. I looked everywhere but couldn’t find them in stores. Then I got a Delia’s catalog in Spring 2007, and they had reasonably priced skinny jeans and pants, so I purchased the same pair in 4 different colors: these blue jeans, white jeans (worn again here), black pants and brown pants***. I attempted to get a pair of grey skinny jeans from Victoria’s Secret, but they didn’t fit like skinnies. I kept them anyway.
After more than a year, skinny pants started showing up all over the place in stores. I got a pair of blue**** and pink from Wet Seal, and just a few weeks ago I picked up a red***** pair on clearance at H&M ($5).
College Sweater: vintage from my dad
T-shirt: Wet Seal
Skinny Jeans: Delia’s
Cowboy Boots: Frida Cuadra
Peace Sign Earrings: World Market
*And because he sometimes gets questioning looks after that answer, I thought I should clarify that he’s NOT from Texas, he’s from Mexico.
**Most magazines were calling them cigarette pants, and I think I may also have seen the term drainpipe.
***The brown pants pictured are not actually the brown skinnies I purchased, but a similar straight leg style in the exact same shade of brown. They’re so slim fitting though, that they’re practically skinnies.
****I don’t have any pictures of the blue skinnies yet. I wore them to death this spring, so they’ve gotten a much deserved break during the month and a half that I’ve been blogging.
*****I haven’t worn the red ones yet.