Friday, August 20, 2010

I Cut Down Trees, I Wear High Heels

OK, here it is: the fourth installment in the Wear-These-Shorts-To-Death series. Making their debut is this wonderful pair of vintage suspenders that I bought 2 years ago for a Burning Man outfit and haven't worn since, mainly because I don't have too many (ok, zero) pairs of pants with the extra buttons for suspenders. So for this outfit I grabbed some black buttons, sewed them onto the shorts, and voila! My outfit idea became a reality. I fussed with the suspenders both up and down, and finally decided that for this outfit they looked better down.

This top looks really cute tied at the neck, but for this outfit I preferred the relaxed look of leaving the ties hanging loose. I also tried this outfit with a number of different pairs of boots, but they all pushed the ensemble much too far into lumberjack-land for my liking. However, for the rest of the day I was humming Monty Python's Lumberjack Song to myself.

Shirt: a gift from Sal
Shorts: White House Black Market
Suspenders: thrifted
Socks: Sock Dreams
Boots: Cydwoq


Susan B said...

That song is a classic. I think your shorts are quickly becoming one too! ;-)

C said...

Heehee, I love that song. And adding suspenders to this outfit was totally inspired!

Unknown said...

Great outfit! I love your sense of style....but you're not wearing high heals?!

Lisa said...

Was that John Cleese???? Too funny!

Tessa Zeng said...

Your blog mission is absolutely fantastic. I'm adding you to my links. I have so many friends who work in labs & use it as an excuse to dress like...well, stereotypical scientists! Thank you for breaking out of the mold! It's truly refreshing. And I love those suspenders (and the fact that you're wearing them hanging down! The last time I saw that style they were worn with gangsta pants and all black, and your classic reinvention is awesome.)

Keep inspiring,

P.S. Isn't Sock Dreams amazing? It's getting to that point in the year when I want to buy out their website for the winter again, haha.

Sheila said...

Hee, I titled one of my posts "I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Okay" last month when I wore plaid - I love that song!

Wearing the suspenders hanging down is a stroke of genius. This look is awesome.

WendyB said...

Shoot, the Lumberjack song is going to be stuck in my head for days now.

Anonymous said...

I was singing the Lumberjack Song as I pulled weeds the other day! My god, that song cracks me up.

And I'm unsurprised to see that top looking better on you than it EVER did on me!