Cheers to those who are farther from their loved ones than they'd like. Une femme has my other favourite Christmas song for you, Megan Mae shares her kittens, and Joni offers a poem. Judith embodies the flow of radiance in sun on snow. And now here are some giant pants:
|polka-dot Western shirt with contrast stitching and snaps: Ariat, Cavender's|
stupendous high-waisted wide-leg pants: Spiegel
adjustable belt: Cleo, thrifted
patent shoes with piping and button: Fioni, Payless
Since there can never be enough giant pants, I also encourage you to tap into the motherlode right here via this Tumblr: Giant Pants of the '30s. So awesome, eh?
This outfit has a bunch more of my favourite things - shiny snaps, contrast stitching, polka dots, and piping - it was seriously so much fun to wear, what with all the sashaying and slouching and big flapping steps.
Over the years I've assembled a bunch of looks incorporating Western and retro details - I'd say these boots started it all, and now lookit (plus there are a couple more pairs yet to be blogged, eep!) - today's ensemble has the most in common with those in the posts Dark and Linty Heart and Grit and Mettle.
Do you have style themes you're drawn to
and it's not even like you're doing it on purpose?
I must tell you that choosing a belt for this was a challenge - I have one with a black-and-white rectangular buckle (my matchy heart goes pitter-pat), and several with oval closures, but all of them teamed up with the shirt pocket "eyes" to become a "mouth."
You can't un-see it now either, can you?
In case that didn't jolly you sufficiently, did you know that Complete Control by The Clash is a holiday tune? It's my favourite:
There. That's better.