Denim on denim. I just had to try it. For the past six months, I've been enjoying various outfit posts by bloggers the world over, showing off their "Canadian Tuxedo."* Now, as much as I love a good pair of jeans, I'm not exactly famous for my denim ensembles, and for good reason. I feel like too much jean, meaning jean & jean jacket makes me look like a migrant field worker, no offense to migrant field workers. But I seldom feel sophisticated and chic wearing head-to-toe dungarees.
So it became a challenge. When I found this denim shirt at a thrift store, I became charmed by it. It's odd frontiersman cut is slightly "soccer mom-esque" if your kid played soccer in the late 1980's. Nerdy. I liked it. With too much long jean, it's a bit frightful, I'll be honest. But I really like the way it goes with a pair of short-shorts, of which I'm insistent upon wearing, in spite of my neighbor D's chronic pronouncements that I have legs "like tree-stumps." I'm not saying I SHOULD be wearing short-shorts, as I'm a certain age that should be covering her knee-caps, I'm just saying I'm GONNA wear short-shorts.
And I really like how this little homage to our neighbors to the North turned out. Snap! Vintage rhinestoned round glasses, strawberry broach, my strawberry-floral market bag, a pair of big girl shoes, and I'm ready to drive my mini-van to soccer practice. Hope you like cougars, kiddo. Rawr.
- Sun Belt Denim brand snap-front shirt, Thrift Town
- L.e.i. denim short shorts, Thrift Town
- 1960's vintage round sunglasses, thrifted
- vintage metal strawberry broach, SPCA Thrift Store
- "Bloom" canvas market tote, the Citizen Rosebud
- MIA tan espadrilles wedges
*A Canadian tuxedo, for those of you who don't know, is the combination of jeans and a jean jacket, often in a off-matching color denim.
For more Canadian Tuxedo goodness, check out this site, eh?