Monday, August 2, 2010

Canadian Tuxedo


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. 

 Now Wearing: 
  • 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? 

26 comments:

Charleston said...

such a cool and quirky look x

www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Jiving jacket!

jemina said...

MY FAVOURITE!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this combo so much, you look Ah Maaa Ziiiingggg!!!!! wishing you the loveliest monday darling, mwah!!! XOXO

Stacey said...

You wear denim on denim very well!

Martwa Marta said...

you combined the denim and denim pieces so well! fabulous look, Bella!!!!

Lynzy said...

I must say that I am really diggin that denim on denim, rock it girl!

xo Lynzy
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Sara Lynn said...

You look fab! I like it because that top is a different cut than your typically button-down, you are rockin' it girl!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Looking good lovely! love the floral bag!
x.o.x.o

brookemeagan said...

I LOVE this look. I must say you've made me one proud Canadian! I adore the cut and shape of the denim button-up. Great find! And you should never stop workin' those short-shorts because you look amazing! xx

Isquisofrenia said...

so cool i just cut my denim shirt into this cropped top , looks kinda like this one but with collar
i think the d on d looks too fabulous on you
you seem so happy here, i love this outfit something i would totally wear
love the wegdes tooo!!!!

Raquel said...

I truly love this outfit! amazing!

Natalie said...

those sunglasses are awesome! love the round shape! :)

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Grit and Glamour said...

HAA! Canadian Tuxedo. I've never heard of that. Priceless. And good for you for wearing your shorts.
I'm technically the age where I'm not supposed to wear minis either. F. That.

♥ V
http://www.gritandglamour.com

natale eve said...

You always have such great shoe finds!

DIANA DYE said...

Oh hun!! You look fabulous! Am loving this funky chic mix you have going on its absolutely fantastic!! And those shades how chic!! And you are the perfect person to pull them off♥………..Super Mega cool post yay!!

E said...

I like it, especially with an interesting jacket like that. LOVE your sunglasses. I want an cool pair of round shades wicked bad.

Lemondrop Marie said...

I didn't know the definition of Canadian tux, I am happy to learn. I am scared of denim on denim but I really like the way you made this work, the shirt is totally cute,
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I'd like to challenge you all to do your own version of the Canadian Tuxedo. It's lottsa fun!

Diane Costanza said...

I like your denim on denim. It goes perfect with the shoes (and your legs are NOT tree stumps!) You look fabulous!

Diane

Casee Marie said...

Oh darling, you look marvelous! Rocking the Canadian Tuxedo (which, by the way, I've never heard of before - love it!) And your legs are gorgeous. I'm so insecure about my legs that I'll rarely be caught in capri pants, nevermind shorts (nevermind short shorts). <3

Gaius Nasa said...

Love your style, thanks for the follow <3

A BRIT GREEK said...

O stylish one, come get your award!

x.o.x.o

VanilahFashion said...

Double denim is actually so good!
Vanilah xx

www.vanilah.blogspot.com

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you for my award, BG!

Becca said...

No matter how many times I see girls pull off this look, I'm just not ready to try it for myself! The Canadian tuxedo has such bad connotations in my mind and I can't get over it!! Although I did manage a chambray shirt with black jeans the other day - we'll call that the sneaky Canadian tuxedo!

Eye said...

This glases are adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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