Monday, April 22, 2013

See Me, Bee Me


We Fucking LOVE Colors
"Hello?"
"Yeah hi, the 1990s called. They want their socks back." 
See Me. Bee Me. Maybe I've been lingering over the pages of Desiree's blog too much- but when I got my new vertical striped socks from We Love Colors, all I could think of was how I needed to show them off. My dress was a bit short, so I pulled on some striped shorts underneath, ya know, for modesty, and then I thought: What Would Desiree Do? WTF, WWDD? 

Bee-lightful: Yellow Jacket and Vertical Pins Gives My Style Some Sting.


I think Darling Desiree wouldn't bother to hide these adorable striped shorties. So, I didn't either. In fact, I hiked up my dress, making a mullet hem, and displayed in full glory, my shorts, my stems and my socks. 

 
I realize that this outfit isn't something most women over the age of forty would want to wear, but let me tell you, that I felt so sassy wearing it- and very visible. I absolutely love this vintage yellow abstract print jacket- everything about it is great, the unique print on the bark cloth-like fabric, the way its cut- I think it's from the 1960s, but I'm really not sure. All I know is that it's makes me feel as bright as a bumble bee, and I had a lot of fun wearing it.

Now Wearing: 
  • old ratty beanie
  • vintage New Wave Glasses SOLD
  • vintage polka dot earrings, HERE
  • vintage 1960s Jacket
  • vintage floral brooch SOLD
  • arm candy, all thrifted
  • pre-loved jersey knit LBD, available at Atlas
  • striped shorts, thrifted
  • vertical stripes thigh highs, We Love Colors
  • patent leather boots, thrifted
#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST 99.9% Thrifted. 1000% Visible.
Linking up: 

56 comments:

Val Sparkle said...

That's a real honey of an outfit - you couldn't bee more visible!

WWDD indeed!

Patti said...

Oh you sassy bee! Love this look, and I def see the influence of the divine Desiree. Thanks for sharing it with Vis Monday. Xoxoxoxo

Sheila said...

Ooh, I love the high socky-things! That jacket is awesome.

Joanna said...

Hey, if you got it, flaunt it! And, you've got some amazing legs sister...so go for it!
http://dividingmoments.blogspot.com/

gracefully50 said...

Oh you brave and sexy soul, you! Very visible, indeed!

Ofelia said...

You sexy and bee-ry cool!
I does make me think of the 90's Seattle and that incredible music that came out it!

Anne M Bray said...

So BEEcoming! Love it!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You always make me smile, Bella!! Have a wonderful week!

thorne garnet said...

WWDD? She pull her dress over her head and show us her frilly knickers!I love that woman.

I'm also loving that jacket, and I'm not fond of yellow. It's the print.

Who doesn't love We Love Colors? Where else I'm I gonna find pretty tights for plus sized men?

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

There is no way anyone is going to miss you in this outfit!

You have more balls than me sista. All I can say is Go Bella!

bisous
Suzanne

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

HELLZ YEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!! You saucy wench you, I could just hug you then give you a piggy back ride around the block. It'll probably get us on the evening news but WTF? Thank you for thinking of me my darling friend - you are utterly and completely gorgeous!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

ann wood said...

The bee is attracting some butterflies......your glasses are the fabulous!

blue hue wonderland

Helga! said...

You look fecking HOT!!!
I often look to Desiree for inspiration when I feel a little flat! It works for me, and it clearly works for you! I like this a LOT!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Melanie said...

I'm stung! And I like it.
THis is an awesome ensemble and I REALLY love those shades which are sold... I must check We Love Colors.

teatimewithtrina said...

Honey Bee or Bumble Bee, you are definitely the Queen Bee, that is with style and personality.

Reva said...

Deeeeelish!
super big ass hugs!
Reeves

CityScape Skybaby said...

You look absolutely fantastic Bella, all you ladies here are really making me rethink what's suitable when you're over forty. I'm never going to be the world's most adventurous person when it comes to style, but I'm becoming a bit braver about wearing what I really like rather than what is expected. It's not just your clothes, it's your energy and enthusiasm that are inspiring too. xx

Penny-Rose said...

Cool outfit - the jacket is fantastic. WWDD - love this too.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

That jacket is fantastic, what a print! You definitely did the right thing in exposing those gorgeous shorts! They look great! Xxxx

se├▒ora Allnut said...

fabulous and ├╝berfunny outfit, love your striped socks and shorts and your polka dotted earrings and phone!!, actually love every detail!, and that jacket is amazing, the print, the color, the shape!!
you look gorgeously visible!
besos & sassiness

Vix said...

A feckin' brilliant outfit inspired by a total legend! xxx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

The jacket is awesome and I love the socks too, super super x

juli said...

Love it!

pastcaring said...

Desiree is always an inspiration! You look amazing, love that jacket. Bee-ootiful! xxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

I just love it! So great and the jacket is so cool - like you!
Xxx

Sara said...

You look awesome :) That jacket is fantastic, looks so unique!

menopauselsupermodel said...

You are Bee-you-tiful!!
The jacket is really cool and i love it with the stripes!!!

Style Higher™ said...

"a mullet hem"... crack up! Super creative outfit Bella Q!

edie pop said...

Great outfit, best of Visble Mondays!! I grow up reading 90's fashion magazines and I still have them,this wonderful look could totally be on the cover of one of my Vogues! I love the jacket, the sunglasses, the shorts and the striped thigh highs!!
Love xxxxxxxxx

Krista Gassib said...

Foxy Bella! Ouhhhhhhaaaaaa you look sexy in your stripy thigh highs and I love everything about this look! Thanks for your sweet email yesterday, blog worlds colliding is the best!
Xxooo

WendyB said...

I want to steal your jacket!

Raijean of Swa-Rai.com said...

That yellow jacket is everything! Love it!

Zalina Walton said...

You pull off this look really well. Keep buzzing and stinging. :)

pao said...

You are too cute, Bella!

Ariele Loewe said...

Love it Bella, fabulous. Sock it to 'em baby :)

highlandfashionista.com said...

the socks are amazing, but I think I am in love with that jacket!!

Adrienne said...

Those socks are DOPE. Love this sassy outfit Bella!
Adrienne
What Lola Wants

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That jacket is insanely awesome!

J. said...

Fabulous coat, even better socks!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

The striped socks are everything. I love my old over the knee socks, but they keep rolling down now because my legs are too big for them. I love how you look here---- I <3 the 90s. The tall boots are so perfect, love the glasses, the jacket...
Becky :)

spashionistareport said...

Okay, must resist...must...resist...can't...
You're the bees knees, buzzy Bella! ;-)

Spashionista (Alicia)

A Matchy Matchy Midlife said...

The comments are as great as the post! I'm fresh out of bee references now though. Thanks for inspiring me once again to step OUT of my comfort zone. I can never quite make it happen, but ONE OF THESE DAYS I'm going to shock everyone, I swear.

BEEutiful as always,

xo,
Alyssa

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Amazing sox and attitude. I adore you. The boots are killer too. Please ask the Colors people for brown fishnet thigh highs in plenty of sizes. It's a hole in the market that someone should fill.

Misfits Vintage said...

LOVE those fab over the knee socks - I KNEED some (ha! sock humour!!)

You are gorgeous, as always, Bella - and who CARES what anyone of any age would or wouldn't wear - wear it, rock it, LOVE IT!

Sarah xxx

Dawn Elliott said...

Damn woman...why not? I like a gal with some sass! And...gotta love those glasses!

Joni said...

Fantastic!!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

You look absolutely fabulous, making the world a more cheerful place. I absolutely love the jacket and those gorgeous sunglasses!

Florrie x

Zickimicki said...

i love your style:):):) (but my english is very bad;(
xxx birgit

Lynn Dylan said...

Wow, girl!! You will absolutely be the BEE in everyone's bonnet today!!!

xoxo
Lynn

Forest City Fashionista said...

Hello. Forest City Fashionista calling - she wants those socks, immediately!

Bella, you look deliciously funky and fabulous here - I love everything about the outfit, and how you've put it together. Yay for Desiree -inspired dressing!

Zickimicki said...

dear bella,wie wunderbar, dass du deutsch schreiben kannst:):):) ich bin 1967 geboren;)
♥Birgit

Emalina said...

How did I miss this! You totally rock the outfit, Bella, sex on legs and such ATTITUDE! So love those socks!

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Been thinking of bees all week! Like them, you're a precious life-form without which we would not survive! How's that for hyperbole! Certainly, we'd be diminished if you weren't showing us how it's done! You look GREAT! Wonderful gams, kid.
I finally figure out that my link wouldn't keep up if I didn't post what I posted. So I did. I've been posting all along, so if you get bored, go back and look at the pics.
Have a great week in my favorite city ... big hugs to youse!
J

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I'm in love with this outfit! I'm going over to we love color riiiiiiight now

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Love black, white and yellow...bee or not! Very nice vintage jacket. Love it!! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Jill said...

Bee chic!

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