Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Inspired By: Led Zeppelin

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

Kashmir, Led Zeppelin

Hands down, Led Zep is my most favourite band in the whole wide world. Not sure what that says about me, but I know the band doesn't need much explanation.

I wore this to work on Friday, in rebellion against Casual Friday. See, people in the office have been making lots of comments lately like, "you don't like jeans, do you" and "Do you ever dress down?" and so on.

I do like jeans. I'm just tired of explaining how fat they make me feel.

Anyway, these new Forever 21 skinny jeans came in the mail (they cut them large so I fit a 27 which makes me feel good, in a naive sort of way) and I knew I just had to get my pants phobia over with and wear them.

What better way than to rock skintight red ones to work? Plus, you know, they were only $16 bucks so I felt I owed it to the Bargain Gods to do so.

Anyway, looking badass was my first intention that morning but as the day went on, I couldn't stop thinking that I looked like Robert Plant and/or Jimmy Page and Black Dog was constantly in my head.

So while I normally get inspired and then dress, this time I dressed and got inspired.

PS you may notice my boots switched half-way through. The heeled versions were a lot more flattering, and more classy for work, but the flat ones handled the sand with ease.

Boots (flat): vintage; Boots (heeled): ASOS; T-shirt: Amplified; Blazer: Forever 21; Bag: Ringspun; Jeans: Forever 21; Bracelet and earrings: ASOS; Motorcycle knit jacket: Forever 21


Vegas Princess said...

I think this is my favorite outfit of yours yet, simply because it goes against your norm and I love the risk so to speak. Fabulous!

Kass said...

Led Zepp are one of my favourite all timers too, so fucken good. Love that tee.

The Clothes Horse said...

Very cool outfit. I'm so jealous that you got to a beach too...even if it's cool I would like to feel the sand between my toes...

Odette said...

Yup you look awesome. That's all I can say cause it's true

we wear things said...

great photos!! and you know what i love lynyrd skynyrd... simple man and free bird!

Wanderlusting said...

I too heart LS - Simple Man is awesome!

Couture Carrie said...

Love your look, and that sand photo!!


♥ fashion chalet said...

I'll swap shoes for something from your closet!! =]



rock n roll look for a badass rock n roll personality!


A is for Unemployed said...

so A. you look gorgeous. not even slightly chubby, and I know my shit because I used to work at Vogue and Elle ; ). B. have you looked into Candida? A yeast overgrowth can cause sugar cravings, weight gain and depression it did for me. C. lexapro and cymbalta are good antidepressants with few side effects, it'll get better. love the blog xxx

Michael said...

Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove.
Oh, oh, child, way you shake that thing
Gonna make you burn, gonna make you sting.
Hey, hey, baby, when you walk that way
Watch your honey drip, can't keep away.

Karinaxoxo said...

I got my ASOS order today =)

DaisyChain said...

I really, really love this outfit on you

Tina said...

loving the rock chick look, you look fabulous!

lopi said...

I feel the same way about jeans too. They are just too restricting and uncomfortable! Maybe someday I'll start wearing them again. Or not!