I'm not very fashion forward - least I don't aspire to be. But there have been two instances that have come to mind in which I have worn something years before it became "IN." First there was the gladiator sandals, which I busted out back in 2006:
To the strange looks of people around me.
And NOW there is the over-the-knee boots trend, boots that I bought back in 2006 as well and which I then proceeded to wear...a lot. I got them in Paris and featured them on this blog quite a bit...and most of my readers JUST DIDN'T GET IT! They said I looked like a pirate and/or hooker (perhaps a dirty Pirate hooker?):
Well, now the boots are in so who is laughing now?! Me, or the pirates?!
Anyway, I'm not pretending I started this whole trend because let's face it, the only things I start are fights, but I like to think I might just be more fashion forward than I think.
So for nostalgia's sake, I present to you the outfit I wore to work yesterday.
I call it "A jaunty old Oxford professor who went fox hunting in his spare time before deciding to become a Pirate."
Hat: My Finnish Grandfather's
Velvet blazer - Skinny jeans - Tunic - Scarf: Forever 21
Necklace: Paraphanelia (can never spell that right)
Boots: Some store in Paris
Bag: Hayden Harnett
Flowers: Courtesy of my boyfriend who thought it would cheer me up. It did! Though he's the one who deserves flowers, being that he is usually my photographer. These photos though were ALL used on self-timer, as the camera was wedged in a tree (don't have a tripod). The light was fading and I couldn't wait around - gotta be creative!
PS is it just me or do these boots resemble these hot-off-the-presses Carry boots by Jeffrey Campbell?
I am not cool.What IS cooler than being cool though, is ICE cold. Uh huh. For pictures of ice (aka when I went Glacier Hiking in New Zealand) click here (opens new window).