Monday, May 23, 2011

Menswear - Inspiration Monday

RED BUTTON-UP - Brass Plum (found in Polka Dots' closet)
SILK NAVY TIE - Verugia (Camouflage's)
BLACK MENSWEAR VEST - CAbi
ROSE/SILVER MENS STYLE WATCH - DKNY
VINTAGE PURSE - Thrifted (Thanks, Mom!)
NAVY/PINK/RED HEELS - Charlotte Russe
Pigtails is a comedian.  She loves to crack up Princess Sparkles.  In the bath tub she'll make faces and funny sounds just to make her sister laugh.  Of course her sister may be laughing at something else, but it doesn't matter.  Pigtails also thinks farts are funny, and laughs whenever she does one.  The other night I asked Princess Sparkles why she was laughing so hard in the bathtub and she said Pigtails "was an alien." 

Today's "Inspiration Monday" from the ladies at Two Birds is menswear.  I've been getting a lot of practice putting together these types of outfits, thanks also to Friday's Bloggers Do It Better.  I'm actually starting to really enjoy this look (though I still have to get Camouflage to do the tie for me).  There's something strangely sexy about women wearing men's clothes.  However, I'm not sure about the reverse (though I bet some people would disagree with me) because I don't think I'd enjoy seeing Camo dressed in my clothes (plus I'd be afraid he'd stretch them out!).

Despite feeling good in the menswear, I asked Princess Sparkles if I looked good.  She stared at me for a while then gave me a very timid, "yeah."  I looked at her for a moment and asked again.  She looked at me, shook her head and said, "no, Mommy."  Princess Sparkles probably thinks I look like an alien!  Oh well.

28 comments:

Melissa said...

You look incredible!!! Not at all like an alien. :) I love the tie and vest with the shorts and heels. You really look great!

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Alex said...

whoa, lady... those are some great looking legs! you look fabulous in this... I seriously envy your ability to effortlessly rock the menswear chic and still look every inch a woman :)

Courtney Erin said...

I love the high contrast of the red and black - you look great!

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Debbie Baker Burns said...

I like the shorts with the menswear look and I absolutely love your bag! Your kids say the cutest things! I had to tie my tie myself and it wasn't pretty... Debbie
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two birds said...

love this look! those shoes are pretty amazing! you did a great job of making menswear look feminine!

Jess said...

Way to rock that tie! Love it!

Meagan said...

Cute! Loving the shorts and that square bag!
-Meagan
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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

SO FIERCE. I loveeeee the masculine influence. It's a hard look to pull off... but you're TOTALLY ROCKIN' IT AND I LIKE IT.

Also, those shoes? Um. NO WORDS AMAZZZZZINNNNG.

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Ashley said...

I think you could look fabulous in a paper sack, girl! You can pull of anything...this menswear style does not disappoint! :) LOVELY!

Roxy Heart said...

Love your outfit! The red, black and blue look great together.
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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

You look so cute! I would never get that tie right, it looks great on you though!

xo Mary Jo

Sophie - Country girl said...

you're rocking menswear so well. I love the shorts and heels to sassy it up! FAB x

LOIS said...

love your shoes dear! Nice :)
Love Lois xxx

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Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

I LOVE this, you look so cute!! :)

Bonnie said...

I love the tie, but most of all, I love the SHOES. Those kicks are fierrrrrrce, yo.
I must have them.

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GretchTM said...

Haha..your daughter is too cute!! You look beautiful. I love the look on you!

fydezflightoffancy said...

Ooh nice, very daring. You pulled it off really well. XX

jess said...

I love your heels.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

you look great! I love your shoes!

Tammy said...

Oh my,oh my, you cutie pie! The purse is great.
Doesn't it give your hands something to do when you are taking the picture?
I am actually really enjoying the vest, tie, shorts look.......

Kimberlee said...

Best lookin alien I've ever seen. I love the outfit.

Daisy said...

I really love your outfit, shorts and ties look so great together!

Tara said...

Yeah, I'm going to have to disagree with Princess Sparkles on this one...I think you look fantastic :)

Mongs said...

the red shirt is so awesome, as usual your shoes are beautiful!

love~mongs
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La Femme Jenny said...

Your shoes are GORGEOUS! :)
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D said...

Princess Sparkles is such a girly girl of course she's not sure of this outfit, but you're rocking it and your legs look fantastic in this photo. Keep up the running!!

Shelly said...

Princess Sparkles may not love it, but I do!!

xoShelly
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