Posts tagged ‘jeans’
It’s Not What You Wear
If you had asked me a few years ago if I would ever wear gold snakeskin pants, I would have laughed in your face. For a Lil Kim costume, why not? For everyday Sonia wear? No ma’am.
I believe that much of this hesitance was due to sartorial ignorance. While I’ve always been experimental with styles and pieces, I was often repelled by certain apparel stigmas. As far as I was concerned, bodycon dresses were reserved for the likes of Paris Hilton, polo shirts were for prepsters (which I would never be), and denim-on-denim was forever a no.
If you’re an active follower of my blog, you’ll know that I’ve gotten over all of the aforementioned “stigmas” and embraced each look with an open mind, proving to myself that it really isn’t about what you wear but how you wear it (preach!). So, when I received these gold snakeskin pants, there was a mere half-second where I thought “oh, hell no“. But the doubts were crushed by giant dinosaur feet as my style imagination started creating multiple looks with these Lil Kim stunners.
Almost all the looks I cooked up include more conservative pieces on the top (blazers, button downs, sweaters, etc), but the fun with my disco-worthy pants has only just begun. Gold on gold on gold? Why the heck not?!
// photos by Anna Kelman
Cozy in Amsterdam
I usually pride myself on packing well. I look ahead at the weather, make endless lists, and tend to overpack just enough so that I have options. This was not the case last week in Amsterdam. Despite Kim relentlessly telling me how cold it was going to be, I was convinced that 50-55 degree weather was nothing for this San Francisco raised lady. Wrong-o. I was freezing.
It was seriously cold and rainy on our last day, so I bundled up in a furry denim jacket that I’ve had since high school, and one of my coziest scarves that doubles as a hood. Though I could have done with a down jacket, I was significantly warmer than the previous day when all I wore was a thin linen blazer.
//photos by Kim Pesch