Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Illusionist

Once upon a time, a vintage-loving girl found a pretty, green wool skirt at a thrift store, only to find that...






In this outfit:
Coat: Vintage thrifted ($25)
Sweater: Modcloth (hand-me-down)
Palazzo pants: Vintage thrifted ($9)
Shoes c/o Lulu's
Tights: AA
Bag: Swapped
Scarf & Bracelets: gift from Punky
Earrings c/o Noble Town Vintage
Belt: vintage (Dior!) thrifted ($2)

...it wasn't a skirt at all!

How could I resist? When I told my mother about this purchase, she just started singing "Free to be You and Me" and making Marlo Thomas jokes. Pallazzo pants were big in the 70's, which I'm sure was in my subconscious when I made the decision to buy them. The lesson here? Don't be afraid to try something new, even if it seems ridiculous, because these are crazy pants, but that's why I love them.


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On a more serious note, if you haven't already, I strongly urge you to send a letter to your senator urging them to vote NO on the SOPA and PIPA acts. You can read more here.

35 comments:

Faith said...

That is awesome! I love when items have a fun little quirk to them like that! :)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Haha these are AMAZING! I love that these are gauchos, and that you were singing "Free to Be You and Me." They look so insanely comfortable too.

Gillian Striker said...

I love them! I also think the coat is pretty perfect too ;)

-Gillian
www.oystervintage.com

The Jones said...

Those are the most amazing pants ever...so jealous!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

L'armadio del delitto said...

They are crazy, so in my opinion absolutely perfect!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness those are amazing! And I love the color combo! And the cat scarf -- pretty much the whole outfit, I love :)
Sarah from Tulle and Trinkets

Femke said...

Love these! Perfect mixture of comfort (trousers) and femininity (because it looks like a skirt...)

xoxo, Femke On the Button

punky said...

CAT SCARF!!!!!!!!!!! MEOW!!

Alex said...

Aw, I love pants that look like skirts! =D I have a pair of shorts like that which I love because I get to fool people all of the time!

And thank you so much Julie for making your readers aware of SOPA/PIPA. My only suggestion would be, in order to effectively make their voices heard, is to edit this post to say call your Congressman/woman (link to the House website at House.gov) to stop SOPA and call your Senator (link to the Senate website at Senate.gov) to stop PIPA. Letters are great and awesome but phone calls (especially at this projected volume) will disrupt the office's operations and they will know the power of the people. Whether you do it is up to you and I'll still be a loyal follower =D

Tiana said...

this is just flawless :)
i love the colors -- they have a way of being muted but so bright at the same time! does that make any sense? haha probably not.

still, gorgeous.

- tiana of l'esthetique

Cassie Nafziger said...

Cracks me up!! I love these! You are too cute--and this outfit is the best. Great purse and shoes too!♥♥

wildchild said...

ha you're adorable. and this outfit is super flattering on you for some reason. good work today :)

Katie said...

amazing...you pulled them off perfectly! pays off not to be afraid to take risks!

and that cat scarf is seriously amazing.

Lina said...

Oh my gosh, other people know about Free to Be You and Me?! We had the album and the book growing up, and I'm pretty sure it made me who I am today.

"A person should wear what he likes to, and not just what other folks say. A person should be who she wants to, a person's a person that way."

blue roses said...

what an incredible vintage find, and brilliant sequence of photographs to reveal the surprise.... i was hoping a wide gaucho leg would emerge, and voila!

more importantly, THANK YOU for spreading the word and advocating for the SOPA protest.... it is crucial for us to unite and fight intelligently.

http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

NoƩmie said...

Oh My God those colours work so wonderfully together! What brilliant styling! I love those kinds of pants, they are so totally chic!! x

Frannie Pantz said...

Oh no it didn't!!!! I love this non-skirt! I have a pair of pallazzo pants as well and they are awesome.

sallie oleta barbee said...

I LOVE this outfit! The pants are great - but the colors are so beautiful and rich! That coat is fantastic!

his_girl_friday said...

Amazin!

Hope said...

You make them work! :)

-Hope
www.aflatteringtale.com

Dylana Suarez said...

Gorgeous colors all mixed together!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Megan Rose said...

You definitely pulled them off! haha. I love the colors you chose to put all together. :)

-Megan Rose
Somewhat Stylish

Jasmine said...

Hey Julie!

Thank you so much for opposing SOPA/PIPA on your blog - it really means a lot when so many other bloggers (to my knowledge) have just been kinda ignoring it. It made my day.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that is too silly!!! i hate when that happens when im thrifting!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Ani said...

HAHA I love the way you set up this blog post! Those pants are incredible and I always find pants that look like skirts at thrift stores too, but you def pull them off better than I think I could!

whosthisani.blogspot.com

Jamie Rose said...

Hahaha I love it! You styled them so nicely too. I really enjoy the cool mix of color.

Also, hooray for saying something about SOPA and PIPA. I wrote a whole post about it, but it seems like nobody has been bringing it up. It's so important though!

sioux said...

Gotta love 'em! I found some mustard coloured ones myself (as well, they were in the skirt section) just the other day!

The Hearabouts said...

I adore your style and your blog!
Following now via Bloglovin'

Keep up the amazing work!
S. - The Hearabouts

Allison Young said...

haha. this is such a lovely outfit! will be following!

www.absurdlypeculiar.blogspot.com

Kyla said...

I love the play on proportions and those glorious colors! That sweater is a true winner!

Carmen said...

I want your shoes dear!!!!!!!

kaity said...

This outfit is wonderful!

chillairandperfume said...

Those pants are absolutely fabulous - you can totally pull them off! They look great with the mustard sweater too :)

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Haha what a surprising find! I've been seeing these pants a lot more recently though!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

dusanabotswana said...

Those pants are amazing!! and I love how they completely looked like a skirt at first- that last pic is the best though! Amazing coat & bag too, good idea w/ that scarf on it.
http://dusanabotswana.com

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