Feminine Menswear

Something simple but still fun for the weekend. Suspenders always seem masculine to me, so I played around by pairing them with a skirt. My loafers would be a better fit for the “feminine/masculine” theme I was going for, but I only remembered this after I’d taken the photos. Oh well. It’s Saturday. My mind was elsewhere.

Shirt: Old Navy (thrifted), Skirt: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Suspenders: thrifted, Flats: Payless

Street Urchin

Today’s prompt is “Menswear.” Again, that sounded easy at first, but I knew it required a bit more thought, or I could be mistaken for a man (yes, it happened. A lady at the grocery store called me “Sir”, then I turned around and she was like, “Oh excuse me. You’re a girl.” I think that might be the moment I decided to start changing my style :P)

I brought a little femininity (not too much) into the outfit with these lace-trimmed shorts I got from my sister. So the overall outfit is still very tomboyish, but not too mannish.

And, because the suspenders and the plaid shirt (and the sneakers too) make me feel like a street urchin, I couldn’t help but do some kiddie things in the photos:

The shopping cart’s handle matches my suspenders!

Shirt: tailored from home, remixed
Shorts: hand-me-down from my sister (she chopped and trimmed them herself)
Sneakers: Converse, remixed
Suspenders: thrifted

Neon + Neutral

I consider my closet to be well-stocked when I had two fashion challenges in a row which at first I wasn’t sure if I could do, but then I realized I do have the necessary items after all. The first is the Everybody Everywear Lace challenge, and the second is the Bloggers Do It Better Neon + Neutral challenge.

At first I was just as stumped by this as I was by the Lace challenge. I don’t have any neon-colored thing in my closet – the closest thing is my fuchsia belt, which is too dark to be counted as neon. But then I remembered my hot pink suspenders (thank you Debbi for making me buy them!)

So I approached this challenge pretty much in the same way as I did the Lace challenge – I don’t wear a lot of it, so I’m just going to accent with it. And yeah, strictly speaking, my striped tunic isn’t “neutral”, but the stripes are small enough that it still works.

P/S: My boss said he liked my suspenders 😀

Tunic worn as shirt: thrifted, remixed
Pants: Banana Republic thrifted
Shoes: Madden Girl thrifted, remixed
Suspenders: thrifted via Buffalo Exchange
Bracelet: self-made, using this tutorial


Today’s outfit is inspired by this outfit of Solanah from Vixen Vintage (who, in turn, is inspired by a Lulu Letty‘s post and her dapper as hell husband. Oh what a tangle web of inspiration we fashion bloggers weave :D)

Yeah, that’s pretty much all I have for today. Some days I’m just not very eloquent (or have nothing to ramble about, depending on how you look at it.)

Shirt: thrifted, remixed
Skinny: Urban Outfitters, remixed
Oxfords: Sidecca, remixed
Deerstalker: thrifted
Suspenders: thrifted from Buffalo Exchange (another purchase thanks to Debbi. She convinced me that I needed a pair of hot-pink suspenders.)