When Jayne at BOODWAH sent me this red gingham crop top, I knew that I was going to have to do some sort of country dixie look. As I was throwing my hair up in victory rolls this morning, I thought it would be the perfect time to wear the shirt and pair it with these overalls for a pin-up look. A country pin-up look. I feel like I belong in Oklahoma! or something. Oklahoma! set in the '50s. (Side note: We had to do that musical in 5th grade and it was terrible. I had to wear a bonnet and a horrid floral floor-length skirt and it was all just awful.)
Let's forget about Oklahoma! and talk about these overalls. They work so well with this shirt. I'm ridiculously pleased. I found them on sale back in December on Modcloth and purchased them on Christmas Eve after crying over my boyfriend forever and needing to do some retail therapy. Yeah, retail therapy buying presents for myself the day before Christmas. I know. I like these overalls because they're more of a pin-up style than a grunge type look. They're super stretchy and hug me so well! Except in the waist. I need to nip that in with a belt and the extra fabric bunching up on top of my bum isn't exactly perfect, but I think my small waisted chicas understand the struggle. I have a feeling I'll be wearing these bad boys out a lot this summer. They're so fab and so easy. Like wearing pajamas! (Oh no, I'm too young to be saying stuff like that...)
It's been such a long time since I've dressed this pin-up-y! For work I always dress with a bit of menswear inspiration - very tailored, straight pieces. And a lot of my days off are spent in bell bottoms or mom jeans with crop tops and band tees. It feels good to wear something that hugs me and that I feel cute in. It must be the springtime! I've gotten over the worst of my allergies (seriously some pretty terrible days in there, including a 3-week long headache!) and am able to soak up some sunshine and enjoy the breeze. I planted my herb garden over the weekend, made sun tea, and drank lattes with friends out on the coffee shop patio. Life is amazing right now. I'm so grateful for all of it.
I spent a good chunk of my evening bingeing on X-Files re-runs. I watched this amazing one about a humanoid parasite monster that lived in the sewers, created by accident as part of the aftermath of Chernobyl. I'm such a dork for the paranormal and the bizarre. I'm trying to decide on my next tattoo - it's between "The Truth Is Out There" or a UFO with "I Want to Believe" under it. Do you think that will look good in a job interview? Ha!
I'm off to watch something light and easy after all those X-Files - maybe a Disney movie! Oh, and eat ice cream. I've gotta keep adding to my figure to fill out these overalls better! xx