Current Obsessions – July
1. High Waisted A-Line Miniskirts
I have what you might call a “classic” body type… very hourglass-y (read: not skinny). Basically, it means that I have a really small waist in proportion to my hips and… er… chest. Although all literature about fashion and style will tell you that this is the ideal, I can very strongly advocate that fashion does not really cater to this body type. Low rise jeans me look fat because my waist is hidden, high waist jeans focus on my waist, but my hips (and arse) look GIGANTIC. Pencil skirts are always too big on my waist if they fit my hips… button down shirts that fit my waist are too small for my chest… sigh. ANYWAYS, I was fortunate enough to discover recently that the high waist, A-line miniskirt makes me look… well… pretty friggin hot. Preloved (which is AWESOME) had a “Gee-20″ sale last week and their “High Waisted A-Line MiniSkirts” were on sale for $20.00 (down from $134.00!). So I bought two. HOT STUFF… COMING THROUGH!
2. Letterman Jackets
Since I was a gigantic loser in high school, I was always jealous of those chicks in after-school specials who wear their boyfriends’ letterman jackets all oversized and shit (in case you were wondering… I never had the opportunity to wear a man’s ill-fitting letterman jacket. Mew.). Now that I am a strong, independant woman who doesn’t need a man to validate her self-worth, I’m going to buy my OWN ill-fitting letterman jacket. Suck on THAT, all the boys who weren’t interested in me in high school.
When I was 8 years old, I had the much-sought-after Roots pink letterman jacket. So cool. I would love to find one of those in some vintage store for 20 bucks, but alas, I feel I may have to shell out a bunch of cash for a vintage jacket through etsy or ebay. I’ll keep ya posted!
3. Wrangler, Wrangler, WRANGLER!
I want, want, want, want anything Wrangler right now. High waist, worn-in Wrangler jeans, Wrangler denim shirts, Wrangler denim vests, Wrangler plaid shirts. WRANGLER! I love it. I want to be a cowgirl.
In addition, Wrangler has set the bar for sexiness with this new uber-sexy website. I heart the men on this website. Yum. The ad above is from the current Wrangler campaign… as a frame of reference, here is a ridiculous Wrangler ad from the 70′s to whet your Wrangler appetite. Note the obviously sexy pink snakeskin Wrangler bellbottoms. (say Wrangler again!):