Wore this for a night at my gorgeous friend Michelle’s gorgeous apartment (photos on Instagram), and at the bar near her place. Even though we’re having a surprisingly long and pleasant fall, I’ve been totally freezing lately – possibly due to this ridiculously prolonged cold/cough – so it felt great to be moderately bundled up. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this, but if my neck is cold, I’m cold. If my neck is covered, I’m toasty. Clearly, my personal thermostat is inside my neck.
Also these pants are so glorious. All leather/faux leather pants can be tough to fit and sometimes uncomfortable. Leather front/ponte back? THE BEST.
Have I mentioned that I’ve been sick for about five weeks now? (Definitely did over on Instagram.) This is from several weeks ago, but I was sick then, too. And when I’m sick and my brain is in a fog, I reach for my favorite cool weather formula: Prairie Underground hoody, leggings, and boots. Comfy and cute. Done and done.
This particular hoody used to be a dusty rose color. It wasn’t my wisest purchase since dusty rose generally makes me look ill – even when I’m not! – so I overdyed it black. As you can see, the zipper didn’t dye, what with being plastic and all. I thought it might annoy me to have a mismatched zipper, but I actually kinda like the effect. Which is fortunate because I’ve got the skills to overdye, but I can’t swap out a zipper. I KNOW MY LIMITS.
I tend to like things neat and tidy. Over the years, I’ve had to adjust my expectations because the world is not a neat and tidy place. My hair is not a neat and tidy ecosystem. And these boots – which have been on my wishlist for more than five years and got nabbed six months ago on eBay – are meant to be kinda undone and messy looking. They scrunch and pucker and the straps curl and stick out on everyone. And seeing as they’re comfy and gorgeous, I’m happy to let them do their thing.
How are you with clothes that look naturally undone or messy? I’m sure some of you can tolerate wrinkled linen – it drives me batty, and I just avoid the stuff. Scarf ties? Distressed jeans? Anything that’s kind of sloppy by nature but just works for you?