2013 Week 30: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

The end of this pregnancy must be dragging on for all of you popping in each week? I'm still very much in the thick of juggling outfits and trying to keep my style. My choice of wearable vintage items has been dramatically reduced now that I am so huge. So several garments are getting a couple of wears during the week and I'm just trying to play with combinations for fun.

I've also, very ridiculously been struck with the need to exercise my own fashion revolt. I was reading a blog post recently where the general consensus was tights/leggings (whatever you want to call them) are not pants. Then there were rules about colours and patterns and talk about body sizes etc. Good thing I can't be told because what makes me happy and most of all comfortable at the moment given my heavily pregnant state, goes at present. 

So here I am revolting against opinion about tights/leggings whilst pregnant and huge, wearing tights as pants and black and white stripes with a vintage floral blouse. Oh my what will the nay sayers and opinion givers of fashion trends say, oh I can't bare to think about it.

Yep I'm be unusually antagonistic, but goodness me am I sick of people being dictated to. Sure if you like a look try emulate it and make it your own. If you have disdain for it, how about you give a nod to that fact that others a prepared to take risks you are not.
Blouse - 1970's Kenwall Blouse - op shopped
Tights/Leggings - cheap retail buy
Stripped Singlet - is actually a Breastfeeding singlet handed on to me.
Shoes - retail
Silver Pendant and Necklace - op shopped

Oh whoops and here I am again this past week in the same blouse. I paired it with a pair of very lightweight crepe style pants that were in a case of clothing my friend was parting with. Considering I have very few pants or even skirts that are fitting me, I thought I'd nab them despite them being non-vintage because I was certain I could make them work. At a distance they have the look of animal or leopard print, which I was excited about because I think animal/leopard print can go with so much. But as the picture shows it's actually a small floral design. So what the hell I thought floral can go with floral, I've done it before........so hey presto and here I am.
Blouse - same as above
Pants - taken from a friends pile of pieces to part with
Shoes - retail

So here we are I've had my ranty pants on, hope you didn't mind the outburst. But you know sometimes you just really need to say it?

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My Vintage Childhood: 2013 Week 30: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 Week 30: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

The end of this pregnancy must be dragging on for all of you popping in each week? I'm still very much in the thick of juggling outfits and trying to keep my style. My choice of wearable vintage items has been dramatically reduced now that I am so huge. So several garments are getting a couple of wears during the week and I'm just trying to play with combinations for fun.

I've also, very ridiculously been struck with the need to exercise my own fashion revolt. I was reading a blog post recently where the general consensus was tights/leggings (whatever you want to call them) are not pants. Then there were rules about colours and patterns and talk about body sizes etc. Good thing I can't be told because what makes me happy and most of all comfortable at the moment given my heavily pregnant state, goes at present. 

So here I am revolting against opinion about tights/leggings whilst pregnant and huge, wearing tights as pants and black and white stripes with a vintage floral blouse. Oh my what will the nay sayers and opinion givers of fashion trends say, oh I can't bare to think about it.

Yep I'm be unusually antagonistic, but goodness me am I sick of people being dictated to. Sure if you like a look try emulate it and make it your own. If you have disdain for it, how about you give a nod to that fact that others a prepared to take risks you are not.
Blouse - 1970's Kenwall Blouse - op shopped
Tights/Leggings - cheap retail buy
Stripped Singlet - is actually a Breastfeeding singlet handed on to me.
Shoes - retail
Silver Pendant and Necklace - op shopped

Oh whoops and here I am again this past week in the same blouse. I paired it with a pair of very lightweight crepe style pants that were in a case of clothing my friend was parting with. Considering I have very few pants or even skirts that are fitting me, I thought I'd nab them despite them being non-vintage because I was certain I could make them work. At a distance they have the look of animal or leopard print, which I was excited about because I think animal/leopard print can go with so much. But as the picture shows it's actually a small floral design. So what the hell I thought floral can go with floral, I've done it before........so hey presto and here I am.
Blouse - same as above
Pants - taken from a friends pile of pieces to part with
Shoes - retail

So here we are I've had my ranty pants on, hope you didn't mind the outburst. But you know sometimes you just really need to say it?

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20 Comments:

At July 31, 2013 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Me said...

I think you should carry on doing what you have always done and don't give a rat's butt about what anyone else says or thinks Lovely Lady !!!!
You have a style that is so uniquely you and you wear it so well - continue to do so!
Have the best day !
Me

 
At July 31, 2013 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Who says you can and cannot wear certain things? Damm, I never got that memo, I guess that is why I always wear what I want.

 
At July 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Erica Louise said...

I've done a bit of research on the 'can't wait leggings as pants' argument too, and I say codswallop to that! We should wear whatever we like and feel comfortable in! You look great in your blue leggings, plus there is the added bonus of them being super comfy when pregnant :) Win win on the leggings I say!

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:05 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you my love, I will always carry on doing whatever I want to do. It's just so frustrating that others are dictated to and comply rather than have their uniqueness shine too.

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:06 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Lol well I can wear whatever I like and I will continue to do so, but there are apparently rule makers out there that have their grips on others.

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Damn straight codswallop Erica. You're picking up what I'm putting down. Do what makes you happy.

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Kirsty Mackenzie said...

you should have a read of www.wherethestyledthingsare.com, she is my sister and shares the same down to earth, do what you want attitude as I do and also you AND she has ended up one of the seven bloggers to take part in RESTYLE for Perth fashion festival and all for being herself!
Check out her latest post - an intro to RESTYLE in movie form, it is a good giggle
Keep doing what you are doing, standing out is good all round and goodluck with that baby!

 
At July 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

I've got to admit I steer the way of tights not being pants, but for me I think it's all in how you wear them. I think your tights work because your top has some length to it. Tunic style tops & tights look great. I do wonder how some girls leave the house in stocking sheer tights as pants with short tops on, & you can see the undies through the tights. You look stylish & beautiful. Xx

 
At July 31, 2013 at 5:28 PM , Blogger Vix said...

As long as they haven't worn thin and you aren't wearing a pair of knickers two sizes too small underneath (to create the six-buttocked beast) I can't see a problem. xxx

 
At July 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM , Blogger pastcaring said...

Yes, that's the issue for me too - cheap thin leggings which display your undies aren't a flattering look, but other than that, anyone can wear what they like! You're right, got to be comfortable at this stage of pregnancy (well, as comfortable as humanly possible...) and you look just fine in your ranty pants, Trudie! xxx

 
At July 31, 2013 at 9:22 PM , Blogger Allison said...

and what stylish ranty pants they are! x

 
At July 31, 2013 at 9:35 PM , Blogger SlapdashMama said...

Right on! Couldn't agree more!!!

 
At July 31, 2013 at 9:58 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks for popping by Kirsty I've popped by both yours and yours sisters blogs today and I'm now following. You both doing such amazing things good on you. Thanks again.x

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Well I would draw the line at sheer tights, that's certainly not my style. But I agree leggings etc look fine with tunic style tops etc.

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Nine of those worries here Vix. X

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

No undie flashing here and yes at present they are comfortable so I'm embracing it.

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Why thank your my sweet. X

 
At July 31, 2013 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Can I get an Amen lol.

 
At August 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I love the print of your top! x

 
At August 3, 2013 at 11:14 AM , Blogger his_girl_friday said...

So stylin! Love the patterns.

 

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