The last time I wore these pants my brother gave me one of the best compliments I have ever gotten. He said that my outfit looked like Motorhead met Yellow Submarine. Leave it to z. to come up with something so cool. I really can't forget what he said and have been hoping I can continue this type of heavy metal meets psychedelic style in future outfits. Unfortunately, I keep coming back to these mustard pants, which I love but should probably not wear everyday.
Recently I attended a local rap show at a bar. Since I quit drinking about four years ago I have not been in many bars. In fact these days I have not found myself out after 10 PM much. I mean come on, Starbucks and Barnes & Noble both close at that time. As far as I'm concerned the city has then shut down! However, on this rare occasion I found myself going to a bar, staying until after 10 PM, and considering hitting a burrito truck before the drive home...but that is a whole other story in itself. Like I mentioned earlier, the whole town shuts down at 10 PM so one has to forage for food where they can.
Before heading out for my night of post sunset shenanigans, I found myself staring into my closet and asking that age old question, "What am I going to wear?" I usually enjoy this challenge since it allows me to get creative with my clothes. This particular evening I actually felt some anxiety about it. First, I was going to a bar and was not going to be drinking. Second, I was going to be out after dark and my boyfriend and I had some serious, "Dallas," episodes to catch up on. Lastly, I had no idea what the, "kids," where wearing these days to the local shows. I didn't want to look like the old lady that was trying too hard. I just kept thinking, what is cool? Suddenly, my brother's voice came to me. "Motorhead meets Yellow Submarine," he said and while it didn't exactly fit the bill for a rap show, it gave me the confidence to enjoy some nightlife again.
Interestingly enough, one of my friends asked a younger co-worker what the "cool kids," were wearing to rap concerts these days. He responded, "a jersey and baggy shorts." I ask you, what has our youth come to?
Vest: GUESS (Originally a jacket that I cut the sleeves off of)
Pants: Ann Taylor LOFT
Shoes: Libby Edelman
Purse: Nine West
Scarf: Thrifted http://www.siouxfallsymca.org/ys-buys