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Con Artist

Happy May 10th  Juicettes!

When I was in my early teens I had a mad love for Chuck Taylor All Stars. As my parents were of the “i’ma gonna teach you the value of money” variety, there were absolutely no free hand outs for this thrifty fashionista. I had to scrimp and save every penny to afford the things I loved. Now don’t get me wrong, I ain’t bashing the parentals…no not at all! When it came to clothes and shoes, my Mum would usually give me the amount of money that she would pay for said items. If I wanted anything ‘fancy’ or ‘designer’ eg. (a Ralph Lauren Polo top, or a pair of Bass Weejuns) I had to pay for the rest. Cool right?  Of course, if there was no need….meaning,  if there were no holes in the souls of my shoes… or if I simply wanted more….(and I usually did) I was on my own!

Now I am all ‘grows up’ and I can afford to spend my money on frivolous things…!
**enter Teal Chucks**

Today’s look was inspired by the below image.  I am deeply drawn to the simplicity of this look. If you can ignore her dead, soulless eyes for just a second, (it’s hard, I know) and divert your attention towards the camel coat and the studded Cons, I think you will feel the same way I do. This is most definitely an unlikely pairing – but it works!! I decided to put my own spin on this eclectic look….what do you think?

As I was in an elastic waist pant state of mind, I threw on my crusty yoga leggings, my reversible American Apparel chunky knit top, and my thrifted Value Village trench…

 I am having a love affair with this sweater right now!
…also seen here and here
I highly recommend it!

 (Hat – The Vintage Depot; Trench Value Village; Sweater – American Apparel; Leggings – Mossimo; Kicks – Chuck T’s; Bag – The Gap (so old) 

Have a wonderful week-end!




3 Responses
  • kelly
    May 10, 2012

    I adore this:)

  • Danielle
    May 15, 2012

    My parents were exactly the same. There was this Benetton rugby shirt I just had to own… white with a big green stripe & rubber buttons.  lol. That was the first time my parents explained the we would have paid this much, now you save up the rest.  Good lessons.  LOVE those sneakers… been a cons girl myself for FOREVER (won’t admit how long).  I don’t have teal though…. hummmmmmmm.

  • Anonymous
    May 16, 2012

    Awesomely carried out inspiration! Loving the Chucks. Need to pull mine out of the closet more often. Ha, my mother is quite the spender though she doesn’t like to admit it so I’m not quite sure why she nearly fell off her chair when I told her how much I paid for my new Wang bag…hehehe


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