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06 January 2014

The Story behind the Clothes



{Angel's brother has a new camera he wanted to experiment with, we were willing models.}
  
Necklace: Purchased at a mall in Malaysia on our trip last summer.

Shirt: Kohl's. Bought on clearance in winter 2010. I detest cold weather clothes as a general rule, but super bright plaid flannel makes me feel a little more cheerful about dressing appropriately for chilly weather.

Jeans: Kohl's. I bought them because they were Levi's brand on clearance for $11. I can be practical once in a while. Guys, Levi's is my idea of a luxury jean brand. I'm not exactly sure why, but when I was a kid, I decided that when I grew up, I wanted to someday have a pair of Levi's jeans. Now I do. I brought these home, so excited by my great find and the good price, showed them to Angel, and he promptly called them "Mom jeans." That's because the waist on these jeans is slightly high. But even though he disapproves, I love these jeans.

Suspenders: Bought in Malaysia and given to my Dad for his 40th birthday. I think they were a half-serious, half-jesting gift. You know, along the lines of, you're 40, you're old enough that you should be wearing suspenders? He was not particularly impressed. The suspenders knocked around his drawer for a while, he didn't use them, and at one point I asked if he'd give them to me. And let me tell you, real suspenders are WAY better quality than the kind you might find at Hot Topic or a similar type of store. Trust me. Worn here.

Shoes: You've seen these pink sparkly Converse a million times. I first saw them on a trip to the mall right after we were married, and it was love at first sight. I've always loved this style of shoe, but I'd never owned real Converse, so the pricetag of $50 shocked me. Weeks went by, and I still daydreamed about these shoes. I knew they were perfect. Angel said yes, and I know I've gotten a great cost-per-wear out of them in the years since! Worn here, here, here, here, here....yeah, I think you get the idea...
 
Now there, wasn't that much more interesting (if significantly less helpful), than a list of links of where to buy similar pieces?
Heather @ From Here to There said...

I did find that entertaining and very interesting! lol I definitely think the story of how/where we obtain pieces of clothing or jewelry can make for a great story.

Robyn B said...

about 50% of my closet is from Kohl's clearance!! you found some good finds & i love the necklace too!

Erin said...

I love this look and your hair!!!

Mama S said...

This is a fun look you have put together! I like it :-)

Terri said...

I feel like high-waisted jeans get a bad rap. Some of them (yours included) are really cute! I think the dark wash helps out immensely. If those were faded, they might look weird, but I think your jeans look great.

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Viktoria said...

Once again ... just lovely. Everything is just perfect with each other and your hair - no words to describe. Just loving it!!!

Erica said...

I love how there's a little story behind everything... I also aspire to own Levi jeans and Converse shoes. I'm still dreaming though :D

Elizabeth said...

I love all the descriptions! Haha definitely more interesting than a list of links. That is a great photo of you two :)

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Those suspenders look adorable on you! Love that last picture of you and Angel - so sweet! Thanks for linking up with Mix It Mondays!

Lenya said...

Love the look on you Rachel. Lovely story. Sweet photo of you and your DH.

ChatterBlossom said...

Love the suspenders! I just bought myself a pair over the holiday too! :-)
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Kari said...

I LOVE those suspenders!! I've been eyeing a pair for a while now and seeing how cute they look on you, I may have to take the plunge:)

Inge Jane said...

This is a cool post, hearing the back stories is definitely more fun than just links! I love the picture of you two!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I love winter clothes. I like that plaid shirt. I need some more plaid in my closet!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

This is just so you. Too funny about the suspenders. Maybe you secretly bought them for yourself? LOL

The shoes are wild.

Happy New Year!

bisous
Suzanne

Taylor Hart said...

I love that plaid top! I need more plaid in my wardrobe.... I always forget about Kohls but they always have everything at great prices. I even have a credit card through them.... I just forget to go. Ha! Love the blue stripe in your hair too!
xo
Taylor
Nothing but a Pigeon
http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

Charlene Maugeri said...

You are so cute! I loved this post!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

It's so fun you have a memory for each of these pieces, blue is great on you!

Donna said...

I adore this post! I love hearing the stories behind people's clothes. Especially shoes, I'm always very curious about where people find their shoes and the places they've worn them!

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

The suspenders and the touch of metallic and pink from the shoes really take this outfit from being just jeans and a plaid shirt.

Merrie K. said...

Hi Rachel,
Glad you popped by...I love finding new blogs. :) Your suspender look is really cute...I've also found many hidden treasures in my dad's closet. :)

The Modern Tulip said...

I could never pull off suspenders! You totally do and you look awesome!

Nikki said...

Flannel shirts are awesome. And yessss, Levi's totally is a luxury jeans brand to me too. I've owned one pair once. Cost me a 4-day wage. I wore them for three years. Then Mother Nature decided to sort of give me hips and they got too small. And maybe that was good, because after three years, they had ripped and the dye had faded and they were too short too. xo

Clairejustine oxox said...

Great look Rachel, love the colour in your hair and the picture of you two to :)

Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays,,,

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love the stories behind the clothing! :)

Carylee said...

I love the bright plaid - I am very specific about what kinds of plaids I like/wear - I love this one!
And cute couple pic :)
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AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Kohls! I so love Kohls. Love the outfit. I'm a fan of plaid.

Laura B said...

I just got a flannel shirt and I think it might be one good thing to come from winter. So soft and cozy! I love the colors on yours!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That shirt is such a great color!

Liz said...

You look wonderful. Suspenders make me think of the Eleventh Doctor on "Doctor Who." Which is to say, they make me smile wide and feel nostalgic.

And if I had those sparkly pink Converse sneakers, I'd just stare at my feet all day. They're lovely.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

This is my first encounter with the pink sparkly Converse and I'm in LOVE! What size do you wear and when are the shoes alone at home?

kileen valenzuela said...

you wear suspenders with such style! love how it looks with the plaid!

cute & little

Imogen said...

I love your shirt. I adore the print and those colours together are so stunning.

After Eleven Blog said...

at least he gave the suspenders back!

Rachel Kaylynn said...

Love the suspenders and the blue streak - so cool!

Alli @ Allena Mistral said...

Those are not mom jeans! I love the outfit! It's super quirky in a cute way!

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Bright plaid flannel is one of the best ways to keep warm in the winter...and it looks adorable with your dad'd suspenders!
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Brittany said...

I really like this idea.Instead of just a normal outfit of the day you went into detail. I've always loved khols. They have a lot of good stuff on their clearance rack when I go. And by the way..thanks for stopping by my blog!

McKenzie @ Girl Loves Glam said...

I love how funky that look is! Thanks for linking up with the Be. You. Tiful link party!

Paige Wall said...

You can never beat a good clearance find! Thanks for linking up with Stylish Tuesday!

xo, Paige
lifesapartydli.blogspot.com

Vicki Wilde said...

Even if you wear those converse a lot, I still love them! Plus, I want to own those suspenders. I think they are such a cool addition to your outfit.

Be sure to stop by my blog today, big big Stitch Fix giveaway!
<3 Vicki
wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I brought these online amazon discount codes , so excited by my great find and the good price,

Anonymous said...

The suspenders add a perfect touch to your outfit. And suspenders are so comfy that I also wear them a lot.
Denise

Carolynn Markey said...

I love this outfit so much!