Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outfit: Great-Grandfather's Trousers


 You guys, these PANTS. I was rifling through some more boxes of stuff at my grandparents' house when I stumbled upon these high-waisted, cuffed trousers with some sort of a brown sheen to the fabric. I just about shrieked! They were glorious! They have the name D. Jones written in the waistband. That's David Jones, my great-grandfather, and while I never met him I have to imagine he was quite short in his old age, because these are cropped pants on me! I was so excited when I tried them on and they fit so well. They are a bit big in the waist, but nothing a good belt won't fix. Not to mention I wore them to an 8 hour training day last week for my job and they definitely passed the comfy-for-sitting-in-a-metal-chair-for-8-hours test. The only trouble is that I had that thrift store song stuck in my head all day. I don't know the song well but there is that line about wearing your granddad's clothes? Yep, played in my head the whole time :)

I also decided that because there were roses on my scarf, I had to mirror that in my hair and tried some large pincurls, which were so fun to wear. I also had curly hair afterword, so win-win in my book.

















And don't forget to check out my shop this week too! I've added a bunch of really fun vintage blouses with pretty collars and things :) Here is the link!

God Bless!
KJA

Psalm 16:8
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.



Wearing:
Top- St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store
Pants- Great-Grandfather's
Shoes- Rummage Sale
Scarf- Thrift Store?

8 comments:

Jenny (Singing Bird Vintage) said...

You look fantastic in these! I can't believe these were your great-grandfather's because they look like they were made for you. Such a cute, casual outfit!

Kristian said...

They look delightful on you!

We're doing professional development this week too.

Savvy Spinster Vintage said...

Great look! They are wonderful paired with that striped oxford shirt and I love the pop of floral from the scarf! :-)
-Melissa

Justine Prabucki said...

I love how this outfit is such a great connection to your family. Its amazing that you could take the pants and repurpose them for yourself not to mention look so darn cute in mens pants! I hope your new job is going well!
Justine
http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

Erin C said...

Really awesome that they fit you, and I do love that sheen the fabric has! What a wonderful thing it is to wear a garment that was passed down your family tree. :)

Rebecca Young said...

Those trousers really look great on you

Keit said...

Only you can find pants like these and style them so perfectly! :D They are quite the interesting pair! I love the striped shirt and the loafers ^^

Taylor Hart said...

This is seriously adorable! It looks comfy too! I just love those slacks paired with those loafers. Me Oh My!
xoxo
Taylor
http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/