Friday, November 6, 2009

Life, Death, and the Pursuit of Leggins*

leggins love

Crazy 80’s leggings… one of those items I always keep in the back of my mind to search out when thrifting but never come across. I was so pleased when I stumbled upon these last week for a dollar! The print is gray and white and the design reminds me of something between zebra stripes and wood grain or tree bark. Straight from the 80’s, high waist and all, fit for Jazzercize, yet the best part is that they really aren’t even all that crazy, making them still totally wearable : )

Leggins!

I wore them on Sunday with one of my favorite white dresses (picked up a few years ago at a little boutique in Mexico while on vacation). Yes, those are indeed my prized new boots, we’re still in our honeymoon phase and have been spending lots of time together.

The gray and white design on the leggins inspired the addition of my marimekko scarf, a gift from Milla back in the early days when her packages were still arriving all the way from Finland! The tiny heart chain necklace was a gift too, from my mom some years ago.

I added a black cardigan that evening when we went to our friends’ house for a little Dia de Los Muertos celebration/backyard BBQ around their outdoor fireplace.



It was a perfect evening to be enjoying yummy food outside around the fire… not too chilly with a gorgeous full moon overhead.

Our friend Laura Jane decorated with candles and handmade paper decorations, and set up an alter in honor of her recently departed grandfather where others could place photos of there own loved ones who have passed on as well…

I brought a picture of my dad back when he was in his early twenties holding me up as a baby. He passed away almost seven years ago. Miss you Dad, love you <3

Coincidentally, as I was typing this I received a phone call from my mom to inform me that my sister Shayna just gave birth... to the first grandson! His middle name is Marc, after my dad : ) Congrats Shayna and Steve, can’t wait to see the little fella!

* Oh man, did I really just title this post that?

20 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

WOW to the leggings, I've never found any either. Love the pictures from the Dia celebration- very pretty.

Mamushka Marie said...

okay, those leggings are amazing! I have yet to find a pair thrifting, but there's gotta be more out there right? so good. i think you and your boots are a match made in heaven by the way :) and the party looks like it was sooo nice, there's nothing like hanging out by the fire with good friends and fond memories...
<3
Claire

Gabriel said...

That may be the classiest outfit I've seen to make use of rabid 80's leggings. Adorable!

anne said...

love the leggings!
sounds like a neat night, new life and remembering our beloved dead, wonderful!!!

Diana said...

I really like your tights! or leggings?

i love how you went to celebrate day of the dead, and the pictures are so great, even if it's a huge celebration or a small corner.

Manja said...

I love how you paired the leggings....the outfit is so pretty!

Jessi said...

you always pull off your outfits so beautifully! I am very jealous indeedy!

x

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Those ARE great leggings! A very difficult item to find thrift so good for you. Nice blog, glad to have found you!

Ashlee said...

awesome leggings.
and the pictures from the dia de los muertos celebration are just lovely.

Thrifted Treasure said...

Congratulations on your tiny new nephew! And I love your leggings :-) And what a lovely way to celebrate the lives of loved ones.

Eyeliah said...

Those leggings are awesome, the color definitely makes them more wearable. :-) Congrats on the new nephew.

Polished Sense said...

Love the leggings :D

xo,
Jessica

muchlove said...

cool leggings!

and CONGRATS on the new nephew! How very exciting! Clover gets a new cousin :)

ambika said...

Ooo, I'm envious! I've been on the lookout for crazy leggings for a few weeks now and these are just perfect.

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

aw, congrats on the new nephew! such a big family event. that's awesome she's carrying on your fathers name. hopefully he'll be able to learn about his grandfather and appreciate his middle name when he grows up. that's such a special photo to have in your possession, i know it would mean the world to me.

love the new leggings and the price tag!

Brittany said...

This blog is great! A friend of yours referred me to it after I took a photo of her for my street fashion blog. (The photo will be posted soon.) I'm glad she mentioned it! I'm gonna add it to my blogroll.

P.. Love the leggings!

hannah said...

i think they look like wood grain=so cool!

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

I love this> "the print is gray and white and the design reminds me of something between zebra stripes and wood grain or tree bark". You're just so wonderful haha. Sounds like a jolly dia de los muertos, may everybody rest in peeace. Your dress is adorable!

Sam said...

Day of the Dead is so exotic to me living down here in Sydney! ...and your tights are terrific - they look a little textured and cosy!

ashley said...

I think the leggins are hot!
that is a beautiful idea- the dia celebration.
Looks like magic.
hope you are happy,
x ashley