lunes, 30 de marzo de 2020

red trousers & beads

These red trousers have been my last sewing project. They were wrap trousers with their lateral seams completely open, so I have dismantled them almost completely and made something different (and more wearable, as now I can sit or bend). It's nice that wrap trousers have an amazing amount of fabric!.
I've enjoyed trying on different ensembles around these trousers and finally decided that I'd prefer to wear them under this black dress (worn open), even if the smoking jacket is really appealing too. What do you think?.
Hope you're keeping yourselves safe (and as amused as possible).
(Updating: linking I Will Wear What I Like)

Estos pantalones rojos han sido mi último proyecto de costura. Eran pantalones cruzados de los que se atan a la cintura y tienen las costuras abiertas a los lados, así que los desmantelé casi del todo e hice algo diferente y más ponible (ahora hasta puedo sentarme o doblarme). Está muy bien que este tipo de pantalones tengan tanta tela.
Me he entretenido probándome diferentes combinaciones con estos pantalones y al final decidí que prefería ponérmelos con este vestido negro llevado abierto, aunque el kimono también tiene su gracia. ¿Opiniones?
Espero que estéis bien, lo mejor posible y tan entretenidos como podáis.

I've worn another headscarf and found it quite comfy, once I secured it with some hairpins.
This black dress was worn here properly done up. I recommend this kind of (second hand) classic dresses, they work nicely as summer coats too!.

De nuevo, me he puesto un pañuelo en el pelo, y es bastante cómodo, una vez que lo sujetas bien con horquillas!.
El vestido negro lo estrené aquí como tal, abrochado como un vestido. Os recomiendo este tipo de vestidos clásicos para comprar de segunda mano, sirven también en verano para llevarlos abiertos.

- black dress, second hand (charity market) / vestido negro de segunda mano, de un mercadillo solidario
- striped t-shirt, C&A (old) / camiseta de rayas
- beads, a present / collar de bolas, un regalo
- sandals, Chiruca outlet / sandalias
- headscarf, a hand-me-down / pañuelo, me lo pasó una amiga
- bracelets, some revamped, some from charities, some bought ages ago / pulseras, algunos de segunda mano, otros antigüitos o arreglados por mí.
- smoking jacket, 80's homegrown vintage from my mom's store room / kimono, de los 80 del trastero de mi madre

14 comentarios:

  1. While your smoking jacket remains an absolute stunner, I am very much in love with the first outfit you created. The trousers are brilliant, and they look totally gorgeous as part of your black and red colour scheme, paired with with the dress worn open. The mix of stripes and polka dots provided by your top and hair scarf, is fabulous too! It's good to see you have plenty to occupy yourself with in these trying times. Stay safe, my lovely friend. Besos xxx

    1. Glad you like it!, I also prefer the black&white + red color combo, a classic that never dissapoints! (read it with typical advertising voice! ;D)
      Actually, I like this dress but don't wear it frequently. I have to change this.
      thank you for your good wishes, stay safe too!

  2. Another fabulous lock down outfit! I love what you did with the trousers, they're gorgeous! Loving the headscarf, too - it really suits you worn like that.
    Your turquoise toenails make me very happy! xxx

    1. lovely that you like the trousers!
      And I'm happy to say that you encouraged me to paint my toenails!, thanks!

  3. I like the open black dress the best with the fab red pants. I don't think the colour of the smoking jacket is as striking as the black one. I am loving your headscarves! And sandals? It's still too cold here for sandals, unfortunately.

    Stay safe and well.

    1. Yes, I've worn these sandals as temperatures were around 20ºC some days ago and I was in the sun in our balcony. It was really delightful but didn't last for a long time.
      Now it's snowing/sleeting! ;DDD

  4. I like the idea of wearing the dress open as a long jacket over the pants. I think everyone needs a pair of red pants in their wardrobe.

    1. totally agree!, red trousers are so versatile!
      Thanks for your comments!

  5. What an amazing job you did on those trousers! They look fabulous on you. Ah, anchoring the headscarf with pins, that makes sense. I love the polka dot fabric on that one! I have done a dress worn open as a coat before - it's a great way to get a different look out of a single garment.

    Hope you are doing well, and staying safe!

    1. Glad you like my trousers!
      And yes, pins make a difference!, and vintage neckerchieves rock!
      I'm a huge fan of long floaty outerwear (Darth Sheila's style!), I think you look fab in your long cardis, vests, summercoats...

  6. yes that trouser is so nice! :)
    Hi :) would you like to follow each other?

  7. I like them both ways - the version with the dress looks like daywear, whereas with the smoking jacket it's definitely more decadent, more eveningwear.