Monday, 27 April 2015

Witness My Hypocrisy

I said I wouldn't. Actually, I think I've even said I would never.  And yet, here I stand before you, in full sun and in the middle of the road for all to see, wearing a pair of culottes. About three years ago, when the blog was in its infancy, I wrote a piece about the current trends that were coming around, and referred to culottes in my most withering of tones. You can even read the piece here.

And yet here I am.

It goes to show you how truly fickle fashion really is, although I think even at the time I wrote that piece, I did include a look that I sort of liked, and lo and behold, It looks almost identical to the one I'm wearing today. This was a complete and utter sartorial coincidence, although after having this culotte epiphany, I'm not so sure I even believe in sartorial coincidences any more. Because guess what? I like these. They're so comfy, have an ease about them, and the nearly sister-wife length and volume tickles my funny bone, although admittedly it begs to be styled with slightly edgier and more casual pieces. Personally, I think these were made to go with platform wedges.

Lucky for me, I'm not the kind of person who once she makes a very public declaration of affinity for something (or lack thereof), feels like she can't go back on what she said, even if it was three years ago. I feel no need to plaster a scarlet "H" to my breast and parade around the town. Things change, styles change, and certainly when you write a fashion blog, you get more adventurous in what you wear...if you want to call culottes adventurous...that's probably a bit of a stretch. So yep. I'm wearing culottes now. And I'm not even sorry.

Highland Fashionista's List of Things She's Said She Would Never, Ever in a Million Years Wear

skinny jeans
printed trousers
anything by Lilly Pulitzer
green eyeshadow
a thong
a Louis Vuitton bag
leopard print
zebra print
pink pants
faux fur
fake eyelashes

Mango culottes (on sale!), similar / H&M blouse (old), similar / thrifted denim jacket, similar / thrifted shoes (from here), similar / 14k rose gold bangle (old), similar (splurge), similar (steal) / 14k rose gold and smoky quartz ring (old), similar / 14 k rose gold oval hoop earrings (old), similar (amazing deal!), similar (steal) / Ray Ban Jackie Ohh II sunglasses