several months ago, i found two pairs of suspenders at a thrift store and couldn’t resist the 75 cent price tag.
for months after, they hung lonely in my closet, slung over a hanger, waiting to be worn…
after a while, i decided that they were too old man-ish. so i moved them to the “sell” box and never looked back.
but it seemed to me that suspenders and i had a future, as a few weeks ago, i came across a paisley print pair and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try them out.
yet again, they waited…and waited…and waited…
i intended to wear them to work one day last week, but right before i left the house, i realized i wasn’t ready to debut the suspender look. so i ripped them off and went with something safe.
lo and behold, that very same day, my lovely friend shannon of dirty hair halo…rocked a pair of suspenders like it was nobody’s business. i was thrilled and disappointed at the same time.
why didn’t i just go for it?! if she can do it…so can i!
so i did.
thank you shannon. for giving me the balls to hold my pants up with some old man’s suspenders. who knew?? (i guess we did.)
so, MP is back! our sunday afternoon was spent in santa monica…we enjoyed gourmet mexican food and yummy mojitos at the border grill, i bought a new pair of aldo brogue-style oxfords, we grabbed a cup of coffee, and then snapped a few photos.
sweater – urban outfitters
vneck – american apparel
suspenders – thrifted
skinny jeans – local boutique
vintage boots – thrifted
so what do you think? would you wear suspenders?
if you have a pair, try them out and share!