What I Wore: Checked Shirt (Mango), Pants and belt (Old), Shoes (old), necklace (vintage)
As promised, another "work outfit." The location might be making the checked shirt seem more western than it really is. In person, this look really has more of a 1940's vibe that I love thanks to these high-waisted, wide-legged pants and big thick belt. I suppose one might run the risk of short-waisting themselves, but with high heels my legs seem to go on forever and my waist has never felt so tiny and nipped-in! Yet I can move about comfortably in a variety of situations (a must for a substitute teacher since you never know quite what sort of situation you are walking into!), and the retro feeling is subtle. The last thing I want is feeling like a walking history lesson for the students. Instead, it is as the title implies: A Forties Look for a Millennial Looker.*
Our very Spaghetti Western-like location is The Holiday Inn's Buffalo Bill Village; Its closed for the season. I've actually never really been when it is open for business (it really is very touristy), but when my mother first moved out here to go to college (she eventually married my father- her professor!), she had an Old Time Photography business in this place. You know, those places where you dress up and they take a picture in black and white or sepia? Of course, it's been many years since she sold the business and the business has since moved to new locations, but as corny as it can be such a photo still sounds fun, right?