Why Did I Buy This?

I am hereby launching an exciting new feature called “Why did I buy this?” The hope is that someone can suggest a way I can wear the item in question, rather than continue to avoid making eye-contact with it in my closet or under the bed (where the unworn shoes go.)

I don’t know what I was thinking when I bought this black overall thing, but I remember really wanting it. It’s made of very lightweight wool, and the top part is very slouchy.

I would never, ever wear it with a blouse like the model is wearing, since I am not a milk-maid. Remember, as I stated somewhere recently, “Sister Wolf takes her fashion cues from Patti Smith, Morticia Addams, Keith Richards, and a Jewish grandma circa 1975.”

How about a white tank top and lots of bangles? A black t-shirt? A fitted white shirt? Ugh, right? I’m stumped. I’m not afraid of looking too manly, but I am afraid of frilly and I hate anything that might be called boho.

Well, there it is. Help a Sister out! And if you think this was a wacky purchase, just you wait.

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14 Responses to Why Did I Buy This?

  1. susie_bubble says:

    I actually really like it….worn with a simple tee underneath and some ankle boots and the turn up the cuffs a bit, it could look really really cool…

  2. Tobi Lynne says:

    Personally, I’m in love with this:

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7336677/c/109853.html

    …and think it would look fantastic under those. With a leather cuff.

  3. julie says:

    I think a simple t-shirt is the way to go. And I’m always a big fan of bangles, so I support that suggestion. Susie’s booties suggestion seems really cool too. I also think some chunkier gladiator style sandals, like the ever popular Heech from Nine West would look cool with a cuff at the ankle.

    Will you post a pic when you wear it? pretty please?

    http://www.shinylittlethings.com

  4. So funny! One could devote a whole blog to this question . . . But sometimes what seems like a fashion slip-up can turn out to be the best purchase you ever made (like a black squined La Petite Salope bustier I once bought at a sample sale). I rather like the outfit, especially the blouse!

  5. WendyB says:

    I vote for the simple white t-shirt.

  6. i love your overalls!
    just a plain white tee, or something floaty and feminine to balance out the masculinity of the suit. Roll up the trouser leg into the 7/8ths trend and add some chunky heels. bangles look good, but keep jewellery gold and ethnic.
    hope this helps! 🙂 x

  7. K-Line says:

    I love this feature! I would totally wear it with a jewel toned scoop neck T and a slouchy (but slim) grey cardigan. Oh and with gladiator heels. (Have any of those under the bed??) I think you could rock this look so easily SW. Not a bad purchase at all…

  8. Sister Wolf says:

    Oh my, I am getting excited. I think I may get to wear this thing, after all!

    Susie B, I don’t even remember if I have ankle boots, I’m going to look under the bed.

    Tobie Lynn, why do they want so much $$ for that T?!?! Bastards!

    Wendy and Molly, okay, I do have white t-shirts, check.

    Couture Carrie, I want that damn bustier!

    Julie and K-Line, no gladiators for me, except for those ridiculous gladiator spats I bought during some kind of brain outtage.

  9. Sonja says:

    Why did you buy it? that’s the question, right? Forgive me, but it kinda looks like it would be great for my friend’s 13 yr old daughter, Phoebe … don’t be mad, you know I love you.

  10. Oh those young whippersnappers. they wear the darndest things! it looks like something a pouty, messy haired european youth would be wearing on facehunter. You know…stuff that’s borderline mental but imbued with so much coolness it hurts. I think you have the attitude to carry it off!
    i’m too chicken. i’ll probably wear a tuxedo blazer over the top of it.

  11. Sister Wolf says:

    Sonja, you’re absolutely right. I thought I was 13 for a moment

    Miss Wombat, a tragic but truthful analysis. But alas, even my attitude has failed on this one.

  12. Mark says:

    I vote for a T-shirt that’s NOT white. You don’t want to look like a mime, do you? The whole shoe question is really tricky. I’ve dug to the deepest core of my inner gay fashion asshole, and I can’t come up with shoes. Sorry.

  13. enc says:

    Might I suggest a white tank and silver shoes? 😉

    No, really, a white tank and combat boots?

  14. Cynthia says:

    Ooooo…who makes that?

    if you don’t want it, i’ll buy it off you!

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