I have wanted a pair of coveralls forever (okay since 2007 as I mentioned in this post). I had it in my mind, dark denim, but not too stiff. Snaps, no zipper, no buttons. I envisioned them cuffed to the ankles with some old-school sneakers or funky flats, or maybe roll cuffed with an amazing pair of heels. However, when you're short and round it's darn near impossible to find such a garment.
Boilersuit: ASOS (14 and on sale!) | Patches: Etsy | Boots: BCBG Max Azria (old; similar concept) | Earrings: Bejeweled Relics (more from this company) | Silver cuff: Had forever (budget-friendly alternative)
But then one day this fall I was on ASOS and I saw this boilersuit. Okay, it's not dark denim, and there aren't the classic denim copper snaps and rivets, but it was the closest I had ever found and had to try it. I was astounded that not only did it fit, it didn't need to be hemmed or tailored! I wore them with sneakers, but felt they looked kind of plain without any details. Should I get a patch with my name on it and put it on the chest pocket? That seemed too cliche. Then in the shower (where all good ideas happen) I thought it would look awesome with some sequined angel wings on the back. I headed to Etsy where I found these at an amazing price. I ironed them on, but they didn't stick terribly well, just enough to hold in place as I sewed them on with silver metallic thread. And then I decided to continue the silver theme with my beloved silver snakeskin heeled boots I've had for years and the vintage silver earrings I wore Tuesday on the blog.
We passed this garage covered in graffiti and felt it a perfect backdrop for such an outfit. And it had an old payphone booth, so I had to pretend like I was making a call! This location, like many of the colorful backdrops in posts the past couple of months was painted by Green Owl Design, a company trying to #fighttheblight on Route 1 in Hyattsville. They are painting abandoned buildings so they provide some fun and color to the area until the buildings are demolished and replaced. They've become a popular place for photos, the last two times we've been in the area we've seen other people doing photo shoots!