If you had asked me if I liked trousers before I switched to vintage style, I would have said “absolutely not, never will ever want to wear trousers”. I’m a dress girl through and through, until I snagged a pair of 40’s style wide leg trousers from a gal on a Swap and Sell group.
The trousers are from House of Foxy and as soon as I put them on, I felt like they were akin to the type you’d see on Katherine Hepburn. The waist is high, but the legs are definitely wide. They fit well, but my thighs are like tree trunks and filled out every inch of the fabric in the hip area. There was some stretch and I used all of it.
I liked the trousers and I liked the way they fit, but I didn’t like how tight they were around my pooch area, which is a work in progress.
Overall, had I gotten a larger size, I might have been more comfortable and I would probably wear them more. For now, I plan on losing the weight with more roller derby and sliding these babies on more often in the future.
1940’s Swing Trousers in Olive by House of Foxy
What a surprise we got this year when my husband was told he was being sent to cover Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood, California for HHN Unofficial! I was beyond excited since I’ve never traveled that far west before and I had always dreamed of going to Hollywood.
It was perfect timing for my vintage journey. It gave me the chance to purchase and pack up for the first time for an event. This meant I had to make sure I had the right outfits planned, the right shoes, the right accessories.
I bought my first items from Lindy Bop. A pair of Kendra trousers to wear at the parks and throughout the day in order to remain comfortable in the changing temperatures. Also, a Lindy Bop Thea tea dress for the last day so I could be free of leg prisons (aka pants).
We only spent 3 days there and we had a wonderful time. We walked and Ubered all around Los Angeles. We saw the Walk of Fame, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and of course, Universal Studios Hollywood.
I got alot of wear from the trousers and they are still my favorite comfy pants. I tend to wear alot of black and muted colors but with vintage, it always helps to have a little pop of color every once in a while.
Walking around Hollywood, I got alot of compliments on my hair (which was straight up until the heat hit) and my style in general. It was a great confidence boost. I didn’t visit mecca (PUG Boutique located in Burbank) because we were short on time due to my husband’s work, but there’s always next time! Read about our time at Universal Hollywood on HHN Unofficial here.
Kendra Cropped Capri Trousers in Vibrant Hawaiian Flower Print by Lindy Bop
Off Shoulder Ruffle Blouse in Pink by BLDO from Amazon
Thea Vintage Flower Tea Dress by Lindy Bop