the tuxedo stripe

On October 31, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

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I like this military/tuxedo stripe, a simple detail that draws the eye. Also like the look of some black leggings I’ve seen where the stripe is in a contrasting fabric rather than color, invariably something leather-ish or shiny.

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Leggings from Express (thrifted), J Crew tee, vintage Levi’s belt, Zara scarf, Zara pumps (thrifted), python cuff (eBay), Coal wide-brimmed felted wool fedora. The earrings were a gift from my friend Farrin, who happens to have an exhibit of her art up in Cambridge throughout autumn. My piece is in the show.

And oh yes. This isn’t my hair.

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Looks pretty plausible, I think. Kind of weird if you know what my hair usually looks like, but not unnatural if I darken my eyebrows. Or, I don’t know. What do you think? I like it. Especially with the hat. It’s incredible how much it changes my appearance, at least to me. It’s nice, once in a while, to have a respite from looking like oneself.

I was looking for a wig for Halloween and things got out of hand. Wait ’til you see the others.

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p.s. Happy Halloween! I’ll show you my costume soon…

  • Tammy Davis

    I have always loved your hair, but this wig is fabulous on you. It really does change your look…always beautiful. Love this ensemble!

    • theseventhsphinx

      Thank you! I really like it as well – it’s amazing what a difference a little hair change can make! I also love one similar to this only black, which seems even more natural to me. (I got a red one, too!) It’s fun to look so unlike myself…

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