Monday, August 20, 2012

Sporty Mice

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How good was the Spice Girls Olympics Closing Ceremony performance? It made me yearn for the 90's, even though I was too "cool" to like the Spice Girls and teased my younger sister endlessly about her fandom, I secretly enjoyed their cheesy tunes and tacky plastic fantastic fashion. Oh platform sneakers, mini backpacks and hair mascara how I love you.

Minnie Mouse Ears I bought these for a shoot from a $2 shop years ago
Sunnies Karen Walker Super Dupers 

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This weeks Aussie Curves challenge was leggings which I wasn't sure I would participate in as I have been trying to step away from my old safety net outfit of leggings + dress + belt. For so many years I was too scared to show off my legs so even on the hottest day in summer I would sweat it out in leggings and I was only comfortable in a dress, never a skirt and top. Obviously if you're a more recent reader of my blog you may have noticed I have made a lot of headway on that and have a lot more confidence in my body and how I dress. So I decided to do something I would never have been brave enough to do a few years ago, the dreaded leggings as pants combo. Sure it's one of the most derided fashion 'no no's' of our time, but the challenge was leggings and I wanted to actually challenge myself in some way, so here I am wearing leggings as pants and looking pretty damn hot even if I do say so myself.

Outfit Details
Polka Dot Tee Vintage from Kinji in Harajuku, Tokyo for Y800
Leggings Gisela Ramirez
Belt Vintage from Camberwell Market for $10 years and years and years ago
Platform Sneakers ASOS on sale for $24

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35 comments:

  1. Wow you look awesome!
    Leggings as pants forever I say. :-)
    Love the polka dot & mouse ears combo.

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  2. PERFECTION!
    This look is absolutely fantastic! Good on you for going balls to the wall! Absolutely love it!

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  3. Hey, not every pair of leggings can be worn as pants, but those Gisela ones are gorgeous and you are pulling them off!

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  4. wow, wow, wow! Good on you for challenging yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone! Love it all!

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  5. Fabulous! I need to get me some of these and try and break myself out of my comfort zone and into leggings lol

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  6. HOT!!! you look so good! look at those curves!!!

    xoxo
    sarah rose
    zezaftig.blogspot.com

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  7. Hayley this is flipping AWESOME. Mega loving your confidence lately. So damn inspiring.

    A x

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  8. You look JAW DROPPING and SUPER HOT Hayley! As soon as I saw this pic on FaceBook, I was like 'OMG' and raced over to your page!

    Loving your confidence! You look great!

    Cait <3

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  9. Dude, you are a freakin' rock star!

    And good on you for upping the ante. I'm going to do just that. Time to just do what I want, I think.

    Too cool for school, my friend. xo

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  10. Argh!!! You total babe!!!!! Hayley you look smokin hot in this! Seriously! Can't get enough!!!

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  11. You're killing me with the cute Sporty Mice! Great outfit. I agree, rock star look. I had shoes like that (years ago). I gave them away they were too tricky to walk in, but I adored them. Each time I visit your blog I feel like a fashion amateur playing it too safe. You push boundaries Hayley. =)

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  12. You look fabulous. Love those mickey ears.

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  13. I usually hate leggings as pants but sometimes, like on Robyn, they look awesome. I feel like you're channeling her in this look and again, it looks AWESOME. xx

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  14. You are literally too cool for words. LOVE IT x

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  15. Lady, I wish I had your confidence! Awesome outfit. Glad you joined in. Luv Jac @ Common Chaos Chronicle xox

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  16. Girl, you look AMAZING! Seriously, I love this outfit so much. I get frustrated when people say you can't wear leggings as pants, I say 'wear what you want'. Oh, and I LOVED the Spice Girls, I may uh, still have some Spice Girls barbies, mint in their boxes :P

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  17. You look flippin' amazing!!!!! I love this outfit.

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  18. You are rocking this combo! I think the mouse ears are really the perfect finishing touch :)

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  19. oh man, you are just SO freaking awesome Hayley. I LOVE THIS. Fuck yes, you look excellent, and this whole outfit is so perfectly styled <333

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  20. You look stunning. Such a cool 90s outfit. Love that polka fot crop top, especially teamed with those slightly shiny leggings. I hated the 90s when I lived the, but god do I love the fashion. :)

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  21. Ok so it must be said I am thoroughly against tights as pant on anyone but for some positive messaging, I guess I can't object.Looking fab as ubual.

    lets just hope supre doesn't bring it back as a trend. Jeggings on anyone is sort of painful


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  22. I loooove that top. More than love. :)
    Yay for going out of comfort zones. I still can't muster up the courage to -totally- wear leggings as pants...

    bonjourgazel.com

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  23. OH WOW you look awesome, OMG you're gorgeous, go girl!!!

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  24. Love it, confidence is the key and you are smokin

    Sleekit x

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  25. I love the polka dots, you look amazing!

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  26. I love your Mickey look!

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  27. Sporty mouse!! awesomeee! the tights look amazeballs!

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  28. amazing curves :)

    from Sarah (LONDON FASHION BLOGGER)

    beargrillz.blogspot.com

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  29. Out of all the outfits I ahve seen you in this is hands down my favourite which is so strange because im usally so against leggings as pants but damn you look awesome! Totally owning the look I love everything about it! http://flashionaffair.blogspot.co.nz/

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  30. This look is soooooooo cute!! I love the shoes as well!!! :)

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