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The Element of Surprise

Brittany Fowler of Pardon My Fashion wears vintage London Fog trench coat Vintage white pumps vintage ginghman button up red lace bra

Every ensemble I don needs to have an element of surprise; something unexpected. In this particular get up I was going for an unexpected color combo, baby blue with the coffee-and-cream colored trench. Different, no? I enjoy the sartorial element of surprise because people aren’t sure what to think of it (ie. No one has told them what to think of it…) and you kinda gotta sell them on the idea. This, of course, should be done subtly. Turn up your swagger, look people dead in the eyes, and give them that sparkling glare that says, “Look at me. I know what’s cool. I invent cool. And you’re looking at it, baby.” Problem solved.

K so I wore this get-up to work yesterday, though I obviously opted to keep my bra inside of my top for the office cuz, I dunno, I read somewhere that red bras peeping out of tops doesn’t happen in real offices…only pornos. After work I drove over to my Momma’s house, where Chelsea also happens to reside, for a lil photo shoot. Of course by the end of the day my outfit is already boring me to tears because I mean, I’ve been wearing it for a solid 6 hours. The red-bra is the oldest and easiest trick in my book, so I strategically folded the collar and ironed it down to stay…with a hair straightener. While it was on my body. VOILA- my ensemble is feeling fresh again! I waltzed downstairs and told Chelsea that I was ready for my close-up. “Brittany,” my Mom shouted, “You’re bra is hanging out!”

“I know Mom!” I told her, “It’s part of my outfit. I needed to add an element of surprise, like a pop of red. It’s my signature!”

“Well why don’t you wear that red hat I bought you instead of letting your boobs hang out like that?!” she inquired as Chelsea and I headed for the door. At 25 years old you’d think my Mom would be used to my left-of-center style choices…or at the very least she would have given up! But you know how Mom’s can be. To me, it’s an element of surprise and to a Mother, it’s an element of skanky whore-dom.

“BLAME RHIANNA, MOM!” I quipped back as Chels and I ran out the door.

Vintage London Fog trench c/o my former boss's Aunt's closet. Vintage gingham button up. Vintage jeans. Vintage pumps. Fredrick's bra ;)

Until next time,

Brittany

Brittany Fowler of Pardon My Fashion wears vintage London Fog trench coat Vintage white pumps vintage ginghman button up red lace bra Brittany Fowler of Pardon My Fashion wears vintage London Fog trench coat Vintage white pumps vintage ginghman button up red lace bra Brittany Fowler of Pardon My Fashion wears vintage London Fog trench coat Vintage white pumps vintage ginghman button up red lace bra Brittany Fowler of Pardon My Fashion wears vintage London Fog trench coat Vintage white pumps vintage ginghman button up red lace bra

13 comments:

  1. Love the color combo for sure. And you are so right, people gots to be told what's cool. You're lucky your mama lives close enough to give you shit about your style choices. I miss miiiine! (Answered your comment back in the comments on my blawg by the way). The Elvis shirt story....that stings.
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  2. yessss, the element of surprise is what keeps me coming back to you guys. the red bra, just perfection and yes after 25 years my mother still thinks my style choices are bat-shit nuts, it never gets old :)
    brooke @ what2wear

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  3. "I invent cool." Love it...
    Swagger really is all you need. I always try to tell people that when they're all, "I could NEVER pull that off." Sure you can! All you have to do is believe you can (and walk like it).

    Great coat and fantastic shoes, by the way! :)

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  4. You look great I love the trench plus the peak of red bra is a genius idea :)

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  5. Hahah I love that story, I think all moms out there would agree. But the red bra did it's job :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  6. i like the surprise bra! it's great! :D

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  7. I love the dressy look with the jacket and heels but the rest is very casual. Great contrast.

    www.alifeinthefashionlane.com

    xo

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  8. Stunning look!!! Loveee the pumps and denim paired together.

    xo
    Emily Jenny

    Stiletto Beats

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  9. Don't you hate it when you read a fashion article that says that a visible brightly colored bra is a "don't"? It's part of the whole look!

    xo,
    lindsey
    fraululu.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this outfit, especially the red bra, tell your mama from me ;)

    Maria xxx

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