After two decades of ceaseless searching, I've finally found the perfect pair of black pants.
Well I think so anyway.
God knows, I've tried.
I've had to pass a few pairs on to others as they've never been quite right - if they fit at the waist, they're too baggy in the bum or if they fit the bum, the waist is too tight.
So I took a chance and bought a pair on eBay for the grand price of A$30.
They're 1950s wool tuxedo trousers with the stripe down each leg.
They're loose at the waist, but because they're for a man they sit perfectly at the right spot on my hip and skim all the way down.
They have incredibly soft, deep pockets and long metal zipper.
I feel very laddish swaggering about with my hands in my pockets - "Hey babe, gotta match?"
My sequined tops have a new friend, this purply-blue silk job that I thrifted last week for $8.
I decided against black shoes and chose a pair of vintage pewter-colored leather dancing shoes.
I love the almond toes and t-bar straps - so comfy!!
Old velvet leopard-print hat, pearl and old glass beaded necklaces and blue feather earrings join the party.
You can see the grosgrain stripe down the leg here.
The lovely Sarah of Misfits Vintage wanted a closer peek at my cotton sunfrock and bag I wore the other day - here 'tis:).