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Even the graffiti is shocked

Graffiti overalls

Even the graffiti is shocked that a 45 year old woman is wearing faux leather overalls. Love ’em or hate ’em, I stand before you today doing just that.  My first ever tweet was last November, “That moment you’re so grateful to shop alone in H&M so no one can talk you out of buying faux leather black overalls!”  If I’d been with my husband or my friends, I’m sure they would have tried to persuade me to buy something more sensible, but I have ended up wearing this classic impulse purchase a LOT more than I imagined.  What to wear out to dinner when I don’t feel like wearing a dress, and jeans won’t cut it? Faux leather overalls.  What to wear when I’m going out with girlfriends and I’m bored of the jeans+heels+blazer uniform?  Faux leather overalls. What to wear when I (a vegetarian) am going to a barbecue joint with my husband and my I’m-a-hipster plaid flannel shirt is in the wash? Faux leather overalls.  I’d be lying if I said I lounged around the house in them, but given their wipe-clean, easy-care, toddler-proof material, I’m considering it.

I really like the soft melty feel of the faux leather (yes, really)(plastic, pleather, synthetic leather… by any other name they are still as sweet).  They don’t have that leather smell that some people like, but I personally don’t. Body temperature softens them slightly soon after you put them on… sort of like they’re made of cheddar!  Style-wise, they’re a bit feline and a bit hipster… imagine if Catwoman went to Brooklyn, ordered a frothy cappuccino, fell madly in love with the Barista, and had his love child; it would be these overalls.

I completely get it if you don’t like them.  What do you think?  Would you venture into plastic overalls?

Lisa-March-30 graffitti overalls

 

Lisa-March-21

Lisa-March-10Dungarees: H&M (similar) Sweater: BZR Bag and cuff: Hermes Heels: Kurt Geiger (old) Sneakers: Adidas Monster Clutch Photography: Lottie Anderson  Sunnies: ZeroUV
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    Catarina
    May 7, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Ahahah :p They look good in you 😉
    XoXo

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      Lisa
      May 7, 2015 at 6:48 PM

      Thank you Catarina! xx

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    Cynthia
    May 7, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Love the striped shirt and the stripes on the trainers! You look marvelous.

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      Lisa
      May 7, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      I actually bought the shirt to go with the trainers, Cynthia. Good spot! Thank you, love xx

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    Pam@over50feeling40
    May 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Cute photos!

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      Lisa
      May 7, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      Thank you, Pam xx

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    Erin Young
    May 7, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Obsessed! Bold! You look amazing!
    Shell toes are on my summer list!

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      Lisa
      May 7, 2015 at 10:18 PM

      Thank you, Erin! I never thought I’d spend as much time in sneakers as I have since I bought these… I even wore them with a long sleeved t-shirt dress the other day, and felt comfortable and stylish… a rarity! xx

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    Darlene Fadem
    May 8, 2015 at 2:01 AM

    O…MG! You are rockin’ that outfit!! I’m glad you went shopping by yourself. 🙂
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

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      Lisa
      May 8, 2015 at 9:12 AM

      LOL, thank you Darlene!

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    Laurie
    May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    I think your outfit is great! I have only ventured as far as faux leather jeans so far and love them. Love the breton as well
    Laurie x

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      Lisa
      May 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

      Thanks Laurie, xx

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    Rachel Pittman
    May 11, 2015 at 3:55 AM

    I love how you paired the overalls with the striped sweater! This is a very chic look! http://www.fashionnewsie.com/

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      Lisa
      May 11, 2015 at 6:04 AM

      Thank you Rachel! xx

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    Stevie Wilson
    May 11, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    I just want them in more colors. I want cognac and a bright!

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      Lisa
      May 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      Get some, Stevie! xx

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    Falasha
    May 14, 2015 at 1:46 AM

    You are fabulous in those overalls!

    xx Falasha

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      Lisa
      May 14, 2015 at 2:54 PM

      Oh, Thank you Falasha!

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    Anastasia
    May 15, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    LOVE the way you are rocking these overalls! I’ve been on the fence about snagging a pair for a while and you just made my mind up for me.
    xo
    A

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      Lisa
      May 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM

      Do it, do it, Anastasia! I’m sure you’ll get them in black and style them well xx

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