I’ve always wanted to own a proper pair of creepers. For me, they’re just so reminiscent of Duckie Dale from Pretty in Pink (“I remain now, and will always be, a Duckman”). When I was a teen in the 80’s, creepers were a bit out of reach on a minimum wage budget. Then I sort of forgot about them in the 90’s and early 2000’s. With my 80’s nostalgia in very high gear lately, imagine my luck when I found a pair of classic black suede ones by T.U.K. on sale at Hot Topic. I knew the perfect outfit to wear with them, blending a couple of 80’s trends, wearing a bright neon shirt with a checked headband and badges. I wore this outfit to the office for a little bit of a dress down Friday, and also for my mom’s surprise birthday party. It’s quite the casual, yet put together outfit.
Outfit: T.U.K. Black Suede Original Creepers and Union Jack pin from Hot Topic; Topshop black denim pinafore dress (old, but here’s one similar from ASOS); Unknown brand neon shirt, checked headband and tights; The English Beat pin from their 2013 concert at the Belly Up (post here); Vintage tie; Rebecca Minkoff Jody “C” leather pouch; Eva glasses in sepia c/o Bonlook
Our families during my mom’s surprise birthday on January 25, 2014. My mom is holding a picture of my father.