Monday, February 8, 2010

Leather Hotpants.... Really?

Tonight was my first official night back at Derby training after our Christmas rest. We have had freshmeat afternoons and even a game during the break- but tonight was the night that we all officially donned our skates and got back into the swing of it.

I had a really good time at training. It was a nice mix of the familiar faces that become your second family- with the addition of some new faces that have already been bitten by the derby bug. I love getting re-inspired with the enthusiasm and new found passion of our new skaters. You can't help but get excited along with them.

The other OTHER thing that I have been missing from my life during this brief derby hiatus- is the channel it gives me to really let loose on the more bizarre side of my wardroom!

Tonight's choice may not strictly be a frock. In fact they are not even remotely a frock- but I have a particular leaning towards the ridiculous- and they certainly fit that bill.

Electric blue leather high waisted hotpants with a corset criss-cross back. My god yes!

I LOVE these. In a 'feels slightly un-natural almost dirty" kinda way. In the way like you know you shouldn't. In a way like you kinda want to hide it from your friends.

I am not always ashamed of these hotpants- but they are pretty firmly in the "So bad they are good again"pile. Things in that pile aren't always appropriate to wear just anywhere- and that's why derby training is the perfect occasion for clothes that fall into that category. Nobody will judge me. In fact- the more ridiculous/ hideous the outfit the more likely you will get kudos for being brave enough to wear it out in public. Even if it is the most sheltered and open minded of public forums....

(NB- How much would you expect to pay for such a great slice of 80's bongan-ness? I paid a cool $7.00 (incuding postage) from trademe.... WIN!)

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Blogger Hannah JV said...

An amazing pair of shorts that provided much hilarity at two points in the night - leg stretches, and figure-4 bum slides.... yeow!!!

February 9, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

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