Big Time Borrower

October 26, 2014

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If you’ve read the introduction to this blog then you will know that my love for men’s clothes started early and it started with borrowing. Borrowing Dad’s shirts or hand-me-downs from my older brother or cousin. Well, the start was by far the end.

In university I would borrow from my male friends far more often then my female friends.  I loved my (then) boyfriend’s dress shirts and would always try to turn them into dresses. He was 6’4, I am 4’11 so everything was already kind of a dress on me. I would borrow my best friend’s sweatshirts for months on end. I would try to raid my roommates closets.

I learned two things; the first being how much I enjoyed borrowing/wearing these new found treasures. The second was how much men hate when you steal their clothes, especially if you aren’t sleeping with them. So, I started looking through the men’s sides of my favourite stores, checking vintage stores for more hand-me-downs so I would no longer need to borrow. And I don’t…

But that doesn’t mean I won’t. Unluckily for him, my live-in boyfriend has a similar style to me and sometimes I just can’t help myself. Like today when I borrowed this lovely black speckled fisherman’s sweater from his closest. It seemed like the perfect thing to wear on this gloomy, fall day. It’s long enough to wear as a dress but I pulled it over a black shirt dress for extra warmth. It looked like it might rain so I pulled on my wellies to complete the look.

It may annoy my boyfriend that I borrow his clothes from time to time, but at least I can return the favour. How many girlfriends can say that?

– Dress like a man, act like a woman – KL xo

Check out my new Youtube Video featuring this outfit: Get Ready with Me

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