Saturday, August 10, 2013

Clown Pants and Other Nonsense



THIS IS A TEST OF THE CLOWN PANTS EMERGENCY SYSTEM.
THIS IS ONLY A TEST.




If this had been an actual clown pants emergency, you would have received an alert on your smart phone in the middle of the night, scaring the piss out of you and causing you to jump out of bed shouting, What the bloody hell was that?! 


thrifted cotton pantaloons; vest - Christopher & Banks; tank - Old Navy; shoes - I'm not wearing any


For those of you who don't live on the west coast of America, here's a news story about a recent Amber Alert. I won't go into it here, and I apologize for making light of a serious situation.

But the clown pants are real.




I'm not really sure how to wear these, or if I'll even keep them. They're thrifted, so I'm only out $5.





The butterfly brooch is from The Citizen Rosebud on Etsy. I love the sparkly blue "gems"!



 
I've taken up meditation. I'm practicing the Kobayashi Method – it's really easy for people who have trouble concentrating. One thing I don't like, though, is having to find a new spider every time.



I'm on vacation again! This time Mr. Sparkle is in charge, so we're going to see Steely Dan, and then we're going on a treasure hunt! I'll be offline, but I'll take pictures and tell you about it when we get back, unless we're eaten by wild animals. 

Before I leave I'm going to link up with Patti at Visible Monday. I think red clown pants are pretty visible, don't you?

Have a great week, everyone!

Val

28 comments:

Connie said...

You goofy girl. Those are not clown pants. They are very cute running around Oregon pants. I like them. You crack me up.

sabine said...

The pants are comfy, have a pretty color and suit you well, particularly with this cool vest. I would not wear them in the office but on a bike tour or for strolling around. The brooch is great!

ann wood said...

Steely Dan.... that's going to be fun! The red pants look comfy for relaxing and yoga. I heard out the alert during the night on the news. I must say this would be disconcerting to say the least. Hope you have a great vacation.

blue hue wonderland

Liz said...

Have a fabulous time! Love the brooch!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Fun capris...definitely suited to an Oregon yogi! Excellent tree pose. Beautiful butterfly brook, and I can't help but notice those cute painted toes. Cute!

Have a wonderful holiday Val! Look forward to seeing your photos and reading about Steely Dan. No pressure, but we're expecting an apropos title to your return post. :)

Melanie said...

Oh grasshopper, you have truly mastered the Kobayashi method and I now confer upon you the triple clown belt. Use it wisely.
I adore your clown pants, although I don't like to have the piss scared out of me until I'm OUT of my bed. I say definitely keep them if for nothing else to write hilarious posts for spiritual cleansing. Aren't they super comfy? Have fun on your trip!! Watch out for hungry Alsatian dogs.

Vix said...

The perfect pants for practising the Kobayshi Method, you look all zen at at one with the world - or that could be 'cos you're about to up sticks and go off adventuring.
Have a good 'un! xxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

We are good for spiders here, it's the gum for the tunic that I mostly can't be bothered to prep, in the end denying only myself the full-on Kobayashi Nirvana. Tremendous pants, btw!

Patti said...

Those are not clown pants, lovely Val - they are clearly pants-for-communing-with-one's-higher self. In red. Love the butterfly! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

Une femme said...

LOL! You crack me up. I think the pants are cute, no need to trigger any emergency clothing systems.

Zoé said...

Really not sure I would call them clown pants, but I rather like them. They're casual, pretty (Red!) trousers. Completely inoffensive and I think they rather suit you. :)

Paula Ruta said...

Great for Zumba too I think! And I heard about the alerts--you do make me laugh! Have a great trip, Val! xoxo

Lynn Marsh said...

You make me smile Val. Thanks

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Red looks good on you, especially with the black vest. I adore your shoes-they're right up my alley!! :-) Have fun with Steely Dan.. I hope they play Peg. I like that one. XXOO

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

aw vacation? Take me with you!!

Tamera Wolfe said...

I rather like your clown pants--they look comfy to lounge around in or to perfect your deepest Kobayashi aura!!

I had a similar pair in a oatmeal lien-loo i thrifted years ago for $2 that finally gave up the ghost this summer and now i NEED another pair!

Ariane Lasalle said...

They are perfect for yoga or meditation, but don't leave home with them , hahaha!

Have a great vacation

hugs

Ariane

Dawn Elliott said...

I'm wondering what your verdict on the red clown pants is...? I like tighter pants, myself, but then they can get too hot! What's a girl to do? I'm so jealous that you get to go see/hear Steely Dan - they are one of my all-time favorites! Have fun! (Duh)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

You have a perfect YOGA garden! I think I need one of those. My dog would not be allowed until she learned how to just mellow out.

I found your blog via a link up from someone? and then...also today at Visible Monday. I'm #51. Do drop in!

The Style Crone said...

Red clown pants are highly visible and looks like they're extremely versatile as well. Very visibly versatile Val!

Happy travels and I'm sure you will entertain us with your photos and stories upon your return. At least I hope that you do!

Marla Robinson said...

ha! love your butterfly pin

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

i love comfy things! i love that the pants are bright red, as well!

lindsey louise

hellomrrabbitblog.com

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

They're keepers, those happy red pants ... especially if they inspire posts like this on. If you can do Yoga poses like this then you need them. They want a striped boat neck and red, strappy sandals with a wee tiny heel. And contrasting toe paint.
Happy vacation, Val. So glad you're getting one. Have fun, every minute and goof completely off!

meriusa said...

Those are not clown pants They are very flattering on you ,especially in combination with the vest, the out-looking tank and the beautiful butterfly brooch.You need only the right shoes. Get them on your trip with you . Happy vacation.

WendyB said...

Eek! A spider!

Have fun at Steely Dan!

pastcaring said...

Jan's got some good ideas about styling those red cropped trousers, she's a clever lass. Good to see you following the Kobayashi way, that was lies nirvana, I believe.
Have a great trip, Steely Dan, yay! Babylon sister, shake it. xxxxx

Madame Là-bas said...

Red pants are great for yoga or just relaxing. I have a thing for butterflies right now. Your outfit is fun.

Lynn Dylan said...

I so needed this laugh this morning! I have lots of clothing items that need to be testing on the emergency broadcast system!!

XOXO
Lynn

PS -- I say keep them.