This outfit is in honor of two things: Treehugger's post this week about Urban Renewal*, and the Beehive, Boston's new-ish wanna-be upscale dive/hipster bar/restaurant.
Urban Renewal, if you haven't run across it, is the recycled clothing wing of Urban Outfitters (Forbes tries to explain the evolution here.) I always struggle with shopping for Urban Renewal -- like American Apparel, I agree with the idea behind the line, but find the CEO kind of abhorrent. Wait, but are there CEOs out there that I would LIKE if I knew more about them? Anyway, sometimes I wuss out about the politics and shop the fashion, which you have to admit is pretty cute.
I have somewhat mixed feelings about the Beehive, as well. I get it. I really do. And the food was WAY better than I'd expected after reading the reviews. Hopefully by the time the management works the kinks out, the hype will have died down and those of us who are genuinely psyched about jars of pickles and jazz will have the place to ourselves.
On the the important stuff: this outfit is just hip enough to add a little real character to the Beehive or any other little see-and-be-seen spot. I'm completely converted to the high waisted look, as you can tell. The key, I've decided, is to pair the high waist with a tucked in top that is meant to stop high, like this cute plaid one which already has a natural waist tie and the ideal blouse-y shape. Add on some hot heeled jellies and a bright clutch, and you're ready for a night on the town.
Urban Renewal Tie Shoulder Cropped Tank $38, Del Forte Willow Trouser $194, Melissa Campana Black $77, Mad Imports Isadora Clutch $78. The doorman at the Beehive (our favortie person all night) will add an extra special flourish as he lets you past the ropes.
* On a side note, I'm a little suprised that Treehugger called the line "new" and "limited-addition." I always think of them as authorities on all things green, but since I have personally been buying Urban Renewal for almost 5 years, I'm going to have to take some of their fact-checking with a grain of salt.