Pageantry: tartan skinnies, turtleneck sweater, and a denim jacket

Did any of you happen to tune into the Miss Universe Pageant yesterday, dear readers??

styling red plaid skinnies with a camel turtleneck, animal-print pumps, and a denim jacket

When we were growing up, my sister and I always loved watching pageants like Miss Canada and Miss USA with my Mom – and even, occasionally, my Dad! – but the Miss Universe competition was probably our favourite…mostly because of the spectacular costumes the girls always wear to open the show!!

styling red plaid skinnies with a camel turtleneck, animal-print pumps, and a denim jacket

red plaid skinnies, animal-print pumps, and Elvis & Kresse bag

In recent years, pageants have come under a lot of scrutiny for various behind-the-scenes scandals made public…and the debate over whether these kinds of “beauty contests” even have a place in our modern world.  While I’m not going to delve into the political correctness (or lack thereof) of judging women as they parade across a stage in their swimsuits, I’m sure most of my fellow fashionistas will agree that the evening gowns and those above-mentioned costumes make for some stunning eye-candy!!

vintage camel turtleneck sweater, denim jacket, and tassel earrings

red plaid skinnies, camel turtleneck, denim jacket, and Elvis & Kresse bag

For its 64th year, the Miss Universe organizers made a point of stating that there were a couple of doctors and lawyers taking part in the competition – just in case there was any doubt that they weren’t only about appearances, I guess! – but I’m quite happy to admit that my interest was laser-focused solely on the sartorial splendor!!  🙂

styling red plaid skinnies with a camel turtleneck, animal-print pumps, and a denim jacket

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