Let me relieve your (likely) confusion right now, and tell you that the title is a reference to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit I saw recently at the Telus World of Science … wearing this outfit, natch. Before I spam you with photos of the exhibit — so, so cool — lets talk a little bit about the clothes.
These Cartonnier pants were a total gamble. They’re so far outside my comfort zone, I may need a passport to wear them. (Ba-dum-tish) However, since I thrifted them for $6, I figured it was a gamble worth taking. I did have to invest an extra $20 to have them hemmed, but I still think I came out ahead. While this silhouette will never be my go-to, I can see myself wearing these pants every now and then. They’re a nice wool fabric, and lined, and they fit quite well for being high waisted and all.
I paired them with my yellow cardigan, because I’m all about yellow at the moment as you know, and added a homemade pansy pin because why not.
Ok, on to the interesting stuff. I highly recommend going to check out the Sherlock Holmes exhibit if you’re in Edmonton. It offers a little bit of everything — biographical background about Arthur Conan Doyle and his inspiration for Sherlock, historical info about the Sherlockian era and I’m particular its forensic science, and stuff about all the various incarnations of the most famous of private detectives in media over the last 100+ years. There is also a murder mystery to solve! I would say that the exhibit is geared more to adults, but older kids might enjoy it too. Definitely not the under 5 crowd, in my opinion. Here’s a whack of photos — the exhibit is beautifully set up, and I could hardly do it justice.