Thursday, February 05, 2009

Damn Pants

Jacket, Odds ‘n Evens (thrifted). Shirt, The Limited. Trousers, Moda International. Lace-up pumps, Isaac Mizrahi for Target. Faux pearls, Newport News. Apple watch pendant, Forever 21.


My jewels.

Where are the feathers? Pinned to my coat. I attached my gothic cameo brooch (trimmed in feathers), to my wool coat this morning. I think it will stay there.


This is the last time I wear these pants. I like the idea of them: red/orange tweed, fitted through the hips, wide leg. However, they just aren’t flattering in reality. Buh-bye.

23 comments:

barefootinboots said...

I don't know... sometimes things look different in person than on the camera, but I like your pants in the pictures!
I love the outfit today!

Fell4fashion said...

Love those pearls!!

Michelle said...

Oh, I think that they look GREAT on you!!

Alison said...

Hey, I think this outfit is my favorite with those pants. I love the colors together and I think they look the most flattering with the longer shirt. I wish I had colorful pants...Hmmm maybe I'll have to look for some.

allison said...

I am surprised you think they are unflattering, I like them a lot!

zazazu said...

I really think the pants look adorable on you! Love the color!!!

(If you really want rid of them, send them my way. :))

Sheila said...

I like the pants too, but I've been there. If you don't feel great in them, get rid of them. I have a really tough time finding pants because I'm short, have muscular thighs and a short rise.

I love this outfit, though! And that brooch looks amazing on the coat.

Cat said...

I hope you're able to find some replacement pants in that color. It's super fun with the cerulean top and your red hair.

Milly said...

i like them on you...especially how you paired them up on this post with a longer blouse and cropped jacket...love the pearl necklace

Kim said...

I've always been a fan of those pants on you, but I know the feeling. I'm wearing a pair today I'm not comfortable in. Be gone, pants!

daer0n said...

Those pants look great on you i think, but i also know what you mean, there's stuff i have as well that looks great in pictures but not so much in real life. I love these pants on you though, i think they flatter your figure a lot!

Jane said...

I have lots of items like that - things that should in theory work and look great but never do (at least on me).
This post has given me the power to free them!
I don't think you ever take a bad photo but have to agree that they don't work as well for you as other garments!

V said...

I think they look great, but I know I'm not wearing them. I love your pearls too!

Travellingone said...

I'm not sure, but I think it's the drape. Your trousers seem stiff and not draping in a flattering manner on your legs.

You've tried with those trousers and if they're still not working, swap 'em!

fdiary said...

Love those pants, they fit you very nicely and the color is perfect. If I could look that good in pants, I'd wear them more often! Great outfit!

Mom Ma'am Me said...

I see other commenters have said this already, but I think that the pants look great with the shirt you're wearing today. They're very flattering!

That said, I know it's frustrating to wear something when you're not 100% comfortable with it. Makes sense to pare down in that case.

Nancy

Kasmira said...

Whoa. I didn't expect all the pants love!

I think what makes them not work for me is the drape. I feel like they give me "elephant legs." Wide leg pants need more movement than this pair has!

Also, they are lined and the lining has zero stretch. I'm nearly cut in half when I try to do something as simple as tie my shoe.

Adele said...

The colour of those pants goes SO well with your hair! Lovely!

bekster said...

The brooch looks like it was made for that coat. Nice job.

Jennie said...

I really like those pants! The color goes well with the teal.
I guess it does get wrinkly around the hips -- but you have such small hips -- you can handle it! I think they're totally cute.

Jody said...

I will be one of the only dissenters amidst all this pants love: I don't love these pants. They're only okay. And I agree that it's the drape - they look a little bulky to me. They look like they fit oddly across the stomach/lower abdominal area, and they just don't hang right past the knee.

However, I really like the top half of the outfit today.

Kim said...

I like the pants.

Tara said...

I know you have been struggling with these 'damn pants' for a long time. Seriously, if you don't love them - it's time for them to go, no matter how many people tell you that you look good in them (because you do). But, if every time you wear them, you wish you didn't, then it is a clear exit sign. Free your pants!