2009-11-24

Incompleat

man pants

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Pants? Liz Claiborne, thrifted
Button-up? Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Belt and Bag? Roots, thrifted
Bangle? thrifted
Necklace? h&m
Earrings? won from
Briannelee
Shoes? V. Camuto, Winners

A pair of pleat front pants have been on my must-have list for a while now. I've just refused to pay a lot of money for them new because, as any good thrifter knows, today's 'on trend, men's wear inspired, pleat front pants' are just the rebirth of early 90's mom pants. It still took me a while to thrift these though. While there were lots of potentials, it was hard to find a pair that actually fit me because apparently I'm long crotched (don't be jealous). If I had known it would take me this long to find a good pair, I might have cracked and gone to dependable h&m... Oh well, they were worth the wait. Brand new, good quality linen for under $10... I want to take the bottoms in to make the silhouette of the pants more streamlined but I think I'll probably just talk about it instead and never do it. Less work, really...

And how much are we loving bare toes in late November? Last year we had a couple of snowfalls already by this time. Even though I have to put a bit more effort in to shave the three inches of leg exposed, it's totally worth it for this mild weather.


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34 comments :

Nadine said...

I love that blue shirt on you, and also your addiction to brown accessories.

ALWAYS CHASING said...

The pants and belt look amazing, I've been after some pants like that also, but they also make me look like a hippo...

Julia said...

Wow, so chic. I'm dying for that necklace. I agree, these particular pants are great. I've tried several I kind of feel like I DO look like a 90s mom. You, on the other hand, look uber put together and modern. I love your hair with this; it's the epitome of class. A gorgeous look!

xx

Dylana said...

Your trousers are amazing! They are so perfect!

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anne charlotte said...

you look fantastic!
i can never find good trousers at thrift stores...you got skills

kim J said...

cute look, love the pants!


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Megan Wolf said...

ok so I am totally loving the simple kind of elegance of this look on you. laughed super hard when you said that the menswear was just a rebirth of the 90's mom pants. HA. you are too funny. well glad you held out to find the perfect pair because these ones look great on you. its so casual but fun with the great necklace and shoes. I'm glad you are loving the warm weather, I am wishing it was cold! we are still having 80 degree days. I am thoroughly protesting and wearing boots anyways! and on another note, your hair is super fun here. looks great!

xoxo

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Taylor Sterling said...

gorgeous!I just bought a bunch from jCrew and you look straight out of the store! But your not! Love it!

bisou-joue said...

that is such a great outfit gril ! Love the colors ! And your necklace is so beautiful !

Linda said...

I imagine my mom walking around in those pants before you....lol.
I love the last pic and what you do with your hair all the time.

Kyla said...

I love this! I , too, have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of mom pants. Unfortunately, most of them make my stomach stick out as far as my ass. Really ... not a great look ...

Clare said...

I hear ya! I've been cursing the weather each morning as I shave my legs. "I didn't have to do this last year", I tell it, but it does not listen. In other news, those pants are AWESOME! I too have been on the hunt, and now I know that you snatched up the only awesome pair. Thanks, Yen.

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

So I have seen this trend and I love this trend, but I couldn't imagine doing the pleated pant. But now I see how you've done the pleated pant and I SO WANT THE PLEATED PANT! Such a great look on you - so flattering. And I love the mix of blues and browns. Gorgeous!

briannelee said...

Cute! I also love your bracelet.

Sal said...

I can't help it. I'm TOTALLY jealous that you're long-crotched. ;)

And well done thrifting these. Talk about a trendy item that needn't be bought new! And the pair you found are utterly perfect.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I am totally diggin the menswear look on you! It's fab! :)

Amy said...

That color blue is fabulous on you. You look so pretty in these pictures.

xoxo
Amy
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secondskins said...

i'm in love with this outfit, it kind of looks like you stepped out of a j.crew catalog, but better. love all your thrifted finds :)

- jen

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i love the pleated pants, and your commentary on them--priceless.

Eyeliah said...

you really get around to some cool locations, this looks like a place I could find in Alberta. :-)

Fell 4 Fashion said...

These pants are on another level of fabulousness!!!!! LOVE.

sundried said...

love your necklace !!!!

gina said...

I love the brown leather accessories and fun necklace with the blue button-down shirt and pleated pants. Very classy.

Christen said...

I'm still desperately searching for the perfect pair of pleated pants - just like these! Maybe I'll just steal them from you :) You look amazing and the necklace is just the right touch of bling!

Linda said...

PS. You spelt Incomplete wrong! yeesh!
jk....I know I get it.

Viva La Fashion said...

you look so cute! and your so thrifty. :)

Peg said...

I absolutely love the purse too!
The whole ensemble is great, but in this post, you didn't remind us where the purse came from...
You wear it all well!

Second Skin said...

I too refused to pay full price for these pants, and have found a few pairs that I think will work OK, but after seeing how perfect yours are I feel like I need to go back to the drawing board and realign my search. Those look just right on you! Congrats.

chic said...

I love love love this outfit! Everything about it is gorgeous! S.

Beth said...

Gorgeous photos and love that necklace!
Awesome post
xx

Chelsea said...

I always hated pleat-front pants... why am I obsessed with owning some now?! Yours are fabulous... and I love the color of that shirt!

Orchid Grey said...

I love this outfit, it is absolutely something I would wear!

Kristin said...

That electric blue is divine on you!

God Made Me fuNky said...

love the blue of the shirt and those pants look great on you.