2010-03-29

Better Than the Teenage Years

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Cargos? thrifted
Sheer/jersey top? h&m
Blazer? Braemar, thrifted
Shoes? Derek Lam, Holt's Last Call
Belt? Michael Kors? Winners
Rings? Rose; gifted, braided band; found on street, cats; from my Mama


I'm so glad that cargo pants have grown up since highschool. Back then I wore my cargo pants with my over sized, fleece, Gap sweater. I hadn't really thought of juxtaposing something baggy with something form fitting, so I was just another shapelessly dressed teenager of the 90's. Actually, I didn't wear my cargo pants that much because as a tall kid, I hated that the pants were always a touch too short for me and when it was windy, they whipped around my legs and exposed all the glory of my size 10 feet in my skater shoes. Wow, I'm being really open and honest today... I just admitted to three relatively major fashion blunders; fleece, unintentional flood pants and platypus shaped skater shoes.... I think I need a comforting hug after that over share.
I was a happy kid to find these cargos at the 50% off sale at Salvation Army. They were just what I was hoping to find for spring; grown up khakis that will be fun to dress up and dress down. The only downfall of these khakis is that while they have some awesome features, they also have one major design flaw. The buttons up the back that naturally taper the pant leg, the serious hardware and purse sized pockets rock my socks but the snap button fly was not thought through. I take a breath, I snap a button open, I eat an m&m, I snap the button open again, I pet a cat (and when I do this, I have to make the rounds and pet the other two) and the button pops too. I know this winter was a little inactive and the pants may be a bit tight at the waist but snap button fly openings are a stupid idea, regardless of whether or not I have some extra winter insulation. So, the belt held up the pants 100%. And you thought I wore it because it looked nice...

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31 comments :

S + Y said...

OMG those cargos are to die for!!! And 50% at Salvation Army??? Woot woot! Talking about SA, I should pay them a visit... just had a fab thrift shopping last Friday, I found so many goodies! Lovin' your blog, your photos are fantastic!

xoxo
-S.

A.Co said...

YAY! 50% off! Awesome!

I'm a size 10 too! But I'll stick rock the skate shoe... ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

ha! those pants are way cooler than cargoes i wore in high school, despite their button problems.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Oh, I love this fresh take on cargo's...I am totally into cuffing khaki's for the spring!

Sal said...

I have never seen cooler looking cargos. Ever.

Work With What You've Got said...

Those pants a DA BOMB. I'm just sayin.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Those cargos are the coolest, and I am a big fan of styling them as you have here with the blazer! That rose ring is really lovely, too!

Nadine said...

((comforting hug))

LOVE the way those pants button up the back!

Taylor Sterling said...

i saw that top! Love it! You look beautiful and I love the shoes!

Julia said...

Wow, you are just the person who can pull of this look. I know I'm way too short, but DAMN, this looks awesome. I love that pale pink on your too. I had one pair of cargo capri pants circa 1997 and I wore it with lame little polyester polos from the Belk juniors' department. OH GOD I SUCKED.

xx

briannelee said...

Cute! I like how you dressed the look up w/ the blazer.

Christen said...

Way to rock the cargo pants! Fa.bu.lous. Seriously love the tapering and hardware - I have never seen any like these.

And thanks for the super sweet comment today :) Totally made my day!

Rachael said...

This outfit is FABULOUS! I love it! I would never have thought cargos could look so fashionable.

veronica<3 said...

Just stumbled across your blog! Love it!
Love your style and photos <3
Xoxo Veronica
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Kyla said...

Those are some seriously bad-ass pants! Bummer about the fly - too bad you don't know a good seamstress.

(That was sarcasm - did it come through? How do you do deadpan via blogger comment?)

Lexie said...

what a great fitting blazer! i love the scrunched sleeves!

Dylana Suarez said...

What great pants!

piglet said...

don't worry, I spent my early teenage years wearing the exact same thing. My cargo pants and fleece were even from the boy's section of a menswear store...
I'm pleased to see that these pants are definitely a much more sophistcated version!

princesspolitico said...

you asked for my bag in my last post... could i have these cargo pants? you're RIGHT. cargo pants have come a long way... i remember BEGGING i mean PLEADING with my parents to get me a pair of old navy painter's cargo pants... i looked like a 14 year old boy - ugh... thank golly i didn't take too many photos like that. EMBARRASSING!

all in all, you're looking sophisticated and elegant. you've got great fashion foresight :)

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

cocojones said...

yes, proof they have definitely come a long way, I don't think I've ever seen cargos so stylishly worn!

yiqin; said...

Very unique pants <3

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I loveee your sweetheart line sheer top ! So so gorgeous! I might need to check out an H&M very soon.

Amy said...

Those pants are about the coolest thing since sliced bread! Love them!!!

xoxo

Sidewalk Chalk said...

You wear those cargos so well, and I love the blazer and shoes. So chic.

I used to be obsessed with my long pair of cargos in high school...seriously the most comfortable pants in the world. I would wear them with a camisole and sandals and feel like I was Jennifer Aniston, back when she wore that all the time.

Clare said...

God, I was exactly the same in high school, except my skater shoes were on tiny feet. Love this look, though! The details on the cargo pants are great!

E said...

Those pants are the most incredible cargo pants I've ever seen! I have a pair of Mango military/jodhpurs that I wear all the time, but I think I might like yours more! how cool are the straps in the back??!

iamronel said...

wow you really look great with that outfit..:)

LyddieGal said...

Oh we all did silly things in high school. I wore oversized denim overalls. Not a good look.

But we've learned, and you have made those cargos look super stylish!!

Chic on the Cheap

The Village Idiot said...

love the top!!!!
I used to wear boxers under my baggy jeans...... glad i have no photo evidence lol!

Wanderlusting said...

I can't believe those are thrifted...those are just the kind of pants I've been looking for.

You truly DO have the best thrifting luck, wish I lived out in Hamilton with you so you could show me around!

(well maybe not LIVE, but visit!)

Happy Humpday! :P
xx00 Lusty

Nishant said...

Those pants are about the coolest thing since sliced bread! Love them!!!
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