2011-04-26

Minivan

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Pants? Steilmann, thrifted Blouse? Joe Fresh Shoes? Jefferey Campbell Purse? Thrifted Cuffs? Auction sale Necklaces? Banana Republic and Cuba


The goal was to rescue the printed capri pants. They were a case of Sunny D and a minivan away from soccer mom attire. I wanted to make them into cropped flares but alas, I can not make lemonade without lemons or cropped flares without extra seam allowance. So, I just took them in to make them slim fit, piled on the jewelry and added my highest heels. I think there is a formula in there somewhere for avoiding the pitfalls of the soccer mom look.


I clearly can't seem to stop wearing these heels. I won a gift card and stumped on what to order, I took a chance on these kids, even though they were a size small (I am usually big foot 10, these are 9). I can't believe how comfortable they are... it's like walking on a tall, fun, terry cloth cloud of goodness. Because they are so comfortable, I seem to forget just how behemoth I am when I stomp around. I was reminded when I had to lean way down to hug my father-in-law. It was awkward. And awesome... Is that saying copyrighted yet?
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48 comments :

Lissy said...

OMG love love love the red shoes. They are super fabulous!!!!

Lissy
www.agirlinboston.com

Nadine said...

Fantastic pants. No idea what a soccer mum ('mom', hah!) looks like - I'm so international, yeah . .

Heehee, you quoted Sydney! Damn, I'm in serious withdrawal from her outfit posts. It's been aaaaages . .

Renee said...

LOVE your shoes...they add the perfect amount of badass-ness to those sweet capri pants!

-renee
http://bettycrockettrocknroll.blogspot.com/

A-Dubs said...

Sweet jeebus, I think I had those exact pants in denim at the end of the 80s!

But you are rocking them. And you're right: it's the bada$$ shoes and the jewellery that keep them out of the soccer league.

Natasha said...

OK you totally made these pants look great! I've been seeing some amazing printed cropped pants popping up all over the place, and although I think they're fabulous I would hate to look like a frumpy mommy (I've got the mom thing down, but refuse to own a mini van!)

I may get brave and take some style lessons from you! (I just might have to leave the kid at home to go out i public)

The Suburb Experiment said...

On you? Adorable. On me? It would be a Chico's kind of day. Yikes. I'm already a mom in the suburbs. But no minivan. I gave up my convertible for my kids but YOU CAN'T MAKE ME BUY A MINIVAN.

I have those shoes in tan. LOVE THEM. I'm eying your red ones enviously though - do you think 2 pairs is too much? They are super comfy. And tall.

Jenn

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I think the whole look is great and I don't know any soccer moms who look this good!! The blouse is my favorite!!

Stella said...

Heeeeey. Big foot size 10? I'm a size 10.5! I can sometimes squeeze into a 10, but more often than not, I have to get them a 10.5 or 11. :/

Kate said...

Ooh, lady, I am loving these shoes! So fun! Such a great color! And total bonus that they are comfy to boot!

Savannah said...

I'm loving those pants! I don't know any minivan driving momma that would look that good in those pants, & the accessories and those shoes totally take it to another level! I love it!

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Would love it if you would share how you took in the pants. I have some I would love to do that to.....some vintage old man pants that fit and hang great, but a bit too big. Was this easy to do? I'm not an experienced seamstress. Thanks! ~Serene

Marie a la Mode said...

Oooooh, I love your cropped pants and shoes! Are your heels really that comfortable? I'm afraid to walk in heels like those but if you say they're comfy then maybe I'll try some on!

pinksundrops said...

Those red shoes are amazing!

Monica Whitney said...

I honestly never thought a pair of floral capris would look so dang good. You are very skilled, my friend.

Ask the Duplex

Mysterious M said...

I think I drooled on my keyboard after I caught a glimpse of those necklaces!

Kenzie said...

You definitely took those pants away from the ledge of soccer mom status. I know what you're saying about those heels, mine are so comfy but I'm huge in them! (maybe 6'3''!?)

Eleanor said...

Can I first say how envious I am that you can customize your own wardrobe like this?
Secondly, the fact that you took those pants from frumpy mom into MILFdom makes you ROCK.
I am beyond impressed.

Terri said...

I have zeroed in on the white blouse! And the excellent yoke on it.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Can you be more cuter? I love your pants! Remember Project Runway when some girl took a pair of toile mom pants and turned them into capris? Well you did a million times better than her with styling. It's fantastic:)

amanda said...

hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! love that last reference :) and as a mom that runs as fast as my little legs can carry me away from anything capri or minivan related, believe me when i say, these are RAD. way better than soccer mom. because none of them would wear those bad ass heels. seriously, i'd come up to your navel if you wore these around me!! (totally not complaing :)

Hey There Carole! said...

Seriously loving the shoes and necklace.

Yasemin said...

AWESOME.

Natalya's Closet said...

I love this look, amazing shoes and cropped pants! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Sheila said...

Those are indeed awesome shoes - and count me as one of the bigfoot gals! I'm size 9-10 as well...however, only 5'4" (grumble).

The pants are...well...I admire them on you, but yeah...can't go there, memories of 90s palazzo pants are scaring me... ;)

Laura said...

Those shoes amazing, and so is that bag. Red red red. Nothing frumpy about those pants either, they are awesome. They are ridiculous in the best possible way, I love interesting pants!

CessOviedo said...

My feet are jumping cause the want your shoes! They are amazing!

Cess O. <3
The Outfit Diaries

Tiffany said...

The shooooooes oh my goodness. Amazing choice, very well done. Also, I think that the ideal fit (ie without the minivan-requisite belly-pooch) is what keeps these pants from being too mommish. Also, the shoooooes.

Emily said...

I mean...you really made these work (said in Tim G's voice).

eleanor said...

They are freakishly comfortable, aren't they?! You look amazing in this, Jentine!

Michelle's Style File said...

Absolutly gorgeous shoes!!!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Anja said...

You look no part like a soccer mom - you definitely rock those pants! Love them with the splash of red! The shoes really are to die for.
Syd' really should get a copyright for that saying!!

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

SO not mama capris! Well, maybe if you paired them with a matching red linen shirt that was 10 inches wider than your body and had matching flower appliques on the shoulder. Also, you're really make me want those shoes! xo

Gorete Sousa said...

I love your shoes!!!
nice outfit
xx

www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

Anastasia said...

Those shoes are to die for...


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Absolutely Mrs. K said...

wow i love this phenomenal look because there is so much going on and it makes it all so interesting. love the pants, not only because of the quirky print but the fact that it is pretty short. the blouse looks bohemian and elegant at the same time. but the shoes oh the shoes make it so magnificent. the color and the fabric of the shoes is just amazing, it is like they are making your feet glow

Anonymous said...

love the shoes!!
did you go to the talize 50% off sale by any chance? any good finds? :)

Kyla said...

I would totally wear this. And those shoes are well worth a little international travel, dont'cha think?

myedit said...

Anon- I did go to the 50% off sale but I didn't get there until 8pm. I was definately picked over by then BUT I did score a crazy good safari vest thingy. It made the trip worth it.

Fifth Sparrow said...

Damn.

Those shoes are serious, and amazing and I LOVE them! If you were driving the minivan I think it would give a new meaning to the "soccer mum" term! xx

A Fine Balance said...

I am love with the Jeffery Campbell shoes!

So amazing :)
I have been looking for a pair of red shoes and these look darling.

Leah said...

Love the detail on that top! I always love a good tunic.

xo L.

Christy said...

Love, love the red heels! I have some super chunky Jessica Simpsons that are 6" tall, but super comfortable as well.

briannelee said...

Look at you Ms Fabulous! I love this whole outfit. The bag is amazing and I want it.

I only took about 5 pics on the honeymoon. I posted them on FB. They are pretty lame.

Kelley said...

I love it .. think the capris turned out great but maybe that' because I'm old and beyond soccer mom lol. Love the shoes .. love love love. Hum saying it three times didn't make them appear in my closet ..

Kel @ ser·en·dip·i·ty

Lexi said...

Well, you certainly don't look behemoth! And way to rock the soccer mom look with a twist. Love the red platforms!!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Caro said...

I'm in love with that purse!! And those shoes.

Caro
http://nofindersfee.wordpress.com

3closets said...

wow those heels are incredible!!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this outfit! Your pants are just to die forrrr! xo