I said I wasn’t going to post every Fa(t)shion February outfit here but I figured I’d start the month off with good momentum. But mostly because I wore pants today. I figured that HAS to be blog worthy, right?
I hate pants – really. They’re awkward. If they fit in one place, they don’t fit in another. Even when they do fit, they fall down. I love pockets but if I wear pants… I can’t put anything IN the pockets because of the whole falling down thing. It just exacerbates the situation.
Tunic/dress – Evans, 30/32 UK
Pants – Old Navy, size 30, here.
Cardigan – Old Navy, 3x, via Fatshionista
Belt – Evans
Flats – Clarks “Book Pump” in pewter, 11M.
Necklace – 8th grade graduation gift. And people say I lose things…
That being said, I like the look of pants. You could even say I have pants envy! I want to get in those pants. Yes, those. And yeah… don’t know where I’m going with that. Moving on…
I like pants, just not wearing them. We have a complicated relationship.
The only pants I wear on a semi-regular basis are denim jeggings from Old Navy. And come on, jeggings might look like pants but they feel like pajamas. So when Old Navy came out with these bad boys in cobalt blue and retail red – I couldn’t resist.
Unfortunately, I suck at wearing things when I get them… so the larger sizes are already out of stock. I ended up returning the blue because I figured one pair of rarely worn, ridiculously bright pants was better than two gathering dust.
For my body, the fit is decent. These do not fit like my beloved jeggings – aka they don’t feel like pajamas, but they work well enough. The calves are a little big and the rise is low, both of which usually bother me but RED PANTS, GUYS! I figure I can have the legs fixed by a tailor and the rise isn’t bothering me.
One problem that pants and I have is that most of my closet contains shirts that don’t work with pants. I buy (or chop) shirts to work with high waisted skirts, not pants. I have a couple of tunics and short dresses but they (even this top) feel too long. I can’t win!
But skipping my fat ass happily along in bright red pants is good enough for me.
I wore this outfit to run errands and go to the mall. I had rewards to use at Lane Bryant and figured I’d do that before going out of state. For the most part, I haven’t been shopping because there are a few higher priority things in my life. Plus, saving money is good!
With time to kill, I decided to have some fun trying things on. Of course, I fell in love with a sweater at full price and bought it. Good thing I brought a coupon! This is the second one in a handful of months. Normally 99% of what I buy is on clearance, especially at Lane Bryant.
Guess I’m a sucker for stripey sweaters?
Yes, those are my clothes thrown all over the floor… not the ones I’m trying!
This sweater is amazing (22/24). It is a very thin knit, but has a great cut and a cute bow tie in back. Which means I’ll be wearing it backwards. There were only a few on the rack and I can’t find it online – so head to your local store ASAP, if you’re interested!
The sequin skirt was very, very tempting. I wish I bought the one at Avenue from a few seasons back but if I cave in for a disco ball butt – this IGIGI sequin skirt is calling my name…
While I was at Lane Bryant, I also tried on their colored denim. It was true to size but too low rise for me. The colors are more subdued but they carry pink, cobalt and teal – plus a few colors in the DKNY line.
I’m loving the current colored denim trend but for my sartorial purposes, tights are a better option. More comfortable too!
Have you embraced colored denim? Is it something you’d try?