The day after Thanksgiving I woke up late and leisurely went to the local mall. I’m not big on the Black Friday craziness, but I did enjoy reading about many of your finds via blogger and twitter! The mall by my parents’ house is pretty mundane…I got bored quick but did find the following at Forever 21:
– Knit cable tights in charcoal, sz SM (comes in 4 colors) which I now love – they’re really warm and look cute under shorts or skirts. I had been eying a pair at H&M;, but those cost a crazy $14.95! See these here on me.
– More $3.50 nylon tights in charcoal, gray, and olive. These are opaque and one size fits all.
I then braved the crowd at LOFT to see if they had Kelly’s wool trousers in my size. The item locator online said sold out, but lo and behold this store had tons in stock … don’t trust the item locater! LOFT was having 40% off so the pants came out to $42 (from $80), which is not exactly cheap for me, but I wanted to purchase first and decide later.
Belt: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Skinny Belt in Granite, sz S (buy here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Suede Pumps sz 5
Floral pin and earrings: J.Crew outlet
These pants come cuffed but the length was too long on me to achieve a cropped, slouchy look. Thus I gave them another generous cuff. Refer to Kelly’s two posts to see how these pants look on her originally and with the cuff rolled up. After seeing these photos, I need to roll up my cuff a little more tightly and neatly like she did.
Likes: If you like the menswear look then I would highly recommend these pants. The speckled gray texture is fabulous in person and the material is very warm (though take note they are only lined on the upper-half). Fit-wise, these are some of the smaller fitting LOFT pants I’ve tried on to date (tag says Marissa cut). I needed a little help with a belt but otherwise the fit around the waist/hips of a 00P is decent and doesn’t need alterations, woohoo.
Dislikes: I wish these pants were a tad slimmer along the thighs, so the silhouette wouldn’t be so peg-legged or carrot-like. Also, I’m not sure where the best length is for my body type.
Verdict: I don’t have anything cute and cuffed, so I’m leaning towards keep!
This silk/chiffon blouse in women’s 0 was a random find at a J.Crew store. It was about $20 after their discounts so although it was huge (see before alterations photo here), it only needed an easy alteration. I sewed in the sides myself (took about 5 minutes, otherwise I have no patience for DIY alterations).
There were some dissenting opinions when Kelly first revealed these pants. I think the key is getting them to be the right length for your legs, and wearing them with a shoe that elongates the leg (the shoes that the LOFT model has on are atrocious with these pants).
Readers – Would you keep or return these pants (for $42)?