Sunday, April 17, 2011

use the clues

use the clues

Pleasantly exhausted after the first productive weekend I can remember in quite a while. In addition to numerous home-related chores, I finally met Megan Nielsen face-to-face for a fruitful shopping trip around Georgetown. We had a wonderful time and I walked away with some extremely versatile work/play pieces. Best shopping buddy ever! I also learned all kinds of important things, like Madewell has an incredible selection of affordable rustic belts and jewelry and there is a magical blog that explains Anthropologie's mystical sale process. Things I never knew before! Shopping enlightenment!

use the clues

use the clues

use the clues

For a large portion of my adolescence, this was basically my uniform: wide-legged pants and a t-shirt (not so much the giant platforms). I guess I was a child of the 90s. I distinctly remember a discussion in my high school French class, where our teacher asked us what was remotely flattering about the baggy pants we were so fond of. "They lengthen your legs! They make your waist look smaller!" I'm actually pretty proud of us for coming up with such intelligent responses, but it's true. There is something to be said for the wide-legged pant look and it doesn't hurt that they're comfy, too...

use the clues

use the clues

Gap leather jacket
Threadless t-shirt
Modcloth pants
vintage and various New Mexican bracelets
KMRii bag
Finsk shoes

50 comments:

The Fancy Teacup said...

I'm glad you brought back those beautiful pants in another outfit post, they are beautiful! And they pair well with the tee.

Yay for productive and meaningful weekends :)

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much love.

Dylana Suarez said...

So amazing! The lighting is gorgeous here!

xoxo,

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bestie said...

Stunning, of course. <3

And I have a shirt with the same design, although mine is yellow with green print. Doesn't sound too appealing but it's supercute. You just reminded me to dig it out of my closet..

Violet said...

ohh i love the pants! and the platforms.

haha what a clever response! yeah i always loved the wide legs as a kid.

XX
Vi from Cali

Eli said...

I was seriously in Anthropologie a few hours ago and horribly annoyed at how awful their sales ALWAYS are and thinking it was a conspiracy! Urban outfitters, their mother company is the king of sales so it doesnt make sense some times!!

Violet said...

ohh i love the pants! and the platforms.

haha what a clever response! yeah i always loved the wide legs as a kid.

XX
Vi from Cali

janettaylor said...

Cool outfit, especially love that Tee!

Marie said...

Adorable! I honestly couldn't tell that these were pants at first glance. Beautiful photos, beautiful shooooes too!

-Marie
So What If I Like Pretty Things

Zel said...

That pants look gorgeous on you and i love the jacket too. Your shopping day sounds so fun. Can't wait to see the new pieces' blog debut

pancakeSTACKER said...

Wow, I had no idea those were pants! They look like a sheer column skirt! Either way, I love them on you. Paired with a simple tee and crisp white leather jacket = perfection! Love these photos!


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Chloe Rushworth said...

Gorgeous, I so wish I could get away with a pair of pants like that.

C x
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RosaLovesDC said...

How fun, a weekend of shopping in Gtown, awesome!
I love Madewell, I honestly love that store and the set up so much. I am glad they opened a store in Gtown.

Nikki said...

you look gorgeous :) the pants are amazing! x

thechyrelgomez said...

the photos are awesome and so are the wide legged pants and shoes.

i still have to buy my own pair of this pants.

Melanie said...

I love those pants. I've seen a couple bloggers with similar pairs and they are just so cool and flowy... you really make me want to try them, but I don't know if I could pull them off!

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Christina said...

Love the leather jacket. I have been looking for one like that for a while. And if I look at that anthropologie sale strategy I might start spending incessantly. :)

thebohemienne said...

Love how you dressed these down with sportier pieces--very wearable.

LyddieGal said...

I love how the sheer hemline exposes the shoe in an almost risqué manner. And the rim light is fab!

Chic on the Cheap

Lydia said...

Oh wide leg pants and tees... I too was a 90's kid. Love how these pants look like a skirt.

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Those pants are so amazing!!! They look like a skirt as well, which is even more awesome! Love the outfit!

Sing said...

I had no idea those were pants till I got to the end. Cute. And that jacket is nice.

This Charming Style said...

You're such a beauty! I love the pants with the tee. It looks wonderful :)

Bunnie Bee Jewelry said...

I LOVE how you combined casual and comfortable pieces with higher fashion elements! It looks fabulous!

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Opposite lipstick said...

love it!



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Marie a la Mode said...

I thought you were wearing a skirt at first! Love the pants and your leather jacket, great outfit!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love those shoes!

xoxox,
CC

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the shoes! And those pants are so pretty! :D
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BiblioMOMia said...

You girls were right in my neighborhood! Such fun--and I don't know what I'd do without Madewell, and it's definitely a problem that the new store is now just a few blocks away.

Adore the pants, especially with the graphic tee and edgy platforms. Just gorgeous.

Jessica said...

Those pants are amazing! They appear to be a maxi skirt, but really a fab pair of wide leg pants. LOVE! xo

Heather Pranitis said...

I like your outift, especially the jacket!

WendyB said...

I'm coveting those pants!

blorange dice said...

SUPERcool pants. legit. sounds like such a fun shopping trip/weekend! ooo i'm so curious now about the anthropologie thing...

Signorina Christina said...

Love those pants..... They look so great on you!!! :D Thx so much for stopping by! :D

SignorinaTina

Carly said...

I remember those pants...I think you wore them dressier last go round...nice to seem them casual w tee and leather. Lvoe the look...very wearable!
happy week.
C

Audrey Allure said...

Absolutely love that maxi skirt, it's gorgeous!

Mouthwash said...

:) Still as beautiful and stylish as always. So happy to be back on your blog again!

I love love love your pants! The leather jacket is a fun play on the textures as well.

Amber
Ambersmouthwash

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What a lovely style you have! Love your coat an that long, flowy skirt is one I bet I would sport quite often! :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment about my engagement ring!

Liesl :)

His and Hers said...

I was a child of the 90s too and totally went through the wide/baggy pants and even grunge phases! You were so right about the magic of a wide leg pant - leg lengthening and waist slimming. You always knew fashion! Love your modern version of the look!!

Plami said...

You look gorgeous! I love the skirt! It's so elegant!

Xoxo
Plami

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Prutha said...

cute skirt and shoes

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Corie said...

Love the pants. Especially love how you paired them with a cute T.

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La Petite Marmoset said...

I love the pants! Even though they're wide legged they don't look heavy-- perfectly breezy and light!
La Petite Marmoset

Kimberly Furnell said...
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Kimberellie said...

I just ADORE the jacket. I love this whole outfit in fact. And I think I may have had the same discussion about wide legged pants! Ha! Only it was with my parents, and they wanted to know why I did my make up all nice and then dressed "like that"! Oh, I probably was on the lower end of 90s fashion mind...;-) As in, I didn't pull it off very well at all!

But yes, you look LOVELY!

Aditi Bhalotra said...
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Aditi Bhalotra said...

Those pants (O_o)

it's heartbreakingly beautiful.


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Ashley Rae said...

I totally remember those days of baggy pants and crop tops with flannel shirts. I'm a 90's child too! And I believe back in the day (in California at least), we used to call your pants palazzo or elephant pants. Oh, memories.
Love the pants still.

.AshleyRae.
araeofstyle.blogspot.com

annette said...

sheer skirts are my weakness lately.. love this!


xo
annette

Ebony Bolt said...

I LOVE YOUR SHOES AND SKIRT

Kimberlee said...

Love those pants! They look a skirt ;) And that outfit is very 90s inspired- love it!