{Almost daily outfit of the day} The trauma of pants 5.9.12


Thrifted J Crew chambray shirt; Old Navy cropped chinos; Old Navy belt; Gap sandals; thrifted vintage Coach bag

Ah, pants. Spending an afternoon finding the right pair is akin to hunting for the Holy Grail, only with more tears, hand-wringing, and prostration before God. Mind you, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with pants. The right pair keeps you warm in winter, makes your legs look slimmer and longer, and does truly magical things to your butt. However, the wrong pair gapes at the waist, makes your legs look stumpy, are cut so low that they require a bikini wax and leads to unfortunate conditions such as camel toe and visible panty lines.

My issues with pants are a result of legitimate disastrous experiences in them. There was the time that I tried to pull off super-wide legs I'd swooned over at Anthropolgie. They looked like they were eating my butt and swallowing my legs, but I insisted on buying them anyway.

That was particularly unfortunate.

I consider myself incredibly lucky that I found these cropped green chinos on clearance at Old Navy this week. They're flattering, comfortable, and trendy for spring. I love how they fit. I love how they look. And I love that they were just $12. However, I do not love that this pair were the last available in the store and online in my size.

Oh pants, how you torment me. 





8 comments:

  1. Oh yes pants are a major problem for me too, which is why I only have a few. Old navy is one of those places that I have a hard time finding pants these days, but you look fabulous in your green cropped pants!! What a steal at $12 too!

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  2. Pants are the bane of my style existence. I sympathise, and I'm pleased you found a pair that you love!

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  3. The pants look great on you!!

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  4. I have issues with pants. Old Navy usually fits me very well. Gap too. The green pants are great on you!

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  5. Here's the pants trick -- find something that fits you everywhere else but gaps in the waist and have that gap taken in my a tailor. Shouldn't cost much -- definitely less than gas money you'd spend on multiple shopping trips -- and eliminates the angst!

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  6. Super cute!! And as always, you have quite the way with words! love it!!

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  7. I once tried on around two dozen different pants in one shopping trip and found two or three I liked. Today I tried on a few pair and decided to wear skirts and dresses all summer.

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