Like so many other Style Nation members, I’ve been going through my closet and doing some purging. This was both out of need for more room and a desire to streamline my decisions in the morning. It was taking me forever to get dressed in the morning when I had to paw through items that no longer fit or I don’t like anymore. One thing I discovered in this process is that, despite a closet rail full of them, I really own one pair of pants that are acceptable for teaching (and, in fact, I wore them just last week). As I think I’ve mentioned before, I find pants shopping difficult. I find that skirts are generally more flattering on me and pants are generally not all that exciting in their options. However (and who didn’t see this transition coming?) I lucked into some in a shopping excursion this weekend.
Top & purple flats: Joe
Pants: NY & Co.
Bracelet: World Market (detail shot here)
Style Nation, I’m in love with these pants. They’re a lovely comfortable double knit so they’re basically like wearing yoga pants (one thing I’m less enamored with: their elastic waist. But that’s easily hidden). They hang really well; they’re slightly long (they work slightly better with heels, rather than the flats I’m wearing here) but I prefer my pants this way anyhow. AND they were $10. Score all around. These ones are a slightly strange brownish color. I’m going back tomorrow for the same pair in grey.
Related to my ongoing closet purge, I’ve found a couple of items which I haven’t gotten much use out of in the past but which I still like. So I’m giving myself some time to try and work them into outfits or just bite the bullet and admit they don’t work for me. Here’s one such outfit:
Coral top: Addition-Elle
Black under shirt: Target
Grey skirt: Old Navy
Black tights: Hue
Lucite necklace: Anthro
Pink ballet flats: Gap
I have had this coral top for several years now and this is maybe the third time I’ve worn it. Coral’s recent crowning by Pantone as one of the key colors of Spring 2011 will hopefully give me the kick in the pants necessary to start making more use of this.
Wonder Woman-esque Silver cuff: F21
How was your weekend? Did you spend it cleaning your closet as well?
*This title is a homage to my middle sister who, for some reason, likes to randomly yell “pants” to get my attention.