Monday, May 30, 2011

Heh, She Said "Pants" Week - Windowpane Check

When I wore actual jeans to work last Friday, one of my coworkers commented, with some astonishment, "You're wearing pants!"

I get this reaction a lot - I am really more of a skirt gal than a trouser chick. However, because I've been thinking of doing this for over a year, and I have a short week this week, I am doing Pants Week, or "Heh, She Said Pants Week" because, frankly, the word "pants" is funny.

Today's pants (heh): These are my lovely navy blue windowpane check trousers (last seen here), worn with my new thin summer jacket. It was about $18 on consignment. Normally, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a cheater (you know, like a vest/shirt mixed item), but this doesn't try to look like there's a vest under a jacket; it's just a nice extra detail at the middle.

Anyway, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

The outside shot:
I enjoy these pants, although they are rather long, so I always wear heels with them. Flats tomorrow, feet, I promise!

The stuff:
My groovy burgundy shoes (last seen here).

The silver things:
Pretty! Sparkly!

Jacket (Leshop, consignment), sweater (Planet), pants (Esprit), shoes (Towne Shoes, thrifted), cuff (St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop), pin (60s vintage, Pastelli, Grandma J), earrings (don't remember).

14 comments:

  1. Yay! That's the best week ever! I love the word "pants" - funny, non?
    I'm a skirt girl too, but unlike you I can't make pants look stylish or hot! So I'll learn a lot this week! I love the first day! Kisses :)

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  2. LOVE your wide legged pants Sheila!

    Sarah xxx

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  3. I't is very obvious when you wear pants - because you always wear skirts... but you look good in pants too.
    Those wide legged trousers are marvelous.
    You know I am wearing pant this week too but mostly because I really, REALLY dont want to shave.

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  4. The pants look great, and the print is fun!

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  5. You look fabulous in these pants...I love them with the heels..very flattering outfit!

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  6. I've watched and read enough British stuff lately that I associate "pants" with "underpants" now. That said, you always look fantastic. Both in trousers and skirts.

    I love the cut of the blazer. I tend to like the fusion vest/jackets because they leave the jacket "open" enough to show the shirt but still stay in place and closed. I've wanted one of the pirate-y ones from Fanplusfriend for awhile.

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  7. Good pants (hehe). I'm excited for this week, and not just because you'll be typing "Pants" a lot.

    I would NEVER have guessed that's a cheater under the jacket. Also, those window-pane pants are such a great fit and finish on you. And burgundy and dark blue is a stunning combo, especially with your bright locks to top them off!

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  8. Two things I had to comment on: I also get comments when I wear pants to work, and I am also vehemently opposed to "cheaters" (though I've never heard them called that!). They just annoy me--I know how to put a cami under my jacket, and don't need the manufacturer to do it for me. Grr. I wouldn't have thought of your jacket in that category at all...it looks great. :-)

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  9. I love window pane pants - my mom's favourite pants are a pair of brown window panes, so I always think of her when I see them!!

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  10. That's funny :)

    Those pants look great on you though, so hooray for pants week!

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  11. I really like your slacks (pants) > both words are kinda funny. Trouser, slacks, pants, dungarees - whatever you want to call them, You look great!!

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  12. That's not a cheater at all; it's just a really cool detail on the jacket. :)

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  13. Dimi, thank you! It's a funny word! Aw, I bet you can make pants work for you - thank you, darlin'.

    Sarah, thank you! I love wide legs.

    Lorena, yup, totally - and many people at work have commented, "Why are you only wearing pants?" It's pretty funny. Thank you - and ha! That is the perfect reason for wearing pants!

    Rebecca, thank you!

    Cynthia, thanks!

    Pam, thanks so much!

    Megan, ha, yes, I forgot about that! "Trousers" sounds naughty to me, though. This is the first "fusion" (good term) piece I've ever bought and I was a little iffy until I tried it on and it fit so nicely.

    A-Dubs, thank you! I'm glad this isn't overtly cheater-y.

    Christa, thank you! I totally agree on cheaters!

    Cara, aw, how cool.

    Londyn, thank you! You always look so good in pants.

    Yvonne, thank you! I agree - they are funny words. "Slacks" is another good one!

    Kristen, thanks!

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