Thursday, April 4, 2019

Boss Pink Pants

Well, here we are, nearly a week into my spring wardrobe, and I'm feeling really good about it. Dang, I have some fun clothes!
Exhibit A: these BOSS pink pants. And I don't mean Hugo Boss, I mean I am in charge!

  • Blouse - Sisstrevolution; purchased here in Vancouver for $32.95
  • Cami - not tracked
  • Pants - H&M, consignment; purchased here that same day in Van for $28.00
  • Shoes - Chie Mihara; last seen here in March with neoprene
  • Coat (below) - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted; last worn here in October 2018

I had a lot of fun showing off my bigass boss pink pants at work today - they were so fun to wear! Very swooshy and billowy. I'm not used to wearing all that fabric around my legs.
"Try wearing fur sometime, Woman."

I really liked the cut and floaty sleeves of the top - the background of it is a pinky-brown, with pale pink spots. It isn't tucked in - that's an elastic waist there. Cropped top + a super-high waist = a match made in fashion heaven.

I wore a camisole for cleavage coverage, as well as for any lifting of the blouse. I picked a rust cami to bring out the warm tones in the blouse and keep the pants from looking too sweet or girly.
"You could just wear black and white like me. I match everything."

As the trouser legs are really long (I should probably get the pants hemmed at least an inch), I had to wear platform shoes - and these rusty-brown ones went perfectly with the cami.
"Are you still blathering on? What about me?"

The pockets are nice and deep. And yes, Vizzini did get cuddles.

Outerwear - it was chilly today, so I busted out this lovely cream coat that I love wearing in spring and fall. Scarf added for neck coverage and joie de vivre!
Two buttons popped off the coat (thank goodness for safety pins) and it seems in need of a wash, so I'll be doing laundry and a little sewing before I wear it again.

  • Scarf - Ralph Lauren, consignment

If you were wondering how on earth I walked to work in such long pants, here's my secret: bulldog clips.
I gently folded the trouser cuff twice, then clipped one on the inside and one on the outside of each leg. It worked beautifully!

The stuff:
I just love these shoes - that's less than an inch heel, by net height with all that platform. I get to be tall and not kill my feet! Huzzah!

Tonal bling:
I really loved my whole colour palette today, mixing browns, reds, rusts with the bright candy pink.

  • Belt - Shi Studio
  • Buckle - Shi Studio, thrifted
  • Choker - vintage 60s, Mom's
  • Cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage expo
  • Klimt ring - consignment
  • Earrings - Plum

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends - thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure.


  1. Pink and rich neutrals are always a fun mix. You certainly do have a beautiful wardrobe and it is so rewarding to see how much you enjoy it . I certainly love watching you combine all of these artistic elements. These boss lady pants are exquisite. Pink satin trousers are dreamy. I want !!

    1. Thank you, Elle! I have fun with my clothes, for sure. I never knew I needed pink pants!

  2. Bulldog clips! Brilliant! Great idea to stop those lovely pink hems getting dirty.
    Love that your cami blends with the shoes, that's my kind of subtle matching, too.
    Those trousers are fabulous and I love those platform shoes. So many people don't get that platforms aren't that high and the heel is balanced with the height of the front. More fool them, I say!
    Have a fab weekend, Sheila! xxx

    1. I do the same thing with my McQueen trousers.

      I like subtle matching - it's more visually interesting to me.

      I know! Platforms are your friend!

      Thanks, Vix, you too!

  3. They really are boss pants - gorg! I have just got myself a billowy wide legged pair and it does feel weird with all that fabric. I'm also having to take them up which is a drag. But I love them enough to do it.

    1. Same here, Gail - I don't usually bother tailoring my second-hand clothes, but these are worth it. Thank you!

  4. I *love* these pants! (And given my general disposition toward pants, that says alot.) Excellent in many respects, plus they fit you nicely. You da boss!

    1. You would look fabulous in a wide-legged pair like this, Ally. Thank you! I AM "da boss"!

  5. Pink pants.... click bait or what Sheila?!??!
    I was here in a flash and they didn't disappoint.

    1. Shameless click-bait here, Samantha! Ha ha! Glad you liked them.

  6. Well and I also have wide trousers that need to be altered Ha ha. But what a gorgeous outfit. At first I thought you wore a leopard print top. I did buy pink trousers and now I know what to wear on it! Happy weekend Sheila!

    1. Leopard would look fab with these, Nancy, great idea! Happy weekend to you!

  7. Wow, those trousers are totally amazing! And I always love seeing those shoes. I'm currently eyeing a lookalike pair on the high street ... I'm loving your fabulous bling as well, especially that belt buckle! I'm always claiming safety pins are a girl's best friend, but I'm now adding bulldog clips to my rescue kit as well. Have a most fabulous weekend, my dear! xxx

    1. Thank you, Ann! Glad the trousers do not disappoint. I just saw these shoes again in the store where I bought them, marked down even more! Gah!

      Safety pins, a stapler and bulldogs clips: all you need!

      Happy weekend to you!

  8. Oh, that bright pale pink with the warm rust is just a wonderful unexpected colour combination!

  9. They are such fun pants and the bulldog clips to temporarily shorten them for the walk to work are a clever idea! That top is just made for the pants too! :) Prefect proportions of both pieces :)

  10. I love the colour palette too!
    The pants are amazing, they instantly reminded me of the satin, pale pink pants Anita Pallenberg wore in the 60s. X

    1. Me too, Jess! Ooh, must look those up! Hey, thanks for the compliment!

  11. Your trousers are such fun - I do not own any in pink but you are tempting me to experiment more!

  12. Those are definitely Boss Lady pants! The bulldog clips can be used for all kinds of temporary clothing fixes (almost like Melanie's mitten clips).

  13. I love those pants and I want to wear them! They are indeed a fabulous garment and PINK!!!
    I am also digging the idea of the clips for a quick hem, very clever.


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