My work-world has been getting busier lately, and I welcome it. I like having lots of stuff to do, plus I'm jonesing for people to see my outfits!
- Blouse - Hoss, consignment; first seen here in May with a sequined skirt
- Leather pants - Free People, Portland; last worn here in September 2019 with loads of pattern
- Shoes - Wonders, consignment; last seen here in April with a kimono and giant red pants
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here a week ago
When I wear these trousers, I have to wear something over the waistband, as it sits very low.
It also just kind of felt like the right day for my Space Pants. You know what Space Pants are made of, don't you?
I liked how this awesome silk/rayon blouse went with the ensemble.
Sun coverage = sweaty.
Black and white and red all over bling:
I rolled with the black and white matchy thing. Pops of red (including my lipstick) to pick up the red in the blouse.
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- Black and white cuff - vintage fair
- Onyx/silver ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Klimt ring - consignment
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
I bought these leather pants retail when L and I were in Portland, Oregon, in September 2017 (here). I almost never shop retail, but unlike our trip to Portland in 2019, I didn't do any research on second-hand shops before we went. Lesson learned!
I spotted this lone pair of leather pants on the Final Clearance rack at Free People for $129.00 US, which is not cheap! That works out to $172.00 Canadian, so we'll call it that for our financial analysis.
I wore them right away in October 2017, with a teal silk blouse and black accents.
A more casual look in December 2017.
I felt like a superhero when I wore them in March 2018 with my cape-blouse.
A comfy outfit from June 2018.
This outfit was for the "Fly Me To the Moon"-themed Vintage Expo in September 2018.
You know when I find a combo I like, I'm going to repeat it!
In May 2019, with a glittery sweatshirt. That's casual, right?
And this is the last time I wore them, in September 2019.
I'm disappointed that I didn't sneak in a wearing of them during the fall/winter of 2019-2020 - that was an oversight! I also note that I wear them with black and white, or shades of blue, almost exclusively. I'm going to need to challenge myself! I have lots of other colours that will look great with them.
Mathy stuff: Including today's outfit, that's 9 outfits in 3 years, for a cost-per-wear of $19.11, which feels pretty good. These funky pants won't be going anywhere, so I'll be working on getting that CPW down further with more outfits.
I had a pair of gold skinny jeans I so rarely wore so I donated them and I regret it often, they are a fun standout option to have and you wear yours so well! I really like the navy cape blouse with them :) I can see why you repeated that! :)ReplyDelete
Oh no! That's too bad, but you can always keep your eye out for another pair. I love the navy blouse with these. It's a winning look.Delete
Nice. I like metallics.ReplyDelete
Who doesn't?? :)Delete
What a shame more people didn't get to appreciate those wonderful space pants! I particularly love the with the navy cape blouse, you're like a superhero! xxxReplyDelete
They really are superhero pants, Vix. Thanks!Delete
What a pity nobody noticed your fabulous space pants. You're so lucky to have us to appreciate them, though :-) I'm hearing you but I still had a good chuckle at "crack-a-lackin' all over the place". That gorgeous top is just the right length to remedy that! Sorry to hear your blisters are still "owie" (I chuckled at that too!), but by the sound of it those shoes are perfect! Love the pops of red too. Work has been getting busier for me too. Still only two days though and with Covid cases on the up here, I don't think that it's going to change any time soon! xxxReplyDelete
I know, I'm so lucky to have the blogging audience out there, Ann. I really enjoyed this outfit overall.Delete
Wow wonderful outfitReplyDelete
Space pants rock! I the people who did see them were suitably wowed (like me!).ReplyDelete
Loved the weekend post. Your friend group is highly creative and fun.
They are pretty fun, Nana.Delete
Thanks, they really are!
These rose gold leather pants are such a statement piece. I like they were dyed unevenly on purpose. They look great with everything. I love that you call them your space pants- made from space cows, that bit made me laugh. Seriously, though I heard that real leather is actually better for the environment that faux leather because leather is a by product of meat industry and if it wasn't used for fashion, it wouldn't get used at all. I don't own a lot of leather clothing items but I do opt for leather shoes whenever I can.ReplyDelete
I really like the top with the flower pattern you wore and the sandals are lovely as well. Very cute styling. I also like the other outfits with this gold rose pair that you have shared. They are all lovely. Have a nice day!
Aren't they awesome, Ivana? Yes, I think the finish is meant to look antiqued slightly. I tell my coworkers that to make them laugh - if you can't have fun with your clothes, what's the point, right?Delete
Yes, real leather is better - it's biodegradable, but it's important to also check and ensure that environmentally-friendly methods of dyeing are used (Fluevog is certified for this). I always prefer leather over the fake stuff, which feels gross to me.
Thanks so much!
Oh my gosh those pants are PHENOMENAL! I am in love.ReplyDelete
Pretty sweet, aren't they, Krysten? Thanks!Delete
I like you in your Black Leather Pants..You like nice in them too..Hot as usually Shilea 😁..Have a nice dayReplyDelete
Love your wonderful space pants and love this outfit, such delightfully matchy details!. Sorry that you've still those blisters, ouch!ReplyDelete
And thanks for another magnificent flashback!. This is particularly brilliant ;DDDD
Aren't they the coolest pants, Monica? I know, stupid blisters!Delete
I would have nabbed those trousers too, even with the poor CDN dollar exchange rate. I have the same silver H&M pants as you, but have always lusted after these leather ones.ReplyDelete
They were worth it - I knew I'd never find them ever, anywhere. I love the silver pants - we're twins!Delete
Nine bucks seems reasonable, plus I know and you know that there is still a lot of wear in those cool pants.ReplyDelete
It's actually just over $19 (you missed the 1), but yes, still lots of wear in them.Delete