Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pants with an Attitude

Day 10 of the 21-Day Challenge was to wear a closet orphan — an item from your closet that, for whatever reason, you rarely wear.

sweater — Liz Claiborne (thrifted) 
pants — elevenses (Anthropologie) 
shoes — Mia (DSW)

These pants are one of my closet orphans. They were one of those spur-of-the-moment purchases, that you kind of regret almost immediately after the purchase. It ended up taking me almost a year before I was able to figure out how to wear them. I wore them with this sweater back in May, and I wonder how long it will take for me to wear them again.

Anthropologie is one of those stores where I look but don't touch. They have some really nice things, they play the best music, and their store is laid out beautifully so it's no surprise that I like to go in and browse, but it usually ends there. Their items tend to be very expensive, and more often than not, I think their things are yeah, I'm going to say it overpriced*. I can't afford their clothes unless they are marked down and then those marked-down prices are slashed again. A lot of people basically stalk their site, waiting for the prices to be cut. I don't have that kind of patience, and I don't think their things are that special. It surprises me to see the Anthro love that I have come across in the blog-o-sphere.

*Saying that Anthropologie is overpriced may almost be sacrilegious in the blogging world.

These pants were a case in point. They were originally well over $100 (if not close to $200). By the time I came strolling in the store, they had been marked down to somewhere in the neighborhood of $7. When they flew off the rack and into my arms and told me, "You would be a sucker to pass me by," I was sold. How could I let an attitude like that pass me by?! Seriously though, they're a nice pair of pants, and well made, but I don't think I would have paid more than $20 for them.  

The pants made me act this way! Really. 

With an attitude like this, don't you think that these pants need to be incorporated into my wardrobe more often?

How else would you wear them?


  1. Interesting concept this closet orphan! Those are so fun and unique - love them with the boots! I'll have to challenge myself to wear a closet orphan.. hmm..

  2. pattern pants are really hard to pull off, but i love the gray top you put with them
    great job

  3. I don't know if I could pull off such wild pants... I tried to buy some Ann Taylor pants from the thrift store today (only $5) but I was afraid I would be creating an orphan. I really need to try it.... you are helping me be brave! ;)

  4. Love your poses, and love the print pants!

  5. Those pants are insanely gorgeous! I would have bought them at $20. Probably more. I love them paired with grey. But I bet you could take some inspiration from yourself and pair them with a bright orange tee/tank for summer. A soft delicate shade of pink, or reverse and go for a super hot pink shade.

    I love Anthro's stuff, but I've never been in an anthro store, never bought anything online, and the only anthropologie I've ever owned has probably come accidentally from thrifting. I also tend to wonder where all the good stuff is when visiting their site. I see bloggers wearing gorgeous pieces, but I never see the same caliber of stuff when I go to their site. Which is why I stick to All Saints as my overpriced, unique designed store. Plus they have free shipping.


Thanks for reading. Honest opinions and constructive criticism are always welcome.

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