Posts tagged ‘trousers’
I have a habit of slipping into books. Be it a trash novel, a collection of essays, or a book filled with pretty pictures, I tend to procrastinate on things by telling myself I’m being productive with a book in my hand. Sometimes this “productive procrastination” does nothing for me; see the two weeks I spent reading all four Twilight books. Other times however, this welcomed idle time inspires me, and we all know that inspiration can only lead to productivity.
I’ve been in a bit of a rut with my wardrobe lately. I hate being repetitive, but the comfort of the same pair of jeans, boots, and sweater were starting to become all too appealing. On one of those more frustrating mornings where I stand in a towel with wet hair staring at my closet ready to burst into tears because I have “nothing to wear,” I flopped onto my bed and picked up a book stashed in a pile on my bedside table. The book was Gypset Style, a gift I received a few years ago but hadn’t flipped through since the first time I opened it. An hour later, not only was my hair dry, but I felt like I was as cool as Jade Jagger in all her kaftan and embroidered jacket glory. Reality check: I am nowhere near as cool as her, I was still in my towel, and my closet is a joke in comparison, but the idea lightbulb was there.
With a little help from my relatively new moroccan-inspired jacket, a new light was shed on my closet and I slipped into a pair of old palazzo pants as if they were the latest addition to my wardrobe. It’s not that I hadn’t thought of wearing them, it’s just that I couldn’t get previous palazzo pant outfits out of my head. Just like a chef looks through different cookbooks for new ways to prepare chicken, I look to picture-filled books for new ways to style my palazzos (among other things).
This is me having fun in my pants that are too long.
I can be serious too.
Chin dimples are also a great source of inspiration, just ask Rubens.
And I’m done.
// photos by Emily Malan
Pink & Purple
I used to be the cynical type that wanted to burn every Valentine’s Day aficionado who came in my direction. Even in relationships I acted like I could care less about this day. But let’s be honest, what girl doesn’t want flowers, chocolates, or in my personal case, a giant bowl of guacamole?
So, a few years ago I decided to kill off my cynical “woe is me, I hate this hallmark day” self, and adopt a more festive and optimistic me. I get into the spirit of every other holiday (Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July…I even wear a shirt with a giant photo of my mom on Mother’s Day. Just kidding.), so why not embrace Valentine’s Day as well.
So here I am, dressed in head-to-toe pink and purple ready to stuff my face with Mexican food tonight. Because that’s just how I roll on Valentine’s Day. More on that in a post later today though…stay tuned.
Until then, Happy Valentine’s Day!
// photos by Emily Malan
Worth the Wait
With each season comes a trendy silhouette; the satchel bag, the ankle boot, the wide leg pajama pants, etc. And under this silhouette “umbrella” reside specific must-have items: the Mulberry ‘Alexa’ bag, the Alexander Wang bootie, the Marc Jacobs pant.
Sometimes I stand beneath this umbrella, decorating myself in as many trendy silhouettes as I (a.k.a. my bank account) can manage. Other times, I stick my nose in the air and let the rain fall in, unmoved by the current fads. And then there are those times that I am so late to the trend that I may as well have been living in a mole hole for the past few years unaware of any popular silhouettes settling beneath a season’s umbrella. Such is the case with my recent acquisition of this green parka jacket.
The selling point for me after all these years was the furry hood. I love how giant it is, and that it sits upright and perky around my shoulders (wow, it really sounds like I’m talking about an erection here, but let’s move beyond my word choice).
Growing up, I loved watching old movies with women dressed in luscious fur coats that practically engulfed them with their volume and buoyancy — kind of like a squirrel tail. So, when I saw how this fur hood encompassed its model, I knew my search for the human eating furry parka coat had come to an end.
This trend may have been around for awhile, but I’m glad I waited until I found the exact parka I was looking for.
//photos by Emily Malan
Stella, I Love You
As much as I obsess over fashion, it’s very rare that an entire collection has me moaning and groaning, weak at the knees in love with it. Stella McCartney however, is almost always an exception, and her Resort 2013 collection has me so infatuated I feel like I’ve been hit with a mack truck full of psychedelic swirls and colors. In other words, I’m tripping out right now…metaphorically speaking.
Between the flared trousers, oversize structured blazers, and iridescent clutches, I may as well sell all of my belongings so I can purchase this entire collection from head to pointy-toe. Guess I better start saving up now…
Dreaming of Silk
Ever since I wore those billowy silk Elizabeth and James trousers, jeans or really any type of pant feel like restrictive sausage casings. But that’s to be expected when you’re essentially wearing pajama pants outside, right?
This trend is nothing new, in fact it’s safe to say I’m late to the game, but breezy trousers are all I want to wear these days as the temps start rising. I mean who wouldn’t want to to feel a breeze up their legs without having the fear of pulling a Marilyn Monroe?
I haven’t pulled the trigger on buying another pair – who knows how long this trend will last – but I have a feeling one or two more silky trousers will find their way into my wardrobe before the summer’s out.
Thoughts on this trend? Yay? Nay? Hey? Ok!