Friday, August 26, 2011

Viva Los Orphans

I’m still in a “Holy crackers, it’s too hot and I can’t find anything to wear” sort of mood, in spite of the fact that we had a lovely thunderstorm last night which relieved at least a little of the heat.  When I’m in this mood, I’m completely dissatisfied with most of the clothes I usually love (except for these shoes, apparently) and find myself looking more towards my closet’s orphans.  Yesterday I wore an orphaned yellow skirt.  And today I’m wearing orphaned grey pants:

Yesterday’s orphan acquitted itself rather well, and I think today’s orphan is too.  These pants are years old and, like yesterday’s skirt, I think I’ve only worn them once.  Today though, I decided to pair the pants (Gap) with what appears to be my favorite white tank (Design History via Ross) and my increasingly ubiquitous blue platforms (MRKT via DSW).  I finished the look with some blue and white jewelry, including these earrings:

I didn't notice the rust before I posted this, but, I still like them.

I have no idea why I never wear these pants.  I even have a khaki version that I never wear either.  I think that they maybe used to be a little big for me?  Or I thought they did funny things to my thighs?  I don’t know.  They seem to be okay today though, so maybe I’ll give this pair another shot and maybe even try the khakis (maybe; they are khaki, after all).

I’ll end with my usual Friday advice: have a good weekend!  And also, try to stay cool and if you’re on the East Coast, stay safe!

Happy Friday, All!



  1. Hello! Thanks for your nice comment. I think the pants look great, especially with a shirt the length your used for this outfit, and heels.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Ummmm...why have those pants only been worn once? They fit you beautifully!

    And you know I'm going to like the shoes...yay royal blue!

  3. Hi! I just found your blog, via Kari of The Chronicles of Lady K (cool lady). I'm enjoying your style so much!

  4. I really love these pants and the fit is WONDERFUL! I'll be looking to see these again! You look GORGEOUS!!! Hugs! ~Serene

  5. I think I have a (black) pair of those same Gap pants. I never really wear mine either, and I'm pretty sure I've donated them back already. (Still deep into the Great Purge, so I can't say for certain.) In my case, I didn't like the fit through the rise, although I liked everything else about them. Yours look GREAT on you, though, and I like how cool and put-together this outfit feels. Also, the rust on the earrings merely adds character!

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  7. Kudos to you for putting together such a classy-looking outfit in the heat! Sometimes it's all I can do to stay clothed when it hits the highs here, much less look put-together. Love that shade of grey, I hope you keep wearing the pants!

  8. eeps, love those shoes! so gorgeous. :)


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