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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Now you see it, now you don't

After not wearing these pants for three months, and much deliberation, I decided I would get a lot more wear out of them if they were skinnies and not flares. So I got out my sewing machine and went to work.

Then I wore the pants to work, and none of my coworkers said anything. I was really expecting some sort of commentary, but no. I guess after six years of my fashion they are all just used to it.

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The Rundown
Leopard Print Pants Joseph Thrifted similar
Sweater 89th & Madison via Marshalls similar
Toe Cap Pumps Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Bag Coach thrifted similar
Scalloped Brim Hat San Diego Hat Co. via TJMaxx
Link Bracelet c/o Ily Couture
Hammered Ring Thrifted similar

39 comments:

Nnenna said...

I'm loving them as skinnies- they look so good on you!

Keep Warm (Danielle) said...

You did a great sewing job! The look great! I was expecting my boss to say something years ago when I had pink in my hair but nothing! Must have been all the wacky tights I was already wearing! And 6 years! Wow!

Ali Hval said...

Oh, Lyddie, you shouldn't doubt your fashion choices! These pants really are fabulous, and that is that. I've actually been searching for a pair of leopard leggings myself. :)

I'm glad your co-workers didn't make fun, though. ;) Surely they wouldn't dare, or else Ali would have to come to town and lay down the law.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love how people can completely become desensitized to things, even leopard print pants!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Courtney Erin said...

I would never have been able to have those in my closet for three months without wearing them - they're so fabulous! And the sewing job looks great.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You are rockin' those pants lady! So very you!

Style Journey said...

I love that you made them into skinnies! You now not only have a fab leopard coat but also fab leopard pants. Heather

christine said...

You definitely refashioned these pants for the better!! I'm sure you'll definitely get more wear out of them now that you changed them to skinnies from the bootleg/flares. Still definitely a great buy! Can't wait for the next shopping trip!

kimbercrafts said...

I think it was a good decision to "skinnify" those pants - they look great! Now if only I could be so lucky to find a pair like that while thrifting...

Applebypie said...

Lovely as skinnies- I bet they get worn a whole lot more now! X

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw man! I hate when that happens! I love these pants as skinnies! And the sweater is great too! And the hat! I'm going to have to copy you on this one Lydia!

Lady of Style said...

These "new" skinnies look fabulous on you! Do wear them often!!

Annette
Lady of Style

Shawna Walker said...

I am loving them so much more now. Masterful!!

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Annie said...

LOVE those pants! Seriously - so cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that scalloped hat is gorgeous!
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TaraMixandMatch said...

I love how the pants look, and they are so much fun!

dotty said...

they are AWESOME as skinnies! good fix!



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Di Oro said...

What an awesome outfit! You look great as usual!

Zuley said...

Haha what ere you expecting them to say? I love that you re-did your pants!

This only convinces me more: I need to learn how to sew...


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Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo!!!! That definitely did the trick! Now you'll never take them off ;)
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Lorena said...

I like them even more now !
Well played --- oh co workers, I could show up naked and they would never notice.

Valerie said...

LOVE these pants as skinnies now- great idea! I'm jealous of your sewing skills!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Signe Savant said...

Ummmmm, let's be best friends! I will comment on these pants until my face turns blue! As a huge fan of all things cheetah printed AND crazy skinnies, I wholeheartedly endorse this look!

: signe
thedailysavant.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I like the pants as skinnies. They fit perfectly!

Juneli said...

Wow, you did a great job, Lydia! Those pants look fabulous on you!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Lisa said...

I love the pants. How lucky you are that you can do alterations yourself!
I would have liked to see how the pants looked before the transformation; however, they look perfect as skinnies!

Lisa said...

oops....ok, now I see them as flares. I agree, they are much better as skinnies!

Sacramento Amate said...

You are always so lovely, my dear Lydia.
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eek said...

Isn't it funny how silhouettes change? 5 years ago if you told me I would be all about the tapered, skinny leg now, I have denied it, but now that's all we wear!

Great sewing job! Love the print.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Ok, I'm obsessed with this outfit and want to be wearing it right NOW! I love how the pants turned out, they look soooo chic on you!

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Courtney Starr said...

Your hat is amazing!

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Sheila said...

Oooo love your skinny leopard pants!!! You look amazing girl with the hat too. :)

xo – Sheila
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Inez said...

I much prefer these pants as skinnies. You did a great job.

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Ooo..good choice to "skinnify" them! I think they look great as skinnies! And what a great deal on those pants! I would suggest maybe hemming the pants a little? That way they would look even more streamlined and wouldn't bunch at the ankles. Just a suggestion though :-) They don't look bad as they are! I love the wide brimmed hat too.
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Alexandra Shook said...

Maybe they've just become inured to leopard pants?

These look great! I love them with the slouchy sweater, very California cool.

Meredith said...

Oh man! I guess I'm the only one who liked them flared better! I admire your sewing skills, though :)

Kate Lees said...

I love your pants! Gorgeous print too x

Penelope Prodafika said...

Very nice outfit. Your white sweater is so cozy and it fits perfectly with your leopard print pants. Intresting combination!

Grettings from Sweden!

www.penelopesfashion.com

hannah said...

You did a fabulous job - I have to say I think that these pants are much more flattering as a slim fit. I liked them wider but LOVE them slimmer! You'll get so much wear out of them now, I am sure!