I don't do slouchy.
I don't do baggy.
So why on earth did I buy some harem pants at Buffalo Exchange when we were in NYC?
It might have been all the 6ft tall 16 year old models that were shopping there that convinced me that a mere oompa loompa mortal could actually pull off wearing MC Hammer pants out in public.
Don't ask me why I suddenly thought my legs had grown 4 inches longer.
Maybe it was the trick circus mirrors or dim nightclub lighting in the change room.
Maybe it was the 38 C heat with a 100% humidex.
Maybe I was drunk.
Maybe I was having a midlife crisis.
Maybe I was having a hot flash.
Maybe I needed a drink.
I don't know what, but at the time I was crazy excited with these Daughter of the Liberation 100% silk beauties. They were going to make me look classy sophisticated boho is that possible?
So this is what they look like on someone tall and skinny.
And here I am
Yes they look like full length pants on me but in my defense they were also sitting very low on my hips. Now that I looked online I see that normally the waist should sit up higher. I think these might be too large on me.
I have to say that the selling points for me were;
the cool pattern of doves and flowers,
100% silk = 100% breathable and
Not just any pockets. Perfect pockets.
These pants felt so light next to my skin it was like wearing the lightest sheerest PJs ever.
Basically it was like walking around NYC without pants on.
I fit right in.
I picked up this sequined JCrew tank top at the same store as well as this other sequined tank by Calvin Klein in pink that also goes with the pants.
I will need to wear these pants when I'm feeling extra skinny and I don't mind having what looks like could possibly be an elephant trunk hiding in my pants or a very large wet diaper on.
What is all that crotch space for?
Shoplifting? I could fit a 20 lb turkey in these. Forget that. I could fit a complete Christmas dinner for 10 in these.
It is weird since I actually loved how I looked in these before. Even Robert kept telling me how nice the pants are. I am not used to adding weight onto my body by adding extra fabric in what could be considered my "problem areas".
This is such a huge leap away from my own personal style. Baggy = sloppy in my books.
In my mind I looked like this:
And I don't even have dementia.
I am going to try the pants again, but higher up with a skinny belt. This will give me back the waist I'm missing and will get rid of some of that extra crotch space.
The same day I bought these pieces I wore them out to dinner out at Gotham Bar and Grill and then to a live show at the Winery by the David Bromberg Band. We'd never heard of David Bromberg before but him and his bandmates were excellent.
What pushes you to try new fashion that isn't your style?
Or do you just stick to your tried and true?
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