Happy new year peeps, have you all got your list of new year resolutions done? I’ve personally decided to forgo new year resolutions – whilst I totally get the ‘new year, fresh start’ mindset, I believe that we can and should better ourselves any and every day of the year, and not just on the 1st of January. But that’s enough philosophical musings for the day – let me introduce you to one of my latest purchases from the pre X-mas sale, these star pants from my workplace, NW3.
|Trousers, NW3. Blouse, LK Bennett. Bag, Zara. Boots, Primark (seen here). Ring on right hand, Kurt Geiger. Bracelet, Whistles (seen here). Ring on left hand, vintage.|
This is a very, very big deal. It’s not every day I wear trousers, in fact, I never wear trousers. And by never I mean two or three times a year. To prove my point, in the soon-to-be three years that I’ve been blogging, I can only recall being photographed twice in trousers for the blog – once in 2011, another time in 2012. I mean it when I say I hate wearing trousers. Why? Like many other people, I’ve come to realise, who are short and not super thin, I feel trousers make me look fat. I personally feel very self-conscious about my legs, and yet ironically feel 1000 times more comfortable in skirts, shorts and dresses. It’s bizarre how revealing more of a body part I dislike works for me – although I do truly believe that petite girls with curves have to be super careful when wearing trousers.
So what made me break out of my comfort zone? Well, there was just something about this pair that really pushed my buttons. At first I didn’t like them at all – but after seeing people trying them on and actually rocking them they totally grew on me! They’ve definitely got a PJ vibe but there’s something sophisticated about them too (thanks to the monochrome look?), and what I truly love about them is that they can work all year round – I’m loving them paired-up with my Primark ankle boots right now, but I can also picture them with nude heels in the summer… I do get a lot of stares when I’m wearing them, slightly surprising in a big city like London, but thankfully this hasn’t put me off.
Plus, I love matching them with lady-like blouses – it’s fair to say this one in particular is probably the nicest blouse in my wardrobe. My mum bought it for me a few years ago – I never shop in LK Bennett but I fell in love with it when I spotted it in a window display. It was pricey but oh-so-worth it – I love the luxurious and timeless feel of it. I don’t wear it too often as it is quite formal (it makes a good interview blouse), but it’s one of those pieces I intend to keep forever.
Yep, this little fellow is new. And nope, I couldn’t really justify yet another black bag. But when I spotted him last week in Zara for £20, I couldn’t resist – isn’t he the cutest thing ever? The size, the design, the black hardware… I’d like to know if he was ‘inspired’ by any brand in particular, thoughts?
Believe it or not, this is actually my outfit from today – it’s nice to be so on it for a change! Excuse the creasing, sitting down is inevitable I’m afraid. And FYI, I much prefer the term ‘trousers’ over ‘pants’, but don’t you think ‘star pants’ just has a ring to it? It’s like what superheroes have…