Beyond All Expectation aka EF Harems Arrived:)

Hi Ladies,

I will start by apologising for no photos:(  I have had my best friend and her 3 boys staying and I am exhausted.. I am used to only one child in the house so four (boys) is always a bit of a stretch lol...they only left a few hours ago.

Now the big news, the (MY) EF Harem Pants arrived today!  I could not be happier.  The fit is great, the size S seems to be the right size.  The XS would have been too tight on my waist and any larger would have simply been too oversized.  Not having experienced EF in person before I did of course wonder if it was worth the money - thy expensive items for my budget - and I am thinking the answer seems to be yes it is.  The fabric is lovely, the workmanship appears to be excellent, I can wash these at home (bonus) and given that the style is not really "trendy" I think they are an item that will have considerable longevity in my wardrobe.

I am thrilled that many of my tops and jackets will work beautifully with the harems, and quite of a lot of my footwear works also.  I quickly put together a 'dressy' outfit for say a function,or even a wedding, with dressy top and footwear and then a weekend outfit with casual shoes, striped tee and short, soft (draped) cardigan.  I am thrilled with the versatility.  

I am planning to wear them with slides and a short draped top on Saturday for a casual party at home and then with a short jacket and open toe wedge heel booties for my first day back at the office next Tuesday.  My mind is full of styling ideas, I feel giddy.

Thanks so much to Rabbit who alerted me to the sale via her post on the Forum, and to those of you who advised re sizing and to Dashielle and her DH for checking hers for me.  It has been one of those wonderful 'village' experiences that makes me love and appreciate YLF.

Of course now I can see a serious EF addiction in the making lol!  

I will post pics this week, time permitting, but I am so excited that I wanted to share.   

One question for those that have these pants.  Do you cold wash them in your washing machine as per the instructions?  I feel confident this should be fine but just wanted to check how you care for them.  

xxx Deborah

Mine are a little longer in the leg than the models but still some ankle showing if I wear a boot:)

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  • Brooklyn replied 8 years ago

    Fantastic Deborah. Look forward to seeing them :)

  • rabbit replied 8 years ago

    Great to hear they worked out.  Can't wait to see them on you.  :)

  • jenanded replied 8 years ago

    Deborah, I wash mine in the machine but on cold, short cycle, hang out of the sun, no iron etc. I don't wear mine a lot but mine are about 2 years old or so... I can imagine they will be perfect for your style!!!! BTW I got a very well priced steamer from Kmart should good jerseys like this need a bit of a primping - do you have Kmart near you? Irons are not good on this quality jersey...

  • rachylou replied 8 years ago

    Fabulous! Dying to see how you style them :)

  • approprio replied 8 years ago

    Oh yes. These would be an outlier in someone else's closet, but they have Deborah's Workhorse written all over them. Not surprised you're excited. Looking forward to seeing them.

  • Bijou replied 8 years ago

    So glad to hear that you got the right size and fit into your wardrobe seamlessly. Looking forward to your pictures!

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Thanks ladies! So nice to have gorgeous style buddies to share these moments with:)

    Jen thanks re steamer. I am looking for one and we do have a Kmart near by. I had been keeping an eye on Aldi who do a good one too. Will pop to Kmart tomorrow xxx

  • Helen11 replied 8 years ago

    Looking forward to your pics, too. Those are serious harems! Have fun with them : )

  • replied 8 years ago

    Can't wait to see how you style them, Deborah! I'm wearing mine today, newly inspired by you and Firecracker.

    I wash mine on cold and hang dry like Jenanded does. I have learned the hard way that only a select few manufacturers seem to use high-end viscose. EF is one of them and, as a result, her pieces don't pill. Worth the extra dosh.

    ETA quick pic.

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    Wow, so great, I'm not surprised about your excitement, it should  fit  really well your style persona, can't wait to see them IRL!:-)

  • Dee replied 8 years ago

    I can't wait to see you in these! I don't my wear mine very frequently, but they're a few years old now and still look new. I wash them on cold gentle cycle and hang to dry.

  • replied 8 years ago

    I'm really looking forward to seeing these on you , Deb.  I'm very conflicted about the style personally, and that makes me want to explore it further.  I can't say I have ever seen them on anyone in person  or in a store - I live such a sheltered life :)  

  • Gail replied 8 years ago

    I am excited to see them on you.  Like Lisap I have never seen anyone wearing them or in a store !!

  • shedev replied 8 years ago

    Can't wait to see them on you.

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    I love these for you!  Fabrication can make such a difference, and EF excels in this area.

    Can't wait to see them (after you've recovered from Boytown)!

  • Eliza replied 8 years ago

    Deborah- can't wait to see your stylings. You are a proportion and drape master who will optimize the harems. 

    Here's to a bit of rest post-visit. 

  • barbaraq replied 8 years ago

    Spoiler alert:  Haute Look has EF harems on sale right now.  $59 was the price, I believe.

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    Some of us would love to own the EF harem pants but know they would never be understood by friends, family and area where we live. I'm looking forward to living vicariously.

  • Style Fan replied 8 years ago

    I am looking forward to seeing you style yours Deborah.  They have your name all over them. 

  • Lyn D. replied 8 years ago

    Great news!
    I can't wait to see yours styled :)

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    I have no doubt that they will look spectacular. 

  • AJ replied 8 years ago

    Happy for your positive review. I know you'll rock it!

    I'll have to live vicariously through you and the other FABBERS who have it since my family would not understand it one bit. ;)

    Do you find that it shortens your stride?

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 8 years ago

    Eeeeep! I'm so excited for you, Deborah. Your outfit plans for them sound great! I wash mine in cold water in the machine and hang to dry.

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