I have come straight from the shops to my computer to confess!!
Today I bought a pair of drapey black tapered track pants.
Let me explain:) I am styling a fashion parade this Friday night (we have been working on it for a couple of months - it's a fundraiser) and I am providing stying services after the parade as the guests (hopefully) shop. There is still a lot to do so I want to be organised and know what I am wearing to avoid any last minute meltdowns :) I am aiming for an outfit that is comfortable, elegant and modern. So I'm thinking my new Metalicus Marlini Drape top over a slim pair of pants (not jeans) with a probably my wedge heel, open toe booties.
#1 is the top.
#2 is not the pant, but similar as I couldn't find mine on line.
I tried my spring weight slouchy pants this morning and after extensive wear over the past two years they are looking seriously sad. And with all my purging my Spring/Summer pants selection is pretty slim.
I do have the following that could work:
black slim leg tailored cut pants
black harem leggings (the setting and audience is very conservative)
black cross over draped pants (these are cool but a bit cheap I would prefer quality for this event)
Also for the purposes of the evening I feel it would be appropriate to skew a little trendy rather than too alternate.
I do still need to try the new pants on at home with the top to make sure it all works as I think it will. I can return them if they don't. I feel a silhouette of oversized over a slim drape pant rather than a slim tailored pant is more current.
- if I keep these, the other pair will be on their way out.
- there is no question they will be a workhorse both for the office and casual
- they were seriously marked down
- this has not impacted my budgeted savings for this month as they were paid for out of my incidentals /"pocket" money - ie. a few less take away chai lattes over the next two weeks :)
The positive for me in all of this, is that I don't feel bad or guilty. I am still on track to have a certain amount of money put away at the end of the month and this was not a rash or emotional purchase. I feel in control and actually gave myself permission to buy them after weighing up the pros and cons. I will still expect to see the rest of the month through with no further shopping.
Thanks, and I hope I am forgiven.