Monday, February 13, 2012

Colored Pants and Reality

Top: H&M  |  Pants: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl's  |  Blazer: Target (gift)  |  Gold flats: Target  |  Belt: H&M

Wow, I did not expect the first post on Building a Remixable Wardrobe to have that kind of effect, but I'm really glad it was helpful for so many of you!  Thank you for your comments and feedback--it helps me know how I can make those posts more helpful for you.  :)  I hope you weren't expecting Part 2 of the series today because I wasn't planning on it until Friday.

I just have a normal outfit post for you (backed up from last Tuesday).  Well, maybe it's not so normal to some.  On Tuesday evening, my friend peered through the dark and asked in an accusatory tone, "Are you wearing red pants?!?!" like I would be SO WEIRD if I was.  When I replied that these were burgundy, she took that as the green light to laugh at the "new red pants fad" among her high schoolers and what not.  I was caught off-guard because in the style blogging world red pants almost seem like old news, but some days reality hits and you are reminded that the real world still thinks red pants are silly.  I just chuckled to myself and thought, "This is reason #592 why I started a style blog..."  A world where no pants are discriminated against because of their color.  :)

18 comments:

  1. Ha - too funny. Keeping up with all these blogs does make you think certain things are totally normal. I suppose that's good for giving me the confidence to wear things out into the real world that I wouldn't have before :)

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  2. i love love LOVE colored pants!! i want them in every color hahah!!!

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  3. ;) Too funny. I love the colored pants, but I haven't seen anyone else in my small town wearing them either! Eh, why be like everyone else. ;)

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  4. Love the story. I found myself coming to the very same conclusion recently while at a baby shower, only the trend was skinny jeans tucked into tall boots. ;)

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  5.  haha! That is hilarious.. RED pants?! Those are the prettiest burgundy color.. mine are obnoxious red-red.. I love them anyway :) I love the gingham! -Rachel (ftb)

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  6. I totally think about that "real world" vs "style blog world" thing sometimes. I've gotten so comfortable with things like pattern mixing, color blocking, and messy top knots, but I'm sure sometimes I look like a crazy to people on the "outside" who just want me to throw on a T-shirt and jeans and settle down haha.  I think your burgundy pants are great by the way :)

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  7. sartorialsidelinesTuesday, February 14, 2012

    I thought red pants were real world popular these days? Ack, how far out the loop am I? Either way, this is such a cute outfit - I love the plaid!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. This is such a cute outfit - love the blue gingham with the blazer! And thank goodness for reason #592 :)
    AnnieThe Other Side of Gray 

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  9. I agree! I love the burgundy and would love it as well if they were red. :) Love this outfit. 

    I wonder what she would say to my bright orange/red pants I plan on wearing tomorrow.. eekhttp://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/ 

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  10. I love reason #592 :). These are great pants.

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  11. Blissful_and_domesticTuesday, February 14, 2012

     Found your blog via the Linky follower Blog hop,...Am now following your cute blog. Hope you will stop by and say hi. Maybe follows as well:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm going to link this post to my blog in a few days because I totally agree!  I just wore colored tights to work today- that was huge.

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  13. Cool, thanks Chris!  I tried to give my friend colored tights to wear for a wedding this weekend and though they were on the subtle end--maroon--she was like "This is way too much for me" even though it looked soooo cute!

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  14. Huge, huge fan of the check and blazer!  Way, way cool! Oh, and I love your hair...so shiny! =)
    Kristina J.

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  15. Hahaha. I get SO many comments about my pants--the green and red ones, usually. It is true that I often turn to the internet for support and love of colors, haha.

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  16. I love your pants! of course they're not silly LOL Back in September I was wearing some bright  pink pants and my MIL exclaimed: Oh! You're wearing pink pants! and I just said: Actually, they are bright pink pants. She looked confused :))

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  17. Love this outfit, and I believe I couldn't wear red pants at one time. But thanks to fashion and style bloggers, I got help! LOL...-Jessica

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