Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Making it Work in Mom Pants

These thrifted "Mom" khakis aren't exactly the chic high-waisted skinny trousers of my dreams, but they're definitely on the right track. If they were just a bit narrower and more fitted in the back, they'd be perfect. Perhaps I'll get them tailored, which I have never done!

I tried to minimize the frump factor with a tube top (which is actually an old leotard that I went after with scissors) and some platform wedges. The top doesn't stay up at all. I should probably find a legitimate tube top rather than trying to DIY.

Despite its shortcomings, I'm loving this leggy look.
Top: Thrifted leotard, $2 // Pants: Vintage, thrifted, $1 // Necklace: Vintage, thrifted, $4 // Belt: Vintage, thrifted, $1 // Shoes: alice + olivia for Payless
Wow! An $8 look. That might be a first. (The shoes were a sample from work).

23 comments:

BrownEyesPinkLips said...

Adorable. Gosh I wanna be you shopping friend. You have such great style. Do you have any tips for thrift shopping?

Lexie said...

i LOVE this look! when you get them tailored, be sure to show a front/back fit!

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks guys!

My tips for thrifting are:

-Be patient
-Go often
-Look through lots of stuff (because that's the only way to find the gems)
-Keep an open mind...usually thrift items are cheap enough that you can take chances

MeggyD said...

You are quite creative! This is something I'd never think to try, but you look great. So fun.

piglet said...

The pants look great, I love the way you styled them!

Chloe said...

Wow. this is just perfect.I love how you put everything so well.And the outcome price is incredible.
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Fashionista* said...

just a gorgeous outfit
love it all

Linda said...

Sigh.....
THRIFTING!
You look great in mom pants, but those must be a super tiny size.

madkat said...

i love this look, but i have to say i loved it even more after reading how much the outfit cost. so chic.

Jilliebeanie said...

Impressive. This looks great on you!

Dana (MODAna) said...

you pull that off beautifully, the top complements it perfectly

just my style said...

You look Fab!
Awesome creativity, feeling inspired I just may go to the thrift store today!

Jennifer said...

They look so cute on you!! I love the blue tube top and the heels!! Also, love your hair!! Great blog!!

dailyworkit said...

I LOVE it! I was looking for vintage mom pants and they all ended up look like... well... mom pants. I think yours really hit the mark!

Elaine said...

They look fabulous! I almost thought they were some high-priced label!! Love your prices. You can't beat that.


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Light Stealer said...

You look better at every post..!
Seriously. This outfit is...gorgeous. Wow.

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myedit said...

Lots of comments because you look super hot...seriously. Yes, I say get the pants tailored but they do look good as is too. And the top is so cute... High fives all around for you!!

T. Carl Hardy said...

The last few posts, including this one, have been really cool! You are on a roll. Great-looking stuff.

eunice said...

wow this is great! I've never really been a fan of high waisted pants but you've inspired me to get one now :)I love how you paired it with a tube top too! fabulous!

Breeahna said...

The pants look like the ultimate pair of tapered trousers! ...and stolen from a parental...all the better!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I love the pants!!! they look really expensive! I have such a hard time finding pants that look like this at thrifts!

H to the izzo said...

This is so fashionable and on trend. It looks like perfection in photos, but I know what you mean about having a DIY not quite be wearable. I find myself constantly tugging and adjusting outfits, and then they're not really worth it or wearable.