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After many failed attempts at pants, I literally own 2 pairs in my wardrobe. Those two are not being worn because of how they fit even after alterations. I don't know why my body is not built for pants! I keep thinking, there must be something wrong with me. Like my pursuit for jeans, I may have found my match. By the way, I added a few new items to my blog sale HERE. So check it out. I am willing to ship internationally for my loyal readers :)
Top: LOFT V-Neck Draped Bow Shell- size XXSP (have one for sale in my blog sale)
Pin: LOFT Felt Flower Pin (bought on ebay recently)
Necklace: LOFT Purple Gemstone (similar HERE)
**my new love**After seeing AlterationsNeeded's petite frame fit into these, I said- heck, I must give them a try! And then ExtraPetite did a post recently too! They both looked amazing in them and I hope I do these pants justice! I have never been into the cuffed ankle pants look but I really like these! They are definitely different and "OUTSIDE" my box!
Click to see the diff ways I styled these pants and the Scuba Lean Trousers!After seeing AlterationsNeeded and her LOFT purple felt flower pin, I somehow lucked out and found this grey one and a cream one on Ebay! The grey one was brand new with the tags and got for $6. Now I can retire my other pins. Also got 2 J.CREW Cuts Flower pins which will be making an appearance soon:)
Here is the same outfit but with my Vince Cashmere cardigan in XS and no necklace.
Here it is with the necklace that is also included in my December LOFT giveaway. I love it so much! Grey pearls with inserts of ribbon? How can you not love it? It goes with everything!
Here is this outfit with a different necklace. My latest LOFT log gemstone necklace. I think different accessories can change an outfit.
So the waist laying flat measures 13" so there is a small gap in the back of the waist. See the first picture, the length is 26" (the way it came). The 2nd and 3rd pic is me cuffing the bottom ONE more time which then leaves the inseam to 24". Not that big of a deal and I can cover it with a belt. No more waist gap with belt. Here is also a shot of the back- not my best butt look but wanted to show you how it looks.
Here is this outfit with no necklace and LOFT v-neck long lean cardigan.
And then VOILA- a totally different look with it belted. Uh oh- I hope my Petite Secret Santa isn't going to be mad at me, I had to get this belt- never seen an Ann Taylor belt in XS and it was dirt cheap. She told me not to get anymore of my list since I added a grey AT belt on my wish list:) I can always have back-up!!!
The material is a really nice wool, not too heavy and not thin which I really like.
The color is a gorgeous dark charcoal. I love all the shades of grey. I wear A LOT of grey with most of my work clothes so this will be a great addition.
I would have never thought to try these pants had it not been for the petite community and great petite bloggers! Major kudos for AlterationsNeeded for trying these first!
I honestly would never think this cuffed pants look would ever look decent on me but I am loving it- what do you think?
Here is a close-up of the necklace and pin:)
These shoes I recently got which now is my new found love! I tried the Cole Haan Carma Air Pumps several months ago but they were too big even in a size 5. But these bad boys are so freaking amazing and definitely worth the money. Got it on sale with 40% off. Not cheap but it fits with no slippage and it's so comfortable! I may have to get it other colors during the next Cole Haan Sale. I just realized my entire outfit is from LOFT & Ann Taylor minus the shoes!!!
So here is the Petite Scuba Lean Trousers in 00p. The waist has just a 1/4" gap which is totally do-able!
Here's the weird thing: the waist laying flat measures 13.5" which is bigger than the Equestrian Wool pants but the waist on this fits better. Not sure why that but the cut must be totally different.
These sit much lower than I normally wear pants but because of the petite cut, the inseam is only 27.5" and it works perfectly with heels!
I believe several other petites got the Petite Scuba Seamed pants months ago but I never cared for the seam down the middle of the leg so I thought these may work for me.
The description of these pants say that it sits lower on the waist and is slimmer through the hips and thighs. Normally descriptions are not that accurate but this is totally true! The issue I have with pants are the waist, hips and thighs. My 2 wool Banana Republic pants I tried to tailor are HUGE even in a 00p!
Here I am wearing one of my The Limited ruffle shells in XS. It doesn't fit perfectly but decent underneath sweaters and blazers. I got a decent deal so I will be keeping them!
The material is nice because you can wear them year round. And the color goes with everything! It has pockets and belt loops and more than likely I would wear this with a belt for a more complete look. I also got the black pair of Scuba Lean Trousers in 00p. Really wanted the camel colored ones but still looking or those. I like these because they are petite friendly and they don't overwhelm my body like most pants do!
What are your thoughts on both pairs of pants? Keep both?