I am wearing a new-old pair of pants today. For a while now I’ve been jonesing for a pair of wide-legged palazzo pants in either a bright colour or a gorgeous print. A couple of weeks ago, I came across these ones at my local op shop for $1.50.
– Pink and black argyle jumper from Fashion Fair
– Hot pink singlet top from Bonds
– Black and white floral print palazzo pants (thrifted)
– Purple loafers from Rubi shoes
– Vintage bracelet that was my mothers.
– Assorted silver rings
The only thing that wasn’t perfect about these pants was the length. I’m very short, and these were nearly a foot too long on me. Even in heels they were dragging on the ground. I’m not great at sewing, but I’ve been trying to improve my skills so that I can do minor alterations to my op-shop finds to make them more tailored. So I got out my sewing box and took these babies up. They are now the perfect length and I adore them.
The pants are so comfortable too. They’re a really lightweight fabric and they swish and swing when I walk. I can tell that I’m going to wear these a lot during the warmer months. I also love that they close at the back. I find that pants with a front zipper add bulk to my small waist and give me an odd-looking silhouette. Pants that fasten at the back give me a much smoother line and I think are a lot more flattering on my shape. Basically, I adore these pants.
I also wore this bracelet which was my mothers. I found it at the bottom of an old makeup case she gave me years ago, and when I showed it to her she exclaimed, “Oh, I’d forgotten all about that! You can keep it!”. So I did. It’s missing quite a few stones, but I don’t care because it’s so gorgeous.