Fashion

The Perfect Black Pant

It has been ages since I have purchased a black dress pant. I usually live in jeans, dresses, and lululemon, but recently had to search for a nice pair of dress pants. The feat was much harder than expected, but I did find the most amazing pair.

I went to the Beverly Center in a cheerful mood and bounced into store after store. I wanted to spend the least amount possible for the cutest, updated pant. I went to Express, Banana Republic, H&M, Ann Taylor, Club Monaco and was really disappointed in the fit of every pair. I never have trouble finding jeans or pants, so I found myself in uncharted territory. My sunny outlook on shopping was fasting diminishing with every pair I tried on. The fits were baggy, not tailored, and honestly the seams in the crotch area were super uncomfortable. Like, who honestly wants the seam to go up your crotch? I was beginning to think my chic, affordable pants were unattainable. Then I went into Bloomingdale’s and found several pairs that were comfortable and so lovely. Theory had a pair that were great, but I ended up purchasing a pair by Vince. The Strapping Trouser by Vince is literally the perfect pant. It hits around the ankle so you can easily pair it with many different shoes, is slim fitting, and super comfortable as it is made in a year round wool fabric. The detailing of a monochromatic stripe down the side gives the pant a little extra style. I know the pants are more than I had wanted to spend at $265, but I justified it because I would rather have the perfect fit and quality that is made to last, rather than several inexpensive pairs that will leave me disappointed.

I am so excited to style these pants in different ways and to finally have a classic pair of dress pants. You can purchase these pants at http://www.vince.com  www.bloomingdales.com  www.nordstrom.com

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Who Wears the Pants??

Feminine dressing doesn’t always need to be in skirt or dress form. Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2015 collection proves that pants can be just a ladylike as the best dresses.

The intricate beading, tribal prints, sleek cuts, and deep v necklines of the line’s jackets and pants evoke the most luxurious, dreamlike, powerful silhouettes I have seen in a while. I am really drawn to the idea of wearing pants to a red carpet event in lieu of a party dress. Why let the men have all the fun? The beauty of wearing pants is the sitting situation, exiting a car, and cold shoulder problems of wearing a skirt are instantly solved. There is also something so great about the fluid lines and length of a well tailored suit that adds stature and presence to your overall look. The illusion of height is an added bonus as well. The 90’s were filled with boxy suits and over stuffed shoulder pads, but this dress take on the suit, with the right embellishments is a look that is here to stay. The jackets can even be worn over a plain sheath dress or with a tank and jeans for a night out with the girls. The possibilities are endless when working with perfectly fitted items. I have included my two favorite looks of dress versus pants below. You decide what works for you. image

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Pants at the People’s Choice Awards

Tonight was the People’s Choice Awards here in Los Angeles and a popular trend on the red carpet was pants.

The fashion statement appeared on celebrities wearing jumpsuits and full suitings. The women proved that men don’t always have to wear the pants. They rocked this look in an array of colors and styles. Comfort had to be part of the selection process when meeting with stylists to narrow down the options to finally choose the pant styles. Pockets are also helpful for stashing lipgloss for touch ups as well as Kings Hawaiian rolls as spoofed on the show. It was a play on skit on how no food or beverage was allowed in the room and how the celebrities were secretly stashing contraband food into the show. Having attended several of these shows, I can attest, you do get quite hungry and no food is served. I get it, boo hoo for princess problems, but still.

Back to the pantsuits…I really enjoyed seeing these few women stun on the red carpet in this empowering look and look forward to what the rest of award season has to offer.

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