Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wearable Art: DKNY's Oil Painting Jeggings

I really wanted to try printed pants.  Everyone is doing it and as always, my goal is to fit in with the cool kids.  But how? I CANNOT find a pair of polka-dot pants that look good me, and florals work for Fran, but somehow I can't go there.  A couple of weeks ago, I was stalking THIS dress that my husband will NOT buy me as a late Easter gift, when I saw this pair of pants in the sale section for $57.  They only had one pair left and it was a size 10, which is one size smaller than what I normally wear,  and I figured that would motivate me to pilates on a more frequent basis so I ordered them.  Please try to imagine the look of defeat on my face when I saw these exact jeans on HauteLook for $34 just two days later AND in my size 12! I even have a $25 credit from LuckyFABB at HauteLook. They were supposed to be delivered early last week, but were slightly delayed and with everything that was happening in Boston and West, Texas, I didn't even really care.
Top: Nine West (really old); Oil Painting Jeans: DKNY (buy)
Earrings: c/o Lavishy at LuckyFABB; Necklace: BaubleBar
Cuff: So Good Jewelry (2012)
Purse: Balenciaga First (ca. 2006)
Shoes: L.A.M.B. Darek (2011)
When I finally tried them on this weekend, I fully expected them to not fit, so I was thrilled when they not only zipped up, but my husband said they were loose! I was irrationally elated that I didn't buy the bigger jeans from HauteLook. But the next question was, what to pair with these?  One of the kids said, "What are you wearing? It looks like art that you made into pants." Which is EXACTLY the look I was going for with a pair of pants titled Oil Painting Jeggings! So I kept the rest of my outfit as understated as possible with black and pink. At least my husband wasn't too embarrassed to be seen with me in public and took me to lunch.  Needless to say, I LOVE them and I need to buy ALL the printed pants!

What else should I pair with these pants? What other prints should I check out?

11 comments:

  1. You look so pretty,yet like a super cool lady!

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  2. Buy ALL the pants - haha!!! Love these! Have you tried a soft whit tee with a black blazer? That would be cute. I've been like you - long search for print bottoms with little luck. I have gap dot skinnies on the way as a clearance buy, as well as another print to try, and I'm waiting for the Tresco floral j crew ones to get marked down more - I guess I AM buying all the pants?! Maybe 1 will actually work out.

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    1. Oh! That is a great idea for the next time I wear them! I still have a black blazer on my list of things I really need. I hope some of your recent purchases work out!

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  3. You should totally buy all the pants! Your legs are a great feature of yours and you need to show them off :)

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I always worry about my legs (they are short and thick) but they are the only ones I have so I need to just get over it. Thank you for the kind comment!

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    2. I'm not being kind, only truthful!

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    1. Thank you, Alina! It's very old (from 2006) but I really love it!

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  5. i'm diggin' this print. mainly because it's like no other i've seen around the fashion blogging space. this is a very flattering outfit, Ana...keep em coming!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I really love them, too!

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