4.11.2011

Fashion statement or faux pas?

I’m not really the most stylish gal out there. Some clothes I wear I’ve had since high school. Seven years old! I sometimes buy things because they’re cheap, not cute. I wear accessories that I’ve made, which don’t always turn out as attractive as I’d like. I’m trendy. I don’t have my own style; I’m better at coping others. And sometimes, I just hope I can get away with whatever odd concoction I think up next.

For instance, when my dear husband purchased a pair of petite pants for me at Christmas, not longs like I normally buy, I knew they wouldn’t fit. I was right. Unfortunately I’m no petite.  And being too lazy to return them, they’ve sat on my shelf ever since. Until the other day when I decided to wear them anyway because I figured, why not. Better get our money’s worth, right?  In middle school I would have been made fun of for wearing “floods”.  Today it just seems like any thing goes.

So, on went the pants and up went the confidence. I felt like I needed to appear as though wearing pants that don’t fit me is ok. And wouldn’t you know it that when someone gave me a high complement on my outfit, saying it looked like it came straight from a magazine, I thought my idea of wearing petite pants on my 5’8’’ figure was ingenious.

John claimed that she just gave me the complement because she felt bad for my ensemble. But I’ve long since decided Oklahoman’s don’t know much about fashion, so I ignored his snide remark and made him have some fun with me anyway. 

Coming to you straight from a magazine...


 an outfit


er, I mean, pants


that were made for someone's body other than my own.


(FYI, I was trying to imitate fashion bloggers like this, this and this in my pictures above. 
I don't normally pose like that for the camera, nor am I that vain)

So what say you? Let's get some honest opinions here, thumbs up or thumbs down for wearing pants that  may be a wee bit too small?

14 comments:

Lindsay said...

Thumbs up...I am a fan. But then again...I might be one of those that John would say that I don't know what I am talking about.

The Richmans said...

All I want to know is how you managed to get a petite pair of pants buttoned up. I don't even know if I could pull that off and I am smaller than you.

I'll make you a deal. If you even get one comment on here saying you probably shouldn't be wearing petite pants, then how about you give them to me? :)

Jana said...

2 thumbs up. cropped pants are quite in right now. so way to go john for being so fashionable. cute shoes too :)

Kayla said...

Love 'em. Cropped pants are in and they show off your super cute shoes! You look darling.

Thanks for the link love! Super flattering to be in such company.

Kayla
Freckles in April

JazznJenna said...

All I can say is that If I saw you wearing this, I would think to myself, "Why can't I come up with attractive outfits like she does?" because it would look gorgeous on you, since you're so gorgeous. So, go for it! As long as it's comfortable, right?

Joy said...

You can pull off any look! If only I had long legs like yours! The pants aren't too small, just shorter than your normal length. But shorter works for spring. You look very chic.

julz said...

I Like them! I think it's a very cute outfit. I remember when that was The Style!!! I thought it was cute then and I think it's cute now!

julz said...

Sorry, that was me, Cynthia. Julie has been on my computer and signed in on her google account.
Sorry!

Steve said...

Anytime I try to wear capris...they pretty much look like floods....and I own a lot of capris...I say go for it!

Kristin said...

I applaud you! Hahahahahahha! Crack me up! I love the foot literally coming out of the magazine! hahhhaa. You look good girl. My honest opinion...I couldn't pull it off. But you look awesome. Kudos for being brave enough to try it and rad enough to pull it off! Skinny jeans are sooo trendy right now...and that's exactly what you've got! HOT!

carla thorup said...

i'm a big fan of ankle jeans... so i say yes! plus, if you can fit in petite sizes... you may as well wear them girl.

DR and Brynna said...

You are rockin' that outfit girl! I know what you mean about having clothes from high school and buying things because they are cheap, not cute. You described my wardrobe perfectly.

Colie said...

Thumbs up. Jackie Kennedy style.

CandiShack said...

love the 'right out of a magazine' shot. I always think you look great. You know how to put an outfit together, fa shizzle. I need some lessons from you.