Friday, November 19, 2010


If you haven't done so already, hop on over to Sal's blog and check out the guest spot I wrote about being a smart Etsy shopper. Whether you're a seasoned Etsy pro or still curious about how the whole thing works, I hope to provide you some insight that will make the process smoother and more rewarding, especially as we near the final countdown for holiday shopping.

What's that I've got on today? Could it be harem pants?? As a matter of fact, it is. Long was I skeptical of the trend, and long did I expect it to fade into oblivion, but it has persisted and finally I was forced to admit that I might want to give it a try, especially after I saw how great it looked on Angie.

When I saw this pair of harem pants on Gilt, I knew they were just perfect, but they were all sold out in my size by the time I saw them. For several months I would see other pairs, but I had the image of these in my head and nothing else seemed quite right. However, one of the important things to know about Gilt is that items sometimes come back a few times, so I was patient and kept checking the daily sales. Patience finally paid off; the pants showed up again and I snapped them up this time around.

The pants are 100% silk and feel just like pj's; in fact, they were a little hard to get used to between the light, slippery fabric and the puffy legs. The cuffs hit  just below my calf, but pushing them up onto the widest part of my calf gives the legs a fuller shape. To me they actually look less like a harem pant and more like jodhpurs, or knickers, as Wendy B likes to call them. And as Wendy pointed out, knickers are the next new thing, so either way I figure I'm covered in the way of baggy-legged pant trends.

Button-down shirt: Promod
Sheer shirt: Noa Noa
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Bangles: Amrita Singh
Pants: Vera Wang, via Gilt
Boots: Bronx


Fashion Flirt said...

I think the best thing about your harem pants is that they aren't incredibly oversized. They look super freaking chique, to be honest.

WendyB said...

Ha ha! It proves how right I am that a stylish gal like you is wearing these!

Jodi said...

these look awesome on you, I really like them.. you mostly seem to wear skirts so is nice to see these pants and that they look so good!!
xoxo j

Louise said...

Your pants look very nice; loose and comfy but not sloppy. The way harem pants are styled on Angie, the crotch is so baggy that I just can't see myself wearing them.

Thanks for showing another take on this trend!

phyllis said...

I've been eyeing this belt on the UO website, it's great to see it styled!

lawyerdoll said...

I was just thinking they look more like jodpurs! Between that tunic(?), the wide (almost obi) belt and the faux-riding pants, you bring to mind a hard-riding Samurai.

In a fantastic way!

Melissa said...

Those pants are great on you! They look fantastic!

Karin said...

I love these pants! But I don't know why they're called harem pants. Harem pants have a dropped crotch, don't they?