Friday, December 21, 2012

Black and Blue

Pants are kind of the ugly stepchild of my clothing collection. They're what I wear when I'm feeling lazy or cold or don't have any better ideas. It's not very often that I put together an outfit involving pants that I actually feel is worth blogging about.

The exception, of course, is when I'm wearing snazzy velvet pants with a satin belt. What isn't blogworthy about pants like that? You'll recall I wore these once last year for "The Recital Look," but today's outfit is more inspired, more refined (and velvet is making a comeback, so I look less like a lost performance artist wearing it).

The pants are unbelievably long—they almost sweep the floor even when I'm wearing my highest heels—which naturally makes them cool because they make me look taller. Since black is a depressing color, I paired them with the brightest blue tank top I have, tucked in to give the belt top billing.

The necklace is a new acquisition. It doesn't quite go with the shirt, but it's close enough. It's also too long. I cannot for the life of me understand why 18 inches is the golden standard for necklace length. Every necklace I have that's around 18 inches ends up dangling right underneath the neckline of my shirt. I have to perform all kinds of artistic feats to get my necklaces short enough to actually wear.

The bolero on top was kind of a throw-away. I would have preferred something a little more sumptuous, to go with the pants, or nothing at all, but alas, it is winter, so I wore this plain-looking top to keep my arms warm.

All in all, I think I like this outfit because of the dramatic color contrast. Even though it involves pants.

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