Accepting the Challenge


Admit it. You're harbouring a secret desire to wear some gold sequinned pants. The first thing you need to know is that it's okay. Just about everyone has these urges once in a while. You are not alone.

It's kind of like when someone offers you that last glass of wine. You know it's probably not the best idea, you know you're not seventeen any more and theoretically you shouldn't, but somehow, it just seems...well...fun, so you think to yourself, "screw it...I'm having that." Sometimes, things should just be fun, don't you think? A pair of gold sequinned pants is nothing if not fun.

These are actually legging-type trousers that I found on sale at H&M. As a matter of principle, I hate leggings, but I thought that these sort of read as trousers due to the relative thickness of the sequinned material. That, and I bought them in a size larger than I wear so they wouldn't be super skin-tight, giving them more of a cigarette pant appeal. I decided that they needed to be classed-up a bit, so I paired it with a classic structured wool jacket and crisp white blouse, although equally I could see myself wearing these with a big wool sweater and some Converse sneakers.

The other reason that I decided to be brave was the price. I mean, for £15, you can afford to accept the challenge of the gold sequinned pant. In fact, for something as crazy as this, I would say that £15 is probably about right.






H&M trousers / Stuart Weitzman pumps / Lilly Pulitzer button-down (old), similar / Giorgio Armani wool jacket (old), similar / gold plated ring (old), similar

Can't get enough bling? Check out This Week's Picks


Comments

  1. Those look great with the blazer.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I shared your photo on Facebook, Fashion Over Fifty. Thanks, you look great. Wendy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many thanks Wendy. I'll go like the page right this minute!

      Delete
  3. Absolutely fabulous! I have a pair of blue sequin pants and I actually love them.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've been craving these pants for about 2 years now and have talked myself out of them every time. Now seeing them on you I'm so sad I did. They look fantastic!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. yes, you are right. I've been dreaming of some sequins too. A pair of sequined shift dress like The Dream Girls.. but where do I go with it? Roberto is really in a wrong kind of job *sigh* You rock those pants without them wearing you. It's raining here today... best from us to you both :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm in the wrong kind of job as well, but sometimes, you just have to go for it!

      Delete
    2. Kristin, I think we're in the wrong country!

      Delete
    3. Indeed we are. I sort of arrived at the conclusion that just because I live in the Highlands, I'm not going to spend all of my days wearing tweedy heritage tartans. I don't even look good in that olive colour, and technically, being a Yank and all, it really isn't "heritage" for me anyway. I much prefer houndstooth or herringbone (shh...dont tell anyone) to that olive stuff.

      Delete
  6. I agree with Suzanne, why did I talk myself out of them? You really look amazing in those and what a great ensemble you put together.

    ReplyDelete
  7. For that price...why not indulge, eh? I like them with the more conservative blazer and shirt. But I think I'd like them even more with the sweater and sneakers you mentioned. Sequins with sneakers just seems so chic and ..ironic.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I never thought gold sequined pants could look sophisticated and elegant, and yet, there you are. Styling is spot on. Bravo.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh.My.God! You've taken a potentially tacky, sleazy piece of clothing and made it look chic! You, madam, are a styling Ninja extraordinaire.
    Psst, I have a silver sequined jacket I bought for $7 at Forever 21 last year and I still haven't had the guts to wear it LOL!

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. YES, YES, YES! I love these. I actually was looking for these during the holidays, but they were out of my size. I love this look.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Kristin. I guess these were in the bag when I spotted you shopping! I can reassure fellow readers that you walk the walk and were not slumming it in Uggs and onesie, but were stylish, elegant and more than a little cool. You've got this so right: sequinned lower half demands rigorous tailoring above. Accessorising with a garden shed is beyond edgy. More power to your elbow! Rachel

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rachel! You're right indeed! These were in the bag! I was so excited that you recognised me from the blog I forgot to even ask your name, but you've spared me the agony of having to ask publicly just now....except that I just came clean...publicly....as I always do.....oh well. Thanks for the lovely complement. I was really glad that someone recognised me on a "good coat day" . Notice I didn't say "good hair day". I don't have many of those outside of haircut appointment days.

      Delete
    2. This has happened to me too, I almost passed out!

      Delete
  12. Look at you all gussied up in the Scottish boonies! I'm down in the das capitals of Edinburgh/Glasgow, dressed like an employee of framer giles - we should swap houses.
    I actually stroked those, I thought they were quite fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know how anyone could walk past a pair of sequinned trousers, or anything for that matter, and not reach out and stroke them. Can you imagine? To see something sequinned and just walk on by!? Treachery.

      Delete
  13. You look amazing in them & you have accessorised them perfectly too! Andrea x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Those look fantastic. I have often looked at them but know that I couldn't pull them off. You, however, make them look like effortless style.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Deep Thoughts...

Popular Posts