She Wears The Pants. And The Shirt.

This week, it is still all about the pants here at Highland Fashionista HQ. Some of you will have read last week's post about how I have transcended my former insecurities about wearing an interesting, if not outright loud pant. Lately, I have come to the realisation that I have been neglecting pants altogether, even though I wear them pretty much every day.  Like so many of us do, I have just been reaching for the same old pair of skinny jeans, day after day....okay, maybe with the occasional boot cut thrown in, and pairing it with an interesting top. When I shop, it is almost always the top half of my body that gets all the love, and the bottom stays clad in that same old pair of skinny jeans. So this past week has been a bit of a revolution here at HQ, and I feel like my closet has been expanded tenfold with just a change of mindset. Liberation!

I have had these pants for some months now. I got them on sale, as I really liked the rock and roll look that they give off, without the discomfort, price tag, or giggle-inducing reference of a leather pant.  Remember that Loverboy album called "Get Lucky" from the 80's? The red leather pants? Yeah. Me too. Somehow that seared itself into my mind at a young age, and I find myself thinking of that every time I am confronted by a pair of leather pants. So I like the fact that these are cotton.

Coated black jeans from LaRedoute
They're shiny cotton denim!

But something so edgy really needs something feminine to pair with it for balance, as to not look like you are channelling Ozzy just to go out for drinks and canap├ęs with some friends (unless that's your thing).  But this is where I fall down a bit. I am not much of a frilly, hyper-feminine gal. I prefer my feminine touches in the form of fabrics (silk) or texture (beads or other bohemian embellishments) rather than the full-on Little Bo Peep. So I have not given these pants their play-time as I should, because I have been at a loss...thinking I needed something so very delicate and frilly to go with it, but yet something that would not look too dressy. Today, when I was putting away the laundry, I realised that the answer was right there in front of me, in amongst my husband's freshly-ironed shirts. How easy is that!?

My husband's short sleeved Marks and Spencer cotton dress shirt. 

Enameled Bangle (my own ) but there's gorgeous one by Swarovski here
Braided bangle (also my own) there's an amazing one here and it's $11!
Wedding band (my own...obviously)   

Shirt Marks and Spencer
Pants La Redoute
Belt H&M
Shoes Urban Outfitters


  1. I'm totally the same! I used to wear trousers almost every single day and then for about a year I didnt wear jeans at all because I 'over wore them'. But I am really fond of leggings and you can wear them with so much, and I really want some leather-style trousers, now I know wher to find them!
    Libby xoxo

    1. Try these coated jeans! They are so much more comfortable than leather, and you don't had to mortgage your house to pay for them!

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