Sweet but Edgy

One look I’ve been dying to try is the rock-and-roll meets chiffon-and-lace look. This is not a new trend, or even a runway look (at least, I don’t think…but I’ve been so bad about catching all the runway shows this season). I haven’t been able to manage trying out the look because I lack a pair of leather pants. Sure I have the wet-look leggings and my resin-coated black jeans, but I haven’t managed to get my hands on a pair of truly fitting, 100% leather pants.
Until now.

The other day I was making the rounds at my local thrift haunts and had come up empty until I spotted a pair of leather pants hanging from a rack. Size 0. They’ll never fit, I thought to myself. But I just had to try them on – 100% lambskin leather, and softer than a baby’s bottom. I slipped them on in the dressing room and I swear to you it was like a scene from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – miraculously, they fit! (I am by no means a size zero, people.) I nearly skipped out of the place,  $25 poorer but leather pants richer. I intend to try the sheer + leather look this weekend. How about you?

Top row, left to right: Vanessa Bruno, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen, Milly
Bottom row: The Row, Urban Outfitters (faux), Topshop

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  1. 03.03.2011 / 3:24 pm

    i love the grey shirt and leather pants. i love the whole look though, dressed up it would be so fabulous!!!

    <3 steffy


    • 03.03.2011 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks! My favorite (though hard to choose, especially since I chose them) is the first look, with the soft chiffon pink blouse.

  2. 03.03.2011 / 3:57 pm

    I can't wait to see the look you post!! I like the middle one up above!!

  3. Lynn Z.
    03.03.2011 / 4:13 pm

    I'm sure whichever (is that even a word?) look you chose, you'll look FABULOUS! And stylish of course! Just be careful not to sweat too much…or you'll end up like Ross did in one of the funniest Friends episode EVER!

    • 03.03.2011 / 4:54 pm

      Oh my gosh Lynn I remember that episode! LOL!

  4. 03.03.2011 / 4:14 pm

    Don't you just love a lucky find like that? I'm sure they look fabulous on you – can't wait to see!



  5. 03.03.2011 / 5:05 pm

    I love those boot cut leather pants above. It would take a lot more than a Sisterhood of the traveling pant miracle to get me in a "0". More like the Immaculate conception. Can't wait to see the pants!

  6. 03.03.2011 / 6:06 pm

    Those must have been the best vanity sized pants ever! I have always wanted leather pants too. I'm always afraid it will turn out like episode from friends where Ross can't get out of his leather pants.

  7. 03.03.2011 / 6:18 pm

    $25 and a size 0. You better knock on wood that luck doesn't fade because that's practically miraculous. And I'm jealous because I have been searching for leather pants that don't make me look like I'm joining a biker gang for what seems like forever.

    <a> Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  8. 03.04.2011 / 12:00 am

    I love the lace and leather look too. I've also been on a leather pants kick lately and decided upon the pair you posted about from TopShop. Unfortunately they did my wallet in a bit more than your $25 vintage find. Too bad I'm not as lucky 🙁

  9. 03.06.2011 / 11:36 pm

    I'd die for a pair of skinny/leggings….I haven't found the right ones for me. Mostly because the thought of wearing real leather freaks me out. Although, I have no problems when it comes to shoes or bags. Btw, love the hard+feminine look…it's truly a favorite of mine:)


  10. 03.07.2011 / 6:11 pm

    I LOVE this post! And I'm really into the whole idea of the rocker vibe of the leather pants with the girliness of the shirt. The one on the left is my favorite, blush is so in this season! I even did a post about my fave "blush" finds from around the web, check it out here: http://theprettydish.com/2011/03/06/great-neutral

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