Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Favorite

I love these pants.

I bought them today (40% off) at Ann Taylor Factory Store, and wow, are they comfortable. They are a material I have never seen in this sort of pants (maybe I am a little behind...), which is a thick blend of polyester, rayon, and spandex. They are somewhere on the continuum between sweatpants and dress pants, and I think they can be dressed up or down. Once it gets too cold for my purple cords, I think these will be my go-to pants for the winter. 

Pros: Dark heather grey color (they also come in black). Soft, stretchy material. Warm enough for winter. Good for tucking into boots or wearing with heels. Slim fit.
Cons: Minor gapping at the waist, since they only come in the Modern Fit rather than my personal favorite, Curvy Fit. About 3 inches too long, even in Petite sizing (but I expect that from every pair of pants I buy). Dry Clean only (I intend to try washing them like the rest of my laundry - I'll let you know how it works out)

Tip: When trying on, try on several sizes. I could have bought the 0R, 00P, or 0P, and went with the middle option, 0P. Don't buy them too tight, lest you incur VPL (Visible Panty Lines), but, according to the SA, these stretch out as you wear them, so don't buy too loose either. 

Without boots to show calf width (folded under at the bottom).

Scarf: Express
Shirt: Banana Republic Factory Store
Bracelet: 10,000 Villages
Pants: Ann Taylor Factory Store
Boots: Target


  1. I had work pants in that material a few years ago from New York & Co. and they washed fine for me - so hoping same goes for yours. not a fan of the dry cleaning... :)

  2. Haha! This cracks me up laura! I love it (your blog with katie) am just super suprised by it! The laura I remember is the ultimate tom-boy-never caring about her outfit. Whoa, excuse me things have changed! We are growin up! Look out world!

    You look beautiful in these pictures, laura! Much love to you! Haha...don't think I can really take my fashion advice from this blog, however-I'm a bit tall for that...;)