Posted on | September 28, 2009 | 6 Comments
It is probably not that evident from the images of this blog, but I have actually lost some weight this summer, going down a size or even two. From the wardrobe point of view this is not a huge problem, most of my clothes are not close fitting anyway — and I’m totally capable to make small adjustments to garments in need of that.
But the one alarming problem was that my skinny black jeans are not that skinny anymore. Usable, yes, but not skinny. And skinny black pant (something sturdier than a pair of leggings) is such a cornerstone in my regime that I can’t do without. On the other hand — because I have a reason to believe that the gradual weight loss will still continue for a while I was not ready to invest too much to a new pair.
I’m so happy that I haven’t been carrying my pennies to H&M and Zara this autumn — but in this case the H&M shopping was kind of justified. I skipped the fall collection totally to save for the better shoes, but to be honest I have been considering some of the Divided Exclusive pieces anyway. And on the other hand, I think that this vinyl panelled stretch twill pair of pants is actually quite nice!
The fit is excellent, the vinyl panels are lined with soft fabric, the zippers are sturdy metallic ones. Could not expect more from 29 € pants. The vibe is bit S&M, but I guess that I can handle that. A counterattack of cuteness always works — and optionally by combining them to minimal pieces I hope that the feel will be more futuristic than fetishistic. I have no fear for shiny plastic, whatsoever. I had a beige plastic skirt few years ago and wore it to death.
For the test run I layered on some cutesy stuff: a H&M nude tunic, Zara silk tunic & Vero Moda scarf. The ruffles you see underneath are actually a piece of tube jersey I have been using as a mini skirt and a top, would probably look nice as a scarf, too. And the shoes… …those Vagabonds. I’m still after the black Rützou wedges… …we’ll see…