Personal Style Win

 

Whew!!  We have made it through my son's high school graduation, graduation open house, and college orientation!  Now, on to some talk about one of my new faves I purchased for this year. 

So, I first saw these pants in an ad in early spring in a fashion magazine and fell in love with them. 

here is the ad... culottes!!  

here is the ad... culottes!!

 

I have made no secrets that for me, one of my favorite denim brands is Kut from the Kloth.  The fit is the best fit for my body type (smaller waist, fuller hips and thighs), they are trend right, and affordable.  The quality is great - they wash well and maintain their color and fit over time.  It was a total win win for these beauties to also be one of my favorite brands.  I had never ordered directly from their website before but I had to have the pants so that's what I did.  I ordered two sizes to be safe and patiently waited on their arrival.  Argh...they were backordered!  So, when I finally received them I loved them but they were too long (or I am 5'4").  I have a friend who is a very talented seamstress and she took care of that for me! When you look at the pic of the pants you will see - this was tricky- the pants are fringed!  I have worn the pants several times both dressy casual and totally casual.  I pair them with a basic tee shirt and casual tennis shoes or dress them up with a flouncy blouse and my favorite espadrilles. 

Here is the funny part.  I read a lot of fashion magazines, blogs, articles.  I watch a lot of fashion "things" on the internet and tv.  Sometimes, I get frustrated though.  I see all these great pieces that I think I would love AND that would be great for my body type, lifestyle, etc.  Then, when I see the price tag I go crazy.  I love the dress, the pants, the sweaters, (whatever) but even if I had an unlimited bank account I wouldn't spend the amount of money they are suggesting I pay.  So imagine my surprise when I see a great pair of pants that are so similar to my new faves only their price tag is over $900! 

Beautiful Valentino Culottes  

Beautiful Valentino Culottes

 

Yes, I know about the cycle of fashion and how trends start and all of that.  But I love it when my theory of owning your own style shows up like this.  I saw them and I bought them because I loved them and I knew they would be "right" for me, not because they were of a certain designer name or trend.