Before we get to the Pants Party, I want to acknowledge that today is my 300 Days of Makeup No-Buy!!! And this will be my final No-Buy badge before I’m finished my yearlong ban.
I’m SO psyched to be finished my No-Buy, you can’t even imagine! 😀
Random: Did you know that in 10 pin bowling, 300 is the perfect score? This is achieved by getting a strike 12 times in a row. 😮
So, I recently bought FOUR pairs of pants! I haven’t bought pants in ages. Hence, the Pants Party:
That’s Brick, from Anchor Man… I just couldn’t help myself, heh. 😛
First, I stopped into Express. I haven’t been in Express for a while and was thinking of getting some new work pants – I’ve been stuck in a rut of black and grey dress pants lately. I was in an adventurous mood and took a risk with trying these on:
Columnist Ankle in Geo Print
People who know me, know that these are totally out of my comfort zone! I do NOT wear patterned pants, nor do I like tapered legs. Something possessed me to buy them, and I actually liked how they look. Since it was BOGO 50% off for pants at Express, I also bought the same cut of pants but in a solid maroon colour:
Again, this is totally out of the norm for me. I do not own a single pair of pants outside of the black – grey – navy colour spectrum. Until now! I received a bunch of compliments when I wore the Geo Print ones to work (sporting heels just like the model!) So I guess I chose well!
Then I noticed a new pop-up shop at the mall called Hyba. It’s a Lululemon-esque yoga / active lifestyle type of store focused on offering a wide range of sizes from XS to 2X. Turns out it’s a sub-brand of Reitmans, a Canadian women’s apparel chain, which also operates Smart Set, RW and their namesake Reitmans, stores. Hyba was running a promotion in the store where their athletic bottoms were all $34 each (regularly $40 each) or buy 2 for $60. So I decided to take the plunge into 2 pairs of slim yoga-styled pants:
Hyba Slimming Pants in Grey Mix and Black
This is NOT my usual look – I mostly wear jeans on the weekends – but I’m willing to try something different. I can wear these with flats / sneakers or boots. What I loved about this store is that they offer a pant length called “Ultra Petite” with a 28″ inseam, and it was perfect for me. 😀 They also carry regular (32″), petite (30″) and tall (34″) – talk about catering to everybody. Can’t wait to wear these!
So that’s my Pants Party. Have you purchased any clothes lately?