I have to say that I love fashion.
I love to receive the phone-book sized issue of Vogue every September and pore over it’s pages. I watch every episode of Project Runway and What Not To Wear. I read fashion blogs and watch videos of the current collections. I go to the mall for nothing more than to look at clothes and see what’s new in colors, shapes and fabrics.
As much as I love fashion, I find it ironic that I seldom see anything that truly translates into my own life. I am five-foot-two, somewhat overweight ( in an hourglass-shaped, pin-up girl kind of way) and come from French/Italian peasant stock meaning that my family is a sturdy lot. There is nothing about me that resembles a runway model, and yet I look at all these fashion-y things and dream.
But darlings, this season something was different. My January issue of Vogue arrived and lo; it contained not just the usual teeny dresses, short skirts and skinny jeans. There were also several very wearable (even by the short-legged likes of me!) pant outfits as seen below:
Then in a Gap ad:
Then finally, spotted and photographed in the wild on one of my favorite fashion blogs, the Sartorialist:
Color me thrilled! Yes, I wore pants like these in the 70′s as a very young woman and I normally don’t find the need to repeat fashions ( 80′s leggings are just one of the items that will never grace my body again), but this is something I can get my teeth into. A gracefully flared pant or jean with a romantically tailored top or jacket (or sweater, of course) can literally go anywhere, any time.
And of course, you must have the appropriate Kork-Ease shoes to complete the look:
Now I can die happy………. : )