Gotchu Pants

Thursday, August 04, 2011
I tweeted these pants like a million years ago and they're finally making their debut on the blog! Yes, they're pants!!! Imagine my surprise when I tried on a "midi camel skirt" backwards and was about to turn it around until realizing the crotch wasn't going anywhere. And that's when I fell in love. They're so outrageous I had to have them. I've been having an internal battle of whether I should hem them a couple inches or not.. Somebody tell me what to do!!!!!!1 Life or death!!!!!!!!1

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As well as a new fake-out skirt, I got new shoes. They remind me of Chloe's bow pumps. I love the thick heel and the stitched detail on the back that you can't see. They were a bit narrow for me when I got it so I wore them around our apartment with some thick slipper socks until I couldn't feel my toes any more. If you try it, you may lose all feeling in your legs for a couple of days afterward, but it's okay. I think it's normal.

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Nothing is more classy than stripes and camel. Add red lipstick and you're timeless...just like me. I followed the ol' rule of wearing something fitted on top if it's loose on the bottom. I don't know if I can break that rule with these fake-out pants... What else could you wear with these?

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I'm wearing an Old Navy shirt ($12), vintage Anne Klein cropped pants ($6), and JCPenney beige pumps (free) with a vintage bag ($15).

79 comments :

  1. I love that length! Please don't hem them! They go great with any shoes that add height and they're simply wonderful!

    -Steph from http://chocolatelaced.blogspot.com/

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  2. Those pants are great! They will go with just about anything.You can wear them any season too.Left them as is. That is a fabulous length. 

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  3. Love those pants...or are those Culottes? :)

    Have you ever used ice to stretch your shoes out? Works great. Here's a (cheesy) video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf5mJ7aR2t8

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  4. Love those pants...we grew up calling those Culottes!

    Have you ever used ice to stretch shoes? Works great. Here's a (slightly cheesy) video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf5mJ7aR2t8

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  5. Culottes!  Don't hem them.  They are classic.

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  6. Haha, that's awesome. I definitely would've thought that was a skirt. It looks great!

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  7. Those pants are pretty awesome. What are your top 3 thrifting haunts in LA? I'm on the westside and the thrift stores here cost about the same as "new" stores ... wha the wha.

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  8. Is this what they're calling the "new length"? I've been noticing dresses and skirts coming to this point in the calves, and it looks lovely on certain body types. I think you should leave it. It seems so distinctive as-is.

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  9. those are such awesome pants, i like the length

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  10. I think you should leave the length. It's more vintage inspired and I like it in this case. So cute! I want those shoes... LOVE!

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  11. My first thought was, "Gauchos?  Nooooo!"  But you styled them so cutely. I don't think you should hem them.  Those shoes are TDF. 

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  12. So cute ! I actually really love the lenght !

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  13. LOVE the pumps! The thick heel is gorgeous.

    I could see these pants with a long vest maybe... I ALWAYS have a hard time breaking the loose on bottom, tight on top rule, so I can't be very helpful. :)

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  14. Impostor pants, pretending to be a skirt! Love them :)

    xo Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com
    Im giving away $50 to Express: http://tinyurl.com/3djcbde

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  15. o0h I can't believe those are pants! Must be comfy :) I don't think you should cut them =]

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  16. Aww, you look so pretty!  Love this outfit... has me really.ready.for.Fall.

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

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  17. The length is great as is but honestly you'd look cute in them a bit shorter too . Nice neutral color. Love the shoes; just a bit different so eye catching!

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  18. You know how to rock stripes! Ever since I started reading your blog I bought 3-4 striped shirts and have been wearing them happily.

    I also love the shoes. They look quite comfortable despite their sky-high heels.

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  19. Those definitely look like a skirt. I don't think you need to hem them.

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  20. They look great! Leave as is - you're smashing!

    P.S. This reminds me of a time I tried on a pale pink tropical print dress that turned out to be a very awkward-crotch romper. (And I apologizing for saying crotch hahaha.)

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  21. Oh. My. Goodness!  If all pants looked like that, I'd like pants more.  Those are fabulous and I love what you did with them.  And I have no advice for how else to wear them, so sorry.  

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  22. I must get pants like that! They are truly the liars of fashion. Great outfit!

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  23. oh my gooooshhh SO cute! don't hem them- the length looks perfect!

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  24. Umm...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Those pants are amazing, as are the shoes :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  25. I love your shoes! They're so gorgeous!

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  26. never thought i would EVER say this but, those gaucho pants are super chic! and i was totally thinking those pumps reminded me of Chloes! that was the moment i fell in love with that girl... {she is so gorgeous} if you were here in MI right now i would pin you to the floor and rip those shoes off your feet... thats what i do to my sisters when is see them..

    ~selina

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  27. I can't believe they are pants. I can't even tell. I think you have a great eye for gauchos. Also, I'm kind of in love with your shoes.

    p.s. my spell check tried to change gauchos to nachos

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  28. Aw, you look even prettier in these photos! I want a pair of a gaucho pants, seems like a nice compromise between a skirt and pants haha. Those pumps are dang high, I wouldn't be able to walk in those for even a minute ._.

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  29. You have left me speechless. I am supremely jealous of this outfit. What a find!! 

    Also, your shoes kill me. In a good way. 

    The way you've put this together is perfect. Let's go shopping. 

    The Bombshell Manifesto

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  30. I LOVE the midi length on you...definitely keep the length. It looks great!

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  31. You look stunning in the smiling picture! I love those pants they rock, I like their length too, oh and those heels? Amazing! I'm soo bummed I just bought lame nude heels when I could've had those

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  32. Please don't hem them. They are absolute perfection on their own!

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  33. awesome. I grew up wearing cool-lots. I should pull those bad boys out.

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  34. I don't think you need to hem them. You have great legs for midis! As for what else to wear them with? The waist is pretty defined. . . do you have something slightly billowy? In maybe a navy? Oooooh. Or a jewel tone. I think you could get away with it because you're pretty slim.

    Jenn

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  35. To clarify. You can get away with a slightly bigger top because you're so slim and the waist is so defined on those gauchos. Jewel tones pretty much go on any body. :)

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  36. Leave them!  All the designers are doing this hem length now as a nod back to the classic 40's.  I love it!  I'm petite and I still wear it that length, just with heels.  Speaking of, I love yours!  Are the comfy?  I'd make my husband walk around wearing my shoes to stretch them out if his feet weren't twice my size.  Maybe Chase will do you a favor. ;-)

    Your striped blouse needs this scarf!  Just sayin.

    {mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

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  37. Would have never thought they were pants either, I love how you styled them, I'd wear them with a crispy white shirt and a statement necklace or a scarf, love the chunky heel!

    Cess O. <3  The Outfit Diaries

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  38. Never would have guess they were pants, but they're so cute, and such a great color!

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  39. Nomally I'd say take it up a few inches, but these pants have such nice lines I don't want to suggest that and then feel terrible if it ruined the look. 

    Smiles are contagious, so thank you! =)

    Ps - Is there (or was there) a style of pants called gauchos that looked like a skirt???

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  40. I have known them as culottes or divided skirts! Love them for their ease and comforts!

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  41. are they serious pants?! they so look like a skirt!

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  42. Well they do look like a midi-skirt, so I don't think there's any point in cropping them :)

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  43. Oh, i love this skirt so much! Looks so good with striped sirt!

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  44. These pants are bananas!  I love them.  You can't even tell they are pants.  Like at all.  I would hem them just a smidge.  It will make your legs look longer.  Also, if you don't want them anymore, I could take them off your hands for you cause I'm nice... just saying.  If these weren't vintage I would go purchase them right now.

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  45. Oh wow, those trousers are amazing. Leave them as they are: they're perfect. And love the shoes.

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  46. OH my those pants are amazing!!! I don't think you need to hem them, they look fab. I'd so where them with a forest green roll neck for winter. Thank you for my little mention, those shoes are so so fab, thick heels rock, don't they?

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  47. Pants?!?! What? Amazing! You look fabulous as always.

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  48. I just love it the way u dress!!!! 

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  49. Those are great! Can't even tell they are pants. You definitely have a very classy combo going on. Love the red lips with the camel.

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  50. nice pants, it looks like a skirt too :) 
    love the colour of the pants, looks good with the stripes top 

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  51. I love how those pants show off your teeny waist! You look darling, as usual!

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  52. those pants are awesome! So ladylike....but you could climb a tree...if you needed to, for some reason.

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  53. I'm on my way to your house right now to steal those pants.

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  54. Stealth-pants! The best kind! At least for me, because I just have issues with crotchal definition... *cough* I know, I'm strange :p I would totally wear something like those though, lucky you having a pair! They look great on you too, I think the length is fine. They're meant to have some weight and swing to them I think.

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  55. Love, love, love your whole outfit! Those pants are amazing! I totally wish I could find a pair at my thrift shop. I may just be thrifting this weekend just to find a pair. Also, I am on the hunt for the perfect striped top, and have been looking at that particular one from Boden. Do you find you like the quality of Boden?

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  56. Naughty pants... pretending to be skirt! Used to wear something similar in shorter version. Here in Indonesia, we call them kulot. Btw, I love how you pull out stripes.
    And I think you can combine it with just about anything. What about black turtleneck with wide red belt (or sash)?

    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  57. I can't believe that those are actually pants! Very cool and pretty. Love the color.

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  58. WOW, I love this! I can't believe that's not a skirt.

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  59. Oh my goodness, this outfit is perfection. I love the combination of stripes and muted colors. I can't believe it's not a skirt!

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  60. Love it!  You look great in them!

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  61. Love it.  Bet they'd look good with a red top, too.

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  62. I love them and the length is perfect as it is!

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  63. I just realized I asked a dumb question.  I hate it when I have delayed reactions like this. :(

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  64. Wow....I am only 5"2" and I am not sure how they will look on me but after looking how you put them together it makes me want to experiment and see if I can pull them off. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. They're pants?!?! Lol They look awesome, and I LOVE that they look so feminine like a skirt but can save you from the awkward situation when your skirt blows up in the wind :P

    L x

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  66. I LOVE THESE! You and your trickery, Elaine. I like the length, but I would probably hem them 1 roll so they hit right at mid-calf. Just to show a little more leg... get scandalous!

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  67. Thanks for the tips! I'm an SC undergrad and the Goodwill on 6th is just a bus ride away according to Google. Maybe I'll run into you thrifting some time. :)

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  68. I don't think you need to hem them. they look good!!!

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  69. you look beautiful and so classy.... you're right - camel and stripes are stunning together :)

    with love,
    guildedsecret

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  70. That outfit, as is, is to die for! Don't hem the "pants" they are absolutely gorgeous as is. And I WANT THOSE SHOES!!! 

    You could wear a lacy tee or cami with a cardigan when the weather changes.

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  71. Do you pinky swear those are pants? I'm havin' a hard time believing. Either way, you're looking good!

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  72. so many things...first off: best pants EVAH. second: you are tiny and minute, elaine. third: love the pumps. fourth: i sound like a stalker, but i love everything about this, including (and especially) the colors.
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

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  73. when I first saw this post I was super jealous. BUT then today I was going through my patterns and it turns out that one of my vintage patterns is actually a pattern for culottes!! Also, my bff also love the culotte.

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  74. I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours. I LOVE how these pants fit you! Don't hem them!! I think they're perfect just like that. You look adorable!

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  75. I think it looks amazing! I cant believe they're pants! The color, stripes and red lipstick make the whole outfit AMAZING!
    Bellesme

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