Monday, October 15, 2012

monday musings [the thing about pants]

Monday, October 15, 2012
fit is really important when it comes to buying clothes. without great fit, no matter how high-end your item is, it's going to look bad. i try to make sure the clothes i buy actually fit without having to go to the tailor [i never have time]. especially pants. because pants, pants are tricky. 

i have a number of [pretty common sense] rules when buying pants [if you're like me and never get to the tailor]:

rule #1: if they're dragging on the floor, they're too long, don't buy them 

rule #2: if when you sit down/bend over, they slide down your butt and you show crack that makes plumbers jealous, don't buy them

rule #3: if it looks like you're packin' [c'mon ladies, you know some pants get that weird bulge thing in the front], don't buy them

rule #4: if when you put them on your legs look like they're in sausage casings, don't buy them

rule #5: whenever possible, get pants with a little bit of stretch [especially if you have a small waist, but a butt & thighs like yours truly]

all of these rules have something in common, you have to actually try the pants on. that works fine when you're shopping in a store, but what if you're purchasing online? well, that's trickier, so for online shopping, skip right to:

rule #6: if at all possible, know what size you are in that particular brand [although not always fool-proof]

rule #7: read reviews! [most of the time, people will tell you how they fit, whether they run small or large, if they stretch out or don't, etc.]

these rules in mind, i stumbled upon these pants on the zara website last week and had to have them [i mean, i never had a chance, right?] so i read a few reviews, not having purchased zara pants before, and ordered a size up. 

and when this came in the mail saturday morning [really super fast free delivery = amazing]


i pulled out my beautiful pants... and quickly realized that i may be breaking rules 1, 2, 3, and 5 immediately. they looked ti-ny. but having gotten this far with these beautiful pants [i mean, they traveled so far to see me], i thought i would give them the ole' college try, and a few jean lunges [you know what i'm talking about ladies] later:




they're a little tight [not sausage casing tight], but look damn good on [pant bullet dodged!]

do you have any tips for online shopping you use? care to share?



3 comments:

  1. Size charts! It's so important to know your measurements!

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  2. Great post! Love your camo pants!

    Check out my blog and if you like it maybe we can follow eachother on Google or Bloglovin.

    xo,
    Deanne
    http://MyFashAvenue.blogspot.ca

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    1. thanks deanne :) love your site - i'm following!

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