Thursday, May 10, 2012

Foulard Foolery

Though these are not nearly the craziest pants I own, I was recently accused of wearing wild pants when I wore the café capri in foulard. Maybe it's because I outed them with the Blythe blouse in silk pebble dot and the tricolor Penelope mary janes.

Husby hated the outfit (well ... maybe hate is too strong a sentiment, but he didn't like it). I pouted but insisted on wearing as is while muttering "you just don't get it" and went off to work where a male colleague asked "who dressed you today?"

Ah well.

The capri pants are a favorite and came to me via charge-send sale priced plus 30% off from a B&M in Connecticut thanks to a tip from MB on the JCA post. I can understand why they received a lot of blog love.

The fabric is 98% cotton with 2% spandex in a weight heavy enough to stay crisp looking. The material has a sensual sateen finish that's a nice surprise to the touch. The pants seem to give a longer, slimmer silhouette than the other capris I have from JC.



 
I wore them again today. This time, with the Banana Republic soft-wash denim shirt (to continue making my way through the denim/chambray shirt reviews). I'm wearing the XXS petite and as you can see, it's good for those looking for a more fitted look. The denim is a dark wash (darker than it appears in this photo shot on a bright, sunny day) with only the slightest fading along the edges and no distressing (yay!). It is100% cotton. Soft. I like it.

So what do you think about my foray into pattern mixing? The foulard with the pebble dot felt very ethnic print to me.

It was indeed a venture outside of my usual area. And I'm not sure I'll enter that territory again anytime soon.

It's OK if you hate it too don't like it. ;)

18 comments:

  1. I love the print of the foulard cafe capris, but it didn't work for me :-( you look gorgeous! Love with the denim shirt! Xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! And I'm sorry they didn't work for you. I'm certain there will be more to come for you to love that will work. ;)

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  2. I almost bought them today for $40! Unfortunately the size 00s were too big, which was unfortunate because they were super cozy. Enjoy!

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    1. Wow what a bargain! If the size 00 are too big, maybe the larger Crewcuts will work for you?

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  3. I love the pants with the red shoes!

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    1. thanks Tammy! I love when I have a reason to wear red shoes.

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  4. I do, I am all for mixing and you wear it well. I love the foulard print but the pant did not work for me, works great for you though.

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    1. Oh too bad this print didn't work for you. I love how you mix colors and patterns.

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  5. You look great in the foulard print. I have to say I like the second look better, for my taste, but YOU pulled them both off fabulously!!! So happy that you found them!!

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    1. Thanks again, MB! And I like the second look better too. ;)

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  6. I know this is WWAAAYYY late but I just happened upon your blog searching for something else. I am glad to see the IRL pix of the foulard capri pants. They were a love-at-first-site item but I waited until I found them on sale + 30%. My hubby also was not "feeling" them and actually told me that I had on PJs for the day...I am glad that I did not let his comment deter me b/c I got many compliments that day. I am not brave enough to mix patterns but the solids tops have worked out great for me. Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. Hi Rashawnda and welcome! I'm happy you found my blog and found the foulard capri pants on sale plus 30% off. Though I try to be more brave with colors and patterns, I actually prefer the pants with solid tops and my favorite is with a white shirt, lol.

      Thanks so much for coming by!

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  7. You look exactly like those J Crew models - tall and lean. People who mix patterns have vivacious personalities with a spark for invention, bringing bright colors and patterns to a drab day.

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  8. nice blog i really like capri for mens Thanks for sharing.

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