Since it got cold I’ve been wearing these faux leather numbers from Zara, for which I’ve gotten lots of compliments. They are super cute, fit really well and are comfy (not to mention really affordable). I found that I wanted to wear them ALL THE TIME, especially in fall/winter when faced with the question “what can I wear out at night in which I’ll look fetching yet not freeze to death in?”. Enter these pants. These really only work well with heels (not liking the styling in this pic) because they have ankle zippers and are cropped. But they are adorable and I highly recommend them if you a) don’t want to part with the money on the real deal b) don’t wear leather c) want to see how often you might wear a style like this.
So after realizing how much I would wear a real pair and getting advice from a very stylish client who has a certain pair she said are “the absolute best ever”, I bit the bullet and ordered them. Just to see. I never, ever buy really expensive things. The only pair of fancy shoes I own are Jimmy Choos that a girlfriend GAVE me. However, I’ve been trying hard to focus on buying really great, high quality stuff and less crap that I buy just to have something new to wear (we ALL do that, right?). I fully planned on returning them as I just have a hard time making investments in clothing. Sofas and art, sure. Pants and shoes- not so much.
And then I got the pants yesterday.
I mean, buttery yet thin stretchy leather. Super comfortable. Long and lean. If you’ve ever tried on leather pants you KNOW 90% of the time they look so awful (and feel so awful tugging and stretching to get them on) you don’t want to even catch your reflection in the mirror. These were different. But maybe I had had one too many glasses of pinot noir. So I went downstairs to show Andrew. And his reaction seriously shocked me.
“What are those?!?! Are you wearing those out without me? You can’t! Don’t even tell me how much those were because you are absolutely NOT returning them. I consider those an investment in our marriage!”
Love this guy.
So I guess I’m making my first ever investment purchase…. it’s for my marriage’s sake, after all!!
Some more leather legging inspiration….
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