|Blouse: Vintage Thrifted and altered, Trousers: Vintage Men's & Thrifted, Shoes & Belt: Thrifted|
It's probably pretty obvious by now that I don't wear alot of pants. It's not that I don't like pants. Mostly, it's that I don't like them on me most of the time. It's difficult for me to find pants that I really like the way they fit. I have muscular legs (translated: not skinny) and full hips. I've tried on TONS of pants and it seems like they're either too big, or too tight in the legs and back side. OR I just don't like how they look on.
What's tricky about pants is that when I try them on in the dressing room, they may look great. So I plop my money down for them, excited to have found the elusive perfect fit; only to find that when I wear them and actually MOVE in them for more than 15 minutes, the fit and look change dramatically. How they hang when they're first worn is NOT how they end up looking by the middle of the day.
I've decided that I prefer trousers over pants and MAYBE an occasional pair of jeans. I like the looseness of the trouser fit without it being baggy. And just between us girls, am I the ONLY female out there who seems to get the dreaded muffin top with these lower rise pants? When I was in FL, I found some pants for my husband while thrifting. When they were a bit small on him, I tried them on and really liked (for the most part) how they fit. So then, I decided to start checking out the mens' pants section whenever I hit the thrift stores.
I found these vintage men's trousers last week at my favorite vintage haunt! As soon as I tried them on, I petted them and told them they were coming home. We bonded right there in the tiny dressing room and I have to tell you, it was quite a beautiful moment! I love how high waisted they are!! They still have the previous owner's name tagged on the inside. I think they may have been made for him because there is not tag at all of any kind. Well, Mr. Foster, thank you for donating your old pants! I hope they made you as happy as they are making me now! Rest assured they will be well taken care of.
I'm onto something ladies! It's the mens' trouser department for me from now on!! By the way, isn't this little blouse a dream? I cut off the long sleeves to a better length and replaced a button. I just adore the metallic thread running through it!