Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Hot Cat Sitting on a Tin Roof - 3-way Harem Pants

This past long weekend I decided to bite the bullet and try out the Sass & Bide Harem pants I recently purchased. I had tried them on at home, and pretty much decided they weren't for me, but the comfort-factor was so great, I thought I'd give it a try, before making a final decision. Please excuse the horrid 'Fee fi fo fum' poses, wish I had a mannequin or model to dress instead (further proof I'm so not photogenic)...

So I first wore the pants out wine tasting



Shoes: Dries Van Noten sandals (as requested by a lovely reader, I have attached a close-up pic...ugh! Please excuse my hideous feet, I have since ordered a Ped Egg...)
Pants: Sass & Bide Harem pants (love the little buttons at the bottom)
T-shirt: Sass & Bide - A Hot Cat Sitting on a Tin Roof
Jacket: Burberry Washed Navy Leather jacket (bought this in Barcelona, and was photographed with my sisters outside the Burberry store for Spanish newspaper El Periodico moments after, we laughed like crazy the next day when we spotted ourselves in the newspaper, with our little 'interview'!).

I then had 5 minutes to change to go out for dinner when we got back, so I wore them again.

Shoes: Gucci Patent studded stiletto heels (these are my fave Tom Ford for Gucci stilettos, I loved these so much I got them both in the Black and Ivory)

Pants: Sass & Bide Harem pants
Blouse: Bora Aksu silk top (have included a better picture of this top by this London-based Turkish Designer)
Jewellery: from Bauhaus, with the exception of the pendant, it's a Christmas ornament from Orson & Blake in Sydney.

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The following day I had 5 minutes to get ready for a luncheon at a friend's place, so reached for these pants again:

Shoes: Stella McCartney patent pumps in Lead (fell in love with these as soon as I saw them on the runway, and have them in Lead, Black, Red, and Fuschia Satin)
Pants: Sass & Bide Harem pants
Blouse: Wool jersey & Satin Vanessa Bruno top
Jewellery: Black charm bracelet (birthday present from my gorgeous little sister), 2 hematite bracelets from Brazil, one golden bracelet from Topshop London.
Belt: Chloe silk scarf belt with brass & amber buckle (I didn't tie it properly for this picture, and fixed it after, looks terrible here!)

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A close-up of Anouk Lepere wearing the Chloe belt on the runway (absolutely love the buckle, so I have this belt in black leather as well), wish I knew how to tie it as they did on the runway!

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24 comments:

  1. You need to keep the pants, they look awesome!

    Honestly if I spot you around Adelaide in them I will make sure to stop you and tell you how great they look :-)

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  2. keep them! I absolutely love these pants.

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  3. Keep the pants, they are amazing!
    Love all the looks, especially the second one!

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  4. You are truly an amazing dresser - gorgeous. The pants look awesome the way you have styled in every photo. I love all of your shoes too... I remeber trying the Gucci's on when I was in Melbourne years back (in brown). They seemed so high at the time and now I wear shoes like that all the time.

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  5. Loving those pants on you! The fit is perfect. I hate it when that style gets too MC Hammerish but that cut is fantastic!

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  6. Those pants look incredible on you! My god you have some gorgeous shoes!!

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  7. i love the leather jacket and especially the silk blouse (the colour, asymetrical cut, the sleeves ...)
    i usually don't like harem pants, but you look great wearing them !!!

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  8. They look fantastic and I like all of the combinations you came up with. I still can't see myself wearing them though. :(

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  9. frankiesaysrelax: Do you live in Adelaide? If you do spot me & stop me, please don't take it personally if I go bright red and become a stuttering fool. I think I'd be mortified if anyone recognised me (especially if it's a workday or at the gym, when I'm at my daggiest)

    karolina: are you KarolinaP? If so, howare you? :) Yeah, love those Gucci's, but they're not v. easy to walk in (due to that 'high' part in the back, I use a Dr School gel 'party feet' to help my heel grip...)

    beauty parler: I joked on Saturday at my friend's place that these were my 'Hammer pants', although I agree that I couldn't (personally) pull-off those drop-crotch truly Hammer-style pants, hehe...

    Thanks siie, carolina lange, blogette, DYDWD & clothes horse. :)

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  10. you look fierce with them!

    a kiss!!!

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  11. just shoot me those pants are effing amazing, and i love how you could wear it with a multitude of tops. freaking amazing i tell you. and sexy shoes! gah total overload of jealousy,

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  12. Love your blog and I hope you post more often.. :)

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  13. Kira: Muito obrigada, um beijo pra voce tambem!

    Simply.Steph: Haha! Thanks, you're a hoot!

    Che: Thanks, will try ;)

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  14. wow, you look like a model. You must have a fantastic wardrobe. That's fabulous.

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  15. GOSH! Girl I love every single outfit you put together!! U gotta be my twinsister I swear...
    Must be cause we are both so multi- cultural LOOL (me being egyptian/ gypsy/balcan/austrian)

    I really feel you!

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  16. the 2nd guccis are so fierce.

    and a blue leather jacket, amazing!

    and those pants look comfortable & versatile, i say they're keepers

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  17. Songy - awww....thanks, you are seriously too kind! Happy B'day again!

    Zad - Thanks & wowee! What an interesting background! Mine's nothing exciting, I've just lived in many different places, that's all :)

    H of Candid Cool- Thanks H! Yeah...these pants are SO comfy, I could wear them everyday :)

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  18. O_O <---- that was seriously my face when i saw that close up pic of your dvn's that you so kindly uploaded. those dvn's are truly one of the most beautiful pairs of dvn's that ive ever seen.
    you (& jane from sea of shoes) are so lucky to own them. argh i am so jealous! you wear them and those harem pants beautifully!

    im loving your style more and more with each post!


    ps. have you heard the facehunter is coming to australia? as a sydney girl im rather excited. i only wish he'd upload his hourly itinery so that i could stalk him (from a safe distance - id be much too embarrassed/afraid to speak to him personally). haha i read a couple of comments on that post and it appears an all out war is errupting between the melbournians and sydney-ites. lol i dont really care about all that tosh but my memories of melbourne are all negative, due to an unfortunate and rather traumatic encounter with a penguin in victoria when i was a child :)



    pps. those dvn's are stunning! just thought id let you know one more time since they are such wondeful shoes!

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  19. Haha, thanks Tanya!

    I did see Facehunter's coming to Oz! :) Very exciting, except I'm pretty sure he won't be coming to my v. happening (not!) city. I'm curious about his itinerary as well, as I'll be in Melbourne from the 8th to 10th of October and would also like to stalk him from a distance, hehe...

    Your penguin/Melbourne story sounds intriguing...what happened?

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  20. I AM IN LOVE with those pants
    you seriously look amazing and you could probably wear those with ANYTHING and make it look awesome... they really emphasize your shoes! <3 perfect!

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  21. Thanks jillian! I think these Harem pants will replace my 'jeans', in that I'll wear it with everything, good timing too, seeing I can't fit even my fat jeans #4 (ie. 4th pair I've bought due to my increasing weight, boo hoo), thank goodness these are stretchy at the waist and billowy in the legs! :)

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  22. Those trousers are amazing. They are the nicest harem pants I've seen yet - those buttons make them perfect!

    Loving the DVN sandals, too. They go together perfectly.

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  23. i think the pants look great on you:) you should definitely wear them again:)

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  24. Thanks amymay & frouflou!

    Frouflou, I already have! They are my new 'jeans' now, especially seeing I no longer fit any jeans! :)

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