As you'll note from the photo-bombing (below), my time for playing around with blog-posting is very limited, but I found a "quick second " (I've been watching Nashville and picking up a Rayna James idiom or two) to try out a few options for taking these comfy pants out and about.
I chose to wear them with my nude pointed-toe d'Orsay flats (Vince) which I think makes the look less sporty, slightly more polished, and I also think is more elongating than a dark, closed shoe might be (that said, I fully intend to wear them with black closed-toe at some point and let the stumpiness reign!).
The white sweater in these photos is linen, a J. crew purchase from the spring. Interestingly, I've found that when I wear white (which didn't used to be very often, mainly in the summer), Pater will spontaneously comment that "You look very fresh!". Once I recognized the pattern, I've made an effort to maximize the effect and I've picked up a few white tops.
new yellow chinos, and Little Girl said right away, "Nana, you look really nice," and then she paused and organized her thoughts to add, "You look like you just came from your office."
his boxy merino sweater in heather-grey; with a new black lightweight merino, slightly slouchy Vince sweater, with my trusty old dark grey fitted cashmere v-neck. .. Honestly, for a pair of pants that seem a bit of a stretch, I can already see these will be very versatile.
But for now, I'd better run. A few things to do before Little Girl wakes up, and I've heard some stirrings from her room next door (Pater's in Vancouver helping the new family for a few days, so LG and I are on our own). While I'm gone, do keep those comments coming -- I'd still love to wear how you might wear these. . . or how you'd adapt the trend (a solid colour, perhaps). . . or whether you think it's an abomination in the workplace but you'd defend my right to wear it (as, generously, does Rubiatonta in last post's comments) . . .