Thursday, June 18, 2009

Genie in a Bottle

One of my fave stops in Montreal is Simons which I always called "Seemon" - like some frenchie wannabe - until, a few visits ago, when an actual French SA advised (snootily, in truth) that it's Simons with a long "i", as in the guy who started it was Scottish. Whatever. I still love the place for its occasional fashion forwardness and its truly excellent deals.

Which brings me to the hammer - I mean harem - pants. Look, this is not a trend on which I'm sold. I find it rather absurd. This is why (I suppose) I just had to try these pantaloons on for kicks. And then I thought they were sort of fun. And man, it's sure as hell like wearing nothing. So cool and breezy. I figure, if I never get the nerve to wear them out (and I already have, silly me), I can still do yoga channeling I Dream of Jeannie. Check out my cool new sandals while you're at it.

OK, you asked for it...

Yes, the glasses are goofy but I was on my way outside.

16 comments:

  1. I like them too. I marvel at your ability to make them look so cool and utterly desirable.

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  2. Eeeee. I just can't condone these pants, K. Fun and not unflattering, but just plain WEIRD. Perhaps, like Uggs, they could be hanging-out-at-home-wear.

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  3. Classic out fit! You look like you're ready to spring into action!


    Oh yeah, one more thing...hubba hubba!

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  4. I absolutely love you in them. Unlike me & my goofy take on pegged pants, you actually look fabulous.

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  5. they look good on you. when i was in sydney last month all the girls were wearing them. you rock them.

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  6. D.: Why thank you. They're different. I'll give 'em that.

    Mardel: What a lovely compliment. Thank you. And trust me, they looked pretty ridiculous in most of the photos.

    Sal: Exactly. They're the uggs of pants!! And I don't condone them either. Just trying to get a little crazy. PS - Love your outfit post today. So gorgeous!

    Monkey: How I've missed you! :-)

    Ambika: Thanks! They are a strange look - and I think the spot they hit on the calf is critical. I tried on another (less wacky) version of these and they were all wrong in the length.

    Tea Lady: Excellent to know. I love being like the girls in Sydney!

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  7. I want your pants! Non, but they are the perfect pair good length and look fab. Love the whole head to toe look and the sunnies are de rigeur.

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  8. I'm annoyed now. I didn't think they had any left! I bought those in light grey/blue when they first came out. And I periodically searched for the black ones after that. Which part of the store were they in, and did they have a lot left?

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  9. no! the sunnies are gorgeous. It is going to take me a little bit longer to appreciate the pants. You look lovely though.....

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  10. Woooooo! It's Hammer time, baby!

    I love hammer pants. I loved them when the MC himself wore them, I love them now. (That said, I'm avoiding any that come in plaid - a single incarnation of those is enough.)

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  11. EEEEEEEK! I LOVE IT!!! You look SMOKIN' HOT! I love these harems ...they're totally flattering and sexy.

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  12. the gold gladiators are sick too!!!! love that they have a little wedge...my ankle always hurts in flats.

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  13. Hammer Time, I love Hammer pants, or balloon pants.. I am so glad they are back, they are SO much fun, and I just noticed all the beautiful motif on your ceiling... You have a fab townhouse.

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  14. i know it's supposed to about the pants but i really like the sweater/cami thing you did there. ive never seen something like that before, and it looks so elegant.

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  15. Kate: Why thank you!

    Raven: I'm so glad you found them in the end. Justice served. Just look how the internet has helped you!

    Hammie: I completely understand. When I look at these photos, I"m not sold either!

    Iris: Very good call :-)

    Maegan: Thanks so much! Those glads are very comfie - strangely so - and the go with EVERYTHING!

    April: Thanks so much for noticing that rosette. We're having it restored and it's nice to know someone is paying attention!

    ~h: Thanks for your lovely comment. The cropped sweater is a nice look with the harem pant, I believe. Love to know you find it elegant!

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