Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday FARSSHHIIOONN!

Hello slapdash fashion pundits.

Hope the week has treated you well.

Something happened this week. Something...questionable.

I bought harem pants.

Behold.


Something very weird has happened to this photo, it's like being in a hall of mirrors. Speaking of mirrors, I wish I had a proper full length one. A girl can dream.

The soft pant arrangement from an alternative angle.

 I was at IKEA the other weekend and looked about me, and discovered that almost to a woman, patrons were sporting harem pants. Left right and centre. And dammit, they looked good. And comfy.

It pains me to admit this because my mother spent all of the 90s and most of the early 2000s dressed in harem pants, in particular a pair of harem pants with a sort of mustard tribal pattern on them. And reader, I used to tease the shizz out of her and say cruel things like "You better not wear those out of the house MUM!" and whatnot.

Behold here my mother's ubiquitous mustard spotted harem pants.



Sorry Mum. I was wrong. Harem pants are where it is at.

Mine are from Katie's and were a bargain I tell you. But they seem to be everywhere. There are upmarket soft pants and downmarket soft pants. I've seen them at Witchery, Katies, Country Toad, Sussan. All the big names. To quote FF.

While I was trying them on there was a gaggle of middle aged ladies also experimenting with the trend.  One of them said, "Oh yes I have a few pairs of those! They are just perfect for those afternoons when you are hanging round the caravan!".

I'm sure they are. Endorsed by grey nomads everywhere.

Anyway I love them and intend to wear them every day for the rest of my life.

Have you bent to the harem pant trend? Would you rather die than get about in soft pants? Do you have a harem? Let me know! I care about your needs and wants!

A bien tot or whatever it is those French types say.

xx

45 comments:

  1. i wear lulu's 60 to 70% of the time so i am the wrong person to give an opinion.

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    1. I don't even know what lulus are! SHould I get some?

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    2. Lulu lemon - otherwise known as external spanx

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  2. They are cool! Do they come in pink? If so, I might nab me a pair & wear them to work. DON'T THINK I'M JOKING. Happy weekend! Love A xxx

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    1. They were mostly monochromatic but I think if you search hard enough you might be lucky! See you Monday xx

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  3. Dude seriously I am wearing the exact same pair right now (well not exact I presume we each have our own pair, although that would explain why sometimes I can't find them).
    But I did wear them in the 90s too, before my time or old before my time I'm not quite sure...

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    1. SNAP! Aren't the they bees knees! You were totally before your time.

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  4. I got a pair of chambray elastic ankle pants from Country Road last week, as directed by Mrs Woog. And dang it if they aren't amazing! Next stop, soft pant from Sussan.

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    1. Prue I totally want those chambray pants too! But I need to put the credit card away for a bit, dammit. The Susan pants were absolutely lovely.

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  5. They look good but would be so much more appealing if they didn't need ironing!!!

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    1. Thank god Lila I was freaking out for a second there...

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    2. Love the h pants but loving these comments even more best laugh I've had in a long time

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    3. I am weeing myself from laughter too Michele!

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  6. I am hesistant about the harem pant. As I am just 160cm I fear wearing them would be like wearing a doona cover. I've been hanging around my caravan in cut of denim shorts and age inappropriate tank tops from Best and Less (something that FF would never do)

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    1. Mumabs you need to get some harem pants. You are slim, you would look a million BUCKS ROUND THAT VAN! YEAH!

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  7. Can I wear them with biker boots? I'm watching the Sarah Connor Chronicles and I NEED a pair of biker boots so badly - I reckon I could pull off the look ... maybe ... and I have a caravan ... what's an iron ...?

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    1. Did you know my name is Sarah AND MY BROTHER'S NAME IS CONNOR?! I AM NOT JOKING!

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    2. Omg. its a sign isn't it? I HAVE to get some!! Stood outside the oub last night trying on some blokes New Rock boots for size in the rain (there may be a blog post in that ;) - I need me some.

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  8. Yeah I'm still not convinced - look great on other people, but not on me!

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    1. You MUST try Janet! I think they look good on EVERYONE.

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  9. I love me some harem pants!
    Inside the house, outside the house, I don't care...give me an elasticised waist band and a dropped crotch and I am a happy girl.
    I have dressy pairs and casual pairs. They are the best!
    And I suppose, sooner or later, we all turn into our mothers. For me that means '80s power suits with huge shoulder pads and weird "feminine" ties...yikes.

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    1. This is deadset the funniest comment I have ever had on this blog. I am crying with laughter!

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  10. If you say they are comfy, I'm sold. What do I care, I've already completely let myself go anyway and they do look good on you. xo

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    1. They are really quite flattering Ness which is counter intuitive!

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  11. They look comfortable. Which is lucky because one wouldn't wear them for looks.

    I am siding with your teenage self. Don't care about trends. Some things are best left to those who enjoy caravans.

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    1. You don't know what you are missing Lucinda!!

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  12. Love these. So comfy. I don't own a pair of harem pants, but will likely invest in a pair once Frocktober finishes. Does your mum still own hers?

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    1. Apparently they finally got too faded. I talked to her about them last night and she got really maudlin about them.

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  13. sure I have some of those ,,,didn't know they were called harem pants though.

    The one thing about always wearing soft. comfy clothing... you tend to eat like a pig as there is no waist band tightening effect.."wear tight clothes you eat less" ..a model once told me that so it must be TRUE

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    1. SO TRUE! I need to be alert but not alarmed...

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  14. I was naked and crying "I have nothing to wear", Hormonal rage of being 43 and 8 months pregnant. Justin left the house and came back with chocolate and soft grey harem pants. My rage turned to swoony mush love. I have worn those pants to death. They are now all covered in the weird cotton balls of pile, but they still come out of the wardrobe at least once a week.

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    1. What an awesome dude to get those! Best!

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  15. You're totally rocking those pants girl! I don't really do long pants, too hot for me in this country, not to mention the only skinny part of me is my legs so I try not to cover them up - it makes my tummy look less big and gives the illusion of slimness! I have to say you're looking great! x p.s mums are always right aren't they?

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    1. I hear you, you have great legs you should totally flaunt them at any given opportunity!

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  16. My mother never wore trousers but I am sure she would have loved harem pants. I've not seen them nor do I obviously own any but I really like the idea of them. I am a house body so would suit me. I don't wear long pants in summer as I find it too hot in Perth to do so but come autumn I will be on the lookout for some harem pants.

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    1. They are actually really quite cool Mimsie, they swish around and generate their own climate controlled system!

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  17. I love harem pants but don't own any as they just don't suit me. Although my mum has a pair and when she was looking after the kids (while we were swanning around Paris pretending we were Tres Fancy) my daughter came downstairs, saw what my mum was wearing and said, "Oh Nanna. You've still got your pyjamas on. You can't take us to school dressed in your pyjamas!" So of course, Mum wore them all day and even walked to the classroom in the afternoon to pick my very embarrassed daughter up, all the while insisting they were definitely not PJ's but in fact very comfortable and fashionable Harem Pants. Go Nanna!!

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    1. Yeah Nanna! They are super trendy! I see them EVERYWHERE!

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  18. I must get me a caravan. And some pants. In that order. You look awesome and I'm sold.

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  19. I like the idea of them but fitted clothes usually look better on me.

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  20. I had not succumbed but now I am kinda craving a pair after seeing yours. I worry my short ass legs will just look weird in them though. I did wear them in the 90s as did my hubby and they were in the brightest most lurid colours that ever existed lol xx

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  21. love the pants! please blog more often! x

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