MrB and I went out for dinner on Saturday despite the pouring rain. I even forced myself to wear something besides jeans and a black t-shirt. Check out how wet the toes of my shoes are! I think everything I’m wearing in this photo is from 2003 or 2004.
What Wendy Wore
Sweater: Alberta Ferretti
Pants: Zac Posen
Shoes: Michael Kors
Necklace: My own Mia scent locket design
Lipstick: Rebel by MAC
The pants zip in the back. That’s a little inconvenient, but not terrible. It’s the hook-and-eye at the top of the zipper that’s a real problem. I would wear these pants more if it weren’t for the crazy closure. I love sailor pants in general — in any fabric except denim. Denim sailor pants always look like diapers on me. Now that I think of it, that’s a style that would be more appropriate for pants that zip and hook in the back!
It almost looks like the girls got soaked, too. Almost.
Denim diapers you say? From what I’ve heard, I think those exist for the wee ones. Huggies or Luvs, I think. Can’t wait for the flare trend to hit those… gonna be a bit messy.
Ha ha! Yeah, that sweater is awfully sheer. I’ve never dared take a picture in it before. I generally avoid any signs of sheerness like the plague. It’s a particular fear of mine!
Those pants are incredible!
If you of all people abhor denim sailor pants…not too long ago I wore mine and swore them off forever, too much fabric and too heavy. They were uncomfortable and unflattering. I’ll just stick to my regular jeans from now on.
Susan Tiner says
My anti-spam word is kittehs and I approve of your outfit!
Very pretty casual outfit for you!
i know this is kind of random- but do you have fashion critics/journalists that you would recommend me read?
i dont know anything about this stuff (at its source) and i am bingeing on cathy horyn and i am a little scared for myself.
Robin Givhan, formerly at the Washington Post, now at The Daily Beast.
and as a person commenting on the blog of a former journalist …let me correct my comment-
Style Eyes Fashion Blog says
Love those trousers. Glad to see that I am not the only one who keeps my clothes for years and years
Megan Mae says
I think you look fabulous. I love the seaming/ruffles on that sweater.
I LOVE those pants! They are gorgeous. Well done for getting out of the jeans/black T uniform. You look stunning, as always!
madeleine gallay says
Pretty clothes on you, the sweater is so femme.
Love those pants
I used to have a pair like them in navy and they just disappeared into thin air apparently
Been looking for them in my closet forever. lol
you have sucha pretty smile 🙂
Those pants are so cool! And I love the springy vibe of the sweater!
Gah, what I’d give to look so fabulous in high-waisted sailor pants!
Those some well fitted pants! And your smile is infectious. My Anti Spam word is HERSTORY
That's Not My Age says
I was just thinking today that I’m sick of jeans with pretend front pockets, so sailor pants that don’t unbutton must be very frustrating!
The Styley says
I’m also a fan of sailor pants. I have a plaid wool pair I keep waiting to break out during the winter, but it’s never really cold enough in SF.
Emma at Daily Clothes Fix says
Love this look on you. The trousers are wonderful. I’m wearing my sailor pants today too. Mine button at the front and always remind me of a babygrow when I come to put them on. This seems to be the downside that they look amazing but no one can come up with a good way to fasten them.
Wait – didn’t you consider buying denim sailor pants about a year ago?
They weren’t denim! http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2011/04/2010/07/what-wendy-wore-christopher-cross-and-a-cougar/
Collette Osuna says
Wow hot stuff!!! Love the pants truly!! Id deal with
the back zipper too..nice look on you dollie:)
you look fab in sailor pants!
for some reason the mere mention of SAILOR pants makes me think of chemin de fer jeans from the 80’s! lol
You really have the best figure for high-waisted pants. What a great fit these are!
You’ve ventured into different poses. Nice!
Love sailor pants, and I think curvier women can also rock them. You look great here.
I have no idea what any designer is thinking by putting something like button closures in the back of pants. That’s just asking for frustration.