- Torture Devices.
All of my pants are currently in this category because none of them fit me. Over the last year, I lost about eight pounds, which adds up to almost two inches lost in my waist measurement. This means all of my pants now hang lower than they should, creating a VERY unflattering "droopy crotch" area. Um, attractive sounding, right? Aren't you glad there are no photos with this one?
I refuse to buy new pants (and can't afford to) and I don't want to take them in because I want to gain that weight back. However, the waist difference is so big that even with a belt they look saggy. Therefore, the goal is to wear more skirts and dresses (see next post.)
- Velveteen Rabbits.
One pair of pants that I bought in New Orleans that I always meant to copy because the fit was so great and I loved the drape of the fabric. They are starting to pill, which is unfortunate but means it will be easier to take a seam ripper to them
The ones that were superstars, no longer are because of the fit but hopefully will be again.
- Stalwart Staples. Garments that I wear frequently that aren't Superstars but look pretty good on me. Of these, I have two pairs of corduroys (Ann Taylor Loft and Old Navy.)
- Sentimental Journeys. None.
- Mysteries of the Lost Shopping Trip. I have one pair of black, red, and cream subtly striped trousers from Ann Taylor Loft because they were on sale. They are so subtle that from a distance they look dusty. Ugh. Sale items are probably the reason for MOLSTs anyway, right?
- One pair gray pants with a crease; they are the right length and have a perfect break with any low-heeled shoes.
- One pair black wool crepe trousers that I hold so precious that I don't remember the last time I even tried them on. Note: Must stop that and wear the good stuff more often before it looks dated or no longer fits.
- Two pairs of winter pants I bought that have needed to be hemmed for two years now, i.e: never worn.
- One pair drapey polyester pants that need their closure secured.
- One pair brown linen drawstring pants from New York & Co. that I bought along with a matching short-sleeved button-down shirt. Together with my red floral top or one of my bra-tank tops, this makes a great casual summer suit. Note: They usually have this group in the store every year so I must have company.
- Another pair of jeans, hopefully wide-legged* and some more casual pants using simple patterns perhaps with subtle or not so subtle patterned fabrics.
*Though, according to the news, I might have just missed this "fad."