I did a bit of post-birthday shopping last Thursday, right after I finished getting an awesome foot massage at Footsie Reflexology (seriously, yo… you should go!) which is located across the street from The Bay… so wandered in to have a gander, and it seemed like the entire ladieswear department was on sale. My favourite! I scooped up a bunch of things to try on, and fell in love with some leatherette pants by Lady Dutch, which is what’s engraved in the metal plate at the back.
It’s crazy, but they are… so… sick…
And since the party season is here, and it’s drinks, parties, more drinky-drinks, and more parties happening all over the city and in houses all over town, a) I’m digging that I have some pants to wear because Montreal winters are not generally known to be balmy, and 2) I dig pants in general and skirts sometimes make me feel weird, and c) these pants are sick. (Wait, did I say that?)
They are a faded black colour – like a piece of charcoal, really – and they look great with everything from your everyday sweater, to a blouse which is how I’ll likely pair it at night. In this case, I like this wide neck sheer blouse with the three-quarter sleeve ending with a simple ruffle there, and again at the hem. They fit well, and there’s no need for a belt, which is great in and of itself, but ALSO! You can see the shiny metal thingie in the back through the sheer fabric, which gives this all-black ensemble a bit of interest. The only downside to these pants is they’ve gone and sewn the front pockets closed. DRAG! Why must you do that, manufacturers? Please stop! A lady needs a place to put her hands, you know.
Because of the generous neckline, I would opt for bigger, sweepier earrings, but not much more. There’s already a bow on the blouse at the neck (it’s hard to see in this pic)… but for height, and for texture, and for a hint o’ fetish, I pulled out those darling mauve, glossy patent leather mary janes, which reads close to nude on my foot. (Fetish wear is not my thing, really, but sometimes I like the edginess.) Sure it’s sheer by day, but a lady doesn’t look so naked during the low-light of cocktail hour and beyond… it’s all about silhouette.
Happy Birthday to me. (42 has been fun thus far…)
black leatherette pants, Lady Dutch – The Bay
$78 $39 sale (I know. I’d hate me, too.)
sheer black blouse with bow – Bedo (ancient)
stiletto mary janes, mauve – Nine West
$125 $87.50 sale