Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Magic Pants

Last week I was waxing on over twitter regarding my search for the perfect pair of high-waisted jeans to add to the closet for summer's upcoming return-to-70's style extravaganza.  Coming in for the rescue was Nikki pronouncing her love for Gap's new trouser jeans...and mentioning the high-waist alternative.  Cut to Thursday and there I was, mid-afternoon, dancing with glee in the fitting room of my neighborhood Gap store - adorned in their Pintucked Wide Leg Trouser Jeans.  Truth be told two of the employees were jumping up and down with me.  One had been a little skeptical, but I came prepared with my arsenal of shoes aka platform clogs - and once I strolled out with those pants skimming the floor it was game over for all three of us.

Were you fans of Three's Company?  Remember Janet and Chrissy wearing those ridic-fantastic high-waisted denim trousers??  Well all I have to say is 'Come and Knock On Our Door' (the theme song - for all you young people) because there's been a rebirth.  Up next - conquering Mrs. Roper's vibe...it's gonna be one amazing 70's-chic summer, ladies!

 They make me look curvy in places I'm not thanks to the high waist.
Sitting perfectly just over the belly button.
 Super comfortable to sit in, and long enough in the leg to accomodate
a nice platform clog.
I could fit my whole shoe in the leg - that's how wide it is - LOVE!
A little wrinkly because I'd been driving in the car all day, but 
you can still see the fab silhouette - and they held up well.

I wore them with one of my fave Tucker blouses, but am also imagining them with a hot pink t-shirt with the word LOVE stitched on it (currently stashed in the summer clothing containers in the garage) and a wild colored belt.  Can you imagine?  Or how about a full-on Janet and Chrissy throw back with a blouse tied in a knot at the waist?  Or maybe a fitted t type jersey - remember the ones with the numbers embossed on them?  The possibilities are endless and the search is over.  

Will you be venturing into high-waist territory this spring?

Outfit details:  Tucker for Target - Blouse, Gap-Pintucked Wide Leg Trouser Jeans, Dulce-Clogs, Foley&Corinna-Mid-City Tote, Melinda Maria-Bracelets and Margo Circle Ring, PANYC-Leather Bracelet, Dean Davidson-Turquoise Ring, Target-Sunnies

86 comments:

jemina said...

OH I LOVE them so much, and the way you style them is beyond FABULOUS girllllll!!!

Wishing you a lovely day

Kisses
J
xoxo

Claire Kiefer said...

You look fabulous, but I think high waisted jeans are absolutely not for shorties like me! They are made for taller skinny minnies like you. :) Admittedly, I don't wear jeans, period. Like, it's been well over a year since I've worn a pair. A big part of my problem is that I don't think they're comfy! But you really do look fantastic--I like the look of bell bottomy jeans like this WAY BETTER than skinny jeans that look like leggings. Not that I have anything bad to say about *actual* leggings. :)

Leia said...

I LOVE those trousers and yes I do remember that show!

Leia

Katie said...

Bring on the wide leg! You are selling me on this look and I see a 70's summer on the horizon now!

fashion clocked said...

Carrie you look hot and wow to the search fir the 70's high waist flares- so so hard to find, Im continually searching and regretting giving away the perfect pair to charity...ahhhhh! Got to hit Gap and fingers crossed for a ridiculously long leg...Hope you are well sorry I havent stopped by life has been so hectic lately.Katie.xx
fashion clocked

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

70s chic lady! "Three's Company" is one of my favorite shows ever. I don't think I gave up all my bellbottom flare jeans. I should find these at my parent's house!

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christie said...

you look fabulous and those pants are beyond amazing!

annelise said...

I freaking love this look, Carrie. I'm so sick of seeing skinny jeans everywhere, this is going to be such a welcome change.

Collette Osuna said...

I LOVED that show....I need a pair of these!! I need to look taller, lol...you look so cool in them hunnie!!

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Alexandra said...

i like you and your hippy chic style, but i also love the background of your pictures a lot, those Californian palms = <3 .

Half Dressed said...

This outfit is stunning, I like the wide leg jeans with the blouse, it looks stunning! You look like one of those super models with legs up to... here :P

L x

RosaLovesDC said...

You look fabulous! I must say that I always do a little dance in the dressing room but I usually reserve my dance moves for jackets and blazers as I have a hard time finding ones that fit me.
The blouse you are wearing is perfect with those pants. I love the entire outfit.

Jessica said...

Those are from the Gap?! Holy moly. Heading there after work!

Rissy said...

those look so good on you!
I have a little too much junk in my trunk for the high waist though : (

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I'm in love with the shirt and tote. Love.

Fashion Meets Food said...

It definitely is NOT possible for you to look anymore chic. Your sunglasses are pretty darn fab and your pants are the cutest thing ever. Loving the outfit and jealous of the sun. Everything is currently a sheet of ice outside here...ick.

xo

the southern hostess said...

They are perfect! Love them.

hip hip gin gin said...

You know, I'm not really a fan of high waist (on you they look FAB but I am already curvy in places that I don't want to look any curvier) but am wondering lately if with my very long torso a high waist jean might just mean I can sit comfortably without exposing my behind? Might have to give them a go.

Debby said...

I love the photo of you sitting on the bench... beautiful! I used to love Three's Company. I just know I would trip over my own wide leg jeans and split my head open. xo

Charlotta Ward said...

They look great. I have a pair of jeans similar to these, but need to shave off a bit of my tummy first.. :)

You however look amazing in yours. Now I feel inspired to crunch away..!!

x Charlotta

Courtney Erin said...

Those are really great, I've got to visit the Gap - I really need a high waisted, wide legged pair like that. I can never seem to find a pair that works on me but I also really haven't spent enough time digging.

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Mrs. Julius said...

You look so chic. Those jeans make your legs look nice and long. Love it. I can't wait for Target to come to Canada. :)

Closet Fashionista said...

LOOOVE this! I should break out my green tinted wide leg pants from middle school...haha...I loved those things so much...but I'm afraid to wear the color since it's a bit weird... XD
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Cara said...

Ummm can I just say I want to be where YOU are, because where I am it is freeeezing and ice and snow everywhere!!

Jessica said...

I was just looking at these jeans online yesterday! I think you've convinced me that I NEED a pair. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours to date, Carrie! You look great!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

HOT! I am digging the wide legs right now and I need to sprint to my nearest Gap and try those suckers on! Love how you paired it with the blouse too. xo

Taylor said...

meow mama!!! I knew i would love them on you!! I rocked a pair last night....to be shown tomorrow!!!

Marcie said...

Those look awesome on you, and comfortable! I love the Come and Knock On Our Door reference. Best show ever!

xo Marcie

Dancing Branflake said...

Love this look on you! The way you accessorized it just makes it all come together.

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh my, i am going to hit up my GAP this weekend in hopes that i can find these pants

Marie a la Mode said...

I read about these on Nikki's blog too and made a promise to myself to head on over to The Gap at Southgate last weekend but the snow was unbearable and I didn't leave the house. I must get these! I love high-wasted trousers. I hope they look as fantastic on me as they do on you ; )

Oh and I'm so jealous of the sun and warm weather you're having right now. I have HAD IT with this stoopid Alberta weather!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i have such a HUGE obsession with high-waisted anything.

Mo Pie, Please said...

My high-waisted pants me me feel so sexy and feminine. I also feel taller in them too, plus they make my butt look great!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I love those pants on you!!! Very flattering in all the right place :)

Daisy said...

palm trees, 80 degrees, wide legged jeans - you live the life my friend. xo

la petite coquine said...

Girl, you look fantastic in these! I will admit, high-waisted pants make me look even curvier in place I am already quite curvy, so I steer clear of them, but I so love this look!

Josie said...

Carrie, you WOULD get the Gap people to jump up and down with you! These are brilliant -- so cute and the silhouette is absolutely amazing. And they are ridiculously flattering on you. I love that the vibe is relaxed but still tailored and as far as I'm concerned, you could totally guest star on Charlie's Angels in this.
xo Josie
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TheChambrayCountess said...

Those. Pants. Are. Perfect.
Seriously, they look vintage and yet tailor-made for you. Fabulous!

Valerie said...

I can't believe you bought these at Gap, Carrie. They're fabulous! I'm a huge Three's Company fan and every time I put on an outfit like this, I sing, "Come and Knock on our door...". It's so fun. I also love the fact that you don't have to take off your shoes to get these kind of pants on/off. I hope you had a great weekend!

xo
Valerie

Alicia said...

Carrie I'm dying these jeans are from the GAP?!! I'm in love! You look so awesome... and I'm so happy wide leg jeans are in this spring. Just ordered a new pair off Gilt Groupe the other day... hoping they arrive soon!

Daniela said...

you look like you belong in a movie with this look.. especially pic 3.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Hahaha fabulous!!! Seriously love the 70's comeback and you so rock it. Also I love the Three's Company references. I worked with "Chrissy" last year on a skincare project. I walked around for the entire year singing Come And Knock On Our Door. LOL. She's a piece of work and even tried to have her hubby by the booties from off my feet!

Jen said...

Perfect indeed! And look at that flat stomach girl... lookin' good! Lookin' good!

Happy Tuesday Darling! xo

Jen said...

Oh, and did you sign up for the swimsuit GIVEAWAY on my blog yet?

OneCraftyFox said...

OMG, LUVS, LUVS, LUVS!! You sure are a Tucker girl, lol.

Did you hear Target will be opening 100 stores across Canada? So excited I could pee myself.

:)

Nikki said...

OMG how did I know they would look amazing on you!!!! Im so happy you got them, because these jeans were made for you!!! XOXO

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Looking great, Carrie. Oh so Feminine!
Have a happy happy Tuesday. xx

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Wow you pull this look off flawlessly!! And you have inspired me for a future outfit :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Look at you looking all groovy in your shades! You pull those jeans off well, love them! I've always been a wide leg trouser fan, and MAY try the high waist thing:-)

Lookin good!

Kimbirdy said...

i loved three's company when i was little. i would watch it with my sister who is 10 years older. good sisterly time! :) love the high waist on you. it definitely makes you look tall and curvy! high waists don't usually look good on my though, because i'm really short and pear shaped.

RaceforProsperity said...

Adorable! The entire ensemble is amazing.

LyddieGal said...

You pull off those jeans so well! I'm glad you found them and are looking forward to summer.
And the light in your photos is glorious, and they look just like they were taken in the height of a golden summer.

Ashleigh said...

CARRIE!!! The bag, the belt, the sunshine, the shades...perfection!! Honestly, this might be my favorite yet, not that there's a need to pick favorites, just sayin' - I LOOOOOVE it! Love the seaming on these jeans, so fun! P.S. I found a pair of wide legs at H&M if you ever 'need' another pair :)

Annie said...

aww they look AWESOME on you! They really fit you so well. After seeing Nikki's post, I'm heading to the GAP this week myself!
p.s. Thank you for the much-enjoyed reference to one of my old fav shows - loved that! xo

Moosette said...

These jeans are absolutely fabulous - you pull this look off well!

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

I can't wait to put something together with my new flare jeans! I need to invest in some flowy tops like yours, gorgeous!
Bisous,
Rachel
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MarchMusings said...

Amazing - wouldn't have thought they'd look this good. Bring on the 70's!

Taj Acosta said...

These look great on you ;) I always feel like a shrimp boat in bell bottom's since I'm so short! I have that same Tucker blouse! Looking fab dear! xo

Johanna said...

Love this look. Those jeans look fabulous on you! I wanna a pair!

sbot said...

You look amazing in those pants. I love bell bottoms!

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Casee Marie said...

Ahh, I love! I think I have to snatch a pair of those. You look fantastic!

I've gotten into the habit of catching Three's Company reruns on television at about 2am in the last few weeks. I could definitely go for some Janet and Chrissy-inspired fashion!

ryan said...

Yay! I am such a fan of wide legged jeans and they look amazing on you!

Jess said...

OMG - I'm obsessed! They are perfect. And funny that you mentioned Three's Company, because one of my coworkers was singing the theme song today. How often do you hear that theme song twice in one day?!

xo

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

I love your pants!!! And your bag...and your blouse...okay I love the whole look. I'm so excited that wide legs are back.

Lisa Griffin said...

well you look just fab! i could never find wide leg jeans long enough so now i just might be ready to cross over!
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Mimi said...

i really like the look of high waisted pants. i would love to get some, but i'm kind of on the short side, so i don't know how to pull that off. :/

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Jamie said...

This outfit is AWESOME!!! Love love love it!!

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Anna Jane said...

LOVE high waist pants. why? because i'm short-waisted :)

my sister in law and i were discussing how we ove your blog this weekend. she lives in LA and i think you guys would reallyyyy get along!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Those pants are way cute on you. Not everyone can pull them off (*ahem*me*ahem*)

this free bird said...

To all the girls...I am only 5'3! If I can do it, you totally can!! Think platform :)

SMASH said...

I'm so glad that the skinny craze is finally dying down and dang girl, you are working those jeans! I still have a pair of similar trousers from 4 or so years ago so I am hyped that I'll be right on trend.

And yeahhh LB antique fair! I've never been but have only heard great things. I usually go to the Irvine one which is right around the corner from me but methinks I need to expand my horizons :)

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My Heart Blogged said...

Those looks fantastiv on you, and I love how vintage your look is. There are certain things that do not work on me. Think Jessica Simpson in high waisted jeans, it doesn't work for everyone, especially me. But, you rock it so well.
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Ashley said...

thanks for your sweet comment and for following my blog! i'm a total jean junkie too! these are awesome - i have a similar hudsons pair that i adore!

She Wore It Well said...

i have a pair of kick arse black wide leg trousers but i rarely wear them as people at work tease me about the wide leg!!! losers!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

oh, you look awesome in these! and i might be inspired to come knock on that door!! ;)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Smitten with the whole look. Love the trouser pant with the Tucker top- Adorable!!!

I wonder if I could pull them off? Hmmm must give gap a try.

LIGH✝Sdrivemysoul said...

Obsessed with your wide leg jeans! Thank you so so much for your sweet commentt


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xxSea

Cherisse @ [Framing Spaces] said...

I love the outfit! The purse! LOVE LOVE <3

oomph. said...

i loved three's company! i bought a pair of higher waisted flares from express and i'm loving them...i'm wearing them in most of my recent posts.

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claire said...

I NEED these pants!

they are precious!

corksandcaftans said...

Need. Getting. Buying. And look at you just bringing it in that bench photo. You look HOT. And look at that dog with the flapping jowls!

But seriously. You channeled everything I want to look like in these photos, so... way to make it onto my desktop, champ!

draggin' and droppin.
xxoo
C

Vee said...

this is perfection. like everything, the clothes and your shoes, hair and makeup! so pretty
xoxo
vee

Tonya said...

Im loving those pants. They're awesome!

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Grave said...

You look great. Love this look. Those jeans look fabulous on you. Have a nice day..

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Linda said...

Just found your site through Merci Blah Blah and I'm loving it! I think I need these jeans. They look amazing on you!

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