Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's a Sign: The Sequin Pants Saga

A couple years ago you would have found me hunched over the computer staring at Siwy's sequin Hannah's for hours.  I am by no means daring with the sequins, yet there was just something about these pants.  Should I? Shouldn't I? Should I? Shouldn't I? It was a never-ending cycle of staring and questioning.  Then they went on sale.  It was the height of the recession (or is that now? It's like a broken record...) and I just kept watching and waiting for a slightly lower price then BAM! Those hookers were gone!  Snatched out from under me while I fell asleep at the watch computer being a cheapskate.

Funny how it goes, isn't it?  You think you might not need something and then the moment you can't have it anymore you suddenly realize, 'Hey I really do need those pants.  I need them now.  I will wear them every day.' Of course it was too late, but I never forgot those pants.  Every once in awhile I would take it to eBay and do a search that resulted in, well, nary a sequined pant.

And then last fall rolled around and Isabel rained down with her sequins during which time 
I almost poked my own eyes out for having dropped the ball.
which if you're not reading you're seriously robbing yourself.

Aaaand of course in winter Carey appeared wearing the gold version I had lamented over, though likely would never have had the nuts to wear.  Yes I just said nuts.  I bawled softly into a kleenex while kicking myself yet again.

And then it happened.  A few weeks ago I was perusing Hautelook (which I rarely ever do uh, hel-lo SIGN!) and spotted a Siwy sale on the horizon.  Silently I whispered, 'If those friggin' pants are there they are mine.'  Cut to scene and there I was, clicker finger at the ready, 8am PST the following day.  I open the sale, I see the pants, I scream out loud and purchase the mothers!!!  Admittedly, a bit of angst remained.  Would they live up to my long-awaited expectations?  Did I really need them after all? (seriously I have no idea what is wrong with me).  Well they arrived and all I have to say is hell yes!

*Due to copious amounts of work you may notice I have not had an outfit post or consistent posts of any sort in weeks.  My bad on that front and we're doing what we can to rectify, but as you well know love don't pay the bills.*  

In the meantime examine the evidence:

In parting I leave you with the words of Winston Churchill and the kid on Martian Child:  
"Never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever give up."

37 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh my, perfection!!!!!! :D I cant wait to see how you wear them!
That's just like me and my Miu Mius, haha. I just could NOT stop thinking about them... :p
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Holy crap batman, you are going to rock the hell out of those pants!

RosaLovesDC said...

Amazing! Of course you are gonna look fabulous on those pants!

TheChambrayCountess said...

I didn't think much of sequin pants until those Marant numbers sauntered down the runway and then I was hooked just like you! Everything happens for a reason and I can't wait to see those pants styled one you!

little bird said...

Bought this pair in London for as a gift last year. Seriously almost kept them for myself.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=211793385505590&set=a.211792932172302.55899.143311752353754&type=3&theater

Lisa Connolly said...

Your post cracked me up! The mental anguish we endure over our desired items.....yep, I have these type of conversations with myself all the time.

The pants are awesome. Enjoy!!

jamie said...

I DIE!! LOOOOOOVE! You MUST wear them immediately! To the frigen grocery store if you have to...I don't care, just wear them STAT and for the love of god post pictures!!!

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taylorbigler said...

I bought sequined shorts last year for New Years, but I was discouraged from wearing them. Some friends, eh? I am totally going to rock them with tights this year. I am not quite sure I am cool enough to pull off full-length panatlones.

Peetzi Jen said...

That post is STILL one of my all time favorite Carey outfits. Eva. Who woulda ever thought that sequin pants and a super, cute, vintage sweatshirt BELONG together!!

I can't WAIT to see you in these! Just keep lunging, lunging, lunging, lunging...

XOXO!

Mrs. Julius said...

you are so funny! i hate that too when i see something i like but i wait and then its gone. ugh. sucks. but i'm glad you found your sequin pants! cant wait to see them on you! i know you will rock them just like every other outfit you put on!

xoyeanxo

LyddieGal said...

Yes, that is always the way. The second you can not have it, it is the one and only thing you want, your life's greatest desire... it haunts your thoughts and dreams....

Glad they are finally a reality! Wear them well, and often!

Chic on the Cheap

Dancing Branflake said...

You will rock them I know it!!!

Josie said...

Carrie, you're going to look PHENOM in those. I adore them.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Sparkly dreams do come true. So I guess this means I will get a LANvin happy bag some day!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jessica said...

Nice score! And the wait will make it even more delightful to wear them!

This happened to me a couple of years ago with a DVF dress. I loved it at full price, but didn't have the $350 to spend on it. I found it on eBay months later at $60. Fate.

RosaLovesDC said...

You are really not helping with my addiction to sequins!

Claire Kiefer said...

They are so amazing. But I need to see them on you, STAT!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

Ah, I had that same thing happen to me after eyeing a dress forever. I finally went online, put the item in shopping cart, was forced to create an account, and by the time I went to purchase it was gone. I think i'm still upset by that ;) These pants are amazing! Post pics soon!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oooh I want those pants, no scratch that, I need those pants! =)

Jenny Lopez said...

Loving the addition to your wardrobe, they will look great on you!

Besosss

Courtney Erin said...

Damn, those pants are all kinds of amazing - I cannot wait to see those in action!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Johanna said...

So glad you caved and got those because I guarantee you will wear the heck out of 'em. I love them!

Ms. Givens said...

Love the Martian Child reference and I know you are gonna make these pants awesome.
Cant wait to see them in a fashion photo shoot. :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i just bought a few pairs of sequins pants on eBay - shhhhhh - since i'm not suppose to be shopping - Alice and Oliva have a KILLER pair!

la petite coquine said...

Holy mother, those things are AMAZING. And the cropped version? My kind of Audrey Hepburn meets disco heaven.

Mo Pie, Please said...

This post is awesome. I'm so happy you and your dream pants are united!! I bet you'll be a serious jaw-dropper in those! Have fun :)

Simone said...

If anyone can wear these, it's you!!!

I love them. And now -seriously- I am wondering if I have left it too late to wear a pair of sparkly trews. And I seem to have convinced myself that actually, I still have time. Now look what you've done ;)

Oh - by the way - guess who won my $100 Shopbop gift card giveaway today??? Yup, that's right..... X

PS just as well I re-read my post...I had written "I love you" instead of "I love them"!! It's the sparkles :)

Daisy said...

good for you. i applaud the efforts. awesome pants.

Catita said...

wow they are super pretty! you should show us an outfit picture!
xoxo
catita

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

seriously can't wait to see you rock the hell out of these!! Woop! x

OneCraftyFox said...

Sequin pants are bold and daring... I am not positively dying to see you in a pair because I could never, ever pull it off. Something tells me you are confident and awesome enough tho to do it.

Polly said...

I cannot wait to see you rock the backside out of those babies.

Jamillah said...

MEANT TO BE.

Marie a la Mode said...

It was fate Carrie! I can't wait to see you in them! Hope you're having a relaxing Sunday : )

Kasia said...

Great pants and inspiring post!
xoxo
Kasia:)
http://modeonabudget.blogspot.com/

Miss Caitlin S. said...

oh those are HOT, can't wait to see what you do with them

meghan said...

Oh my. I can't wait to see you wear those! I ADORE sequins and think these things are going to be fabulous on you!

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