Friday, February 24, 2012

Don't Pause, Just Purchase

Have you ever seen something, paused, taken the leap in purchasing and then wondered why you hesitated in the first place?  Story of my life. About a month ago Calypso St. Barth had an online sample sale, so I meandered over to the site to take a look and fell upon a superb pair of pants. The only thing holding me back was length.  At 5'3'' there is a lot of hemming that takes place up in this dojo and the pants were just the right wide leg.  Would they be hemmable (and yes I realize that's not exactly a word, but neither is inspo and plenty of people are using that linguistic tragedy...)? Because nothing wrecks a perfect, slightly flared leg than a hem job gone wrong.

Cut to scene and I pulled the trigger purchasing the pants once I realized their original price was over $200 and these were....wait for it...on sale for $35!! All I can say is victory on the pant front and I don't even want to hem them.  Wore them with a platform sandal on a lazy Sunday a couple weekends ago.  Examine the evidence:
~Anthropologie-Poncho (old), Gap-Tank, Georgie-Pants or different pattern here, Low Luv-Necklace~
Go great with a blue curb?
If you're looking for me this weekend, here's where you'll find me--
sitting in the sand, warm sun on my face.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

40 comments:

Katie said...

I need to be sitting in the sand with the sun on my face this weekend. Need. At 5'8 I have the opposite issue with pants.

missND said...

wish you a nice weekend =),
i only end up freezing cause it is cold in here very much.

really amazing pants! gorgeous colour palette it has.

Ylenia said...

I love the post's title!! especially right now that I am questioning where to make this purchase on line or not... I am in front of the PC and well, ok, I won't pause and buy!!!!

Baci, Ylenia from Longuette

RosaLovesDC said...

No need to hem them at all. They look fabulous!

Judy C said...

I love your style. I'd buy the pants in a heartbeat.

MerciBlahBlah said...

What. The. WHAT???? I have wanted a pair of wide-legged printed pants ever since I saw Carey wearing some What Comes Around Goes Around ikat-ish pants on Corks & Caftans. These are frigging fab. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

mwah.
Shan

Closet Fashionista said...

Wowza...I am loving those pants! SO amazing!!!! (Yea, I have a perfect flare too and haven't gotten them hemmed yet, I just wear them with really high heels.
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Courtney Erin said...

They look awesome!!!! Somehow those pants are just so you and you got an amaze balls deal from the sounds of it.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Stephanie Leann said...

This just may be my shopping philosophy this weekend. These pants are great (the colors, the material) and look so comfy! I have the same issue with pants. I'm short with long legs.

TheChambrayCountess said...

I am glad you snapped those up! Those pants rock and you look so cool in them! Have a great weekend :)

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Love that last pic, and those pants too.

Lisa Griffin said...

Those pants have your name written all over them! and you have no idea how jealous i am that you are sitting on the beach right now.
in dramatic fashion

Dancing Branflake said...

$35? That's definitely a non pause moment. You look like a beach goddess, as per usual.

Josie said...

See, I'd look so silly in these, Carrie. But you're just so freaking cool. I can't even handle it. They're gorgeous!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

17 Perth said...

Those pants are ridiculous! Sounds like a great weekend. Enjoy.

The Suburb Experiment said...

I wish these were in my closet. Or maybe I wish I was on a beach. It's probably a combo of the two. :)

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love those pants on me. They'd be so wrong on me, but you make them look so effortless + easy. I would give anything to be sitting in the sand with the sun on my face... happy Friday, Carrie!

Fé... said...

Oh well, it's quite the opposite with me. My shopping story would be jump without thinking and regretting it the next day. I should rely more on my head than my heart when it comes to shopping. Lol.

Tanvi said...

I need those pants in my life!!!

♡ from © tanvii.com

Amber said...

I swear, only you can pull these pants off. They look so cool on you.

Stop by and enter my Vedette giveaway!

Ms. Givens said...

Free spirit and flowing. Great pics and they were so worth the money!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

GENIUS. My only serious shopping pause has haunted me since age 13. Not a joke.

briannelee said...

Ooooo, they are fabulous. Great buy!!!

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Claire Kiefer said...

They look perfect on you and so comfy! Glad you bit the bullet cause that's a freakin' amazing deal. And "inspo" is so dumb I can hardly even type it.

Ana said...

love the look!

Tracy D said...

You strike me as much taller..and this will be me this weekend: sitting in my living room watching the snow fall.

fifi said...

so jelly over your pants! what a steal! love them!!

Polly said...

I really hate having to hem pants, and being only 5ft its rare that I don't have too.Ive ruined so many pants with a bad hem. Yours are simply adorable.

Nina said...

wow the pants are amazinggg!

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

oh i'm glad you got them! totally your style to a T!!!

Young at Heart said...

superb.....what a find!!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

how and why did I miss these on Friday?! HOLY MOTHERLOAD. Amazing and so you! Hope you had a great weekend C. xoxo

BellaGetsREal said...

Holy ... Great find. Perfect length and so very you.

Marie a la Mode said...

But Carrie, if I didn't pause and just purchased I'd be broke!

Those pants were MADE for you!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Sand &sun - j.e.a.l.o.u.s!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

LyddieGal said...

It's hard for me to imagine you ever lived anywhere but California.

Those pants fit you like a dream.

Chic on the Cheap

Kristin said...

Those pants are perfection on you!

OneCraftyFox said...

I love your advice, but I think I may go broke. ROFL. Adoring that last pic of you... perfection.

Free Coupons said...

Looking awesome and loved your outfit! I would like to purchase this one on my coming weekend.

Kara said...

Woah.. score! I love them. The pattern and colors are perfect.

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