Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday: J. Crew Linen-Silk City Pant for Less

One does not need a glass of sparkling wine, or champagne bubbling with effervescence to exude shimmering confidence and flirty flair. The aforementioned beverages, while the perfect accessory to our coquettish, fun-loving behavior, do not make us the beguiling beauties that we are; non, that honor is attributed to our ensembles. Therefore, it is up to us to ensure that we are draped in decadence, no matter the situation we find ourselves in. And nothing says exaggerated excellence better than a pair of boudoir-inspired legwear that easily transforms from daytime delicacy to evening elegance.

Finding such accoutrement is not the simplest of tasks, however. To locate a piece that cascades over your form in a fashion that is model-esque rather than reminiscent of M.C. Hammer in the throes of his Can’t Touch This days involves devotion and hours upon hours of searching long and hard; all in the name of style, to be sure. But don’t worry darlings; your search is already over. J. Crew is here to save the day with their Linen-Silk City Pant, a form of dernier cri I have come to associate with the epitome of splendor.

Neither harem pant nor capri, tapered nor bootcut, the Linen-Silk City Pant is in a class all it’s own. It brings the elements we adore about innuendo-laden lingerie from the bedroom to the sidewalk in a manner that is polished and precocious with a pinch of daring diaphaneity not often seen in tender trousers crafted with the female in mind.

The elasticity around the ankles and drawstring surrounding the waist make it a cinch to find the fit that suits you – be it slouchy and serene or more form-fitting and feminine – but it is the rumpled creases purposely placed sporadically about the linen/silk blend materials which creates the versatility needed to pair them with a plain white tee for a walk in the park, or a tantalizing tube top for a chichi cocktail party.

But alas, all the fabulousness aside, they’re slightly out of my budget. I pride myself on the fact that I have yet to spend a penny over $35.00 for a singular pair of pants; indulging in these beauties, with a pricetag of $98.00, would only make me feel guilty and narcissistic. That does not mean that I will be depriving myself of such a seductive style. I just plan on doing so in a more wallet-friendly way.

While ebony in hue, at $29.90, Fleurish’s Satin Harem Pant possess the same type of teasing je ne sais quoi of J. Crew’s cobblestone-colored marvels at a price more possible for my slim budget. And that, mes chéris, is something I find simply irresistible.

Which role have you decided to undertake on this terrific Tuesday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to J. Crew and Alloy for the pictures.

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