Pajama Pants

by Jen on Thursday, January 26, 2012

{photos by Paul Milaire & Roderick Fung}
I recently realized that I am a very safe dresser. Most of my friends wouldn't agree with this as my closet contains substantial amounts of bold colours and patterns, but in actuality I tend to only stick to a handful of silhouettes that have worked for me. While this may be a good thing, it has taken much of the fun out of dressing up. Finding a pair of 100% silk trousers for $10 at a consignment store a while back was the perfect opportunity to do a bit of experimenting: though it's not a big leap, the higher waist & looser fit of the pants were enough to give putting an outfit together some pizazz that hasn't been there in far too long.

p.s. In case you haven't noticed, this vest has become, hands down, my most worn piece this entire winter. I'm now thoroughly convinced that a black faux fur vest is a wardrobe staple.
Wearing: Zara sweater and shoes, YesStyle vest, thrifted blouse and Wilfred silk pants, Jacob belt (similar), label-less clutch, Revlon Colorburst in Fuchsia


I love the first shot, the lighting is so perfect! It's so difficult to create that same mood indoors but your photo looks so well done! I also love the yellow sweater and the gorgeous lip colour you've paired it with. Another wonderfully done post!

by amuseume on January 25, 2012 at 11:48 PM. #

it's great that you stick to what you love and what looks good. you look just lovely. x

by Erin on January 25, 2012 at 11:53 PM. #

With all of the amazing ideas you share on this blog I would never call you a safe dresser! :o) There's always something new and interesting about each of your outfits!
The yellow sweater looks gorgeous with grey pants... I'm once again inspired!


by Style-Pursuit on January 26, 2012 at 12:10 AM. #

This is adorable! $10 is such a steal too! I absolutely love the lipstick shade on you!


by pancakeSTACKER on January 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM. #

Ohh this outfit is BEAUTIFUL! Those pants look great on you and I love the bright yellow top and fuchsia pink lips. Lovely look, lady!

by Leonie on January 26, 2012 at 1:20 AM. #

You look so pretty in that yellow! Love the clutch too :)


by Lubna on January 26, 2012 at 2:02 AM. #

Super cute, Jen! And I'm the same way, I do tend to stick to a few silhouettes that work for my body (ie: high waisted skirts & dresses that flair away from the hips!) but there are so many different fits & cuts that I really should try out! I would say this attempt was a major success, those trousers are adorable on you!! Casual & a little glam all at the same time! And love the bold lip and bright pop of yellow! Such a fun combo!

by Kate on January 26, 2012 at 4:44 AM. #

Love the outfit! high waisted pants actually really suit you, you should try more! but I'm the same way if something works for my body type then I just stick to it and just experiment with colours and patterns :)

by Naghmeh on January 26, 2012 at 5:28 AM. #

very cute outfit! love the entire look!

by Vicky on January 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM. #

btw, i am so very tempted to get that vest myself! hehe

by Vicky on January 26, 2012 at 6:04 AM. #

Lovely blouse and neon sweater!

by Fashionable Memories on January 26, 2012 at 6:23 AM. #

Stunning pants and I loveee that beautiful yellow blouse. As for the vest?! Ah, keep wearing it - it's absolutely amazing. I have a pair of boots that I wear almost everyday!! Hope your week is fab Jen. xo

by GIRL AND CLOSET on January 26, 2012 at 6:23 AM. #

The pants look so comfy! Love the splash of yellow!

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by CessOviedo on January 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM. #

I love out-of-the-box moments! You look great and those pants look extremely comfortable :)

by Jenmarie on January 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM. #

I LOVE the way you put this together. Very Chic!!!

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by 7eventh Letter on January 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM. #

I absolutely am in love with how you styled your outfit despite the change you took by wearing those trousers! :)

Michelle of Michelleesque

by Michelleesque on January 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM. #

Gorgeous fur vest and pyjama pants, such an elegant look <3

by Lidiya on January 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM. #

What a great find! I love how you've been pushing yourself to experiment with different outfits lately :)

by Amy on January 26, 2012 at 8:45 AM. #

Loooove the look! Good for you for trying a new silhouette, I completely agree with the "safe dressing" aspect on my part as well. Guilty as charged. I think taking a risk once in awhile is kind of nice, we discover new things.

P.S. $10? WHAT? Insane!

by Jess ♡ on January 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM. #

i love your pants!

by SIENA.STYLE on January 26, 2012 at 9:38 AM. #

$10 silk pants? What a steal! And I totally agree with being in the comfort zone of dressing (I reuse specific outfits, not so great), but trying out new things is always fun. :)

by Jennifer on January 26, 2012 at 9:49 AM. #

I love the pants - what a fabulous thrifted find!

by Mary Ann on January 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM. #

Lovely look, beautiful fur and yellow piece!!


by *Glam Chameleon* on January 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM. #

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xoxo the egg out west.

by The Egg on January 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM. #

You look so chic- love the heels...I have the same ones :)

by Audrey on January 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM. #

The pants and the blouse are both thrifted? What great finds! I wish I had the patience to thrift shop, I may have to give it another try after seeing this post of yours :)


by Marisa on January 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM. #

Wow! I can't believe you got those pants for $10! That's a great find for sure!

by Jackie @ This Is What I Enjoy on January 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM. #

I think we're all a bit guilty of sticking to the silhouettes we know work well for us. But it is fun to step outside of the box now and then, and getting beautiful items on consignment is a great way to do it. These pants really are different for you, but they're gorgeous!

by Cee on January 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM. #

Looking through your everyday outfits makes me want to start wearing bright colors during the winter lol. You make it work&I like it (:


by Tina on January 26, 2012 at 7:50 PM. #

That's nice to see you wearing your faux fur vest so often! It really adds a great texture to all of your outfits and of course, it must be very warm too. The silk pants look great and I like the different sense of proportions that there are. Have a good Friday! xx

by eggtartbox on January 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM. #

I adore the combination of black and yellow! Xo

by Dora on January 27, 2012 at 4:45 AM. #

You're so stunning! Love the pop of magenta, your lipstick. =) X

by Rosalinda Tjioe on January 27, 2012 at 5:51 AM. #

This has to be my favourite look that I've seen on you in a while, and that's saying a lot, because I really love everything that you put together. Those pants are incredible and give such a fresh, new vibe to the outfit. Good example that change is good! :)

PS: If only pajama pants looked this good.... :P

by Ana on January 27, 2012 at 7:48 AM. #

It's actually a little weird to see you in pants!

by xJOLE on January 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM. #

ahhh those look so comfy! rocking yellow myself today! :) Happy Friday!

love from San Francisco,

by Britt+Whit on January 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM. #

Love this! It's so fresh! Doesn't it feel great to wear a new silhouette? I really love the colors you've chosen, too.

by Catie Beatty on January 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM. #

I'm loving those pants on you, and seriously $10??? That's crazy! That first pic of you is crazy beautiful too, love the winged eyeliner. Hope you're having a good weekend friend!

Alex xoxo

by Alexandra on January 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM. #

You look effortlessly chic. Somehow finding such great pieces for such low prices can seem more exciting than if you were to find the same piece at "regular" prices. It also makes me wonder if I too am sticking with the same silhouettes; I'd never really thought about that aspect. Love learning new things from your blog. =)

by Elissa on January 28, 2012 at 9:04 PM. #

Love the silk pants! I definitely have weakness for anything silky.

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by pjlatte on January 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM. #

Love this look! I need a fur vest.
Also, your "about me" is amazing. Perfect attitude for being a fashion blogger! My new daily read.
I'm having a giveaway for a gorgeous Oia Jules bracelet if you want to check it out!


by Francesca-Restyle Restore Rejoice on January 29, 2012 at 4:43 PM. #

I'm loving the neon! i just did a post about NEON too! =D and yes, i've been contemplating getting a faux-fur vest of some sort... seems like a good go-to piece =D


by laura on January 31, 2012 at 8:16 AM. #

Those pants are such a fabulous find - so nice! I also love the bright yellow of your sweater, so pretty.

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