Whether it be for clothing or life, I am constantly hunting. In life, I hunt for my future and happiness, while in clothes, I hunt for new and extraordinary. How many millions of clothing pieces do we come across in our lives? Most I never even notice, while some pique my interest (but not enough to actually purchase), and a select few are those that I immediate fall in love with and wonder how I ever dressed properly without, knowing that a purchase is imminent.
Now, once I purchase these seemingly perfect items, I learn, um, unfortunate things about them: whether it be that my new blouse wrinkles constantly (much too high maintenance), my skirt goes with absolutely nothing (it just doesn’t “fit in”), my new killer shoes murder my feet (abusive, much?), or my tailored blazer is a magnet for lint (just annoying). Hmmm, actually, this is much like my relationship with men. Alas, a very minuscule amount of these purchases live up to expectations, so when one does, it’s funny because the piece is never the one that I expected.
I bought these Missoni-inspired Free People pants on a whim one day. It was one of those situations where the sales girl tells you how amazing you look in it AND then a customer does too….so it must be true! I wasn’t completely sure; yes, I thought they were cool, but would I actually wear them? I buy wild pieces all of the time that just sit and sit in the back of my closet, so why would this be any different? I mean, were they really even attractive on me? I was slightly confused and, yet, I still shakily purchased them, constantly on the verge of saying never mind and putting them back at any moment.
That’s where the magic comes in! I have no idea why, but these have become my favorite go-to pants, my savior for last-minute dinner invites, my traveling pants that go with me to New York (paired with blazer and chapeau) or California (unstructured crop-top), but I sure feel lucky to have found them. They just stand out in all of the right ways.
There are many purchases that I’ve had, in which I immediately adored that item far more than these pants, but that quickly lost their sparkle; meanwhile everyday I love these more and more. I am so glad I didn’t follow my initial instinct and gave them a chance.
To the perfect catch,