Last Few Work Related Oufit Posts...I Can Tell I have Your Sympathy

The pants are Philippe Adec for Bergdorf Goodman and no, it was not love at first sight.

When these babies caught my attention I almost passed on them. The fabric is amazing and the workmanship is so high end, but they are very very high waisted and up until that point I had worn only low slung jeans and trousers for years, carefully perfecting the art of crouching without exposing an undergarment, collecting a rainbow of extra long tank tops. The very presence of these pants in in my closet seemed like treason.

But I understand quality so I brought them home and I can’t believe I almost didn’t. They are perfect!

They open up a whole new avenue of dressing, particularly; what to do with the assortment of adorable cropped blazers I have amassed.

Cropped blazers are an interesting animal because they are so stylish yet so elusive to coordinate anything with. With trousers they seem messy (the tops of blouses always seem to look like they are trying desperately to escape ) and with jeans they look too…Taylor Swift-ish (Is that a term?) …way too young in a direction I don’t want to go in.

But, I soon discovered, they are a perfect companion for high waisted pants, which I now have.

BTW- My students were big fans of my shoes today. One commented that they look like something Lady GaGa would wear. I am still debating whether this is a compliment.


  1. I love this outfit! And that pop of color is perfection! xoxo

  2. You look amazing in this outfit. You have lovely proportions and pull off the high waisted pants really well. (I am thinking about jumping on board one of these days too).
    Those shoes are fab. I find that whenever my students say anything about clothes, it's a good thing (both for learning and for our ability to relate to eachother). It makes us more accessible, but in an appropriate way.
    I'm sad that it's my last day teaching. Exhausted, but I'll miss 'em!

  3. Let's put it this way--if your students say your shoes look like something Lady Gaga would wear that's a good thing. If my husband said your shoes look like something Lady Gaga would wear, I'd be concerned for two reasons: (1) he actually knows who Lady Gaga IS, and (2) he actually is aware of her fashion proclivities. Either way, they're fab. As is the rest of you. As always.

  4. Totally a compliment when gaga would wear them, they are tres cute!
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  5. well im sure it was a compliment!!! nice blog!

    xoxo jenna

  6. I agree, Broklyn, the end of the semester is so bittersweet. I connect with my students so much during the semester. My students respond well to my style. I think that being interested in style and fashion only helps. Plus, since I teach communication there are so many different directions our discussion of fashion goes in.

    Christine- my husband has absolutly no idea who Lady Gaga is. He thinks all "new music" is crap and if you ask him to name a new band he will say Pearl Jam. LOL.

  7. love it!

    im following you, you 2 ?!


  8. Ha! "Pearl Jam"! My partner is equally unwilling to stay abreast of popular trends. And I agree with everyone, here: you are working those high-waisted trousers.

    Also, that cuff is to die. What an excellent pop of colour!

  9. Excellent line, form and colour. You have such a lovely carriage. You wear clothes well.

  10. Thank you for your lovely comment...The photo of your grandmother and mother, they are very beautiful. Hope your week is going well.


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