Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Works Cited
weird pants: next
gray top: old navy
flats: yellow box

This outfit is a little old news--I wore it on Tuesday, when I was guest posting--and I saved the pictures for precisely this kind of morning, when I want to sit in stripey pajamas reading until noon. These pants are bizarre, I'll give you that, but I LOVE them. People gave me compliments on them all day, although who knows what that means. Sometimes when a person is wearing something really bizarre, others can't help but to say "those pants!!....I....love them?"

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I know this is true, because I have a compulsion about giving compliments when I'm surprised. Recently, a friend of mine dyed her hair and it came out a little more on the orange than red side of the color wheel, and as soon as I saw her, out of my mouth pops, "E, wow! Your hair is so red!" I can't help it! Do you feel compelled to compliment people when they are wearing something really strange, just because you have to comment on it??

Will you feel compelled to comment on this post because my pants are strange?? They are! and I love them for it. Hugs to you all this morning!

24 comments:

Unravelled Threads said...

i love your weird pants ;) i honestly think you could wear a garbage bag and pull it off.

Unravelled Threads

What About Lunch said...

I love the pants, they are adorable! You wear them well, they look great with the grey tee and flats.
I just got a new 'do, I heard a lot of "You got your hair cut!" last week. Um, is that good or bad?
Hug you back. You are my new favorite blog, I just found you the other day :-)

Kristin said...

I do compliment when something might be a little strange, but I think it's exactly because it's unusual that I feel the need to say it. No, it may not always be my style, but I love to see people trying new things, and I know when I do something a little odd with my choices, I like it when someone says something nice. It's like a little nod of acknowledgement that I'm not being ignored - it doesn't matter if approval comes with it or not.

That being said, yes, your pants are a little strange, but I think they're fantastic! This is definitely a kind of strange I'd like to try for myself. :o)

Chelsea said...

those strange pants are just awesome. I love how you've kept the outfit simple to let them stand out :)

I try to only compliment people when I truly mean it, though one time a friend showed me a picture of her husband (whom I had never met) and I was so shocked by his appearance (not in a good way) that I blurted out "he's sooooo cute!", which he definitely wasn't. still feel like a bitch for that one, but at least she didn't know I was lying?

Elaine said...

YES! And it seems the wrong things always comes out of my mouth :X

Love those pants on you! I want a pair now.

Sal said...

I was just this morning wondering if I could do a baggy cropped pant. LOVE these on you.

And I do the very same thing when surprised. I absolutely cannot help it.

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I always feel the need to say something about a thing, too, and if I don't like the thing, I talk about the thing in some way and steer the conversation away from the impulse to either say what I really think or give a false compliment. It seems smart in theory but my goodness I usually sound like a loon. I can be really socially awkward.

But I honestly - honestly! - love those trousers. I love how you made the outfit all about them. They look great on you (and comfy - I'll bet they're really comfy!) and that color is likely one you can create many outfits around.

eek said...

Those pants ARE weird, but somehow they work on you!

I do my best not to give out compliments unless I really mean it. That said, if a friend is unsure about a haircut/outfit/whatever, and it's something that can't be undone I do my best to make them feel good about it. I think we want our friends to feel good about themselves, no?

S@sha said...

I don't really think these pants are weird at all. Do they have a cuff at the bottom like a sweat pant? Is that the weird part? After seeing so many fashion blog pictures of magazine editors wearing drop crotch sweatpants with platform heels last year, maybe I'm just immune to their weirdness? I like the higher waist and the pleats, and they look really comfortable for daily wear, but like they could also be dressed up with heels. I bet they'd look pretty cute tucked into high boots too.

jesse.anne.o said...

Oh, I know what you mean and I posted a similar sentiment when I wore a plain outfit with grape tights - and got a million compliments. I do love these pants, though!

KP said...

I like these pants! and they look great on you - comfy

Amy said...

I love those pants! I am actually looking right now as I type to see where I can pick me up a pair...

xoxo
Amy

Lexie said...

i love the paperbag style bow! i like cropped pants a lot. i would have complimented you had i seen them in person!

PS thank you for the nail polish! i got it today! :D

Emily Kennedy said...

Ha. Well, can I say that I like them better in this wearing than I did in the first?

spoozyliciouzz said...

You know me Tania, i am not one to withhold criticism...i don´t like those pants, not at all. Yet i really like that you look perfectly comfy in them.

About the "Wow...you look....aahh, lovely?!" thing...if i see something i don´t like, i´ll put it straight forward when i am asked to tell my opinion. If you critize others when you are not questioned to, you would better have shut up and said nothing at all.

Breanne said...

Those pants . . . I love them?

No, but seriously, they are great. I don't think they're something everyone could pull off, but you do with ease!

Emily Kennedy said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, I quoted your previous post of these pants in a research proposal draft that was then read and critiqued by everyone in one of my graduate classes. And here's the kicker, I used the wrong date. Dyslexically I put 3/25/10 instead of 3/23/10. And then, of course, one of the students in my cohort looked up the post. And couldn't find it. And mentioned it to the class. NICE. I must maniacally check references, always better, in the future.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

These pants are amazing. I liked them the first time around too. What are they made out of? Are they a knit jersey or some kind of very drapey and amazing twill? I strongly covet them and will admire from afar.
Also, I usually comment on people's clothing in general (positively), so when something is kind of out of left field, I'll just say that it's "awesome" or "amazing." General enough, and usually very true.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I can't help doing the same thing when I'm surprised. I usually end up in awe of the person for being so bold.

I really do like these pants, though -- I want to try out a pair!

Shop T.O. Live said...

Haha. I'm not sure if I compulsively comment ...I don't think so, but I'm going to try to look out for it from now on.

I don't think your pants are weird. In fact, I think they're right on trend. I like them, but they seem difficult to wear - you did a great job pairing them with a simple t shirt.

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myedit said...

Hehe... the pants are lovely but I love the awkward comments they receive. I've learned not to say anything if I have nothing nice to say... the worst is that because I have a fashion degree (and I'm a big deal) people always ask if I like their pants or shirt or dress... and even if i think it's fricken hideous, I'm stuck saying yes...boo.

suseth said...

I'm complimenting you on the pants because I honestly believe that they merit a, "great pants." Not many people can pull those off and you succeeded!

bonjouritsjinah said...

I don't think your pants are "weird" at all! I feel like they are very on point, are a good color for you, and fit you well.

e. said...

Maybe they're weird, but they look great on you, so it works! :) That's funny about your friend's hair and your comment – I think for me I feel self-conscious if someone wears something really obviously different or new and I don't comment on it because then I think that they automatically assume I don't like it because I haven't said anything about it. Know what I mean?

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