Daily Outfit: 2/8/11

Already Pretty Daily Outfit 2/8/11 feauring wide leg pants

Polka-dot shirt, thrifted – similar
High-waisted wide leg pants, thrifted – similar
Silk tie belt, thrifted – similar
Black boots, Kork-Ease Alva
Earrings, Swirly Keen courtesy April Kawaoka

I was warned of -30 degree windchills this morning, and these pants are my go-to for snot-freezingly cold weather. Why? Because my silk longjohns layer perfectly beneath them. A pair of knee-high boots helps, too.

Pretty sure they’ve never gotten an outdoor outfit shot, though. I was running late this evening, and arrived home after sunset. I’ll have to make a point of wearing them sometime this spring so they aren’t always getting the photographic short shrift!

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  • I really need to make thrifting a habit! I totally know if I do it regularly I’ll be able to make outfits and find some great vintage pieces too- I was able to find a beautiful broach to spiff up my cardigans, so I need to get back at it!

    Adorable ensemble!

  • The pants are dramatic! Love!

  • Lisa

    Hi, Sally. This is probably my favorite outfit! I love love love this. I have 2 questions…..I am short (5’1.5″) and small..everywhere but my hips and booty. My booty is quite exagerated, and my waist very small, but I would love to wear an outfit like this and don’t know it it’s possible. I wear heels alot..so I would definately do so with this outfit. Is this a look that extreme pear shapes can pull off?

    • Sal

      Hi Lisa! I think two main concerns would be torso length and boob size. These pants are wide legged AND high-waisted, so they visually shorten the torso. If your torso is long compared to your legs, this could work to your advantage. As for boobs, if you have big hips and a big booty but small boobs, it could work … but if you’re busty, I think this look would make you appear as if your boobs were sitting atop your butt.

      I get comments on how these pants make me look tall (!) so they could work for you. If you’re wary of ponying up for the pants, try on a pair of widelegs and then wrap a same-colored scarf around your waist to simulate the high-waistedness. See how that looks before you take the plunge!

      • Lisa

        Great Idea to do a trial with the scarf and wide leg pants! Typically, I think everything looks good in the “trick” mirrors in the stores..then think otherwise when I get it home. Boobs are on the small side, but I’m short waisted. Great visual example..the ‘butt-boob shelf’! You are such a genius at visualizing, describing the image and conveying your fashion sense……I so love your blog…it’s my daily pick-me-up. I’m going to do the trial run of this outfit. It”s so Katherine Helpburn glam.

  • I love those pants! They look fancy, yet super comfy at the same time. That shirt works perfectly also. I’m getting a very chic retro vibe.

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  • Hearthrose

    You look amazing.

  • Those are great pants. I wore a skirt today, which was probably a smart move. At least I drive to work, so I didn’t spend much time outside.

  • Lar and I are constantly battling against the clock – trying to get in outfit photos outdoors before the sun sets. It’s nearly impossible with work during the winter.

    You are the most stylish-looking, super cold weather dresser I’ve ever seen. If I heard the windchill was going to be that cold I would show up to work in 10 layers of sweat pants!

  • Love it! So elegant.

  • You’re wearing two of my favorite things – polka dots and wide-legged pants. And you look fabulous.

  • Hot damn! You look so freaking chic! Not to be nosy but have you lost weight?

  • This high waist with the wide legs is SO flattering on you – you look like Katherine Hepburn. Just wonderful!

  • Oh hot damn…. I have no other words. You just looks stunning!!

  • Love, love, love this outfit! Those pants are awesome and make you look statuesque! I’m so into polka dots nowadays. This reminds me of Katharine Hepburn, in a glamourous way of speaking.

  • This is one of my favorite outfits too! I would wear every piece. Glamorous but casual. LOOOVE!

  • The husband pulled your website up a few minutes ago and I said, “Oh my goodness that’s a great outfit.” Ensembes that never go out of style – the epitome of chic. Love it.

  • adorable!

  • MmeCurly

    Those pants are FABULOUS. Also, I’ve been following you for a bit now and I have to thank you for the brevity of your outfit posts. I love that you only post one pic and then have a clever&entertaining paragraph or two below. I mean, I’d love to see more angles of your outfits but it’s kind of a nice change from bloggers (who shall remained unnamed) that post a zillion similar shots of one outfit. So, yeah thanks for the short&sweet OFTDs and saving your words for your more substantive (and very cool) posts.

  • These trousers are amaaazing, so so elegant. And silk long johns are such a good idea, I need to get me some of those for next winter!

  • Best pants ever. I LOVE this outfit Sal – you look stunning!

    Sarah xxx

  • Oh, so gorgeous! I never met a polka dot print I didn’t like.
    I think this outfit works particularly well because of your hair style. It’s a cheeky outfit that requires a youthful bouncy hair style.

  • I know you aren’t generally a huge fan of pants, but this is STUNNING. I love the drama.

  • There is something very old-timey and almost Charlie Chaplin-ish about this outfit and I love it! I was not so smart yesterday and wore a skirt (and two pairs of tights) and froze my legs and face off on the walk from the bus! Ooops!

  • Katherine Hepburn-esque to the max! I’m loving!

  • Eunice

    I love this pants! I have ones just like those. and I love the shirt you pair it with. I’m going to try it also. Thanks for the idea Sally đŸ™‚

  • KILLER outfit, Sal! This has such a great vintage vibe going on. So chic!

  • Amazing trousers, Sal. You look wonderful in them. Looking forward to seeing them in all their glory in the sunshine one day soon.

  • Nadine

    This silhouette looks amazing on you!

  • Lisa


    I took your advice and tried the pants/scarf trick to check out the high waist look. I liked it and to my surprise…found great wide legged pants much like yours on clearance at Dress Barn ($18) when I went in to pay my bill! They are great. Later today, I went into Carson’s to see my friend, who is a manager..and saw a blouse like the one in the picture! The look is almost identical to yours..(sorry for the outfit copy)! It’s going to be perfect to wear at a Ballroom Competition I am participating in for the festivities after the dancing! Thank you for the inspiration…

  • Those pants are awesome! I love how sweepy and elegantly they fall. And the polka dot top is the perfect complement!

  • This outfit reminds me of Katharine Hepburn (which is a huge compliment in my book!). I love those pants!

  • Eeva

    Wow. That is a stunner.

  • Love this, so chic!