Sunday, April 10, 2011

uniform update

Cropped (leather) pants, comfy shoes, plain tank or tee, and a sharp black blazer - I fell in love with this silhouette after seeing versions by The Row and Theyskens Theory. I have a feeling this will be my uniform this spring.

I bought these leather pants during's clearance sale. $39 for genuine leather pants was such an irresistible deal I bought two pairs and had no qualms chopping about a foot off these to make them the perfect cropped length. The small strip of cloth along the inside calf makes them slim but not skin-tight as it tapers toward the bottom, which is exactly the shape I was going for. I'm not sure what to do with the second pair - I might turn them into flared cropped pants or hold off until the next trend in pant length reveals itself.

Yves Saint Laurent "Le Smoking" tuxedo jacket (old, // Sara Berman leather pants ( clearance sale) // Christian Louboutin cut-out flats (old, // Maison Martin Margiela Line 11 gold ring set (

ysl jacketlouboutin flatsmargiela jewelry


  1. Great look! Hot pants! :)

  2. Love this. I had some leather pants in that length this winter and while I loved the length the rest of the fit was off for me (in the waist esp) so I'm still on the look out for the perfect pair. I'm thinking of investing in some made to order ones as I can see myself wearing them a lot. Fab uniform!

  3. Those are perfectly cropped pants. I was trying to find a pair but I guess I'll have to find pants for alteration as I won't find ones that would look as perfect on me.

  4. Lovely outfit. I like how you balanced the leather pants with a simple outfit.

    I'm scared to wear leather pants in fear of looking like I'm part of a bike gang from the 80's but you do it so well!!

  5. I'm always so impressed with how your clothes fit. Leather pants often looked contrived on people, especially with a palette of black and white but you look effortless and very chic.

  6. Love this look. It's a great balance between polish and edge.