1.3.11d{Shop: Similar Turtleneck, Shoes, Necklace}
Yesterday I accidentally said “It’s 2001, for goodness sake!” To which Bryan replied, “No, it’s not. It’s 2011.” It’s going to take some time to catch me up on the last ten years, but if anyone is up for the task it’s Bryan. Tonight he’s going to teach about YouTube and Snuggies. Tomorrow, Facebook.
So I copied Elaine from Clothed Much again. (Yeah, I said again.) She tweeted about these pants one day and I immediately got shopper’s envy, which some people use the word covet for. But I prefer shopper’s envy, because it doesn’t sound like I want to knock her unconscious and take what she has. It doesn’t sound like that, but that doesn’t mean I won’t do it. Lucky for Elaine she is many miles away from me and also, she is tiny. One day I will hold you in my giant girl arms, Elaine, one day. Till then I’ll just steal your clothes. 
I could have named this post so many things. One would have been “How to get dressed for $50 or less.” As my pants were a wooping $16, down from $98.  But then the rest of my outfit costs something like $36, so that title would have been a lie. Another could have been “My feet are cold but I refuse to wear trouser socks.” But somehow that just didn’t have quite the ring to it that I was looking for. 

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  1. YES!!!! Do you get the diaper/crotch bagginess too?? It's hard not to sit like a man in them.

    Love the black turtleneck with it. I'll copy this look, in which you'll copy my version, and then I'll copy that one…


  2. One of my favorite outfits on you–it looks just like you, only a bit different (did that make any sense at all? Hrm. Maybe only to me…sorry.)

    Those pants are FABULOUS.

  3. Love this outfit! At first I was a little confused, because it seems like you never wear pants… sometimes you wear a skirt, I guess, so that's okay.

  4. @MissAllycat — Yes, my lips. The color is It Girl from Sephora. Here is the link, but you'll have to scroll down for the color. http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P249814&categoryId=B70

    @Elaine — the diaper crotch is in full effect today.

    @FashionMomma — 4'11? I will hold you as well. Yes, you can definitely wear them. You might have to cuff the bottom part of the legs, but I definitely think you can pull them off. Run to Anthro, I'm sure they are still there for cheap.

    @Nicole — I know. I'm thinking that I'm going to find a resurgence of pants in my wardrobe this winter. Tights don't cut it on some days to keep my legs warm!

  5. such a good copy and so strange because my blog post tomorrow (which has been posted in advance) is about copying and includes both you and elaine! we are all just a bunch of copycats but that's what fashion is all about!


  6. Saw them. Loved them the first time. Solidified my love for them the second time. And I'm mildly infatuated with your shoes…and your parking garage. Ok, now i'm done being a crazy weird stalker-sounding chic. Classy look girly!!!

  7. Saw them. Loved them the first time. Solidified my love for them the second time. And I'm mildly infatuated with your shoes…and your parking garage. Ok, now i'm done being a crazy weird stalker-sounding chic. Classy look girly!!!

  8. You and me both – I was writing this (I hoped would be) inspirational blog post and realized (thankfully, just before I hit "post") that I had talked about what a great year I thought 2001 was going to be. Um, yeah. That's probably why no one reads my blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy New Year to you and your cute outfits!

  9. You look awesome, Kendi! I loved the look on Elaine as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don't have an Anthro near me. ๐Ÿ™ Are they still online? What are they called? I may have to start eBay scouting!

    Happy New Year!

  10. Ooooh, it's great to see the pants on 2 different body shapes. I may have to copy both looks. I love the necklace loads of bling!!

    ps. Don't forget you must learn how to Dougie too! (Bruno Mars-Lazy Song)he he

  11. Now I have shopper's envy.

    You know you've got it bad when you covet something simply because it's a good deal.

    Not that they are infinitely cute.

    But $60 off?

    It's such a good deal it makes my head spin. I can't even do basic math anymore.

  12. I don't think you can ever go wrong taking inspiration from Elaine! She's just fabulous!!

    But I love your take – those pants are unreal and I love the dramatic necklace against such simple pieces! It's perfection – as usual.

    AND if you're looking for a way to relive 2001, I highly suggest you get some tickets for the upcoming NKTOB/BSB concert tour – that should cover both 1991 and 2001 for you!

    Small Time Style

  13. I get shoppers envy all the time when I read fashion blogs! I especially get it when I read your blog! I get photo envy from you blog, you always have the best photos! Having a photog hubby will do that, huh??

  14. Ohh man, I'm totally wearing trouser socks right now and suddenly feel like a huge lamer. WAY TO KNOCK ME DOWN, KENDI. Should have known it's fashion over frostbite, always.


  15. Loooove those pants, I will be now copying both of you, thank you very much! And I live in Australia, so no problems walking into the same party wearing the same pants ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. This look fantastic on you! Oh my goodness! I want those pants, but I would also have to have the ability to look good in them…and that's just not going to happen. I can't wait to see what else you pair them with! When is the next 30 for 30?

  17. I love the pants! Aren't they fun?? I bought some in khaki from Victoria's Secret online 2 springs ago. I love them and they are so fun to create looks with. The color of yours is great!


  18. If I lived near a Anthro, I would run there right now and buy those pants, then I would be copying you!! You look great!

  19. First let me say, I absolutely adore you and your style! However, I DO NOT like these pants. They are not flattering at all! Sorry! There was bound to be one thing I didnt' like that you show us! Keep up the cuteness!

  20. You are hilarious. Very intereting pants. Like how you styled them. Not many people can pull them off I am sure.

  21. You are rocking those paper bag pants so well. And I'm loving those shoes from target – the color is fabulous…I bet they take on what ever color you need them to…gray, taupe, nude etc.

    P.S. I hear you on the cold feet – but sometimes we need to suffer to feel fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚


  22. Dude, you look super duper! I love those trousers but unfortunately Anthro is prohibitively expensive here in the UK. Oh well, at least Topshop is abundant over here.

  23. Kendi, I love those pants! I've been looking for a high-waisted version FOREVER. I'm thinking high-waisted and cropped right above the ankle…with a simple white tee? The search is still on…

  24. Love this outfit. I like the pants, but they would look horrid on me, so you certainly don't have to worry about ME copying. ๐Ÿ™‚ I may steal the shoes though. Interesting. I never would have looked twice at those shoes if I passed them in the store. But they go perfect w/ that outfit!

  25. Love this look! Those pants would look terrible on me, but you pull them off so well. And that necklace looks so expensive! Well done.

    If you get a chance, take a look at my 30 for 30! Inspired by you of course!

  26. you look great, I love your paperbag pants. And I don't know how your toes aren't freezing off…I can't leave the house these days without tights or socks…darn you, poor circulation.

  27. Elaine is one of my favorite bloggers as well. She seems to truly be a genuine person. And gosh, I wish I could work pants like those. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Kendi:

    I am almost jealous about the fact that the pants look super mega good on you, I've tried similar ones on and my body rejects them!…:) Love the outfit !


  29. what?! $16?! i immediately checked out their website. i never find such deals on anthro, online OR in store. what gives?
    do you think if i found pants at goodwill that were a few sizes up, that could work? lol. i might get mistaken for a hobo. or a tiny asian gangbanger.

  30. I think I have a little shopper's envy for those pants myself. The paper bag waist is one of my all time favorites. You pull it off so well, Kendi!

  31. Gasp! I love that necklace! What a statement!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And those pants!!! those are so cute! I wouldn't of known how to style them… of course.. you know! What would we do without you, Kendi?!
    Oh! and the last picture…
    You are waayyy too adorable Kendi. So adorable that you need to be on the front of a Christmas card.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Stop by and See The Beauty! <3

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