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17 Dec

This challenge was to find a pair of grey dress pants similar to these ones by Theory:

Theory Max CW Pant $395


So how did I do?

Well after fighting a million Christmas shoppers, trying on what felt like hundreds of pairs of pants that were too baggy, too tight in the thighs, made me look lumpy, were ridiculous (seriously Smart Set, grey pajama-jean-esque dress pants?!) etc. (have I ever mentioned that I hate shopping for pants?) I finally found a pair…today…at the grocery store.

Here they are from Joe Fresh:

Joe Fresh $29




They aren’t made of the thickest material and sadly I couldn’t find any wool-blend pants in my price range but they are really comfy. They also came in at an even $29 since the Superstore was having a no tax day!


I like the fact that they’re a trouser style which is pretty classic and fits my more muscular thighs. And did I mention that they’re really comfortable?


They’re also slightly looser in the waist which will hopefully get me through Christmas and New Year’s eating and drinking, but not loose enough that they’ll fall off once I have time to get back to my usual fitness routine.

So here they are on me to show the waistband. I’m not showing my whole body here because I’m very short-waisted and tucking in shirts makes me look like an old man:

And here’s a full-body picture. Please pardon the horrible pose, bleary eyes, puffy face and no makeup, it was my husband’s work Christmas party last night and I’m still recovering. The pants will also look much better once I get them properly hemmed:

Pants Joe Fresh, shirt Jacob, shoes Steve Madden

So what do you think?

Weeks 37-38 Challenge

8 Dec

Once again I am late, late, late with this post! This time I blame the lead up to the holidays, it seems like there’s something going on every day! It also doesn’t help that I have had a really bad few days but that’s a story for another time or a PhD-related blog that I could fill with encyclopedia length posts of ranting (I have no plans on starting one though!).

In my work wardrobe I have several pairs of dress pants however, they are either black or brown. I currently do not own a grey pair. So building on my theme of grey clothing from my last challenge I am going to try to find a pair of grey dress pants with some weight to them to get me through the winter. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start wearing grey on grey anytime soon.

I’m really liking this wool pair from Theory:

Theory Max CW Pant $395

So this?they? (anyone else find it hard to properly write about pants?!) will serve as my inspiration.

Now I’m going to wait until I’m in a better mood before I go shopping (let’s just say grey is a good reflection of my current demeanor, or red maybe) and hopefully I can find a nice pair with some stretch.

With all the Christmas lunches and parties I have coming up I’ll be lucky if what I buy for this challenge still fits me after Christmas!

Quick note: The normal rules apply for this challenge even though I was late posting it so expect a results post less than a week and a half from now.