Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summery Red Legs

 Tee - 4ever young
Vest - Xhilaration, thrifted
Trousers - Express, thrifted
Sandals - Chinese Laundry, thrifted

The first of my new goodies from Sunday's shopping. I thrifted not one but two pairs of red pants for 99p each. One in a summer weight, the other more for winter. This red linen pant is so breezy. I actually have done this outfit before. Instead of a long sleeved blazer, I mixed it up with a sheer vest and sandals. The linen wrinkles. See this is me not caring. Why? Because I am comfortable. The shirt also has a good percentage of linen so despite being all covered up, the wind breezes straight through. If you'll notice in the previous post, I was babbling about red pants and how much I needed them. The old pair I grew out of (ha!), so I've been hunting another pair. It may take a few months, but I managed to find two! And at a ridiculously cheap price! Keeping items on your list while thrifting is a good idea, but don't lose heart if you don't find them right away. I never find what I'm looking for until I'm not looking for it anymore.

Red pants are a current trend, but they've always been a favorite of mine. Even before exploring fashion, I had a pair of red jeans. Wendy Brandes has numerous Red Legged round ups of bloggers on her blog and her posts on Huffington Post. If you haven't checked them out, why not?

Edit: Forgot to mention, we got a new water heater yesterday, so all is well. =D

10 comments:

  1. I love this look! I love red pants--so glad they are back in style. I hope your water heater got fixed. What a pain!

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  2. I love red pants too! i still don't have any but I would totally buy some. I need to check out my local goodwill! thanks for the idea :)


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  3. Red pants are awesome! Love how you paired this cool graphic shirt with them. Now hopefully you find your cobalt blue skirt soon.

    I remember in jr. high and high school I also had purple, green, and mustard jeans too! I so wish I had those still (well, they probably wouldn't fit anyways!)

    Glad to hear your hot water heater is fixed.

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  4. Love this! I'm looking for red pants too. I had a fab pair about 8 years ago and I didn't wear them enough before I grew out of them.

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  5. Gotta love a bright red pair of pants for the summer. The linen was a great find - but yes, it's so annoying how badly that fabric winkles. But when it's hot outside, and you're keeping cool, who cares? I love the fact you got these at such a great deal too. I've said it before, thrifting really is an amazing thing. Thanks for sharing!

    --Callie
    Unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I always love that shirt. I want red pants now, too!

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  7. You are rockin' the red lately!

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  8. I love red with black and white. You look pretty and comfortable!

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  9. Very cute. I love red pants, too, and saw the HuffPo post. (It's my favorite source for news.)

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  10. I love this outfit on you! I used to have a couple of long red skirts (one lightweight for summer, one corduroy for winter). Sadly, they both became to small. Your outfit makes me want to search for another one. :)

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