A month of no pants.

April 1, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Image via Women with Opinions

Oh, pants* are great. They can be wonderful: sexy, elegant, blahdiblah.

But lately I've been feeling really uninspired by my pant repertoire– mostly because my arsenal of 2-legged garments has been whittled down to a couple of pairs of jeans, since I don't work in an office anymore.

I love jeans, believe me. It's just starting to feel like a cop out, and I think I can step up my style game if I reserve jeans for lazy days, and actual, you know, manual labor.

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No Pants: day 2

April 2, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Activities: Errands this morning, then a little work from home, and some housework.

Weather: low 50s, partly cloudy, breezy. In a word, lovely.

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No Pants: day 3

April 3, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Basically like the dress under the long jacket here.

Mine is more of a paisley, though, with little mirrors sewn into the chest area.

It's a thrifted Middle Eastern/Eastern European/South Asian dress that I've had for many years. It's super-comfortable as a sort of ethnic alternative to a bathrobe or sweats for a laidback Sunday…

Activities: once I actually showered and got dressed (around noon), laundry, dishes, computer stuff, tea drinking.

Weather: sunny, windy, low 50s.

 

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No Pants: day 4.

April 4, 2011 in Fashion, Style by alliemcc

Definitely not a day for a full-frontal photo– I'm not so sure about this whole no-caffeine experiment I'm doing, I don't feel awake until about noon, and I can't manage to look awake at all, really.

Activities: working from home, grocery shopping, driving death match through Danbury.

Weather: cloudy, 50s.

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No Pants: day 5.

April 5, 2011 in Fashion, Style by alliemcc

Realizing that April was probably the most challenging month I could have chose to … challenge myself with no pants. I'm finding that I have a good number of fall/winter appropriate skirts, and a decent amount of summer dresses. But not a lot of casual skirts or dresses that could go spring or fall. I have a bunch of skirts that are kind of fancy, definitely more office wear…

Clearly, this whole garment issue requires further analysis, and I will reserve my conclusions for the end of the month, to decide what goes and what stays, and what needs to be acquired…

Activities: working from home, errands

Weather: rain, low 50s? I don't know. It was definitely warmer this morning when I went to Zumba than when I ventured out this afternoon.

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No pants: day 6.

April 6, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Activities: office work, commuting

Weather: breezy, cloudy, low 50s

: little boy's leather jacket – thrifted

: black turtleneck sweater – ?? no idea, bought new, years ago

: pink & leopard print scarf – thrifted

: knit floral print, high-waisted skirt – thrifted

: pink lace thigh-highs – Marshalls/TJ Maxx?? years ago

: black knee-high pleather boots – Annie Sez, a couple of years ago

 

This was taken at the end of the day, hence the lack of enthusiasm.

Thanks to Hubs for photo assistance.

No Pants: day 7.

April 7, 2011 in DIY, Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Ugh. Rough day today. Not feeling so stylish.

Had my first tension headache in … a long time … and really just wanted to wear sweatpants and drink hot tea in between naps all day.

Next best thing? A skirt made out of sweatshirt fleece.

Because, although I have now given up my caffeine fasting (it's a great cure for tension headaches),

I am not giving up on the No Pants Challenge.

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No Pants: day 8.

April 8, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Activities: commuting, office work

Weather: partly cloudy, low 50s (fancy that!)

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No Pants: day 9. Two-fer.

April 10, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Since it is now Sunday, which should be Day 10, and I am still in my PJs at 1:00 in the afternoon, I'm glad I had a costume-change yesterday and can now present you with 2 no-pants-outfits for Day 9.

Outfit #1

Activities: errands, housework, gardening (not in those shoes, obv.)

Weather: FINALLY. around 60F, and sunny! glorious.

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No Pants: day 11.

April 11, 2011 in Fashion, Style by alliemcc

1. It is the warmest it has been outside in at least 6 months.

2. I got an acceptance letter from Parsons the New School, (the art school formerly known as Parsons School of Design).

Activities: working from home, doing the happy dance

Weather: awesome. OK, gray and icky this morning, but warm, and now quite sunny.

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No Pants: day 12

April 12, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

End of the day photo, hence rumpledness.

Activities: commuting, office work, grocery shopping

Weather: mid 50s, rainy

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No Pants: day 13.

April 13, 2011 in Fashion, Style, What I Wore by alliemcc

Activities: commuting, office work, shopping in the rain

Weather: low 50s, rain

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