unspecified-8Hidey Ho Fashion Friends! Today I’m whipping out a favorite from my closet- wide leg red pants. I love them.

No really, I loooooooooooooooove them.

It’s that time of year again or as I like to call it “Random, but SUPER IMPORTANT date night with alllllllllllll of the pressure for the dude to not screw it up.” 🙂 Kidding, but seriously, I am not a valentines kind of girl. Granted, my love language is gifts, but that’s more of a spontaneous thing (think: Haribo gummy bears for no reason), not a mandatory holiday thing. Also, I’m more of a stickler about birthdays and our anniversary than I am about Vday. I don’t know, something about the ENTIRETY of my city’s couples descending upon restaurants makes me want to run and hide. Or eat Chipotle instead, because dang those burritos are TASTY.

I digress.

ANYHOODLE, I’m over red dresses this year. (Not for everyone, just for me.) So it was these pants or some red skinnies. I opted for these pants, because, hello… look at them.

I bought them 2 years ago from Banana Republic and actually paid full price. Guys, it nearly killed me. I hate paying retail for things. A tiny bit of my soul dies when that happens. (Side note, I totally typed out “sole” hahahaha, I always have shoes on the brain!) Regardless, I don’t wear them all of the time because I hate dry clean only clothes and they’re a statement piece, not a daily item. unspecified-9

I just wanted to show a date night/Valentines Day look that wasn’t a red dress and heels. I love how tall wide-leg pants make me look! If you do get some, make sure you wear heels with them if you’re petite. Otherwise you’ll look shorter and rounder. My husband is 6’1, so I already look like a hobbit from the Shire when I stand next to him. Any chance to look normal sized next to him is a bonus. Also, it’s COLD OUTSIDE. No dresses for me until it warms up. unspecified-11 unspecified-10 Also, I love that this cream blouse has black trim/accents. As my skin is nearly the same exact color as this blouse (#palegirlproblems), I like that this detail keeps the color from washing me out. It’s just enough detail to stop me from being a pale monochromatic blur next to the brilliant red pants. unspecified-13 unspecified-12

Photos: Jacque, Inc.

Shirt: Zara (similar here and here)
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here and here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar)
Jewelry: Assorted – Gorjana, Stella & Dot, Ann Taylor & Michael Kors

What do you guys think? Red pants instead of a dress? Sweat pants instead of real pants? (Can I get an amen?) Team #dress? Which are you?

-Adriele

Linking up with these lovely ladies this week:

Monday

Still Being Molly |More Pieces of Me |Fizz and Frosting |Fashionably Employed |Her Heart and Soul | Life of Meg Claire Justine | Style Nudge | Michelle’s Pa{i}ge | Elegantly Fashionable | Not Dressed as Lamb | Not Dead Yet Style | Pink Sole |

Tuesday

I Do DeClaire |Style Elixir | Elegantly Dressed & Stylish |Mama & More |Myriad Musings | The Fashion Canvas | Cute & Little | Two Peas in a Blog | Fashion Love Letters | Dallas Style Blog Mrs. American Made |

Wednesday

The Pleated Poppy |Tucker Up |Shopping My Closet |The Mummy Chronicles | Pampers & Pearls |  Classy Yet Trendy | Pumps & Pushups |Sydney Fashion Hunter |Cappuccino & Fashion | Pastries, Pumps and Pi | Book of Leisure | Jersey Girl, Texas Heart |

Thursday

Happiness at Mid-Life |Curly Crafty Mom|Living in Color Style |Mix & Match Fashion | A Labour of Life | The Red Closet Diary | High Altitude Style | Over 50 Feeling 40 | For the Love of Leopard |

Friday

Musings of a Housewife | Penniless SocialiteTwo-Thirty-Five Designs | Style Elixir |Fashion Should Be Fun |Rachel the Hat | Bridgette Style | A Pocketful of Polka Dots | Undergraduate Style |Whitney al’ a Mode | Grace and Love | The Farmer’s Wife | A. Liz Adventures Coffee with Caitlin | The Sugar Ribbon Blog | The Closet by Christie | September Farmxoxo Rebecca | Adri Lately | Forage Fashion | Style Diary by Osy |

Weekend

ClaireJustine |Watch Out for the Woestmans | The Fashionista Mama | Bon Bon Rose Girls | Fab Fatale | Style Me Sunday |

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