Thursday, June 12, 2008

trousers or pyjamas




monday was incredibly hot. and with the builders in, i escaped to the other side for tea at my granny's house. sunbathing in the garden, strawberries and cream, new issue of french vogue and an enthusiastic labrador made for a lovely afternoon.

when i was getting ready to go back home, i was given a little pile of goodies, in usual tradition, a couple of hand-me-downs, a new satc boxset and some reference books.
tonight i tried on the silk pyjamas which were in the pile. and i can quite safely say; i feel like they have changed my life!

everything about them seems perfect; the colour scheme of dusty pink and pale grey, the fit is spot on and incredibly does wonders for my long legs, they compliment my new heels, love of my life x2. looking in the mirror, i realised these were the trousers that deep down somewhere i had been visualising when i was dabbling in a bit of humpty, and they have that YSL (ss08) feel that I was after. and a bit of jil sander thrown in?

i stared and contemplated into the mirror, excitedly, in a way that only teenagers can get away with and considered whether i could wear them out, what a shame it would be to hide away such a perfect pair.

also, this feels like the perfect opportunity to mention my granny. i'm pretty confident that she is the sole reason behind my love and appreciation for style and aesthetics. she says that style is something you are born with, something that can't be learnt, but i must confess, i think i learnt about style from the stack of magazines i read in her bathroom when i was little. i'm hoping to do a post on her in the not too distant future, dig out the faded photographs of her in the 1960s. so a hello to 'granny annie' for we are each other's number one fans.

PS: just re-read this post after writing it a couple of days ago and now wonder if my appreciation for the pyjamas (and my desire to wear them outside) was all down to the moment. and now wonder if they have the same effect in the pictures as i felt they did.
ho humm.

35 comments:

Allure said...

They make your legs look kilometric!

Chelsea Rae said...

I'm not quite sure about the pajama pants, but they really do make your legs look really long. I wish I had long legs. I also think wearing high heels with sassy pajama bottoms should become the new trend, or is it already becoming the new trend? Hmmm...

MHBass said...

i really love them, there's definitely something special to them. they remind me of independent women in the 30s, always a good thing. and wooowwww your legs are so long!! you should do more outfit posts, these are great!

Shen-Shen said...

You have legs for MILEEEES!

I like, I like, they look pretty fab :)

annabananna said...

it's been said here before, but i don't care: wow, your legs look incredibly long and beautiful in these pants! greeting to the lovely grandma!

SICK. said...

you looks like strawberries and cream.
in the best way possible.
you always look great.


x.
jessica

Knight Cat said...

wowooow i love those pants! you have just convinced me baby!

xxx
knightcat

Wendy said...

Those pants work leg extending magic!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Wow your legs look miles long! I love the trousers, part Jil Sander ss08 and part Balenciaga Resort. They look amazing with the chunky heels

Miss at la Playa said...

what a coincidence! My granny is the responsible of my interest in fashion... she still works (she's incredibly young) in the fashion world and she's the best to accompany me to the fashion shows.

coco said...

Those PJ make your legs rival Cammie D's, I think she would be very unhappy to see this!
You just make me wish I was taller. And btw I adore the colour of them! They put my jammie's to shame.
x x x x x

angelgrotton said...

Love the shoes. HOT!

pattie boyd said...

You're super!!!
<3
welcome
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susie_bubble said...

Quite simply awesome...

FELIX WERBOWY said...

I'm not sure what they are, but you have to wear them everywhere, you look more than great in them.

saray said...

love the pants! and the way you wore them!
it doesn't look like a PJ

capuccino bar said...

lovely pants!
I tagged you:)
the rules are in my blog!

Miss Woo said...

Wow amazing, its always a real treat to see your outfit pics and you wear the trousers incredibly well!

Sunniva said...

You look pretty darn great !!

xx

emsie said...

i think they look brilliant. you can totally pull them off.

Tinsley said...

sounds like a perfect day! haha my grandma is more of the in the kitchen types (which means more cookies for me!)
i personally love the "humpty dumpty" trousers but i prefer them in stronger and dark fabrics like tweeds
however, i think this is a great interpretation of it - the colours are amazing!

Casey-Scott said...

Oh, it sounds like you had a fabulous day, and your pajama bottoms look sensational!

Unfortunately, I'm not sure that I could pull off wearing my turquoise and lime flannelette PJ pants in public ...

But, hello to Granny Annie!

Teresa said...

Oooh they look very YSL indeed,

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

wow!!stunning leg you have!!!

love it dear!!

Bojana said...

I think a belt would be the final touch these outfit need to avoid looking too pajama-like.

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/collections/S2008RTW/complete/slideshow/YSLRG?event=show1622&designer=design_house3&trend=&iphoto=7

And perhaps a bit of ironing? Heeeh :D :D

Bojana said...

Psh, wrong link. Follow this one : http://i31.tinypic.com/2ah64j9.jpg

Love love Love

Modelizer said...

those pants are 15 shades of glorious.

a. said...

omg

we must really share the same lovely mind, darling because just today as i was cleaning out my closet(s) came across a silk pair of pajama pants a lot like these that im guessing my mum must have given to me some time ago

im still trying to figure out if i could somehow make them wearable enought for the public

i like what youve put with yours though.

that pink blazer reminds me so much of roisin ;] i lurve it!

xxx

Bojana said...

You don't iron silk?? Heee *shameful* *hiding in a mouse's trap* XD XD

Anyway I still think a belt will perfect these outfits and just add the final touch.

CoutureCarrie said...

These pants work! And I love your narrative . . . I don't know which is more delicious: strawberries and cream or a new issue of French Vogue?

Alya said...

Wearing pyjamas out.. hmm I dont know.. but actually when I first saw those pics they didnt look like pyjamas..

Apollonia said...

They definitely have potential! Roll them to the ankle, like you were talking about a while back. I think the blazer idea is a good'un. I'm thinking boyish, with sharp tailoring, like the Balenciaga robot from a couple seasons back.

Fleurr De Lux said...

All gorgeous! My fave is the one with the soft pink billowy tee. To die for!

penelope said...

Gosh your legs are~~~ I'm offically. Jealous.

ANYWAY; i can't wait for your post on Gran!! She sounds amazing and i can't wait to see the yummies she had on back in the 60s'!

iƱaki said...

Utterly fa-bu-lous!

xx