More on Tropical Pants

April 2, 2012

Saturday’s abridged style postforgot to mention the most obvious and important rainy-day association via tropical pants and that is: vive le tropical storm, durrrrr. It seems my sense of humor may still not have returned from Mexico, but in any case, here’s more on palm trees on pants, not particularly for the sake of a storm but more just because tropical trees are cooler than negative space and what’s color than that? Pseudo holographic images of just that printed on your legs, your legs, your legs, my legs.

Boom. Hairy eyes. What’s up now. I’m practically a Shah of Sunset.

Boom. Fupa close up. The kind that makes you wish your eyes were still hairy. What now? Note the layers.

And voila, here’s me being super smiley and shit. This is the outfit I wore a few Saturday nights ago when I reckoned I was eating fancy food but instead returned to neighborhood favorite: Rubirosa, where good food comes to get consumed and simultaneously be celebrated. I felt bad for my feet because these are not comfortable shoes. This sentiment spawned a new theory.

Months ago on a small post about a pair of Charlotte Olympia flat espadrilles, I mentioned that investing in flat shoes is likely more ambitious than in heels simply because you’ll wear them more. The disconnect between women, their shoes and monetary obligations is interesting: we’ll spend hundreds, some times thousand(s,) of dollar bills on high heeled bitches that become somewhat obsolete after several wears of the classic I’m-so-excited-I-have-these-I-don’t-give-a-shit-they’re-puncturing-my-ankles.

And then what? They sit in your closet and look like art and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that but what about cost-per-wear, damnit? Which brings me back to my initial point–we won’t spend all that much money on flat shoes–give or take an Isabel Marant sneaker or two but figure this: heels are a confidence booster, yes, longer legs, leaner figure but a woman who feels good in flats–I mean really happy and good–is relying solely on herself for that brand of confidence. No exterior support is assisting the process. It’s real, it’s internal, it’s comfortable. Now, this isn’t to say I’m going to give up my heels–I will likely continue wearing the photographed until my ankles truly do snap but if you wanted to give them up, I get it.

vest: Kimberly Taylor, utility shirt: Charlotte Ronson, t-shirt: Chaser, pants: Alexander Wang, shoes: Christian Louboutin, sunglasses: Tom Ford. All photos by Naomi Shon.

Some people, you see, just cultivate confidence doing different sorts of things…like emulating Chuckie the killer doll. Ultimately what it is, is personal.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 .Tinacious Me.

    ahhaah the first picture is too funny!
    xo, Tina
    http://WWW.TINACIOUS.ME
    http://WWW.TINACIOUS.ME

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705245034669486720 JADE EMILY

    They are Gorgeous Pants!
    You look amazing – x

    JADE EMILY
    Australian Online Clothing Store – Representing the best of both Australian and International Brands!
    http://www.jadeemily.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/JadeEmilyOnline

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    Oh love this! Especially that top picture!

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    Amazing pants ! In general I don't buy very expensive clothing and shoes, but investing in a good pair of flats is definitely more useful than in heels.
    Oh and I count booties as flats hehe

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net
    new outfit overview post

  • Anonymous

    Loving the Alexander Wang shoes. Much love from Milano!
    xxx

    http://www.luxos.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    those shoes are SO COOL!!!!!!!!! Love the tropical print. Your faces always amuse me :)
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Enter my giveaway!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16712897221435359241 This Trend That Trend

    Let me just start off with the fact that I am pretty tall (5'8.5"), and I've come to the same terms where sometimes, though the heels are pretty and make you feel good in the moment, they simply don't have the comfort level that anything with a >2 inch heel has to offer. Love a good heel, but I'd rather not a) be a giant and b) be wobbling around in killer heels.

    -Anna

    http://thistrendthattrend.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18296000066630538484 mrdavidPOP

    the vest with the utility shirt is a great combination. As are the Alexander Wang trousers which liven up the outfit.

    -mrdavidPOP

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11911346524189487467 Andrea

    OMG the shoes <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12996439089392762909 Su.

    Your looks are always totally loving crazy!!
    Su.
    Trendy Pastel

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17796462385727661725 Eliza

    You're so right about the heels… especially as a tall girl, I spend all this money on shoes that I barely wear, and not nearly as much on the flats that I wear everyday. It's a sick psychological cycle.

  • http://www.topmoumoute.tumblr.com Top Moumoute
  • http://meedandpea.blogspot.com Me, Ed and Pea

    Too bad the shoes hurt – they look amazing. The pain's worth it! :-D

  • http://about.me/erincullen1 erin

    Gah, those pants are so seapunk!!! (three exclamation points required). Love them and your blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09577465864822977298 Naghmeh

    first picture= cousin itt! bam!
    love those shoes, so so amazing totally worth an ankle snap or two.
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06078415745893858826 Kristel Louisa

    I'm head over heels for your style!

    x
    en la moda

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04649848055035410364 streetdressed

    hahahaha.. love the first pic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958740509048507614 Monse Fuentes
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06569563852426205282 Aurélie and Angelo

    Love the photos, brilliant! Love the pieces in this look, the jacket, trousers and shoes are just stunning!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    love your outfit!!! stunning!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10223691269657484301 Inés

    Oh my. my…Those Louboutin shoes are GORGEOUS!
    And your Chuckie face…hilarious!

    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02421360487758924601 Twins

    I prefer without the glasses!! ;-)
    I love the shoes!! The metal blue/green is perfect xx

    http://www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03460541767670731702 Pants on Parade

    ha ha ha you crack me up! the tropical pants and louboutins are amazing, as well as your sense of humor!

    xoxo

    Whitney
    Pants on Parade

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15040870386362518986 girl in the poodle shoes

    Those heels are the coolest.
    Happy Monday,

    Casey

    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com Anna

    these heels may not be comfortable, but they are gorgeous!! and I gotta say that I'm a girl that has a lot of heels in her closet but always wear flats… but, If you ever want to sell those Louboutins I'm interested on them (I just wish we have the same size…!), ok? hehe, don't forget it!!!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    Your shoes, pants and your jacket are awesome!

    http://www.modelovers.com

    http://www.modelovers.com

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273517365832446003 Melissa

    you are amazing in every way, and might I say that last photo is truly stupendous and I love your vest.

    La Vie à Mon Avis

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02257217580781855581 Kultur und Stil

    for me the pants look wonderful – and am I getting this right, that they are in a different pattern at the back site?
    and yes, heels definitely do look better but flats are way more comfortable – that's the problem we all have! And I'm quite happy to read that you admit that these shoes are not the most comfortable ones for you – I couldn't walk in them for 5 minutes ;-)

    xxx Anita

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15057101385427278906 The little world of fashion

    The first picture and the last one are really funny! Ahah
    Love your shoes!
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05229492080694142936 Joana

    You're freaking amazing, but also a bit scary because you're so yourself it's unbelievable. At least I think it's you being yourself, ahah. Anyway, I really admire you. 'Nuff said.

    Now, as for tropical pants – love it. I wouldn't look great on them, but I still cannot stop loving the look.

    http://www.praytofashion.com

  • Carol

    I love your blog!!!!! http://www.thegavlaks.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06823310058025557589 Valerie
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059775998363519154 Caitlin

    you look like jack nicholson in that last photo.

  • http://manupstyle.com/ Jamie Gillingham

    I thought you were gonna get bangs?! Bangs and palm trees, can you think of a more perfect match?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10147568168250249943 thestyleflux

    Those pants look incredible! love how it's mirrored :)

    Kaye Awatin
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05429809022803369394 Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    I am tinkling myself from laughter… Serious philosophical thoughts about flats… Transitioning into Chucky… Genius

  • http://eclecticuniform.typepad.com Lawrence !!!

    You should come to London Fashion Week – You would dig everything…just a suggestion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Gorgeous pants and heels!

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08784047289138430006 Miss K

    Amazing shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11437578466387596372 Brigita

    You are a genius!
    Love the pants and the shoes are to die for!!

    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01827696420874109840 Erin

    Love the Charlotte Ronson shirt.

  • http://thelookandlisten.blogspot.com Neijah

    This outfit is everything! So jealous of those shoes! I just love everything about the way these pieces look together.

    xoxo,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

    p.s. you've inspired me to start wearing my hair underneath my sunglasses lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Am-a-zing look! Love the pants, love the jacket and those shoes are beyond gorgeous!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://percymode.wordpress.com Percy

    I'm just in love with your blog and with you style ! ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03314846709272554358 Annie

    girl, you make me smile every time I read you blog. It's so nice how it comes across that you simply love life. the first picture is super funny, besides that the whole look is of course stunning!

    X, Annie
    anniewear.de

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Honestly I can not be on your blog without laughing out loud. I love how you are never afraid to speak your mind especially when it comes to fashion. Your outfit is stunning, and mixing patterns was amazing.

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08531329740776108140 molly

    Those shoes are just the coolest thing ever!! Your hair is gorgeous too, you are so pretty! Love your blog X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15320577890873780821 Celina

    LOVE the pants and the shoes work so well with them (and are fierce on their own as well).
    XX
    Celina
    http://www.StyleByCelina.com

  • http://stalkingisallowed.com/2012/04/back-to-the-basics-part-ii-the-classic-pump/ StalkingIsAllowed

    My Heart Just Skipped A Beat.
    THOSE
    FREAKING
    SHOES
    !!!!!
    Still Tryna Catch My Breath
    Inhale. Exhale.
    #okbye

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09775624793839084671 Lisa

    very funny, and always dressed cool !!!

    abramovalisa.blogspot.com

    abramovalisa.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06502998148007689018 Romina C.

    I love the Alexander Wang pants!

    x Romi
    http://blaastyle.blogspot.com

  • http://thestelstyle.com/ the stel style

    love it!!!!

    Estel

    http://thestelstyle.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10513910887708533160 Prêt-à-Penser
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Cool pants and heels!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://stylesolutionsnyc.com Sydney

    I adore these pants and the vest adds to the already cool and edgy vibe of the ensemble.

  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com THEFASHIONGUITAR

    Totally in love with your look! I am going to use it for my post tomorrow, hope you don't mind ;) Of course with credits to you!

    XO Charlotte

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07456609050106398682 a perfect day for fashion

    really cool post.
    Love your pants and jacket!!!

    http://aperfectdayforfashion.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    Amazing pants!! They look great with those shoes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15112146372290566286 Marcia

    Thou is flawless. Making hairy eyes a fashion statement, one step at a time.

    http://www.style-abuse.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06543642814733122591 Janice

    Just wrote and "inspiration spotlight" piece on you and a mention of the mr dannijo necklace "sinatra" on my blog today! you're the best, love the jacket especially.

    http://thelovelylights.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00076142953049556670 Reptilia

    What a shoes!!!!!!!! I totally love this look, amazing!!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08884059388253684523 Estherina

    Love love love the heels!

    Step into Estherina's World

  • http://theautumnissue.com Karissa

    I love the pants!! And those shoes are totally worth any heel pinching, they are insane.

    http://theautumnissue.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01176243240937929546 betty

    perfect outfit and ur an absolute nutter x

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05082385650918769901 Joseph Dang

    I want those pants :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04378479064679690466 Amy Rose

    I love your blog so much! And those trousers are magnificent. Come and look at mine at

    http://lanvinmyman.blogspot.co.uk/ !!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    I spend more/equal on flats… and/or I just buy more of them.

    Thats cause Im practical and/or lazy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    fantastic heels and vest!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13111088562104164475 Danniela

    I'm in love with your shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07681912585930286792 Charlotte Beecham

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14865093265184982963 christina

    This is very true. Shoes of all heel heights are my weakness. Those pants are so good. And that jacket is very nice xxx

    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03037989207386036368 silhouette

    stunning!!

  • http://www.tone.femelle.no Tone

    Love your pants!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    those shoes are amazing

    http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    Sahhh obsessed with your style!

    http://www.chiclydone.wordpress.com

  • Anonymous

    Seriously crushing' on this outfit, those pants are heavenly!

    http://www.ohsochicly.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03034759757650110711 Xeana

    I like your jackets and pants with floral prints. Shoes very attractive.

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    LOVE those alexander wang pants.

    Egocloset.com Giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18080107078181682779 MissH

    now those are some shiny shoes!
    http://www.datingtwenties.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10169585788247116112 MODA CADISI

    Shoes are killers!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13167676798138828854 Lolita in the Mix

    You look great! Love the outfit a lot with all the different details! But the shoes are just to die for!!

    xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00669543213517799080 SUGAR LANE

    cool jacket!
    kisses from Spain,
    s

  • http://fairviewfashion.wordpress.com/ Elliott Anne

    I am coveting those shoes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13988028064868919360 Eva

    Hello.
    I love your pants. I love your pants. I love your pants. I love your pants.
    Nuff said.

    xx Eva
    stylewandering.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01204052275819356588 Fashion Recession

    I love the shoes and the jacket!!! So freaking awesome!!

    All<3Lola

    http://www.fashionrecession.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02903640722114840583 My Style

    love the shoes!

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00288490577351549105 The Girl

    Ahhhhhh the pumps are amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08305960586122688123 Hannah

    Those shoes are absolutely stunning!!

    http://thestyledreamerhm.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion