Identity Crisis: The Pants

If this were a year ago I’m not sure I’d ever allow an iPhone 3 or, gasp, Blackberry photo to function as a stand alone site image but look what vintage filters have done to mankind. I may be doing a disservice to the purpose of this post by allowing the phenomenon of the iPhone generated filters in question to infiltrate the photo at hand but bare with me. What we have here is a most unique adventure in copyright. First there’s me, standing in a sparkle laden hallway, smirking at a camera that just so happens to be in the palm of my mother’s hand, ready to exit the aforementioned hallway. And I’ll tell you what else, while the sunglasses in doors most certainly offer me the additional douche bag points we so often delegate, there’s a kicker: it was dark outside. Dark, I tell ya. Not light. Glad that’s out of the way, now on to the pants. Can you tell that they’re tie dye? Well, they are. And what’s more? They’re engaged in a massive case of identity crisis. You may remember the first pair of cloudy jeans that fell onto the literal laps of several bodies. They were these ones, $420 via Isabel Marant. The photographed ones, however, $59.90 via TRF. Zara continues to hold its title as the most accurate Celine-Dries-Stella-Isabel-Givenchy hybrid shop for the girl with just one dollar to stretch to couture–on planet earth. The magic here is ultimately that after Zara implements the copy and paste tactic, tweaks are had, the result is often better than the original. And that is hash tag very awkward. Here, here to refugee pants. Still with me? 

Linda Farrow sunglasses, Calypso scarf, Maje jacket, Equipment blouse, Zara jeans, Proenza Schouler boots.

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Thoughts?
  • http://www.ourwanderingminds.tumblr.com Wandering Minds

    I just love the way you write, there's a lot of rhythm in your words.

    Elisa

    Wandering Minds clothing

    http://www.ourwanderingminds.tumblr.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02163169631359243246 TeuntjeVDW

    You look amazing!!! + Zara is def the right place to buy designer knock offs! xx.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09943125131354949803 amarabubz

    great outfit, love a bit of zara!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658307537388232224 Natali

    Great jeans and boots!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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

    Love the oversized shirt look.
    I'm really digging that for this summer!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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

    haha LOVE your description of what Zara is and I would like if you could give me that scarf please.

    LOVE the outfit. but what else is new.

    Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    the pants are pretty cool

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

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

    love the glasses!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00359601849746918491 ItsMeChelle

    Hey Lana del Ra
    you're so COOL! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00529559263104583300 Petey

    That outfit would be perfect if it weren't for those cartoony $300 sunglasses. I love an outfit with a punchline, but these distract from the awesomeness of the entire ensemble. Please bear with me..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05193193283523535705 Raquel Fernandes

    Hahaha Zara will love to read this. Hoorray to fashion democracy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03201766713620454961 RHODA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06543664805312274372 Brandi, The Beatniq

    The picture doesn't look horrible… At least the camera's in phones are A LOT better now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 Michelle of Chellbellz

    i think thats the most accurate description of Zara LOL.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10431646916294089600 Kelly Malka

    zara is amazing, love it. they look great!! xxx

    whatthekittydraggedin.blogspot.com

  • http://www.savemywardrobe.wordpress.com Marle

    GREAT blouse! I love this outfit :) And I guess all of us gals put on sunglasses inside every now and then we think no one is watching ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    SOOOOOOOOO funny…..I find that the original and the copy are both usually amazing and sometimes I just have to have BOTH!!! Is that cray? the originators and the copies?!! oy!!! I love the Zara pants and the Isabel Marant pants this season are beyond amazzeballs! happy happy Friday babe a licious!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02584388889283634690 Nina

    love you're writing, always makes me laugh!
    theapparelcollector.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650907000402116670 KAREN

    Love your outfit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13552215994993062068 Mouthwash

    Great tongue in cheek post. I couldn't agree with you more…it's so wrong, but oh, it feels SO right!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07743445436045229956 Elise and Margot

    The sunnies are actually quite cool!

    x For Happy Days

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18152385193630671857 Sofia Lascurain

    perfect as always!!! love the sunglasses and scarf!
    xx s
    http://www.my-philosophie.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02659077475706935134 Barcelona Brunettes

    Amazing glasses!!!

    x0x0

    BarcelonaBrunettes
    http://www.barcelonettes.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16648998828100677713 Nina Papaioannou

    You look always cool ..love the crazy Linda Farrow sunglasses!!
    XOXO
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06127812251811714658 Berty Morales

    You look amazing and love your shades!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Funny write up! I'd be happy with Zara or Isabel Marant…but for now, it's lookin like Zara for me lol

    xoxo,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02527008933557848354 Emmy

    "Identity crisis"….heehee….Those Zara pants are bangin'!

    Emmy
    http://scarberianfashionlover.blogspot.com

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

    Totally agree with you. Zara is great!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10659735586043641198 ROULA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Love your sunnies!

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

    FIRST DUTCH VOGUE GIVEAWAY!

  • esme

    i just wanted to offer this– it's hear, hear, not here, here. maybe you've already heard that, but just in case. not that it matters terribly, because your writing is so funny and your fashion is always excellent! :) have a good weekend. xo

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

    Those glasses are amazing! Totally not too much though which you would imagine. Gorg shoes too.

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10941820965702663952 B.Weber

    loving the shades.

    HauteStandards

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    IT DOES MATTER! I often do, "here, hear" for the sake of including both because they kind of both make sense, ya know? It could be, "here, here!" and in, here's to this or "hear, hear!" as in, hear me roar.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05515206077332834497 Geoo

    I love the boots but I think some Jeffrey Campbell would look amazing with your outfit, I got my nude ones from shopAKIRA ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11068517127745828244 Seeking Style

    Haha! You're hilarious.. I love that you admitted that it was night time outside even though you already admitted you were douchy for wearing sunglasses indoors.

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • http://carethewear.wordpress.com Cristián Pavez Díaz

    Neh, there's no identity crisis. It's only sunglasses at night.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    http://carethewear.wordpress.com
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  • http://wnyfashion.blogspot.com WNY

    The only problem is that there are no Zara stores in Western Australia… :( (Although, it might be a great excuse to buy the real designer ones.. )Luckily I will be back in Europe in a few months.
    Love those sunglasses, they are so cool!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    I'm already convinced Zara is the best option for designer-like-high-street, but the way you word it makes all this way more tasty.

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16038738936614803249 thechicndamned

    those jeans are amazing!

    xx
    karen

    http://www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

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

    I have the dries dip dyed Zara jeans you posted about on insta… I don't have GUILT about wearing zara's knock offs… but I think this year, they took inspiration into copyright infringement territory. I've always loved Zara, but I feel like they need to start being less of a knock off chain. They can still make au courant pieces that aren't replicas.

    Eh whatever, I still love those dries knock off jeans we both have. A LOT.

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

    But Im over their celine floral blazer. That I have and only wore once.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16470560341150718917 Nathan Moy

    im loving the cool sunnies for sure!! ;)

    xx nathan.niche

    -FIND YOUR NICHE-
    http://style-niche.blogspot.com

  • http://iwanttogotoschooltoo.com Elenor

    Wow, your house is really nice! Is that an in-door elevator?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16047443954388518124 AmyArisse.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732957692645575852 Leah

    Refugee pants, I am with you.

  • Anonymous

    sunglasses r "everything"

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04061177077305996826 Gita

    I can't get over those damn sunglasses. Puurfect.

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

  • http://gine.ch/ Gine

    I DESPERATELY NEED these sunglasses from Linda Farrow!!!

    http://www.gine.ch

  • http://hautemimi.com Luxury Fashion Blog

    I love those glasses need them NOW!

  • esme

    i think you're clever to mix the two, because i agree with you — it COULD be "here" some days, "hear" on others! at any rate, hear hear to the man repeller hereness!…or something! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13224355615675275386 thehautepursuit

    huf huf huf, agree with sketch42, there's some surrrrious infringement going on at zara but sometimes what's a sista to do when she doesn't want to spend 600+ on bleachy jeans?
    V

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    Jeans are amazing! Love your style!

  • http://twitter.com/EppPhil Philipp Eppmann

    i really, really LOOOOOOVE this outfit!! ;)

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