i have always loathed trousers and non-denim pants not because i don't like them as a piece of clothing for others but because it's very hard to find a good pair that fits my oddly shaped body. in college, we had the option to wear pencil skirts or pants for our uniform. even when i was studying engineering and surrounded by guys, i opted for the pencil skirt because it was easier to wear. to bluntly say, the thing i hated the most about pants was how my crotch ate them. LOL. not to mention that my ass is huge and the pants accentuated it further, making it more embarrassing for me to wear them. when i hit the corporate world, others stocked up on slacks while i stocked up on button-up shirt dresses and more skirts. i never purposely scoured malls or department stores for those classic slacks and would only purchase one whenever i luckily find something at the thrift shop.
so you can imagine my delight when i tried on this pair of trousers. the crotch is not fitted, the pleats on the waist line makes for a forgiving shape and i just absolutely love that it's made in linen which makes it oh so comfortable. in Bangkok, most shops only sell wholesale so you need to buy 3 items to get a good price. you can definitely guess that i bought 3 pairs of these in different colors. and oh, one awesome thing about this outfit -- i finally got to wear my cape-like crocheted top. ♥
you're asking about the necklace? oh that! it was a Forever 21 gift from Sweet of pens and lens when we met up in Bangkok. we were supposed to meet up in Forever 21 so she can finally buy me the pair of shoes as my prize on her last Fashion Stylist contest. unfortunately, they pulled out most of their stocks and didn't have any size for me.so i'd have to wait for my new pair.
ps. i know i've been gone way too long. left for the Bangkok trip on February 24 and was so excited to get back and make a new post only to find out our internet hasn't been working for days. it still isn't and this is just one of those lucky nights that it is. i'm sneaking in commenting back on your blogs at work. *hush, don't tell my boss*
black crocheted cape-like top - thrifted
black linen pleated trousers - Bangkok find
nude top used underneath - random
black heels - Forever 21
rhinestone & gold bohemian necklace - gifted from Sweet
stacks of bangles - carbon finds