Gray Skinnies

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Shirt: Diane von Furstenberg (vintage, Wasteland)
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: All Saints
Ring: Surface To Air (Shotwell)
Bag: L.A.M.B. (Nordstrom Rack)

I've had these jeans for several years but until this day I had maybe worn them for a total of three hours. But after unpacking all the boxes that were once stored in the basement of a house in Portland and trying to squeeze everything into a one bedroom apartment, I told myself I wouldn’t hang onto stuff that I wasn’t wearing. (Besides, getting rid of old stuff just makes room for new stuff, right?) When I wear skinnies, I go with black or a very dark rinse, and in comparison, this gray pair feels so much less forgiving. Determined to make them work, my first thought was a long, oversized shirt. Once I put on this animal print top, the rest of the outfit was easy. I shied away from my usual pop of color and went all gray, black and white except for the pale pink stones on my new necklace.

So I wore them, which means they earned a few more months in my closet, but I’m still not sold. What do you think? Keep ‘em or ditch ‘em?

24 comments:

sartorialsidelines said...

I love them - you gotta keep them! I really love the graphic look of this outfit, the black, white, and gray is perfect.


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Natalie said...

Keep them! They fit you so well and the color is versatile. By the way, don't you love Wasteland? So much good stuff there.

AmyMorby said...

Keep them! You look amazing amazing. Every time I see your outfits I feel like I need to move to SF right this instant just to meet you. You are THAT cool. :)

Santina said...

Thanks, Courtney!

Gabrielle Dolceamore said...

keep them. theyre the perfect staple without being a boring old pair of jeans!

Adiel said...

Love this look and I vote that you keep the jeans!

Angie said...

I think they look great on you, but how do they feel?  If you don't think they are flattering, you could always take them to crossroads and have those girls judge you :-).

xo.

Angie

Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne said...

I say keep, keep, keep! Love this whole outfit on you!! 

Princeton Eats Portland said...

Keep them!  I don't remember you owning those, and before I actually read the post, I was going to comment that I love your new skinnies. 

A Stylized Hysteria said...

I have the same problem with grey jeans. Love the idea but I find them hard to wear. However, these look great on you, so don't worry about that. But only keep them if you think you'll wear them.

Santina said...

Yes, I love Wasteland! I'm always surprised at their selection and amazed at the condition of their vintage items. This shirt is in mint condition!

Santina said...

Blushing!!!

Come visit! I promise to be your personal tour guide. Think of all the yummy treats and kitty snuggles...seriously.

Santina said...

You know, I didn't really expect to wear pants so much in August, so I've been trying to find something other than my go-to boyfriend jeans. Maybe I should keep them...

Santina said...

Thanks, Adiel! I think I'm going to keep them!

Santina said...

Thanks, Jeanne!

Santina said...

I bought them so long ago that I can't even remember where I picked them up. It was definitely in Portland, and I think they go all the way back to my days at the Flanders place. I've had them THAT long!

Santina said...

That is my debate - will I wear them? Sometimes when something hangs in my closet for YEARS without ever leaving, I think I should take the hint!

Elle said...

You don't need jeans to be forgiving- you look great!!! Love this look on you! that shirt- AWESOME.

Victoria Franks said...

Oh My Lanta! That purse is scrumptious! I just love Gwen and her L.A.M.B wears! Isn't she fantastic? Being an animal print enthusiast - I have no qualms about that DVF Zebra print master piece - loves! 

:  )Victoria
www.thriftjuice.com

Archives said...

i really like whats happening here!!!! you totally did the right thing - that oversized top and monochrome hues are great!

Sweet Laundry said...

You know, it's hard to tell you to ditch something because you always look great in everything you wear. For reals. The thing I like about these grey skinnies is that they are not your typical black or dark blue and are neutral enough in colour that you can pretty much pair them with anything. They're so versatile, so for that reason alone I'm happy that they aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

BetweenLaundryDays said...

I love them! I have a pair of gray skinnies that are almost identical, and I've actually found them to be really versatile. And I second Sweet Laundry's comment that you look fabulous in everything, so it'd be pretty tough to tell you to put something in the donate pile. :)

Maria said...

You are a MAJOR cutie. I LOVE this outfit.

Santina said...

Approved

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