Have you noticed that for a while, in internet-land, fashion blog post titles which read something like “Six Blogger Approved Ways to Wear Culottes” or “Blogger Approved Denim” were ubiquitous? Well, trust me, they were. Please note the use of the past tense here, and I’ll explain a bit later.
For now, let’s focus on this pair of cropped pants which I bought at Nordstrom a week or so ago. Unfortunately they weren’t part of the Anniversary Sale… but they were on my list for fall. And I love them. So they came home with me. Yep. These Veronica Beard navy, cropped “scuba” pants are definitely “blogger approved.” At least by this blogger. Over the hill, and well past my sell-by date though I may be, I still love (dare I say obsess over) a great pair of cropped pants. I love the look of a polished cropped pant. They suit my body-type and my style preferences. And these pants in particular are stretchy and really comfortable, with edgy seaming down the back. And being navy they go with everything in my minimal closet. All of my tops, and most of my shoes and sandals.
I tried them with an Equipment silk shirt, a coral cami and my Munro sandals. This look is more office casual, than ladies who lunch. But, when the weather finally cools, a denim jacket or my khaki suede Twiggy biker jacket would toughen this outfit up a bit.
If I were heading out for some shopping on a very hot day…. hitting the sales for sheets and towels and other exciting household stuff… in which case I would be in and out of the air conditioned car and in and out of air conditioned buildings… I’d need to be cool when outside… hence bare arms…. and able to cover up a bit when inside buildings where the AC is on overdrive… hence the light sweater. And I’d need to carry a bag big enough to hold my glasses, my list, and the book I’m currently reading. Since one of the newly discovered (since retirement) joys of shopping by myself…. is stopping for coffee and a treat and reading my book while I indulge. Sigh. What’s the hurry, eh?
So last week on just such a very hot day, I wore my new Veronica Beard pants, with my sleeveless Equipment gingham shirt, and my flat MK sandals. And tossed this Brooks Brothers sweater around my shoulders in case of AC chill. I could always stuff the sweater in my old straw MK bag with my book if necessary.
And if I were going to be out in the sun too much. And if the coiffure… the OMG I can’t wait for my hair appointment coming up in a few days swirl of curly fringe… became too much to handle… well… I could always take your advice and throw on a hat. Or not. I must say, as much as I love my vintage hats, I’m not much of a hat person generally.
Yep, these pants are definitely “blogger approved.” I had a chuckle when I thought of that title earlier in the week. So very au courant in blogger-land. Ha. At least it was last week. But this morning when I scrolled through my Bloglovin’ feed… I couldn’t find one blog which used that phrase. Not one. So I clicked on the two blogs which I know use it… or used to use it. Nope. Not there either. Seems that particular ubiquitous line has run its course. Yesterday’s cute phrase. Here there and everywhere one week, long gone the next. And I have missed the boat with my tongue-in-cheek title.
That must make me… well… a bit behind the times. Maybe even old… do you think?
Nah. I’m not buying that. I know that none of these outfits are necessarily fashion-forward. Or particularly edgy. But they are casual, comfortable, and polished enough for my purposes. Which given that our looong stretch of humid hot weather is making me very cranky, is good enough.
I may not be sweating about the fashion police this week. But old? Nope. I’m not ready to slip into my baggy pants and pastels just yet folks.
Any items in your closet that are “blogger approved” or “blog reader approved?” We’re dying to know.