I don't know what it is about these pants, but they were calling my name something fierce! If you follow me over on Snapchat, you already saw that I accidentally ordered the exact same pants from 2 different places. Whoops. Maybe it's because they're Melissa McCarthy Seven7, a collection that I know fits me well. Maybe it's because the print has some of my favorite colors. Or maybe there is another reason…
As was the case with this dress from last week, this was one of those pieces of clothes that I thought would look great on someone else, but not on me. Plus, I'm not really a pants person. I met friends today and one of them said: “Wait! You're wearing pants!” So…. yeah. 😆
Pants like this scare me because as much as I work to be body positive, there are things that I'm self-conscious about – my lower stomach being the biggest anxiety-producer. Probably one reason I wear dresses so much – I can more easily hide the stomach and also not have to go through the painstaking process of trying on ill-fitting pants. (Plus, many of the dresses I wear feel like pajamas!)
I pushed aside all my the negative voices in my head though and really fell in love with them as soon as I put them on. I showed one of my oldest friends a photo in the pants to shock her, and she said “your mom would have worn those.” Instantly, it all made sense. She absolutely would have worn them, and that is what makes me love these pants the most. She loved bright prints and flowy pants. It's likely she would have paired it with a colorful top and even more accessories. I'm not sure if it was my subconscious mind tying it back to her, or a combo of everything else. But I'm damn glad I bought them 💗
Photos by Emily Moseley. Shot outside of Cha Cha's, right before I got my hurr did. The after – looks like I need to add a large curling wand to my Amazon cart! I have a regular sized one, but it doesn't achieve quite the same look.
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