Monday, April 28, 2008

The Right Fit

Not feeling quite myself today. Not feeling like I look quite like myself either. Went really light on make up and my hair wasn't working, so I ended up curling it and then pulling it back in a bun later in the day. Let's hope tomorrow works a bit better.

The one part of this outfit that worked was the pants. I've spent a lot of time searching for pants that fit my body type. Average length pants are too short, tall length pants are too long, the size that fits my hips is too big on my waist, etc. My mom suggested I try a size smaller than normal - low and behold - they fit! I got a tall length and had to get them hemmed, but after all the trouble they were worth it. I got 3 pair in different colors!


Secretista said...

I really love that top.

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, first time commenter... I really like the top and pants, but not together. The loose flow of the top and the wider leg of the pants do not look good together. I find them to look almost sloppy. It just didn't work. My opinion. :)

glamour girly said...

great-fitting pants are essential, and oh-so-hard to find! Love your blog and your fashion sense! I am adding you to my blog roll!

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem with pants! Please share where/what brand you found that fit. I've been on the eternal quest for just the right pair too. TIA, Lisa

Londyn said...

They are New York and Company Brand.

Kimberly said...

NY & Co does have good pants. I get a lot of my work pants and trouser jeans there. Your shirt is super cute - I love the neck tie!

Londyn said...


Hmmmm.....surprised that anyone would consider these pants loose...not sure that I would be comfortable (or able to fit into!) anything tighter for work.....

To each their own!

I wish anonymous commenters (especially one with negative things to say) would leave links to their own blogs so that people would be able to view their fashion choices too!

Anonymous said...

I actually don't have a blog. Maybe I should start one though? I'm not trying to be negative at all. I wasn't saying that the pants look loose, the pants are great! But they do look like they have a wider leg (maybe wider flare is a better word). Oh, I don't know. I felt prompted to comment because you said you didn't feel like yourself and that you didn't think you looked quite like yourself and I agree. Something seems off about this outfit. They are very nice pieces but the overall look just isn't meshing well for me. And obviously I enjoy this blog if I continue to read it.

Londyn said...

Thanks for the reply - yes you should absolutely start a blog! It is only half as fun to look at and comment on other people's stuff without having your own!

I think the last time I wore this shirt I got a similar comment, so maybe I will have to try it with a slim pencil skirt or something....?

Either way I do appreciate both positive and constructive comments, but usually reply whether I agree or not :)

Mykeru said...


Not everyone has "fashion choices", just because they are criticizing yours. Even if they did, it wouldn't mean they would have the discipline to blog about it.

Consider the imbalance in time and effort between your blog and the people who criticize in comments. Especially the criticism that is obviously not well-meaning.

I even wonder if some of the people who criticize have some meta-issue with your blogging what you wear each day. As if the topic is any stranger than everything else people blog about, including confessional details about their lives, every random thought that comes into their heads, and their cats.

Me? I pop by here because of a fascination with things people blog about. Your blog is, at least pretty and positive and is always a sort of day brightener. At best, it's a window into someone's life.

As a guy, it awes me to imagine how much time most women I see on the street and the office spend on not only picking out clothing, but shopping for it, talking about it. And then there's the hair and nails and shoes...Another way being female must be hard work.

Makes me thankful for the simplicity of the generic guy uniform, both dress and casual.

And this was an off day? Most people don't look as good on one of their "on" days.

Anonymous said...

Hi Londyn,

I believe I have a similar problem as you do because I am pear shaped. For me, the pants that fit best are Ann Taylor Loft Julie fit pants because they are fuller through the hips and thighs but have a cinched waist. Their "Curvy Boot" jeans also fit me well. Their prices can be a bit steep for my budget sometimes, but I just wait for them to go on sale. As far as height, I can relate to that as well. Petites are too short, but regulars are usually too long to wear with flats. BUT, you can order tall sizes online at if you try the regulars in the store and like them. I have been meaning to check out the pants at New York and Company. I love the ones you got from there that look like denim trousers. I hope they still have some!

You don't have to publish this part of my comment if you don't want to, because it's actually mostly just meant for you, but a quick note on anonymous commenters. Although I would someday love to start one of my own, I don't currently have a blog because I don't have the time to keep up with one on a daily (or even less regular) basis, as you do. (I really, really appreciate the time that you, Kasmira and other bloggers put into your blogs...You totally brighten my day!)

Even though I don't have a blog, I always identify myself with my first initial and none of my comments are ever intended to be mean-spirited. Whenever I offer criticisms, for me, it's kind of like if my friend asks, "Does my butt look big in this?," I am definitely going to tell her (in a nice way) if it does---and would want her to tell me too--- because I don't want her to go out in public not looking her very best.

So on the rare occasions when I make criticisms, that's where I'm coming from...a kind and brave place, because it's actually pretty uncomfortable to tell your friend that she doesn't look her best because you don't want her to feel bad.

But let's face it, Londyn, nothing could ever look horrible on you! You have an awesome figure and incredible fashion sense. Whatever minor comments/suggestions I make are just that--minor.

Thanks again for all the hard work you put into your blog. One day I'll hopefully start my own blog, but it will probably be about cooking, not clothing. I just don't have enough pieces for a new outfit every day.

Take care,

Elegance Personified said...

It looks like those pants fit you beautifully. I love dressy, wide-legged pants but it's hard to match the waist size to the length. The other day I wanted to buy these great ones from White & Black store and with all my coupons from 98$ they'd have been aboyt 45$, and they are these gorgeous gray dressy pants. But they were too short on me. Unfortunately the reall wide leg in my opinion would have been ruined if I were to hem them. Pretty nice Teal Blouse. =)