In a moment of weakness, I decided to order these pants that Inge so kindly included in a roundup of wonderful green and cinnamon items for me. It was a very impulsive purchase, but I was curious to try them, they were a good price for the brand, and available in my size.

The good: they are soooo nice. The fabric is lightweight yet doesn’t feel flimsy, they are comfortable and have some stretch. The length is great — I could stand a half inch taken off but I don’t mind that. The slits make them a little bit edgy/sexy, which I like. The color is rich and plays with my neutrals well but i could see pairing it with my blues too. I have several footwear choices that look great with them.

The questionable:

1) Can I justify these for a casual life? I own exactly one other pair of trousers that qualifies as even slightly dressy, but sometimes I want to get away from jeans so much, ya know?

2) My weight is at its peak right now (yes, it has been for a while, but I’m ready to do something about my eating/drinking habits now that summer is over and the celebrations and lazy days are waning). These pants fit perfectly in the waist and rise, but are a smidge snug (not in feel but in appearance) at my hips. Please be real with me — how bad is it? I can happily wear them with longer tops and jackets now, and have more options when I lose my extra fluff (I think even five pounds would make a big difference, based on my past experience), but I want to be realistic. To be clear, they *feel* fine — they are super comfortable. I just wish the fit appeared more skimming on the hips, but this is my perpetual fit problem.

Ordering a size up is not an option —- they are sold out.

Photographed here with just a black shirt and various black jackets for simplicity, plus a few footwear options. How perfect are they with the patterned Hispanita boots? I counted at least six scarves in my wardrobe that tie in this color beautifully with my palette, so even if these pants are not winners, I’m pretty convinced some pants in this color are in my future.

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