On impulse, I had Nordstrom send me these pants. I knew they'd fit, I have this exact pant in a different fabric. I was a little hesitant about the fabric, because it has a shine to it, on purpose. I honestly didn't expect that they'd be keepers, and after I ordered them, I read the reviews, and I doubted it more. You all remember that Banana Republic sweater that was an Angie pick before Christmas, the one with the leopard pattern and glittery yarn? I ordered that in black with blue spots and it was **too glittery** for me, because I wanted it for day wear, and I took it back without even trying it on.

I tried them on for my husband. He said that that shine, to him, made them more like club wear than something to wear to work. But. I feel that I would absolutely wear these to work, where I'm on the dressier end of business casual (but other people go all the way down the scale to very casual). I happily wear my leopard heels and flats to work. I wear statement necklaces. A couple of years ago, I happily wore some black leggings with a black pleather side stripe. My theory is that I can wear **one** thing that is a little glam to work, if the rest of the attire is moderate and doesn't ask for attention; for "out at night" I can add a second thing and still be in the limits of my personal comfort zone. I . . . have zero use for club wear in my life. I just don't go to places where glittering at night is what one does.

I **like** these pants, and I'm inclined to keep them, and they would be my **one** thing in an outfit, and the rest of the outfit would be simple--probably a black pullover and black booties with a heel. They don't feel stiff or sticky or scratchy. They do fit me more like a pant than a skin tight jegging. The pattern is created by a shiny overprint in a snake design, you can see it better I think in my phone picture.

So: Please tell me where these pants fit on the Goldilocks scale: too much or just right?

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