Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The '70's Called. They Want Their Pants Back.


When I first saw model Anja Rubik rocking these GAP Limited Edition Wide-Legged Denim Trousers on Nikki's blog it was love at first sight. I wanted to skip first base and go straight to third.


I mean look at them! They're flattering for any body type, make your legs look longer, come in petite, regular and tall sizes and they're even affordable. They're perfect for recreating the 70's-inspired fashion trends that swept the runways for the Spring/Summer 2011 collections around the world.

I have a pair of wide legged trousers I bought from Banana Republic for $30 a couple of years ago as seen here:

(sorry for the bad photo quality, this was one of my first outfit posts, pre-DSLR)
Don't get me wrong, I love them but I think I need to stray and have a little affair with these:

pintucked, also by GAP
Just to spice things up ; ). The high waste makes me giddy.


One of my favorite sites, Runway Rundown, also featured the GAP trousers last week and found a cheaper alternative to the outfit seen on the Derek Lam runway (above left). Check out their awesome site, they post similar and affordable versions of the hottest runway looks daily. And I'm so excited they'll be sponsoring a giveaway on my blog in a few days that you won't want to miss! So check back soon : ). Speaking of Giveaways, if you haven't entered the contest for my Barre 3 'Total Body Lift' workout DVD you can enter it here. It'll change your body!

I hope you're all having a good week!


33 comments:

this free bird said...

mmmkay?? i have both of the gap ones and they are a-maze-balls!!! did you see the post on them a couple weeks ago?? guuuuuurl! i do love the 70's. so good to see it back in action!

xo,
carrie

Princess Feef said...

i have similar jeans ,, that i didnt wear allot so its brand new ,, tho its 2 years old ,, ill take pics in em soon =)

u look lovely

Alexandra said...

I love them! I'll definitely have to go try them on, I'm looking for a pair just like them! Thanks for sharing :)

Alexandra xo

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socialitedreams said...

i need to get a pair of these, miss rocking my flare jeans from high school :) they WERE flattering!

Vonnie
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rouli said...

love them:)

great blog dear!

modniza said...

you look gorgeous!love your outfit combination!xoxo

Heather said...

aaargh! I can't even comment on this cos I just watched some dude eat your tongue!!! That was some gnarly sheeeeet! WTF!!!

very convincing acting too! ugh!

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE :D :D
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Courtney Erin said...

I'm always kind of scared of wide leg jeans because I feel sort of awkward in them but I totally wanting to give them another try - every time I turn around I see fabulous pairs of them that I want to try out.

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Carla said...

ohh im so not ready for those yet, but i think they look great on other people...

SiSi Sparkles said...

I wore similar pants like those back in high school... hmmm! not sure if I would wear them now... but thanks for sharing!

Marie a la Mode said...

Carrie: Yes I did see your post! You looked fantastic in them!

Jessica said...

Loooooooove this post! Great minds think alike. I'm all about the 70's right now sista. That Derek Lam runway collection has my heart. I need to go check out the Runway Rundown site STAT. I've never heard of it before!

MerciBlahBlah said...

a) YES YES HELL TO THE YES to the wide legged denim. I am SO falling into the Gap for a pair.
and
2) uh, thanks a LOT for the link to Runway Rundown. Great - now I have ANOTHER time suck to add to the list.

merci!
Shannan

Adrienne said...

First, you look so great in that outfit. I think it's my favorite look on you!

Second, I am thrilled to see some wide legged pants this season...skinny jeans look terrible on me.

Lastly, I will be heading over to Gap.com to check these out -hope they're still in stock!

Sofia said...

Ooo buddy these are lovely. I need some high waisted wide leg trouser jeans stat!

Tracy D said...

I am so excited to see these, I am so over the low waisted can't sit down or extreme skinny leg jeans!

TT's Attic said...

Love the trousers - I think I'll have to go buy a pair! :)

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Ashley said...

I absolutely LOVE the way you styled your wide legged trousers! That blazer is fab!

But anyway, I KNOW I'm going to have to get at least one pair of these this season. I have a wide legged pair of chambray trousers from J. Crew, but they don't have the same 1970's feel all of these pairs have, and of course, that's the whole point!

Adrienne said...

I just bought those jeans at the Gap...I'll let you know how they fit! Thanks!

Pop Champagne said...

I saw a pair of high rise last month in americal apparel and I regret not buying them, they always come back in style. and so sad to hear those sled dogs being shot, man, i would LOVE to own one of those huskeys, they're one of my fav breed of dogs and I want a dog!

Marie a la Mode said...

Adrienne: Yay!!!

Julie and Lauren said...

You look adorable in the wide legs and houndstooth blazer! Great look.
Xoxo.

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Catita said...

they are perfect on you!
wish I could pull them off

Anna Jane said...

yay! great minds think alike ;)

ok, these look great on you and now i MUST revive my flare jeans.

Snow Black said...

Great pair of jeans, they look lovely on you ;-)


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Jessica said...

I have a love affair with that style as well. They are SO flattering. I was so happy to see them come back in style.

Check out my blog...I have a contest I know you will want to be part of. Maybe you can keep up your lucky streak.

Runway Rundown said...

Thanks for the nice comments--RR appreciates them so much you have no idea! : )

Happy Wednesday!


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Natasha said...

I love these wide-legged jeans SO much...my problem is they're SO hard to find long enough..I know you said that they come in long regular and short, but anytime I've shopped for gap jeans the longs don't start until a size 6.


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Mimi said...

i love love love the look of wide leg trousers! i hope i can find one in the perfect length for me. :D

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Nic Nic said...

you look awesome in 70s flares!! i havent worn flare types in yrs...would but love to try and im difficult to shop for with jeans >_<

Alexandra said...

you look great in these jeans, too bad i can't wear this type because i'm too short and it would make me look weird.

aliciafashionista said...

I'm itching to go to The Gap and get a pair of their (very reasonably priced) wide leg denim. Can't wait to wear them this spring!!!

 
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