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June 26, 2008

From Susan — De-Pantsed

Filed under: Back Story — lv2knit @ 11:44 am

Okay.  So I’m wearing my cute new outfit today (see previous post) and was in the cafeteria getting coffee.  The cashier complimented me on my new dress.  I said, “It has these pants, too.” And she said, “Lose the pants.”  Then someone else walked up to pay for her food — a complete stranger, mind you — and said, “Yeah, you’ve got to lose the pants!” 

So, I took them off — not in the cafeteria line, but…I did lose the pants.  I’m a little bummed that no one liked my cute pants!


  1. They’re a great color — they look like they’d be great with a white tank. Perhaps for the pending July 4th weekend?
    I have never sewn, but mom does and she is getting back into quilting. We went shopping this weekend, I bought a couple of patterns here, a couple of yards there…nothing like family enabling! Hope you’ll post pics of your sewing project soon!

    Comment by Laura — June 26, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

  2. Can we see the outfit too? I’m intrigued by the pants.

    Comment by saunaknitter — June 26, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

  3. We might like the pants. But you have to show us!!!!

    Comment by nicole — June 26, 2008 @ 2:28 pm

  4. From Susan — I doubt the pants will ever see the light of day again!!

    Comment by lv2knit — June 26, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

  5. Maybe the dress needs to be shortened just a tiny bit so that the pants look like they belong — proportion is everything right?

    Comment by Anne — June 26, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

  6. Cute pants need cute sweaters. You just got yourself a whole new outfit!

    Comment by Sarah — June 26, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

  7. Bah. They’re just not as adventurous as you are with clothing. Did you like wearing them? Did you feel pretty darned special in your dress and pants? If so, then to hell with them and their small fashion minds. Not every outfit needs to be worn by some celebrity to mean it’s pretty. I’m sorry the outfit/pants are now tainted in your mind.

    Comment by Susan — June 26, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

  8. Do YOU like wearing the dress and pants? If so, do it. People are so narrowminded when they run into something the slightest bit new/different. I used to always wear “heels and hose.” But must say I totally enjoy the freedom to relax in slacks and clogs!

    Comment by PainterWoman — June 26, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

  9. At least they were honest! They may be wrong, but I admire their spirit.

    Comment by anmiryam — June 26, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

  10. Come to the UK. It’s the height of fashion to wear a dress and pants combo.

    Comment by Ros — June 27, 2008 @ 8:21 am

  11. As a friend’s wise ole grandpa used to say, “listen to what they say, and then do as you damn well please.”

    Comment by Ann — June 27, 2008 @ 11:49 am

  12. I like the pants! I wanna see a picture of you in your outfit.

    Comment by Romi — June 27, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

  13. Show us the outfit. We will tell you the truth. Since we read this blog, we must have good taste.

    Comment by Francis Berryhill — June 27, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

  14. It seems that these folks in the cafeteria must feel very secure with you. I can’t imagine being that honest if I didn’t have some relationship with the “pants wearer”. I’m sorry that the pants won’t “see the light of day again”. How about Saturday morning, on your deck, with a tank top, cup of coffee and the paper?

    Comment by Peggy — June 27, 2008 @ 1:05 pm

  15. Pictures! We want to see pictures!

    Comment by Minneapolismama — June 27, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

  16. Everywhere I look, I see women wearing pants under a short dress/very long top. Pick an age group, from young children to 40+, and I’ve seen people wearing that particular combo. And on absolutely everyone, I thought it looked adorable. It could be the dress needed hemmed a bit. But I think it more likely the people giving the review. At least try it on again. If you like it, then go for it!

    Comment by Felicia — July 1, 2008 @ 10:29 am

  17. I also vote for you to show us the outfit. I have always loved those Indian outfits that they call a salwar kameez, which is pants under a long loose tunic. And today I saw a woman with slim black pants under a dress and it looked really good, and I thought of you. I think it might be better than you think, and people are just not used to it. Give it another try.

    Comment by Becky — July 10, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

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