So I've had this pair of gray pants for many many years (like I'm thinking since high school). They're a good-fitting pair of basic trousers, and there's nothing really wrong with them, except that they were starting to really bore me. So I decided they were in need of a makeover...

Before, they felt very Pam. I used to pair them with classic pumps and a button-up blouse for a take-me-seriously business look. Now that they're skinny, I feel like they are not only more fashion-forward, but somehow seem more relaxed and fun. I snagged my hubby's sweater, added some oxford pumps and a cool necklace to complete the new fun look.

 As you may have been able to tell, I've been dying for some awesome trousers for Fall. I'm glad I was able to get some without spending a single dime!

Pants: Arden B. (redesigned by me)
Sweater: Express (Men's section)
Shoes: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Purse: Dolce and Gabbana (it may or may not be real;)

PS: I signed up to participate in the 30 for 30 challenge again. AAAH! Are any of you doing it? Read more here.


  1. I'm doing it! I keep thinking, what are we getting ourselves into?! I can't lie though,I'm a little excited too! I did a little sneak peek of some of my items over at Best Foot Forward...come check it out :)

  2. That is awesome! I'm considering the 30 for 30 but really can't make up my mind!

    Was it hard to do the alterations? I'm thinking some of my pants could use a makeover, too. Got any tips?

  3. Yay for other 30 for 30 people! I have to pick out my 30 items.....the hardest part!
    Angeline, it wasn't that hard! I'll have to put together a little tutorial. Basically you put your pants on inside out and pin out the extra fabric and sew it up. :)

  4. I need to read more about this 30 for 30 challenge..sounds interesting! And I love what you did with these pants, I have been looking for some good grey pants everywhereeee. So tired of looking! You are seriously so gorgeous girl and I love every single thing you wear..glad I found your blog!! x

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  6. Cool! I may have to try it out. Or just head to the tailor downstairs from me :P

  7. ...what a good idea. I have so many trousers like that. They are just too "Pam." I might try this one out.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    check out my blog. CESTDEMODE.blogspot.com


  8. Love the necklace and the bag!
    Please check out/follow my blog. :)


  9. Love this. Comfy, casual, but chic all at the same time! I accidentally deleted your email! I don't live where you do, I do frequent the restaurants near there often. I live really close by though. I'm betting our apt complexes are owned by the same ppl since out parking garages look exactly the same!

  10. Nice chill outfit. I like the necklace and the shoes.


  11. Your pants are really cool! The suit you beautifully.

    Puck // oneofpoints.blogspot.com

  12. I'm doing the 30 for 30. I still have to pick out my clothes for it though.

    last time: http://scrapandrun.blogspot.com/2010/09/overall-30-for-30-summary.html


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