FACT: the time has finally come to officially take out cold weather clothes here in the Bay Area.
FACT: international kitty models will always out-pose you, no matter how hard you try.
FACT: the KUT from the Kloth Diana Skinny Corduroy pants I’m wearing today could possibly be the best damn pair of corduroy pants on the planet. Maybe even the universe…assuming the aliens out there actually wear pants (most of the aliens I see in movies like to go au naturel).
Sometimes I squirm when companies ironically spell “C” words with a “K” (because using a “K” automatically makes something “Klassy,” like having a grilled cheese sandwich with a glass of red wine…which I was THIS CLOSE to doing last night, not gonna lie), but it seems totally appropriate in this case (kase?).
Pants, to borrow a phrase from that old-school Run-D.M.C. song, can be tricky. Unless you’re genetically blessed with perfect proportions, it can be really difficult to find a pair that fits. Most of the ones I try on are a little off in one way or another. They’re either too long, falling off my butt or making my muffin top look even more…muffiny.
But these are perfect! They embrace my curves without bear hugging ’em.
At $70, they’re a little pricey, but they’re so well made that I want to wear them every single day of the week.
Why these pants?
- So comfy! They’re like the Pajama Jeans of corduroy pants! The material (98% cotton and 2% spandex) has just the right amount of give to it (so I can eat that extra scoop of mashed potatoes), but it’s not so elastic that it’s all stretched out by the middle of the day. Oh, and the corduroy feels as soft as my tubby tabby’s tum.
- A forgiving fit. I usually find something that bugs me about most pairs of pants (I’m short with long legs and a short torso!), but these are just so forgiving and easy to wear. They have a mid-rise that sits up pretty high on my waist, covering my muffin top, and my bum doesn’t hang out when I’m bending or kneeling. I also don’t have to constantly hike them up or keep adjusting.
- Quality construction. I’ve had mine for about a year, and they’ve held up really well. This is some sturdy corduroy here, and I haven’t had any problems with holes or unraveling seams. The color also looks as rich as ever.
I brought them home in basic black because I wanted something I could wear with lots of different tops and sweaters, but they come in some other colors, too, like this here hot pink…
The price is on the steep side for a pair of pants, but compared to higher-end skinnies, which often go for $200 a pop (crazy!), $70 doesn’t seem too bad…
If you’re interested, stalk the Nordstrom site, because I do see these on sale every once in a while (that’s how I found them last year).
They’re easy to dress up or down, too, and you can wear ’em with heels, flats or boots.
What a nice pair of pants!
Even Tabs is a fan.
You can find ’em now at Nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.
Why, yes, I think I will have a refill
I recently started thinking about holiday shopping and wanted to share something with ya. If you like giving food-related gifts to co-workers and friends, check out Lamill coffee. They’re a small brand from SoCal.
I had a cup last summer on a dinner date with some foodie friends and liked it so much that I made a note (I actually made a note in my phone) to pick up a couple bags to give as Christmas gifts.
Lamill compares the stuff to fine wine, like with different notes and whatnot among the blends. My palette isn’t really that refined, and I can’t identify many of the individual flavors in the blends, but I know this much: their House Organic Blend? OM NOM NOM!
So smooth… So tasty…
Wow, what time is it? Is 5:30 too late for coffee?? It isn’t, right? (Please say it isn’t.)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,