Zara trousers have a tendency to break my heart. It all started with a floral pair two years ago and now I find myself heartbroken again over these navy trousers. Our story started out well, with these pants and I being inseparable when I bought them in May. I never knew I was missing elegant, office-prove navy trousers in my life. They quickly became best wardrobe friends with my Sperry tops-siders and looked mighty fine with most of my shirts and sweaters. I had tens of outfits in mind and fully intended to post those on the blog over the summer. Then I washed my trousers and our love story was over. The linen fabric, although washed by hand in only lukewarm water, shrunk and was all misshaped after I let it dry. My clothing iron tried to heal the wounds but there wasn’t much to heal. They hung in my closet for a good month before I pulled them out again this weekend to see if I could somehow make them work, but the linen feels uncomfortable rough on my skin and the pants are too tight to wear all day. One outfit shoot, I could handle and I put together my favorite look from before the summer and we went to a location that had been on my location-bucket list for literally years and we took some last photos with my love before I let them go for good. Not a shame though, as I’m sort of kind of maaaaaybe eyeing a more qualitative pair at Massimo Dutti.
I also have some fun news to tell! I have been nagging my boyfriends head off for a city trip later this year and he finally gave in! I’m total #girlfriendgoals. We decided to go up north for the first time. I had my heart set on Poland and wanted to visit either Gdansk, Warsaw or Krakow, but K wasn’t very convinced so instead I let him choose and he went with something rather unexpected. My friends are all going “What? Where!? WHY!!!?” on me when I tell them that we’re going to Lithuania. I’ll be honest and admit that the only thing I know Lithuania from is the Eurovision Song Contest and I don’t know a single thing to do there, but K and I agree that that’s a good thing. We’ll just see what we got ourselves into and I look very much forward to discover an entirely new place. No expectations, just a flippant and spontaneous city trip. Something about living while we’re young.
Brogues: Sacha (c/o – meer damesschoenen)
They are great pants and look so practical for work, what a shame they didn’t hold up in the wash 🙁 Plain classic pants like this are hard to find, pants are always so tricky to get the fit right 🙁
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Girl & Closet says
It’s been so long since I’ve worn pants, but I’ve been tempted lately! They always manage to look so smart & incredibly pulled together. Maybe falls the season to jump in. And yay, congrats on the trip!! xo
Eline Van Dingenen says
De broek ziet er nog redelijk oke uit hoor 😉 haha! wel een grappig verhaal!
Lauren | LA BRUNETTE BLOG says
Oh, ik heb hetzelfde meegemaakt met een cashmere trui (gelukkig gebeurde het pas een jaar later). Ben wel benieuwd naar je verhalen hier op de blog over Litouwen 😀 Ken het zelf ook enkel via Eurosong (oops).
Karen - Dressing in Labels says
Jammer dat de broek gekrompen is, want hij staat je echt super goed en is heel mooi. Leuk gecombineerd met dat hemd!