Ace & Jig Gatsby Pants in Dusk (medium)
Entireworld recycled cotton tee (small)
Mara Hoffman corduroy jacket (small) | purchased with credits at Shopbop
I mentioned these Ace & Jig pants briefly in last week’s post, but I wore them quite a bit over the weekend on my trip so now have more to say about them.
First, I like them a lot. What’s not to like?? They’re easy, have pockets, and are a great navy/black weave.
Second, the medium fits. But I wore them on the plane and all day Friday driving to Kentucky from Atlanta and by the time we stopped in Nashville, they were nice and loose. Not in a way that they were going to fall off, but they get VERY saggy in the butt-area. From the back, as my mom was careful to point out, they look fine, but the side view isn’t pretty. And I feel myself pulling the waistband up in the back once I’ve been wearing them for a while.
Third, they’re too long, and I’m not sure I want to keep the rolled-up look. Anyway, I’m sort of over rolling up all my pants legs, anyone else with me?? I will hem them, but can’t decide if I should hem them long, so I can roll them up when I want to and not roll them for the winter? Or hem them exactly where I have them hitting here. I did enjoy being able to unroll them on the plane as my ankles got cold…
After I wore them that first day on Friday I had almost decided not to keep these pants, but I wore them again on Saturday and then on the plane home this morning, and was so comfortable. I’d forgotten how nice it is to have pants with pockets, actually. They reminded me of how much I loved my silk florence pants (they felt like I was wearing nothing), but with pockets 🙂
So, I’m keeping them.
I probably could have managed with the size small in these also, but I didn’t want to take any chances. If I get a chance to try a pair in small one day, maybe I will, or maybe I won’t, just to see the difference. I definitely can’t work with the size small I got in the Bo Skirt (that does NOT have an elastic waistband), and there’s not enough room to move the buttons over at all, so I will be selling that tomorrow on slowre. I’m so sad about it, because I truly love that skirt, but if I can’t wear it, what’s the point?
My closet is NOT a museum.
Maybe your closet is more of a gallery than a museum? 🙂
I’d choose hemming your pants long with the option to roll them up. That’s why I love my ES Clyde and Cecilia pants in regular length opposed to short.
I used to have a faux fur coat the same color as your Mara Hoffman one and I love, love, loved it (it was in the 1990’s)! The color looks great on you!
I’m also over rolling up most of my pants. I don’t mind it on the occasional pair, but being on the short end of things can mean cuffing everything. I have really loved leaning into cropped looks, because it’s easy to just hack off the bottom of pants and not worry about real hemming.
Those pants look amazing. If you’d feel more comfortable hemming them, then go for it. I may be the outlier here, but I think they look cute rolled. I rarely hem my pants and usually roll or just let them be long and try to wear some sort of heel (although no high heels because I don’t own any and hate those). Also, if the pants are too loose, maybe look into having them taken in?
Ok, I was gone for a week and you bought a pink corduroy jacket?!? What is happening over here Grechen????
Anyway, it’s so cute! I love this Mara Hoffman coat too, but unfortunately a $2K jacket is NOT in my budget right now…
(BTW, I ordered a pair of the white Dansko clogs, and was really torn about whether to keep them or not, but I did return them. I love them on you though!)
Grechen Reiter says
Omg that coat!!!!!! Wonder if it’ll go on sale for 75% off lol.
I have no idea what is happening. I think I’m just getting more comfortable with buying what I love 🙂
We’ll see! Haha
Grechen Reiter says
I will definitely still roll them. I just need to hem them because I don’t like how “thick” the roll is lol. I have them rolled up three times!!
Grechen I have been following you for over a year! I feel like I got to a similar spot with my monochromatic wardrobe and when I saw this post I was like man I should try some fun stuff again! This is so far my favorite look on you!
Grechen Reiter says
thank you eva 🙂
you should try some fun stuff. i’m so glad i did…
Ok, yes that’s way too many times!