My search for the perfect black leather pants is OVER!


 I’ve mentioned many times my search for the perfect leather pants.  I think we all know there is NO WAY IN &%$$ that I’m forking over $900-$1500, so of course my search has been limited to eBay, thrift stores, and Nordstrom Rack.

I’ve settled for really cool coated jeans (these are my favorite thus far!!!).  I’ve even tried faux leather, but nothing has fit just right.

  Until now…

I talked about the perfect pair of marbled copper ones I scored over the holidays on eBay for $50 that I wore here.  Yes, $50!!!!  Granted nothing will compare to that deal…

Then…I came across a listing for one of my favorite denim brands on one of my favorite sellers site.  The going price was $49 up until a few hours of them ending.  I was hopeful!!  And then, I got into “must.win.these.pants.” mode.  I think all serious eBayers will know what I mean here. hahaha It really is sad how the adrenaline and competitiveness kicks in.  But…it does.  And I set an alarm in my calendar. :}

I know how perfectly this brand fits, and I read the reviews online of this particular pair-I wanted them!  And then the countdown began.  I may or may not have put off dinner “things are still cooking!!!” while I ran downstairs and hovered over my “confirm bid” to be able to hit it in the last 5 seconds, because my phone sometimes delays.  Sad???  ABSOLUTELY!!  But…I ended up getting these GORGEOUS leather pants that were regularly $995 for…$89!!!  New with tags!!  I’m not going to lie.  My bid was A LOT higher than this, because I wanted them so bad!!  When it ended, I had to do a double take.  Then I practically skipped upstairs to make dinner!!! 🙂Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-1 Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-2 Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-3 Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-4 Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-5Oh, and I’ve mentioned before that they are the perfect mom pants.  Maya’s boots were so muddy, but a little wipe with a wet wipe, and my pants were good as new!  Then there’s the fact that they suck you in (WIN!!!).Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-6 Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-7She kept twirling on her own, and then getting dizzy.  I totally remember doing that all the time as a kid…Blog Amy Coe Faux Leather Jacket Gap Denim Vest Cyrillus Dress Baby Quiz Boots-1Blog Amy Coe Faux Leather Jacket Gap Denim Vest Cyrillus Dress Baby Quiz Boots-2Then she kept getting into my purse.  First for Tic Tacs, and then she found a protein bar.   I told her she couldn’t have it, but for some reason she thought it was hilarious to balance it on her head 🙂Blog Amy Coe Faux Leather Jacket Gap Denim Vest Cyrillus Dress Baby Quiz Boots-3Blog Amy Coe Faux Leather Jacket Gap Denim Vest Cyrillus Dress Baby Quiz Boots-4 A lot of times the bright sun can be your worst enemy for pictures.  And then…it’s your best friend.Blog Amy Coe Faux Leather Jacket Gap Denim Vest Cyrillus Dress Baby Quiz Boots-5Blog Amy Coe Faux Leather Jacket Gap Denim Vest Cyrillus Dress Baby Quiz Boots-6Blog Amy Coe Faux Leather Jacket Gap Denim Vest Cyrillus Dress Baby Quiz Boots-7Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-21 Blog Levis Jacket Free People two to tango Top Genetic Shya Leather Pants Superga-22On me…

Jacket-Levi’s (thrifted, similar here)
Top- Free People  “Two to Tango” (Nordstrom Rack, sold out, similar here)
Pants- Genetic Denim (eBay sold out, similar here and here)
Shoes- Superga (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Amy Coe (thrifted, but similar here)
Denim Vest- Gap DIY fron a jacket 🙂  (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Cyrillus (thrifted, but similar here)
Tights- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Baby Quiz (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
90% of the time we really do have as much fun as it looks like we are having.  Then there’s the other 10%.  When Maya is just full of sass, running away from me, not listening, etc.  I walked to the car at the end of this adventure SO ready to put her down for a nap.  On the way home, she was all slumped over in her car seat, and I asked
“Were you being difficult because you were tired?”
One word.  “Yes.”
And then I laughed.  And she laughed, and all the crankiness was forgotten.
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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