Friday, October 8, 2010

The Un-Sweatpant

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that after having my son, I vowed never to be one of those moms who wears sweatpants and sweatshirts all day, every day.  However, I do try to dress in a way that is both fashionable AND comfortable ( I do spend my days playing with a baby after all!).  This is why I got so excited when J Crew advertised the "Un-Sweatpant".  
Merino un-sweatpant
"What is this?!"  I thought to myself - the comfort of sweatpants in a non-sweatpant fabric?  I decided I had to investigate!  So off to J Crew I went with my 25% off coupon in hand (because really - why shop there without one?).  When I tried them on, I was in heaven.  They are so comfortable, and made with a merino wool/nylon blend, so they look almost like a cross between a sweater and a knit pant.  Unfortunately, even with my coupon, $78 is a lot to spend on these pants.  But wait!  They are on promotion?  An extra 30% off?!  SOLD! :)  
So back to my house they went.  But how to style them?  I went to the J Crew website and read;

"The epitome of luxury loungewear. Our modern take on the sweatpant is so stylish (and supremely comfortable) you'll want to wear it everywhere—with everything...We're pairing ours with a classic blazer, sparkling accessories and heels."

Ah ha!  I have those pieces!  So on they went - the sequined tank, blazer, sparkling ring and red heels.

Un Sweatpants - J Crew, Tank - J Crew, Blazer - GAP, Shoes - Shoe Dazzle, Ring F21

I think I'm in love.  
While I am still deciding if I can pull this look off, the fit, the cinched ankle and the fabric of these pants are wonderful!  More styling options to come when I have time to play in my closet...

So - what do you think?  Can these pants be dressed up or are they strictly for around the house/weekend wear?  


  1. Those pants look INCREDIBLY comfy!!!

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    Wendy ♥♥♥


  2. YES. Dress them up! I LOVE them. I saw a similar (much cheaper pair) at Joe Fresh Style (SUPERSTORE! HA!) the other day. Maybe I will have to get them!

    heart: Kimberellie

    ps. you look HAUTE.

  3. You can TOTALLY dress them up....what always works for me is: if Im wearing something more plain on the bottom....I style the heck out of the top:)

    You look great..and comfy!! Cant wait to see how you style these in the future:)

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  4. Wow, comfy and cute! You totally transformed those sweats girl, I love it!

  5. you rock the look!!! we have so much in common b/c i am tired of looking like any other soccer mom (no offense to anybody, I am one of them, but feel so much better when i look better).
    you totally inspired me to post a look with my dressy sweats I purchased at Gap (in their lounge-wear section, yes!) I had not worn them yet, but will do a post soon and will have to do a link to your blog. very inspiring! well done, hot momma!!!
    i read somewhere that the heels were the key in this look. i'm not sure how i'm gonna style mine but you did great!!!

  6. Ummmmmmm yeah...comfy AND chic? Sold! And I super heart those pumps!

  7. This is a great outfit. I love the red shoes with this. What's shoe dazzle? I think we need a shoe close-up.

  8. The tank looks great. Those are the comfiest unsweats ever ;-)