Sweater: LEC Heritage Cardi, sz. XS
Shirt: Lands End No-Iron Oxford, sz. XXS petite(!)
Pants: LEC Wool Flannel Cuffed Pants, sz. 2
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Bag: J Crew Frankie Bag
Loving these pants! I remember when the Wool Flannel Cuffed pants came out in LEC's fall releases. And I wanted them. Oooohh, I wanted them bad. But you know me, I'm such a cheapie Mc Cheaperton, I can just never bring myself to pay full price (originally $79.50). I had them in my cart multiple times when they went on sale, and the promos came and went. I always seemed find something else I wanted just a little bit more. But when they got knocked down to less than $30, and LEC was running an additional 20% off, I knew I had to nab them.
And they are lovely. A very soft wool flannel in a gorgeous windowpane pattern. They remind me very much of J Crew's Wool-Tweed Cafe Cropped pants. These pants are fully lined--now, normally I'm not a huge fan of lined pants as they eek me out for some reason--but the lining in these were nice. The construction was superb on these--superb and full price, beyond expectations at under $30. The small details on these pants are great--like the contrasting fabric on the inner waist band (and I miss that at J Crew).
I took a sz.2 which is my typical size in both LEC and J Crew. I found these pants to actually fit a little large. I considered sizing down, but I tend to like things on the too-loose side, rather than the too-tight side. Besides, I think in these mens-wear inspired pieces having things a little slouchy is ok. I did find the hips to be cut a little full though. But I know that I have narrower hips and my body proportions are a little out of whak, so that may be it. I'd say if you carry your weight in your lower half, these might be right up your alley.
Overall, for the price they are an excellent pant. I know, at this point a wool flannel windopane is not on most people's radar, as all the cute spring styles are hitting stores, but one of my favorite things is finding great deals at the end of the season to tuck away as a surprise for next year.