If I could live in printed trousers for the rest of my life, I probably would. They almost always solve any outfit problems, so I'm convinced that everybody must own printed trousers! I bought these in Spitalfields market just before summer. Funny thing is, I didn't even mean to buy them, isn't that funny? No? Okay. Well, you know when you strike up a conversation with someone who's selling stuff and after the conversation finishes and you feel obliged to buy whatever they're selling or take whatever leaflet they're handing out? Has that ever happened to you before? No? Lucky you, it happened to me the other day. I somehow got into a deep conversation with the owner of the stall of whom I bought these trousers from, young chap from Congo, about 26/27(?). He was telling me how he made all the trousers by himself and how he pretty much lives of the profit from this little stall.
Of course I wasn't guilt-tripped into buying these trousers, because they're so amazing.
After the conversation ended, there was this awkward silence and neither of us really knew how to gracefully end the situation and walk away. So instead (me being me) I pointed to the nearest item on the rack with confidence and excitement and said "Ooo That's really beautiful - Are those elephants!?" His face lit up and he quickly (quite clearly relieved that this dead conversation could be revived) ran to fetch the trousers (which I honestly did not want).
"Yes these trousers are my favourite, they will suit you so well!" he beamed. What? I thought, he doesn't want me to buy these trousers, does he? I mean who walks around wearing jungle scene trousers? "Ahh they're so pretty, I wanted them as soon as I saw them!" I lied. "I want them sooo bad!". I lied again. "Excellent!" He chuckled and went off to fetch a plastic bag to put the trousers into, which he then handed to me. I looked at him, and then at the bag and then back at him. Oh dang-it, he wants money for it - of course! Perplexed I reached into my purse and scrambled for the cost, which was £15. Damn, it was so hard letting go of that, but I took the plastic bag and walked away slowly, careful not to look back. I was so annoyed that day because I just forked out £15 for something I didn't need or want initially. But happy because indeed they were beautiful trousers, and I must admit did suit me very well.
Honestly, what's better than an elasticised waist for trousers ;). I wore them pretty all throughout summer, and this is how I'm transitioning them into Autumn wear. The fabric is pretty light so I wore so thick leggings underneath them to fight the cold :)
polo crop top.asos// trousers. spitalfields market// shoes.urban outfitters// leather jacket.thrifted// jewellery.topshop and parfois
But listen, guys, tell me honestly, do you reckon I was guilt-tripped into buy these trousers or like, not... Because when I ponder over this some more, I really think I was. But please! Take my advice, don't shop with your heart if you're like me and have practically no monies. Emotions just rinse you of your money. If you get what I'm sayin'...