OOTD: Fancy pants (from Spain!)

Clothes: Secondhand chucks from eBay; thrifted necklace, braid ring; cuff from my lil sis; old, old off-brand tank (I tied it up at the bottom); stone ring and bag from Urban Outfitters clearance; pants from a little shop in Spain.

Makeup: Purple Covergirl Great Lash mascara on my lashes; Revlon Balm Stain in Lovesick (025) on my lips and cheeks (with a bit of Covergirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in shade 225, anemone, layered on top of the balm stain on my lips); all the usual concealer and moisturizer and boring junk. 

Whenever I wear these pants, I feel like a walking affirmation. Yes, people with big butts CAN wear printed pants! Yes, you CAN wear genie pants around in normal, day-to-day situations! Why the hell not? I CAN DO ANYTHING! I AM INVINCIBLE! I WILL LIVE FOREVER!

The pants make me feel great, basically. Wish I could link you guys to some, but alas, I got them on a trip to Spain last summer with my family.

That being said, affordable variations of drop-crotch, palazzo, and all variety of breezy printed pants are popping up in stores all over for summer (not just in Spain), and please don’t be afraid of them! They’re delightful—just as breezy as wearing a maxiskirt, but without your thighs awkwardly rubbing against each other as you walk.

No need to style them with heels or any of that other nonsense you see in editorials. Just throw on some sneakers, simple flats, or sandals with a tank and a jean jacket and you’ll look mad fancy (even though you’ll feel like you’re cheating and wearing pajama pants around). 

Addendum: Is anyone at all interested in hearing about some of my favorite drugstore makeup products? I know this isn’t technically a beauty blog, but I’m super cheap and I love makeup, so I have some recommendations for inexpensive BB creams, moisturizers, lipsticks, balms, mascaras, concealers, and other stuff, if anyone’s interested!