They were inspired by a Pinterest outfit, which I loved--thinking it was cute and edgy. Additionally, I saw a medical student rocking camo pants to one of my club meetings. At first I thought they were strange, but after seeing him wear them a few different ways (including with chambray and with leather) I was slightly more urged to purchase a pair of my own. I realize now how creepy it sounds that I walk around copying men's outfits. We were friends at the time, though, and I must give credit where it's due even if I'd like to think I am the creative one.
While Christmas shopping in December my eyes were quickly drawn away from the sweater I was buying for my Mother to a subtle shelf on the side of H&M. Low and behold--there they were--in all their army glory, my camo pants. H&M, my favorite store, never fails me.
Except this time--the pants were not in my size.
I went to another H&M, and another. I searched online but they were an in store only item.
Finally, I settled for a size too big, hoping desperately that they would shrink.
I wanted these bad boys to be perfect, though. I had waited this long for them. I called around all the H&Ms in a 25 mile radius. Turns out, the store where I had initial seen them had gotten a pair in my size. I rushed there and exchanged the bigger size for the perfect size. Happily ever after?
I was overcome with such joy that I had these pants that I did not think to inspect them. When I tried them on at home A BACK POCKET WAS MISSING. Yes, just one lonely back pocket leaving one weird, bare butt cheek. I went back to H&M AGAIN but turns out that uni-pocket pair was the only one left in my size. I tried to argue that I shouldn't have paid full price for the defective pair, but the damage was done.
I'm making the best of the situation--I looked so long and hard for these damn pants that it makes sense that I have a "unique" pair. Plus, everyone probably thinks that's how they're supposed to be. I would've if I hadn't ever laid eyes on the perfect pair.
I have already worn them twice. Once to my cousin's birthday party of bowling/beer garden fun. Another time this past Friday to a local bar where I planned a fundraiser for my club which supported diabetes prevention and intervention workshops for people in the Dominican Republic. The fundraiser had a decent turn out--but a lot of people were deterred by the snow.
Leather Jacket--Century 21 $46.00
I can't deny--I bought the jacket specifically to pair with the pants. However, I've made plenty of other use of it since.
T-Shirt-Cotton On $5.00
Booties-Cotton On $30.00
Lastly, another two outfits worn this week to class and one of FIMRC's general meetings were:
I wore this one as I walked into admissions to check my application status. A couple of my closest girlfriends (who have completed the program I am currently in) just heard back and have gotten interviews! I'm so happy for them! Hopefully we'll all be in class together next year. Pray for them that their interviews go well and for me that I get one soon! :)