Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golden Gams - J Crew Ludlow Pants in Gold Linen


My sincere apologies for promising a review of the J Crew Ludlow Pants in Gold Linen:



There are several reasons for my delay:

1) I forgot

2) when I remembered I was dithering because

a) I had ordered the wrong size - a 12 instead of a 10
b) the pants are meant to worn by a woman with an ass and thighs

unless

c) you visit a seamstress and get some work done.  I actually had them taken in on each side by about 2 inches, that's how baggy they were on me!

Well, I did visit same-said seamstress because I did like them.

There are things you need to know about these pants however:

1) they cannot be dry-cleaned, only spot-cleaned or washed by hand VERY gently
2) they cannot be ironed only steamed

1&2 could be deal breakers for some, but weren't in the end for me, because frankly, these are fancy pants and you're not going to wear them a lot and also frankly, I am up for a challenge!


Sorry for the loo shot....


They look kind of bronze-y above.  They have a definite green cast to the gold, one that is please to the eye.



I like that they are linen.  I could see wearing this with a plain white tee in the summer and strappy heels.



I did hem and haw about keeping them and spending $20 to alter them significantly, but I am glad that I did.  They are different and will be fun to wear over the holidays.    I am modelling them with a black Vero Moda blazer and my trust Donald Pliner Raye pumps here, but I do love them with my white cashmere long sleeve tshirt as well - so cozy and simple.

Just know that if you are a person with no butt or thighs, you will have issues unless you are buying the 00...

Hope that helps someone decide, as I know they are 30% off right now!

xoxo wendy

29 comments:

  1. Sort of bronzy looking? I like that they are not a bright gold. You look awesome in those esp with the shoes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very bronzy but also, these are gold. Will work for other high holidays like the golden globes and oscars!

      Delete
  2. Well I can now call you miss fancy pants hehe

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think those pants will be surprisingly versatile. Just be careful with the red wine!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hex, I got a whole white carpet that would have benefitted from that advice last year! ;-)

      Delete
  4. Sight unseen will trade your thighs for mine.

    Love green gold. Tell Barry you want a vintage Kieselstein green gold piece for Christmas. Look it up, start with Ebay.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Okay - but you're taking the belly. Sorry....

      Good call - this is new to me! pricey, but new!

      Delete
  5. Very nice and perfect as worn in the loo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes, I keep the pink pants for the laundry....

      Delete
  6. Very pretty. Good on you for finding a tailor who will work their magic for $20: I'm clearly being ripped off here!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my gosh I LUFF them they are fabulous! They scream holiday but also summer cocktails on my terrace with the menfolk trotting back and forth to the kitchen to gather snacks and top-ups.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fabulous on you! My hips and bum would be a disaster in them so I'm glad to see them on you - so pretty. I love the idea of a white silk tank or tee and sandals while you sip on a refreshing summer beverage.
    Now you must host an Academy Award party too :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Julie - I really must! I have to say - I am watching a DVF shift dress! It's sold through the Hudson Bay and is on sale and am hoping it gets even cheaper after the holidays! Flowers motif around the shoulders. So pretty and so unnecessary but on a great price, hmmm....

      Delete
  9. Friggin' gold pants! I love you! Glad you took the time and effort, and had the cojones, to see/get the final perfect pants for you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's what I'm going to call them from now on! Lucky I can fit my cojones in them!

      Delete
  10. LOVE! Now we need to find out if Tiffany Rose got 'em!
    You look stunning. From the hair, to the pants, stunning! And I love that the loo, and more importantly, the plant (!!) is back!

    ReplyDelete
  11. oh, you rock in this outfit! But with all what you mentioned I would have surrender for sure.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the Capricorn in me - never give up, never surrender!

      Delete
  12. LOVE IT!! I made a quick pass through the local J. Crew the other day to see if there was anything in the Crewcuts section for my kids. I saw those pants out of the corner of my eye and immediately thought of you - glad they worked out after the nip-and-tuck!! Perfect for the holidays!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love those pants on you! Greenish cast probably wouldn't work on me, so that is a very handy fact to know. $20 is very, very cheap for the type of alterations that were made. I think that would've cost $40 where I am. Thanks for the review!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yay for gold pants and yay for you rockin' said pants!
    $20 does indeed sound super cheap for alterations!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love them on you, Wendy! They are indeed the perfect Holiday pants. I am also amazed at how cheap the alterations were!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love them on you Wendy - so chic!!! Great with the dark blazer, so smart and glam at same time

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very chic! They look fantastic on you!

    ReplyDelete

Kindness is a virtue...