12.15.2009

Tightwad Tuesday: Blank Denim Leather Motor Skinny Pants for a Steal

There comes a time in every girl’s life when she must bid a fond farewell to being fair, faithful, and friendly and simply let loose. To push aside thoughts of what others think; to speak her mind without hesitation; to salute her individuality in every manner of the term – be it her style of dress, her razor-sharp tongue, or her piercing gaze. Kitty cats, by no means am I telling you to go out and rob a bank or become involved in some other debauchery or outlandish behavior; I’m simply instructing you to free yourself from restraints and allow the true you to shine through. And if you ask me, there is no better way to highlight your freedom; your introduction to rebellion, than via leather pants. And there is no more flattering pair for one’s form than Blank Denim’s Leather Motor Skinny Pants.

Darlings please don’t be frightened of such a slick style; leather pants are not something to shy away from. Whether you’re the girl next door or a parent’s worst nightmare, you can, and will, don these with glee. But I digress. Perhaps I’m being too harsh on all of you. If you must know, I am trying to convince myself to be daring enough to channel my inner biker babe with such accoutrement at this very moment; and I think I may have succeeded.

Leather pants are an instant confidence booster. They make you feel wild and out of control even if you’re simply styled in them while browsing an independent bookshop or moseying about the mall, on the prowl for cute boys. They are seductive and slithery with a come hither allure that is fashion’s answer to the cocked eyebrow; thus, your (and my) wardrobe simply cannot survive without a pair. Especially one with as much attitude as that proffered up courtesy of the spiked studs around the pockets, and hidden ankle zippers found adorning the Leather Motor Skinny Pants.

But alas, the dangerous hardware, and wicked construction is not meant to be. While the epitome of perfection in terms of legwear; the $159.00 price tag that comes attached to Blank Denim’s beauties is outrageously high for a look that can truly only be rocked a handful of times per month for fear of being labeled as extreme, or going overboard in the leather department. Forever 21’s Leatherette Skinny Pant, however, is just right in terms of cost.

At $29.80 a pair, the faux leather crafting, matte black hue and metal exterior, and “snug as a bug in a rug” fit are the ideal way to please passersby, yourself, and your bank account!

Are you on the verge of a splurge, or tempted by a tightwad moment?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Forever 21 for the pictures.


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56 comments

kpeach said...

the shopbop ones are even really reasonable for leather too, I love leather leggings xx

Leah said...

I love to own one pair of leather pants (faux is okay) but I wouldn't splurge on it. I can't use it that much in the Tropics.

Rachel said...

Leather pants are definitely fierce. Although I don't think it's a look I could really pull off, I love the Blank Denim pair. They look great!

Jacqueline said...

I think I am on the verge of a splurge. I have to go for the real leather =) xoxo

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Couture Carrie said...

I want some leatehr pants so badly, darling E! May be on the verge of a splurge here...

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Both pairs look great. I actually think the inexpensive one looks better. I hope you are doing well. Take care. Cheers!

Diane said...

omg i love them BOTH! can i have them both please???

mom & son said...

i want another pair of these leggings so soon!
not to mention, i love those shoes too!

Style, via TIa said...

Considering the price difference you can call me Tightwad Tia!

The Blonde Duck said...

Of course you're invited to the Ball! We simply assumed you would be there! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I will have to try the F21 pair. That's more my price range. ;) I never thought I could pull off leather pants but I'm intrigued to try...

Elizabeth Ruby said...

Wowzer they are very cool :)
Dont think I would have the guts to wear them though, they remind me of Sandys in Grease haha
Nice post!
xx

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh I love leather pants, darling! I might buy a pair next winter... thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

leather pants, hell yeah! "whether you're the girl next door or a parent's worst nightmare". It really depends when you catch me....
I think I'm going to have to go with the latter this week ;)

Princess Liberty said...

I would like to buy a leather pant

Kristin said...

I would have to go for real with this one. So hot! I gotta work on those last few pounds though. Ah ha ha

Closet Cravings said...

I prefer the Blank Denim’s Leather Motor Skinny Pants. The thought of wearing them makes me want to giggle. =)

clarewbrown said...

oh my gosh!i can't believe how amazingly cheap these are!!!!! Ahhh I love them too! I want, I want...

janettaylor said...

Soooo fierce, but I want them! Hihi!

Xx

la petite fashionista said...

im dying to try this look out! i feel like pleather could be uncomfortable but its such an awesome look.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love the pants!

Tights Lover said...

Love these pants. As much as I love the Black Denim pants, I would happily settle for the Forever 21 Leatherette for a price like that! Great post!

Senorita Fashionista said...

You got me all worked up, and now I have to visit a F21 to try them on! xoxo Jolie
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Tasha said...

I love forever 21. They always have good deals!

Jen said...

Dare I? Dare I?! I'm not sure... Although I do like the white tee and killer shoes look. Oh Cafe Fashionista, you tempt me so!

Toothfairy said...

that's not that expensive? I mean, it's leather and it's a trouser, 159 is not expensive!

but I don't like the style, so I wouldn't get it anyway... :P

loves

Jocelynne said...

Usually I steer clear of leather bottoms, but those are HOT. They definitely look wearable.

Stephanie said...

These are so hot. Love this look. It reminds me so much of the ones that Olivia Newton John wore in Grease. :)

jen said...

i just got the blank denim pair from nastygal....im so in love...worn them twice already...but there's a caveat..... i can NOT gain any wait during xmas or i wont be able to wear them anymore...hahhaa...fashion is pain.

Jaime said...

SO hot! I prob wouldn't wear but so fabulous anyways!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I'm so getting the F21 pair. Thank you for showing me the other day, you are my guru!

We need to talk today!!! I miss you!!

Mimi said...

How cute! These pants look a whole lot more easier to wear than the liquid leggings. Great pics and picks!!

Emily said...

i want, i want, i want!! I'd go with the cheaper ones :)

bananas. said...

me, shy away from leather?! OH.HECK.NO!!! i love it and i want those forevs ones like ASAP!

alexkeller said...

i'm all for giving up on what people think. but do you want to see a 40 something in leather pants? i'm fit and all, but still - i'll stick to regular ol' denim

wonderfelle said...

if only my legs would look those good in leather pants, i might splurge... so hot though, def worth trying out the F21 version!

Sandy said...

While it will be some time before I can fit this body into something like those pants, I am in LOVE with the shoes! Both pairs ... they are awesome!
Some day perhaps .... although I may be a little too "mature" for pants like that LOL

Porcelain Blonde said...

Loving your writing style, as always!

I have just this last week been reminiscing about my skinny black leather pants that I binned a few years back :(

I wish I had kept them! I can see another pair in my future though! ;)
I think they can look classy if styled well.
Those Forever21's look like a fab buy - wish we had them here!

Hope your week is going great honey :)

<3 xxx

Jessica said...

I'll need to admire these from afar - I don't think I can rock this look!

Elaine said...

Great post! I've been loving leather lately.


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Ela said...

$29.80??? Um heck yeah!
LOL, so bloated right now, I can't even imagine trying them on but I sure will! Hope you're having a great week, hon!

Marz said...

Hahaha, I love how you wrote that you would be on the prowl for cute boys in these pants. It's so true :P
I'm not sure I can pull off leather pants, but I would never be opposed to trying anything once!
-Marz

Inspiration in Italy said...

That is a GREAT price for the bargain...I would definitely say go with the cheaper pair, and they look great! I need a pair of these and a scooter so I can motor all throughout Rome looking tough & fantastic :) Great post and amazing deal....

xoxoxo
Rachel

Stéphanie said...

I love !

B a la Moda said...

I have never thought f that rebellious side of this pants. You are totally right. I really love them although I don´t have a pair-

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

These would deff be show stopping :P So gorgeous, love to get myself a pair

xx

nicole said...

Great post Erica! I'm all about leather, lace and everything in between right now so this is right up my alley. The ironic thing is, I haven't tried a pair of leather pants on before (or yet!). I have my liquid leggings and that's about as close as I get, sigh. Then my shopping ban doesn't help so I guess I'm stuck with those for the time being!
Have you tried those F21 leatherette pants on? I saw them and was tempted to but then if they fit, I would have a hard time letting them go and walking away LOL you know how it is.

Aww and I'm glad I could make your day! You make mine every day with your comments too! So no need to thank me girl, you deserve it :)

miriam (Björn Borg) said...

leather pants are so hot, but i haven't found a single pair which are the perfect fit. looks like i need to have another go!

michelle_ said...

got damn those leather pants !
u still remember the post i did on the leather pants i found at Promod ? now my mind is turning back to those pants after i kinda forgot about it for awhile . hehe

great post !

daisychain said...

I prefer the F21 ones,
downside being there is no damn store over here, and shipping makes them less of a steal ;) I'm holding out hope for the post christmas sales!

WendyB said...

I want!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

OBSESSSSSSSSSSSSEED WITH THOSE!!!

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Midtown Girl said...

Leather leggings would be a perfect fit for me!! You just reminded me to get some darling ;-)

XOXO
Amy

monica w said...

i may just have drooled on my keyboard.

Bombchell said...

I want those!!!!

Atif said...

I really like your pants and style of presentation is looking too much amazing.....

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