Just Put It Out There

Alexa Chung for madewell

Chloe horse pants
leopard print boots

Stella Mccartney for Chloe
leopard print booties
leopard print ankle boots
Chloe horse pants

Trousers: Stella McCartney for Chloe (not similar but love these. Animal prints here here  Boots: Alexa Chung for Madewell (try these, these these or these (on sale) . Hat: Makins (similar).  Tuxedo Blazer: Zara. Snakeprint bag: Foley & Corinna Watch: Seiko (similar)

You know when you see something and think about it every day, every week. You must get your hands on it.  Whatever it is.  You HAVE TO HAVE IT.
That’s how it was with these trousers.  
Saw them on Carrie from Sex and The City years ago. I swear my eyes widened as she waltzed out of a bar: White vest. Check. Beige trousers with brown sequin horses down one leg?? wtf is this?? but check.  Perfect wavy hair. Check.  Clutch under arm. ok you get the point – I never forgot this.  Soon as I discovered it was Chloe I bit my lip #soldoutcollection 
To add insult to injury I see celebs parading in said trousers: Madonna wore these navy ones in London.  Lucky sod.  Personally I could wear the entire horse collection that Stella McCartney churned out*
I eventually give up the monthly search on eBay and anywhere else.  Then years later I walk into a consignment shop in New York and what do I see for a steal? The chloe trousers in navy then again in beige. Two pairs.  I took em both (here’s a 2009 post in them).  
Karen and said trousers now live happily together because you know when you put that energy out there hard enough?  This happens.
*if I see any Stella McCartney for Chloe stuff while on this week’s road trip you do know that I’ll pass out.  I know I won’t find any but you know – just putting it out there…


  1. melissa ward says:

    Very polished look:)

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  2. Domonique Wilson says:

    Well they were clearly worth the wait…little gems!


  3. Eat.Style.Play says:

    I love them and these pictures are amazing! You look amazing!

  4. Jane says:

    Your boots <3

  5. OLIVIA IRENE says:

    Love this look! Your hair looks amazing by the way!

    Olivia Irene


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  7. Xyphare Christel says:

    so fly!! love the outfit and especially the header. yes, i will just put it on and put it out there!

  8. PinkCheetahVintage says:

    I remember that Sex & the City episode, too!! And I loved those pants then and still do!!! You look fantastic. Incredible. Keep vibin’ like that and who knows what other treasures you’ll get 🙂

  9. Debby says:

    Obsessed with this whole look. The pants are so awesome and I even love your makeup. You’re such an inspiration Karen.
    xoxo Debby


  10. Helena Oops says:

    So cute!
    pretty look!


    i remember that scene exactly! you look HaUTe 🙂

  12. C Sing says:

    Those pants are uber cool. Love the whole look though, you rocked it.

  13. sgravalli fashion jewellery says:

    Hey you! Awesome!!! Those pants, with those shoes, oh with everything, is so freaking cool! Love, love your style!

  14. Ashlei Mosley says:

    The trousers are awesome! It goes to show hard work, determination, and a little luck will bring good things your way.

    Love the whole bohemian feel to this look and I’m dying over those shoes.


  15. Karen says:

    Debby – ah thank you : ) !!!

    Humanityisbeautiful and Pinkcheetahvintage – Yes kind of sad that we do but it was a wow

    Ashlei Mosley – that is correct and I still die over these damn shoes too!

  16. Dionne Nicholls says:

    These are very powerful words and they are true in every aspect of life…from relationship, to love, career. Dang Karen, not only are those pants hot, the message is life changing –that’s what i call a having a fashion moment!!!

  17. Dionne Nicholls says:

    These words are powerful and a very true in every aspect of life from love to career. In this case you put it out there in the universe, focused your energy and then at some point just had to trust you would be reunited with these pants one day. Dang Karen, not only are those pants hot but they are life changing –that’s what I call a having a fashion moment!

  18. Dionne Nicholls says:

    These words are very powerful and very true in every aspect of our lives from love to career. In this case you put it out in the universe, focused your energies and eventually had to let go and trust you would be reunited with said pants one day. Dang Karen, these pants are not only hot but life transforming –that’s what I call having a fashion moment!

  19. Karen says:

    Dionne Nicholls – oh trust me I’m really trying to live by those words. They do apply to life.

  20. Soul Pretty says:

    Gorgeous photo shoot…

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