K/R: more fancy pants, shiny metallic edition

Can you stand another pair of unconventional jeans on an old woman? These are not really styled but are they ok for me to wear? The jeans have a fair amount of black in them so pairing with a black top seems a no brainier to let them shine. I'm thinking of using my black tuxedo style jacket or black leather jacket with bright gold hardware to dress them up for some holiday events.
I saw these at the Rack and was inspired by Angie's gold pants to try them. Shall I work at styling them or return them ASAP? Do the tall boots work here? These are the same Aquatalia pair that are under consideration and that we're in the plaid jeans thread.
Please be blunt. What would you think if you saw a grey-haired granny sporting these at a restaurant? They are sized up to be loose.
Yay= I'm not scarred for life seeing these on you. Go ahead with styling trials.
Nay=Ack, what were you thinking?! Burn them.

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  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Ooh, they are so cool, Joy. I think they are fantastic on you. I'm not sure about them tucked into the tall boots. I think I prefer more of the pant to show. Definitely keep and play with them!

  • Adelfa replied 5 years ago

    I don't think your age is a problem at all. You look great in them! I agree that tall boots is probably not their best styling.

  • Marley replied 5 years ago

    Joy - you will never, ever be an old woman!  You look fantastic in these - I vote keep and have fun with them!  I'm not crazy about the tall boots with them because it makes them bunch at the knees, so I'd wear them with booties instead - but YES, you can definitely wear these!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Joy, first off I don't view you as an 'old woman' lol. I don't think you could fit my stereo type of an old woman if you tried :)  Love the jeans!  I wonder if you can tuck the jeans into long firm socks and then pop on the long boots?  Tho I have to say I don't mind the look of the "scrunching" at the knee in this case.  Wear them and enjoy, they look cool.  If I spotted you in a restaurant wearing these, I would probably point you out (discreetly) to my companion and say "that's what I want to look like when I am older"! 

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    They are awesome jeans and you have the legs and flair to wear them so go ahead!!

  • chadya replied 5 years ago

    Love them but not with the tall boots, an ankle boot or other shoe that the pant will cover KWIM worn with a simple top.

  • crutcher replied 5 years ago

    First...before the style comments, loose the term ow when you refer to Joy...This term is just not accurate and it plants the seed in other people's minds...You present a very chic and fabulous (thanks Coco) style that defies years...I really do not wish to ever hear you speak of yourself like this...deal?...smile...Because you, my dear, are as far from the archetypal definition of old woman as Rome is from Los Angeles...
    Now for the shiny pants...I so like them...Looking back at Angie's pictures..your pants are almost bookends of hers... different color..
    I like the tall boots but if you feel uncomfortable with the look, the booties are equally fab...I like the casual vibe of the navy sweater...Very good choice...

  • approprio replied 5 years ago

    Yay! I *love* metallic jeans. I have two pairs, I'm sitting on one of them right now in fact. So much fun and very versatile. I'll always be looking for more!

    The only problem is that they don't always wear very well, and the foil effect can get a bit dull after a few washes. I personally view this in the same light as faded denim, it adds to the character of the piece. 

    So, if you can stand that they won't necessarily be quite so shiny for ever, I say keep them, because you look great in them!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 5 years ago

    Joy, you look better than most women of any age so no issues on that front at all.  I think the jeans look great and shiny jeans is not an easy look to wear.  I much prefer them not tucked.  Just a bit too  much fabric around the knees for the tuck as it is.  You are on a roll.

  • viva replied 5 years ago

    Agree with what everyone has said: you are not old, they are very cool, and they are better long (not tucked). I also love what approprio has to say, that they will burnish over time, becoming less shiny and more aged. I actually think I would like them more that way. More of a reason to keep, I think. Have fun with them, Joy! (BTW, I have to resist the urge to call myself an old woman too. Why do we do that to ourselves? So silly.)

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Well this grey haired lady was also inspired by Angie and just thrifted a pair of gold jeans herself. So please style away and inspire me! (They look great!)

  • Elle replied 5 years ago

    Keep.  These are fun pants and you can definitely carry them off.  I agree with the suggestions to wear with booties or pumps.  In this case, the high boots detract from the look.

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    At 55 I would be wishing I looked half as good as the grey haired granny, and would be feeling hopeful about the next 6 or so years.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago




    I want your gold jeans. xo

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    p.s. I am humbled to have inspired you. 

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    These are so gorgeous!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Joy - you are perfectly set to wear a look like this given how slim you are. Go for it! I love those, and would LOVE to be able to wear a pair like that.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    I starterd a response hours ago and got interrupted. Thank you all for your kind comments. I feel like I will be able to wear these gold jeans with confidence now. I will try them with my black Munroe short booties and a pair of short pointy toe booties with a bit of heel. I also have black patent pumps and black ankle strap flats and gold loafers or gold dressy heels, but that might be too much gold.
    Angie, I would never have bought these if not inspired by you. I wish that I had the brown footwear to copy your look.
    Approprio, I will look forward to a more burnished look.
    Viva and Crutcher, I don't know why we refer to ourselves as old at some point. Maybe it is what others convey...a condescending attitude if they notice you at all. I dress to please myself but also don't want to embarrass those I'm with or look silly. The Eclectic is coming out more than the Elegant :)

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Joy, I'm chuckling at your yay and nay comments. Yay, yay, yay! If I saw you in a restaurant, you'd turn my head for sure--in total admiration. I love how you're suggesting wearing them for holiday parties. Sounds perfect.How are the boots feeling? They look fabulous on you.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    P.S. These pants are very elegant on you. Not eclectic, as in quirky, but elegant and glamorous.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Sharan, I wore the boots around the house for a few hours and they are about as comfortable as I think I'll find. One problem pinky toe is not completely happy, but the boots are soft and should stretch a bit. I love that the fit doesn't look too big on my feet but accompanies them while being almost fitted to my calves if I tighten the strap as far as it will go.
    Thank you for the kind comments. I think the gold pants will get to go out this weekend to the symphony (The Messiah). A very different look for me.

  • DonnaF replied 5 years ago

    Joy, you wear those gold pants with ELEGANCE; so glad you are keeping them.  I will live vicariously through you, as I don't have the bottom half to pull them off.

    I have a silicone pad that I bought at a running store that slips over my big toe and pads my bunion.  I also figured out that I could loop it over my pinky toe and the one next to it, and it would pad my foot against pinky toe pain.  Maybe something like that would help until your boots stretch out or even if they don't?  It's like this but a different brand (and cost twice as much, lol):

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    I am a total YAY on these. Gorgeous on you and I want to steal them! :)

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Donna, I have not tried anything like this for my toe and will have to buy some. I also noticed the toe straighteners which may also help. My little toe was broken and healed at a slight angle which can cause fit problems. Thank you for bringing these items to my attention.
    Thank you, Suz. You would look great in metallic jeans.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    These are fabulous!  I think the styling plans you have will be amazing, and quite appropriate.  Everyone needs some sparkle for the holidays!

  • Deb replied 5 years ago

    These pants wouldn't look good on everybody....but they make a real statement on your slim, statuesque frame. They have the wow factor and I imagine lots of great ways you could style them. Definitely keepers! YLF!

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