Gap 1969 Skinny Cord Leggings in Aubergine – Thanks ShortieK!

I have been looking for these pants since I saw them on Jean’s September 30 post.  And they were sold out even then – I went to five stores in Toronto and even searched in Manhattan when I was down there for Canadian Thanksgiving.  I probably went to seven or eight stores in total.  The smallest size at every single store was a 29 waist.  There were other colours available (including basic black, which I purchased), but what I wanted was aubergine.  I all but gave up when I saw ShortieK’s post over at the Alterations Needed forum selling the pants and I messaged her right away.  Within two or so weeks, the pants came!

Paired with a  cowl neck sweater (interesting colour combination – not sure if it works, but I *DID* see Beyoncé wear a Marc Jacobs combo in similar shades:

In Jean’s post, she mentioned that the pants were shorter than she had thought.  And I agree.  These pants just skim my ankles, which means that they’re probably around 28″ while the listed inseam for regular is 30″.  Gap often makes smaller sizes shorter, which makes sense.   If I had bought 00P, they’d definitely be capri length for me!  I like the length – they can be paired with just about any shoes out there, regardless of height and are short enough to be tucked into pants without the need to be folded.

With a black blazer:

  • Blazer: Sandra Angelazzi/Femme de Carriere, size 30 (size 0)
  • T-Shirt: Jacob (size XS, from 2010, I think – similar shirt here)
  • Everything else, as above

Above, with boots:

  • Boots: Saunda (size 35) – I think these are from Hong Kong…
  • Everything else same as picture 2

(my usual Donald J. Pliners may have to be retired. The zipper broke for the second time (I’ve taken it to the shop three times already. Not sure if I should again…))

What do you think of these pairings?  Does the peacock sweater work with the pants?

Once again, thanks ShortieK for sending this! 🙂

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Cynthia Cheng Mintz, founder of Shorty Stories, also runs the online-only lifestyle magazine, DelectablyChic!

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  • Can’t believe you found it! The 00 is completely sold out.. wish I had kept mine. Even my bf was telling me they were worth it at the small discount I got it for. grrr

    • I don’t think I would have if I wasn’t a regular at the Alterations Needed Forum! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I love it with that coloured sweater.  Great Fall combination.  Glad you were able to find them!

    • Yeah…I’m glad I found the pants too.  Only took me like 6 weeks!

  • Tam@HelloFramboise

    I’m so jealous you got these!  They are fabulous, and you wear them very well.  

    Your blog is great!  I’m a fellow very petite fashion blogger, and I will definitely be following.  

    Cheers!

    Hello, Framboise!

    • Glad you like my blog and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • ramnik

    Ahhh I’ve been looking for these  in 00 Petite in the same colour too, I doubt I’ll find them ! They look SO great on you, I love them with the boots 🙂 

    • 00P has been gone FOR WEEKS, since the size was only available online.  I’d check eBay or Alterations Needed board…that’s where I found mine!

      • ramnik

        AH look what I just found –> http://www.freepeople.com/clothes-pants-shorts/fp-skinny-cords/ they have them in the same wonderful aubergine colour… any experience with free people bottoms? I’m extremely petite  as wellll



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