Cigarette Pants

April 16, 2012

This is a pants outfit post but truth is, I hate pants.

50s cigarette pants and heart shaped handbag I blogged about how I would make an effort to wear them more often, and the public announcement has been haunting me. This led me to analyse: why such intense negative feelings towards practical trousers?

50s cigarette pants outfitI used to wear them plenty. In fact, I have proof from when I started my first blog (TWF part 1) back in 2007. Embarrassing flashback in 3…2…1…


Is that supposed to be a wink?? 

Pants haven’t completely vanished from my wardrobe, but I only wear them when I go thrift shopping, traveling, when it’s too cold to shave (whoopsies) and when I’m sad.

50s inspired outfit I still don’t have a clear reason for this, but here are a few possibilities:

    • My hips are not the same ones I had when I was 16.
    • I have a reeally hard time finding the right fit or…I’m too lazy to try them on.



    • Maybe I wore them so much they bored me.
    • They’re too easy to wear, I like a challenge.

Top hair bun

    • I’m traumatized by the ultra low hip huggers and cropped tops that took over department stores and made my dad’s life miserable when I was a teen.
    • And last but not least, it might just be a stage.

I really hope it’s just a stage! Pants, especially jeans, are soo easy to wear and…safe! I went for a hint of 50s in this outfit so I wouldn’t feel too out of my element: cigarette jeans, bun and gingham hair tie (still not popular in my country, thank goodness), kitschy heart bag…

50s style hair bun and hair tie

If you notice, I got some more green in my hair. Most is hidden in the bun my little sister had to teach me how to do (shame on me). I’ll see this outfit as a step ahead in conquering my pant-phobia.

Top: H&M, Hair tie: Primark, Pants: Jade, Bag: Carboot sale in London

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  • Hanna April 16, 2012 at 6:08 am

    oh, you look absolutely adorable! and I like all your reasons… 🙂 I think my main reason for wearing pants too seldom is the fact that sitting down (in school etc) in tight pants is sooo damn uncomfortable. I do try to wear them when I know I’ll be standing up (for work e.g.) (yes it’s true, he he)

  • Vertiginoso April 16, 2012 at 9:01 am

    And this uber freshy outfit truly should be tagged “with a giddy(licious) content of Trendy mischievousness” Dear !

    à Bientôt, Antoine

    • ThirdWorldFabi April 19, 2012 at 5:12 am

      How poetic! 🙂 Merci, Antoine!

  • Natasha Fatah April 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Really gorgeous look!
    You look fantastic and feminine and totally retro!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Natalie R. April 17, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Just started reading you blog: LOVE IT! I’m an Aussie, so it’s fascinating reading about your life in the Honduras, it’s like a complely different world!
    And I’m definitely getting the 50’s/60’s vibe from this: your top and hairdo is so cute 🙂

  • Sil :) April 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Such a cute outfit love the bag 🙂

    Kukee Blog
    Sil xxxxxx

  • Azariah April 18, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I love the outfit! The 1950’s is one of my favorite decades. I have been avoiding pants too, but it’s because it makes me look very chubby. (Well, I am chubby, but jeans make me look chubbier, I only wear cloth pants now, lol). I have read your blog before, but not entirely. I will check it out when I have more time! Keep it up!

    P.S. You still owe me your signature dress. 🙂

    • ThirdWorldFabi April 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

      Thank you Azariah!
      I’m sure you’d look hawwwt in jeans. Brigitte Bardot had curves and she looked sooo amazing in them!

  • vicen April 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Hola Fabi, ya estás en “LOOK 10”, sí quieres puedes ver y comentar.


    Estos premios son para tu blog, y puedes ponerlos en él si te gustan:


    y este que es el más importante:


    Espero que te guste como ha quedado.

    Gracias por todo.
    Saludos Vicen.

    • ThirdWorldFabi April 19, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Yayyy! Muchísimas gracias! 😀

  • Marion April 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    loved the top!

  • Admirably Pretty April 21, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I hate pants as well, and I’ve been refusing to wear them for about 3 years now. I make an excepttion for sweatpants & yogapants, but that’s because I don’t have to wear that in public. To me, pants just don’t feel natural.

    But I do love them on you! Well combined, and I adore that cute little purse!

    XO, Imke

  • compradora anonima April 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Tienes razón, es lo mas fácil y cómodo a mi me gusta k te arriesgues con faldas por k te vea muy bien , pero seguro es solo una fase y los volverás a usar pronto

  • RoselyC April 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    OMG I couldn’t live with out my jeans. I have the opposite problem. Sometimes a year goes by and I never wear a dress nor skirt. I like how chic they are its just I feel they are so unpractical in some ways.Your outfit is amazing. Pants look great and so does your hair.
    Keep the posts coming I love seeing that there are people with their own fashion sense here in Honduras. Here most girls call themselves fashionable just because they follow the trends O_o. I love seeing the risks you take specially in a town like La Ceiba I can only imagine the stares you get for some of your outfit choices.

  • Calli April 30, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I really like this look! And the green in your hair looks great! I know what you mean about pants being boring. I used to wear them a lot but were them now if I want to feel comfortable, if I am sad or if I am lazy! Although, they can look great at times and needless to say, I love them!

  • Walter Hernandez July 11, 2012 at 2:41 am

    It seems to me that you look better without sunglasses.

  • June October 14, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I dont like pants much either! I dont like them cas I hate anything sticking to my lower half and because its too hot in India. The only pants I can tolerate are corduroys because they are comfortable and maybe old jeans!