Vanity + Wearables

My pants are electric.

A while back, Jessie posted a photo on Instagram of her new lighting bolt pants, and I knew immediately that I was going to have to copy her and make them my own. They remind me of two people: My friend, Nubby Twiglet and my sometime spirit animal, David Lee Roth. Honestly, that’s not a bad place to be. I mean, is it possible to say, “I feel like David Lee Roth in these pants,” and have it be a bad thing?!

Jessie bought hers at Trash and Vaudeville (Isn’t it amazing that T&V still exists? Other than Yaffa, I think it’s the only thing on St. Mark’s Place that hasn’t turned over since I was in high school), and I was able to find mine for about 50% off at Karmaloop (sadly sold out). They’re made by Tripp, naturally!

I’ve had these pants for a couple of months now and I still haven’t managed to leave the house with them on. I think once it’s a little less stiflingly hot and humid outside, I’ll feel more confident since I can pair them with boots and a giant cardigan…

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  • Reply Michelle August 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Those are pants not meant to be hidden. Forget the boots and cardi and rock those proudly.

  • Reply Ilana August 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    AWESOME! Also loving all the posts.

  • Reply katrina August 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    those pants are HOT! i’m dying to see an outfit post, even if only on IG.

  • Reply lisa August 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    to some those pants up in a word??????

  • Reply Pati August 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Love them! Totally David Lee Roth pants…awesome.
    I’m a girl from the ’80’s and would totally wear those…:)
    They look great and I think you need to wear them out and about!

  • Reply Nicole August 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Can I ask what font you used in the first photo? It’s awesome. And the pants are, too.


    • Anna @ D16 August 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Brandon Grotesque

  • Reply jan | poppytalk August 5, 2012 at 12:30 am

    i love that you bought these!

  • Reply Lorie August 5, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Totally You. Totally Fun. Make sure you do a boots and cardie update pic! 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 August 5, 2012 at 1:20 am

      Did you change the spelling of your name? Am I crazy?!

    • Lorie August 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Sorta. It was Lori E (obviously my first name, last initial) but I thought that was kinda bo-ring and I have a bit o’ the ADD so I changed it. But since I am also uber dorky, sometimes I forget and still use Lori E. I know, right?

    • Anna @ D16 August 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Haha! This is the best reasoning ever. 😀

    • Lorie August 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Oh, and the “sorta” was about my sort of changing it. It wasn’t in reply to your “am I crazy”. lol

    • Anna @ D16 August 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      The latter would have been perfectly accurate…

  • Reply janne August 5, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Very COOL!!!!

  • Reply Lizzie August 5, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Love the bold pattern, they look great! That’ll be a fun / different look for Fall.

  • Reply Simone August 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I’d paint my nails fluoresent pink put on slippers and put a white tanktop over it with a black blazer, should be perfect. You go Anna!!! Have a wonderful day. How did your hair turn out?

    • Anna @ D16 August 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Hair looks good! A few inches shorter and black…

  • Reply Sara Jensen August 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

    um. henry needs these pants.

    • Anna @ D16 August 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Henry and I like a lot of the same things.

  • Reply Jessie Askinazi August 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Jessie “likes” this post.
    Thanks for the shout out, love! Miss you.
    You are going to be wearing these proudly (coupled with your messy cardigan) come fall!

  • Reply Prof. Kitty August 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Describing David Lee Roth as your “sometime spirit animal” is THE BEST. I never realized til I read those words that that’s how I think of him too. Excellent pants.

    • Anne At Large August 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Totally the best DLR description ever, I may need to steal that too. And that was all I could think of when I saw the pants. Also, is he quotable or what?!

      “I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.”

  • Reply erin @WELLinLA August 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    You must check out my favorite workout pants are also electric! (check it: They’re from an Australian line called Lorna Jane that’s launching in the U.S. this year (available in L.A. stores now).

  • Reply Emily August 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Those pants + slouchy black T + awesome strappy sandals = perfect summer sendoff outfit!

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