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…

25 comments
  1. MichelleAug 4, 20127:47 pm

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

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  2. IlanaAug 4, 20128:07 pm

    AWESOME! Also loving all the posts.

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  3. katrinaAug 4, 20129:41 pm

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

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  4. lisaAug 4, 20129:52 pm

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

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  5. PatiAug 4, 201210:27 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!

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  6. NicoleAug 4, 201210:31 pm

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

    Thanks!

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Brandon Grotesque

  7. jan | poppytalkAug 5, 201212:30 am

    i love that you bought these!

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  8. LorieAug 5, 201212:34 am

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

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    Anna @ D16 /

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

    Lorie /

    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 /

    Haha! This is the best reasoning ever. :D

    Lorie /

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

    Anna @ D16 /

    The latter would have been perfectly accurate…

  9. janneAug 5, 20125:44 am

    Very COOL!!!!

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  10. LizzieAug 5, 20127:18 am

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

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  11. SimoneAug 5, 201211:50 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?

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Hair looks good! A few inches shorter and black…

  12. Sara JensenAug 6, 201211:55 am

    um. henry needs these pants.

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Henry and I like a lot of the same things.

  13. Jessie AskinaziAug 6, 201210:32 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!

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  14. Prof. KittyAug 8, 20129:38 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.

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    Anne At Large /

    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.”

  15. erin @WELLinLAAug 11, 20126:03 pm

    You must check out my favorite workout pants are also electric! (check it: http://instagram.com/p/OMgz6Jsmbw/) They’re from an Australian line called Lorna Jane that’s launching in the U.S. this year (available in L.A. stores now).

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  16. EmilyAug 16, 20125:12 pm

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

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