#TheMessyProject ------> MC Hammer

its baaaaaaaaackkkkk!!!!!!

Welcome back to Round 9 of #TheMessyProject!!! If you are new around here & have yet to hear about the project, you can check out all the info HERE..... but here's just a quick little intro to help you get more acquainted to the project  ----> 

oh man when I sent the item to the girls, boy were they surprised....& nervous. I wanted to get something that I had been seeing everywhere I went. It was a trend that I certainly did not want to try but since #TheMessyProject is all about stepping outside of your comfort zone I decided to just go for it. 

This item touches on 2 trends in 1 - pattern & harem pants ---- 

not sure what 'Harem' pants are? Well just think of MC Hammer back in his 'Running Man' days....yeah those pants 

so you could imagine the looks on the girls faces when they open their package....this was even a challenge for me....& when I put the pants on myself, I wasn't happy either. 

I actually hated them. They were high waisted, baggy in the wrong places & tight around my ankles. I didn't even know where to start....of course I could've put on a black top and called it day but what fun is that? And not very challenging......SO i took an even bigger risk & decided to touch on another trend I wasn't a fan of....

mixing prints.

Blouse: Lincoln Street Boutique - Pants: Forever 21 - Heels: Steve Madden - Lace Bra: Urban Outfitters - Skinny Belt - Thrift 

so as you can I see I wanted to mix patterns but not get too crazy with colors so I stayed within the black/white theme & added a sheer white blouse with skulls. Since the pants are a little high waisted I decided instead of tucking my shirt in I would tie the two fonts in a knot, another trend I have been seeing lately....& to spice up the look I decided not to wear a black or white tank underneath, just a black lace bra. The pants came with a matching cloth belt, but I took it off & used a skinny black belt instead.

The pants got skinny at the end & I wasn't feeling the tight look of it so I rolled them up a bit & added my black heels.....my hair is so messy & dirty...it was over a week since I had done anything to it when I took these pics....embracing the mess. 

Watch: Target - Bracelet: Chanel - Bangles: Nordsrom - Heart Ring: Betsy Johnson - Skull Necklace: Lincoln Street Boutique - Horse Shoe Necklace: Vintage - Key Necklace: Tiffany & Co

Because these pants had such an 80s feel....I drenched myself in gold jewelry, which consisted of lots of various gold bracelets on both wrists, different length necklaces & large gold hoops.

So after taking my pictures & looking at them....to be honest I am still not a fan of the pants or the mixing of prints. I don't know if I will ever like mixing prints as I believe when it comes to style less is more.

The pants I just can't get use to & feel they would look much better on someone taller. Yet, mixing the pants with just a plain black or white top I believe I would feel differently about them. However, it was fun to try something I never thought I would try. 

What do you think of the pants? Are you a fan of mixing prints? 


SOOOO wanna see what the rest of the girls did...& they will BLOW your mind....show them some lala love

Nikki @ Glossy Blonde


As you know there will be 2 Messy Projects starting in JUNE - There is still space available starting in October - email TheMessyProject@gmail.com to reserve your spot today - BUT check out allllll the info & pricing first HERE 

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Jennifer said...

OMG this look is so early 90s it's insane! Oddly, I think it looks good on you. The pants you did up very nice by rolling them up and even though I hate skulls, the shirt goes with them well. I use to tie my shirt like that back then too. It was the cool thing to do.

Sam said...

Wow you really took a chance mixing prints! That didn't even cross my mind. You pretty much can rock any look!

CK said...

OMG I would have died if I opened these up!!!!!!!!!!! Hahaha, seeing them on the hanger I'd have freaked out but I have to say you did an AWESOME job! I'm not bold so the pattern mixing would be way too out on a limb for me, but I like the way it turned out/looks! You rocked it (duhhhhhh). Of to go check out the others :)

546875687sdf said...

While you pull this off FARRRR better than I ever could I just couldn't bring myself to buy those pants... Well done on styling them! My 5'ft 3' self just wouldn't know what to do with them!

Dinah Gacon said...

Kelly!!! OMG I LOVED seeing all the looks, I totally want to participate!!! Will be emailing you xoxo

Amazing post!!!!

xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

P!nky said...

OH EM GEE, i would have cried when i got those pants, but that's the point of the challenge right?!?!

You look rocking girlie great stuff! Love how you push boundaries!


Christine said...

Such a fun idea!! Loving the skull shirt with them.
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Lynn | Motherhood in Motion said...

I think this one has been my favorite one yet! They all did suh cute things and now I want the pants!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

OMG you look awesome!!!! I love the mixed prints and how you rolled the pants up - and all your jewelry! And I have an MC Hammer reference in my post too - too funny!!! This was so much fun Kel - thanks for having me!

Something Infinitely Interesting said...

Such a cute look but i def could not pull that off! lol

Kelly said...

I love what you did with them, Kel, so freaking pretty and I love all of the jewelry! Thanks for letting me be a part of round 9!

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Anonymous said...

Kelly! You look amazing! I really like the pattern mixing! I would never be able to pull it off but you of course can! Thanks for having me this month I LOVED IT!
Can't wait to do it again ;)
<3 E

Ericka said...

You actually made those pants look good! I could never pull them off!

Blaire Wears said...

Another genius choice by Kelly. I love what all the girls did and how passionate and excited everyone was to try the "harem" pant. Fab post

Anonymous said...

I love that you rolled them up. I think that instantly makes a big difference. And I love you to pieces for being honest that you hated these! :) Harem pants freak me out but you 5 did a great job! xoxo Love ya girl!

Unknown said...

I think you actually look great. :) And I am also not really into either of those trends either.
xoxo Aimee of the Sitch on Fitch
ps. new follower from the Messy Project.

Nicole said...

I am LOVING the skull shirt! I know I'm a bit behind, but I need to find something to add to my wardrobe that has a skull on it! Loving the mixed necklaces too.

Unknown said...

Okay I would have been totally scared out of my mind to open these up haha. But you pulled it off in such a cute way!! Love the pattern mixing!

xo, Courtney

Because Shanna Said So said...

I almost bought these!!! I ended up ordering the same style in leopard and waiting for them to arrive!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that you mixed up the prints!!! You go girl!!! Sassy and edgy!

23 Of Fashion said...

such a good idea! love how you styled your outfit! the jewellery looks great with it aswell and them black heals!

Gwen said...

I get nervous about mixing prints, but you did great staying in the black and white theme! I'm just imagining all the girls opening their mail and being all "WTF?" But you all pulled it off!

J and A said...

These totally suit you!!

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

Love love love it!! but thank goodness you didn't send these to me hahaha

Lily said...

I actually love the pants! :./// hahahah! and mixing prints....so you did a great job pulling it off! Can't wait to see the other girls:)

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Totally a surprise item!!! I think you rocked it yet again Kel!! Love how u rolled them and added the heels plus the pattern mixing looks great! Way to step outside ure comfort zone lover!

Thomas Mundell said...

OMG. first of all. right when you described Harem pants as MC Hammer running man, i knew exactly what you meant . so funny

second. um im sorry ( i havent seen the other girls yet) but there is maybe 1 in 1000 girls who can pull this outfit off and actually look cute. you look bad ass lol. and i love all the gold you paired.

third. the pants look extremely comfortable, are they? lol bc i could use some of them.

LOVE THIS MESSY PROJECT. i feel like this is def. one that had you stepping out of the box a lot, and you pulled it off #obvi.


Unknown said...

these pants are ridiculously awesome. I could never pull them off but I love how everyone styled them!

~Anchored In Christ~ said...

thanks for following via bloglovin'. are you a reader and commenter too? you rocked this outfit. it looks great on you.

Unknown said...

You look awesome! Love the mixed print inspiration :)

New follower from the hop!
Jamie & Kristen

Anonymous said...


I was so glad to see those pants! I bought a similar pair in South America, they are super popular there right now!

I wrote a post last night about them (and your pants)...


bonbon said...

This post makes me want to play tennis!

cynthia said...

You rocked the pants! The whole look is great. You'd never know you hated them at first. ;)

My-cliffnotes said...

Love you killed it

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Janna Renee said...

I would never have thought to try that style, but you make it look effortless! I LOVE the skulls. Great job, GF, and all the girls did AWESOME.

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