I decided to keep these pants even though I had my doubts and they didn't gain 100% forum approval. I wore this outfit to a poetry slam, it was fun and the poets were skilled and moving (a friend of mine competed so I was there to support him).
Picture 1 - What I wore
Picture 2 - Almost wore, shoes were too dressy
I am happy I decided to keep these wildcard pants, although my boyfriend received them only with tentative, diplomatic approval. (What do men know. Of course he prefers fitted bottoms on me.) They are comfortable and luxurious at the same time, and breath well. I also realized that with heels and another top, perhaps a silk shell, these will work for my dressier occasions like the ballet or some opera performances.
Thanks for looking and commenting!