It can be really difficult to find every day riding pants with abrasion resistance, armor and a great fit. There are only a couple out there. But I finally found some!
If you aren't familiar with RS Taichi, they're a premium motorcycle apparel brand in Japan. The quality is excellent, and their gear ranks right up there Dainese, REV'IT and Alpinestars.
As far as offerings for women, they offer textile jackets, pants, gloves and even a 1 piece leather race suit. I just wish they'd offer 2 piece street leathers. We carry a few of their products at Scuderia West, sadly not these pants yet. But hopefully that'll change :)
I bought these to wear around town; mainly for going out and about. I don't mind wearing my other pants over jeans to get to work, but I wanted something super light and snug in terms of fit. Something that fits like jeans. And these definitely do. I wore them to work today and they felt really good. And they have hip and knee armor! The only downside so far is that they have a low/mid rise. Not good if you have a soft middle like I do. If I gain any more weight I won't be wearing these for very long so at least they'll keep me from eating too many donuts.
It was really humid today (totally weird for SF) and the mesh felt nice. I'm looking forward to wearing them around town. The only downside so far is that they don't have a side zipper, so they take a little extra effort to get them over my boot (definitely have to take boots off to put them on/off). However, it's a bonus when you're looking for a really lean, fitted pant that isn't bulky, has armor where you need it and some breathability. I'm wearing a size W-XS. Overall, Taichi is great for a petite, smaller fit. You'll have to use Taichi Moto's size charts to determine what the right women's size is and you may want to contact them to be sure.
(ignore how terrible I look, but look at those pants!)