Happy Pants-What I Wore

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Happy Wednesday ladies. I suddenly realized that one option to replace my jeans this summer is already in my wardrobe. In fact, I have 3 pairs and wore them all during our trip to the mountains last weekend. I’ve never been a chino kind of gal, but the idea is obviously growing on me. Today I’m sharing how I styled my cotton pants outfit with a linen cardigan for dinner out at Gar Wood’s.


I now own these Riviera Slim pants in 2 colors and couldn’t love them more. My Almondine colored ones have gone through the washer and dryer (they’re supposed to be hung to dry) and came out fine. They did shrink a teeny/tiny bit, but they were on the large side for me, so it worked. This orchid color is so much fun and I’m seeing it everywhere this summer.

Style tip and note on color trends– I passed a group of women heading out of our hotel all dressed up for a wedding on Sunday afternoon. One was wearing a gorgeous 2-piece suit in this exact shade of Orchid. I knew it was a new outfit because this color is trending. Neutrals don’t get dated so it’s something to keep in mind when investing in dressy clothes you’ll keep in your wardrobe to wear for years to come.

I’ve worn these Ann Taylor mixed jersey tanks for years. The woven front elevates it just a touch from a standard tee. They have a straight hem so look just as nice untucked as they do tucked. They also hang away from your torso and drape nicely.

I’ve had this Eileen Fisher linen cardigan, similar here, and here, and here. for at least 15 years. I don’t think I’ve worn it for the last several summers but it’s a timeless piece I’ve held on to it. I disagree with people who tell you to purge things from your wardrobe that you haven’t worn in the last year. Investment and timelessness look different for every woman’s style and you need to stay true to your own.

woman walking down steps in sweater and pants from Banana rebulic factory outlet

The third pair of cotton pants I wore over the weekend but didn’t get a photo of was these cotton chinos from Banana Republic Factory. They’ve also been through the washer and dryer but did require a bit of steam to smooth out the bottoms. These are made specifically for the BR Factory. They fit very well and you can’t beat the price at under $40.

So many of you recommended we eat at Gar Woods that we decided to give it a try. We sat on the back deck with a view of the water, enjoying a fabulous meal as the sun went down. As a funny aside, they had just reprinted their menus, adding Alasken Halibut and I seemed to be the first person to notice it was spelled wrong :). I miss so many of my own spelling errors, it’s bizarre that I spot others.

Do you have a timeline for purging clothes from your wardrobe?

Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.


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