Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall colors + the skinny pant

Oh hey, it's me! And I was finally able to take blog photos this weekend, which makes me a bit happy! I picked up this top and these pants a couple of weeks ago during one of Express' 40% off sales and I've been wanting to wear them together ever since (even though I didn't necessarily buy them to wear together.) The colors scream fall and even though the weather won't make up it's mind, I am certainly ready for all things fall including switching my wardrobe from hot to cool weather once and for all!

Denim jacket outfit for fall

Outfit details--- Sunnies: Vince Camtuo (option) | Earrings: Stella and Dot (option) | Necklace: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Bag: Kate Spade (option (also sold here), budget friendly rose gold tote option here) | Jacket: William Rast (c/o Glik'sTop: Express Soft V-Neck Cami Bottoms: Express Medium Rise Skinny pant | Shoes: BCBG "Jaze" (option, option---

I used to have a HUGE collection of Express' Editor style pant. But, since I can wear what I want to the office, I stopped buying dress pants some time ago and admittedly, I don't have many pants that aren't jeans, leggings, or jeggings. But, I know there is a need to have them in your wardrobe, and frankly, these fit really well that it would be a waste to only save for them for business casual office wear! 

Express mid rise skinny pant

The thing I struggle with wearing skinny pants that aren't fitted all the way to the ankle is that the pant legs tend to ride up and get "stuck" on my calves, making the pants look really bunchy at the knees. (See the last photo in this post for what I mean.) I was worried these pants would fit the same way, but the pant legs have just enough give so the material skims my calves and I'm not constantly having to pull down on my pant legs. I love them. I'm wearing a 4 short for reference NOT petite.

William Rast denim jacket

How gorgeous is the color of this top? I love it. It's not quite bright orange, but it's not quite yellow/mustard either. Marigold. Marigold is a good color to describe this top. The fit is very similar to the Barcelona cami, but I prefer the shape of this a little better because the back has more coverage vs. a racerback shape. And even though the difference in the neckline is so subtle, the "soft" v-neck seems less fussy. I always have to do a bra check in a Barcelona to make sure it's not showing, but this keeps me covered nicely. I'm wearing a small.

Wine colored pants and leopard heels outfit

Fall outfit with wine colored pants

As far as life - it's much of the same, one part crazy and two parts exhausting! It was nice to be able to take some photos for the blog this weekend though just to take a break from the chaos! I'm off to Louisville for a quick day trip today and then I'm in Chicago Wednesday and Thursday!! I have to find some time to fit in Pilates somewhere in between because I am officially one month from my final practical and final performance so I need to be in top shape! Needless to say, no rest for the weary! Hope you all had a great weekend!


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  1. I love the orange and purple together, so nice and colourful! :)

    I only have one pair of dress pants in my wardrobe too, it's a definite gap. I haev so many jeans though, ha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have had great weekend! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. These colours work so well together. Jacqui

  3. I love those jeans. Gorgeous colour! Thank you for hosting xx

  4. Such a great color combination! I absolutely love it paired with the leopard heels!


  5. Loving this color combo and happy you were able to shoot this weekend. Hang in there friend :)


  6. Love the color of these pants and I adore the color blocking too. So chic! Thanks for the link up.


  7. The colors of this outfit are so beautiful and just perfect!

  8. I'm glad you liked the cami! I honestly think I like it better than the Barcelona, too. The slightly-more-coverage makes it a little easier to work with and appropriate for more settings. I'm so excited for you to finish up your pilates training!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  9. Okay, I had to laugh at your description when they get bunchy because the pair I wore yesterday did that to me!!
    But you have the funnest pants--I need a pair in this color!

  10. You look great! Love this look!

    xo Jules

  11. Love the so completely unexpected pairing of purple with bright orange, and then the denim and leopard print heels. LOVE.

  12. What a lovely outfit! Love how you styled it. You rocked it! Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well!

  13. I love the color of these pants! They look so good styled with the orange and denim jacket. You're making me want to add more color to my wardrobe!

  14. Love those purple pants! I'm not much of a purple person but they are such a pretty shade.


  15. I love the combination of colors in this outfit...so perfect for Fall!

  16. I'm glad to hear that you are busy busy, and that everything is good. I was worried when you didn't post more than once last week! I do that all too often but you're always so good with keeping up with posting. Anyway, I really wish it would cool down once and for all too! It's 98 degrees today :(

  17. I love these colours together and the leopard print heels are fab!

    Emma xxx

  18. Such a pretty look! Those leopard print heels are fabulous and really add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit!


  19. Love the color of those pants! Perfect for fall!

    Erica Valentin