OK work with me here! These aren't true khakis but they are a light cotton twill, and embody the "close enough" aspect this outfit has to the ensemble even though I do not technically have one element in its title So: Slouchy cotton pants, check; rolled: technically check, it's just a teeeeny tiny little roll. Fluid top, check; semi-tucked for additional structure, check. Topper, nope. Gladiators, unfortunately not but I feel like these gold smoking slippers are both casual and earthy enough. Belt, check. Causal bag, uhhhh nope couldn't manage that one, had to grab a clutch of course. A quick note on the belt: I wanted to see the studs, so I pulled the belt around one loop over and buckled it at my side ^^ Accessorized with white watch to add to the casual feel, BIG turquoise earrings inspired by LeopardLuxe's awesome turquoise jewelry, and light pink lip gloss to add a little softness.

I think I've got the casual vibe of the outfit here, but it is a bit more polished and definitely feels less boho. I also didn't realize until I was putting the photos together that I probably should've tried to smooth this new sweater out before wearing it, gah. It's from Forever21 and about the quality you'd expect, so I plan to just have fun with it for the season while it lasts. I do like the idea of the solid front and patterned silk back though, a different take on the upscale sweater/sweatshirt. A little more casual than I usually wear to work, but that's fine. Plus hubby and I are thinking of heading down to catch the ballgame later tonight and it's definitely appropriately casual for that (but drat, no coat and no scorebook with me!). Happy Friday, everyone!

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