Just to prove that button down shirts are not only for straighter bodies: here is my version of this ensemble. Button down shirts and denim bottoms are my summer weekend uniform. However I decided that I need a pair of lighter weight cropped pants for out of the freezing office summer days.
After I went over top with JCrew orders couple of days ago I decided that NO MORE SHOPPING. And guess what - next day I went to Gap and bought these linen blend pants. Am I weak? Yes? Am I ashamed? Oh yes! Would I do it again? you bet!:-)
There is a story behind those pants if you care to read it. Last weekend I was at the Gap to look what tops they have (before my JCrew spree) and I tried on these pants - just to see which size i am now. I secretly hoped that I already reached my goal of size 10 but - alas - 10 was too tight and 12 fitted well. "Darn" - I thought as I was putting them back on the shelf - "I am not where I want to be...hmmm, these linen pants are lovely and lightweight on and fit well (even if in vanity-busting size 12) and the grey color is nice...but I decided no bottoms until I reach my weight goal!" - and I left the store empty-handed (this happens, really!)
Fast forward to last Wednesday and I saw this casual linen WIW from Tanya with the same pants I tried on. "Hmmm, this looks awesome. Maybe I do need a pair of linen pants as denim is too hot in July-August...and we have this anniversary trip planned in July..they would be very useful... I need to check Gap site"
So i did - and they have 30% off for 2 days...but NO GREY PANTS IN MY SIZE! All other colors are there but not grey. Grrr! Maybe it is a sign...
Thursday and I am driving home from work and think:"They had my size in the store on Sunday - maybe it is still there?" - so somehow I ended in the mall instead of home. Sure - a single pair of grey size 12 is there and they fit as well as before - but not on sale. So I take them to the register and complain that they are on 30% sale online but sold out in this color in my size and she goes away and then says: "We don't usually do online discounts in store but because they are sold of your size online we will give you the same 30% off on them." - and I was ready to pay full price anyway!
So they came home with me and today I wore them for the first time to the strawberry farm, farmer's market and grocery shopping. I used nude clutch and platinum - tan sandals as brown accents but broke the formula with a white belt.
Sorry for the long story but somehow I felt like sharing it tonight.
Have a nice weekend!

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