Tuesday, December 06, 2011

wear: one outfit, two ways.

i haven't worn khaki pants in over 6 years. after being forced to wear them five days a week for four years (high school uniform), and then a short gig at starbucks--i could hardly bear the sight of them. lately i've seen some stylish gals rocking khakis, so i thought i'd give them another chance.

i found a pair for only $12 online, and bit the bullet. when they arrived i actually cringed when i first put them on. i was thisclose to returning them ($12 is $12) but on sunday morning i was rushing around, trying to figure out something to wear to church and couldn't find any clean pants that didn't have holes in them. (geez, i sound like a frat boy!) so, i put on the khaki pants and, when they didn't make me gag, i decided to make 'em work.
top: target
scarf: old navy
pants: old navy
shoes: target

ew, avert your eyes from the dirty frat house floor.

after church i was freezing and changed into an outfit that felt much more "me": slouchy, comfy and slightly-disheveled.
(ugh. i really am a frat boy! totally explains my taste for beer and dirty jokes.)
sweater: old navy
patent loafers: payless

i'm not sure these khakis will be seeing a lot of outfit action, but i guess i'm glad i gave them a second chance! what's something you refuse to wear?

30 comments:

  1. Jill GGs rocking the khakis today too! you're look so stylish no matter what you throw on!

    p.s. sunday mornings are my WORST time to find a cute outfit. what's up with that anyway?

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  2. I think the khakis look great on you! I love both outfits! Really cute.

    Come enter my Shabby Apple dress giveaway just in time for holiday parties season!

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  3. cute! is that blouse a recent purchase? because i want it! i refuse to wear black shoes...it's silly but for some reason they make me feel like a witch!

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  4. Love this look! I am totally (and hesitantly!) wearing khaki's on my blog today too! We are too similar :) I love your khaki's with the flowy top, takes away some of the "seriousness" of the look!

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  5. You totally work this! That top outfit is really, really cute, especially those shoes!

    I have a really hard time with stripes. I don't know what it is about them... but I just cringe. I recently bought my 4th striped shirt, so maybe I'm warming up a bit.

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  6. First off, Manda you cracked me up (and me either!).

    Second, I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! I may need to get me some bangs...

    I'm not a big khakis person either.

    But I absolutely refuse to wear high heels. I'm too tall.

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  7. I am obsessed with your khakis! It looks so good on you.

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