Wearing the pants

It's time I faced the cold reality of October and started putting more of my pants into rotation. I'm still in love with this cropped pair I got at Gap last fall. It does not get any better than a four way stretch, and I'm pleased to see they are still on the site, and in navy as well.

I'm debating picking up a couple more pairs, as long as they are still offering 40% off my purchase. I might not even necessarily balk at their $55 price tag, since I love them, and they've worn well; I'd just prefer to get them for $33.

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The Rundown
Medallion Print Blouse TJMaxx similar
Navy Blazer Gap similar
Black Cropped Pants Gap
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Bottle Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Steel Grey" Rimmel London


44 comments

  1. I have a black pair like this I love, I want them in every color!

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  2. I stocked up on skinnies from Gap when they were offering 40% off! They're pants are the best :)

    26 and Not Counting

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  3. Yea, when you find something you like it's good to get a couple more pairs/other colors! :D I've learned that the hard way a few times, haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. I own the exact same pair in navy and the striped version from the spring. They are fantastic. Hey! If you can wait a minute to save $22 it's totally worth it!

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  5. i love that blazer and the blouse and that nail polish color!

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots

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  6. These pants look great on you, I love the ankle length! I'm going to have to check them out as well. This is the perfect work outfit :)

    lovejoanna.com

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  7. Love those pants and your blouse is simply swoonworthy! Have a great day, darling.

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  8. Those do look like a great pair of pants, and I love that pretty print top too. I have a pair of cropped pants from the Gap that I love too.

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  9. I've been doing the same thing. Trying to catch sales. Those look great!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. So cute--I love a great pair of cropped pants :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  11. great look. I love the pattern of the shirt. And I adore your minimal jewelry. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  12. sigh...if you've started pulling out the pants, then that means that Winter is really coming :(

    Love the way they fit and look though!

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  13. This is right up my alley! Polished but also easy to wear. I love finding pants that I live in, especially on sale! Mine would be loft's curvy skinny jeans for petites.

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  14. I am loving that print on the blouse, makes your outfit so classic!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  15. Some well-fitted black cropped pants are a must have, classic piece. Yours fit you so well and I love that geo-print tunic. So tailored today, Ms. Lydia. =)

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  16. Love those pants and your fun shirt!! Such an amazing outfit.

    xo,
    Angela

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  17. Uh oh is it getting cold already?! Yeah, I definitely had to break out my sweater today. It's my first day of long sleeves where long sleeves are actually necessary! WAHOO FALL!

    I'm glad that you're happy with your pants. I love 'em with your blazer and vintage Coach. Rock and roll, dude!

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  18. Love this look, especially that pretty blouse! And I have to say, when Gap gets it right, their pants are good! I'm still kicking myself for not buying a back-up pair of their cropped trousers from several years back that fit me so perfectly...

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  19. I love it when you find a great pair of pants that fit well...I'm guilty of buying multiple pairs! Your top is so pretty!

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  20. When you find the right pair of pants, you have to buy them in every color :) I love that top - it is so classic and chic. and that bag always catches my eye!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  21. You can't beat a pair of good fitting pants. I usually end up getting them in multiple colors. But I hear you on waiting until they're on sale.

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  22. I love this for work with the fun blouse, it makes this look extra cute.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  23. Cropped trousers are a must - and finding a pair that fits really well is almost like winning the lottery.
    I found a pair in H&M and bought 3 - and then they shrunk, or so I say ..
    That's such a cute bottle pendant.

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  24. Your burgundy heels compliment your top so well! You've mixed navy and black so effortlessly. I always get nervous and back out at the last minute, but I should just go for it!

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  25. such a great fall look and i am loving that necklace
    Brett

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  26. Great polished look, I like the printed shirt.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  27. I LOVE these skinnies and the print on that top is to die for!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  28. Oh you look so lovely! The top is beautiful on you :)

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  29. While practical considerations almost never come into my shopping decisions, I have to say that four way stretch sounds pretty amazing :) These pants look fabulous on you, so a few more pairs would absolutely be justified, particularly at the very reasonable price of $33. Frankly, for that price, I'm tempted to buy a pair! Or two ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  30. I also generally buy multiple pairs when I find something I like. I have that blazer and love it. I really like it on you, especially with that top you've paired it with!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  31. I have such a love/hate relationship with pants, as you know. I even have two pairs of the same style of black jeans (found the second pair at a consignment store after they'd been discontinued).

    When you find a good pant, you just go for it.

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  32. These pants look fantastic on you! I would definitely pick up more pairs!

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  33. The pants look really nice on you. $33 is a good deal.

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  34. I like your pants Lydia. I love cropped pants because they are the right proportions for petites.

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  35. What fabulous look! I really love your blouse and blazer!

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  36. Cropped pants are totally my work go to item. They are easy and stylish. Love how you have paired them with a great top and blazer.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  37. These pants look fab on you and I would get them in more as well, especially when they have such a good discount. I love that delicate bottle necklace.

    xoxo Ra


    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  38. Absolutely love your shirt! Such a great pattern!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  39. This type of pants are pretty much all I wear to work, so I might have to check them out. I have a similar pair from Banana and they were totally worth paying a little more for! I LOVE the print on the blouse - so pretty!

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  40. That blouse has the prettiest print and I adore that cute little perfume bottle necklace!

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  41. Love this nail colour - looks like it would go perfectly with everything :)

    Thankfifi

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my post.x

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  42. Those pants are a good fit and just maybe you can wait on a sale. The top is beautiful on you.

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