In every look:
Pants: Paige via ebay (similar - on sale!)
Heels: Rachel Roy via ebay (similar)
Bag: Ashley Brooke via DSW (similar)
Earrings: vintage shop (similar)
Eyelet top: Old Navy, old (similar)
Graphic Tee: BeGood in San Francisco (quite similar)
Relaxed faded tee: Forever 21 (similar)
Blazer: Theory via ebay (similar)
Denim jacket: Gap, thrifted (similar)
Necklace: via ebay (similar)
You know that feeling when you anxiously await something you ordered and expect to come any day? That's how I was feeling when these pants showed up. It's been a little bit since I had a defined wardrobe craving (in this case, skinny cargo pants in olive green), and I was so happy to find these great Paige jeans on ebay for an incredible price. I had to play with wardrobe options right away. And I've already worn these in real life in a completely different way, to be shown on the blog soon. I can't wait to use these over and over again (I included a couple of possibilities above). In fact, my main disappointment was that they came after my date that morning (when you have a child in kindergarten and a husband who works second shift, you do date mornings, rather than nights....). They looked much better with my outfit than the pants I wore!
I'd mention the F-word (fall) in conjunction with these pants, but here in San Francisco, there's really no need. We seem to have a perpetual fall climate (or spring, I suppose, but I'm going with fall on this end of the calendar year...), with a day or two of almost-summer (or almost-winter, sometimes) weather thrown in. But, I grew up in a climate with a defined fall, and I remember in about late August, starting to wish for cooler weather to start using all those fall items you'd been waiting to wear. And I remember searching fashion magazines for transitional outfits, so you could feel "fall-like", but not melt into a puddle of sweat with actual August/September weather.
Wouldn't pants like these hit the spot? With sandals and a tank now, and booties and a blazer later. I think olive pants will always be classic, with or without cargo pockets, but a little fashion bird did mention that these are supposed to be hot for fall 2015. Worth a try!
Here's some options available now, in a wide range of prices: