Friday, April 3, 2015

Printed Pants for Work

After a 1.5 year hiatus, these printed pants finally get to see the light of day.  I was pregnant for a lot of that time, but still.  Shortly after giving birth many of my clothes thankfully fit, but since these pants don't have stretch at the waistband their longevity in my closet wasn't looking good.  Unsure if I'd ever be able to fit them again I thought I might have to give them away.  But here we are!  *victory dance*

While these pants are trousers and I've primarily styled them in work looks, I have worn them once casually.  (See all outfits with these pants HERE.)  This spring I styled them with pastel accessories--my new light pink pendant (that really looks light purple sometimes), and greyish purpleish pumps.  Never did I think I'd be into pastels.  But never say never.  Except I say it all the time and eat my words and pride later!  When will I learn?

(I don't know if the a watch with a black band was the best option, but I still have not resized the gold watch I got for Christmas, so there's that.  If you agree with me, just pretend the watch isn't there, alright?  :)  )

Anyway, I've seen pants like these back in stores, especially a navy pair at Old Navy that's no longer online but may still be in stores.  However, what's out there right now seems to not be trousers but more the soft pajama type pants.  I think a look like this would still work if paired with heels and another accessory so as to not look like you're wearing pajamas.  And, unlike mine, you might just get a comfy elastic waistband!

Links to Shop:
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Shop for the Look:
Top: Forever 21 (similarsimilar, similar)
Pants: Joe Fresh via JCPenney (similar, similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)
Bag: Target (exact)
Shoes: H&M (similar, similarsimilar)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exact--15% off with code puttingmetogether)
Bracelet: Guess via c/o Zappos (exact)


  1. Ahhhh I love these! Always looking for ways to spice up the work wardrobe!

  2. Love this outfit! I've been pulling out my lighter patterned pants just this week and it makes it feel like spring. Pairing with pastels would definitely help encourage that feeling!

  3. Love those pants! Bought something similar that I feel in love with from Calvin Klein. All the outfits you paired them up with look fabulous! Great job. Beijos!

  4. Love those pants! Such a great look!

  5. That necklace has caught my eye for the 2nd time, it almost looks like a soft lilac here. Hmmm, How many times before I just hit buy :)

  6. Those pants look great on you! Love!

    Her Heartland Soul

  7. Haha! I've been wearing this thing nonstop! Wearing it again right now. :D

  8. Love how you put the outfit together and love the necklace.


  9. Elisabeth KlassenFriday, April 03, 2015

    This outfit looks amazing. I love it. Still looks casual, yet dressy. I especially like the pumps.

    Diary of Elegance

  10. Florentina ScusiFriday, April 03, 2015

    You have great pants!!

  11. Thsoe are lovely printed pants !I definitely need to invest in new pants for work - I've been keeping an eye our and I've seen lots of nice ones in blogs, but not a lot onlien that ship to Australia sadly! I will keep looking :)

    And congrats on getting back into your fixed waist clothes! I ended up getting frustrated and donating a few pieces that I couldn't squeeze back into for a while after baby - it was upsetting me having them there but being unable to wear them, as I didn't always have time to come up with another outfit quickly! :) Elastic waistbands are the best! :)

    Away From The Blue

  12. I love the cut of the pants that you are wearing. They have the perfect cut for work!




  13. I absolutely love this outfit! Simple yet the details are everything! Love it :)

    Roxi - www.persianfrenchie.blogspot.com

  14. I have a couple of pairs of printed pants that I love wearing to work. I'm hoping that it warms up in Minnesota next week so that I can wear them again! I tend to keep the rest of my outfits pretty understated when I wear my printed ankle pants so that the pants can take the spotlight :) Also, I'm a weenie and don't want to be too extreme, haha!


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