White Pants and Cargo Vest

Details: Target vest (similar) and shirt / Articles of Society jeans / Francesca’s Necklace / Jack Rogers Sandals

When it comes to me and white pants, I get very nervous. In my hurry to get everything done as quickly as possible, I can be somewhat accident prone. More than once, I have rested my coffee mug on top of my car as I put all of my stuff in the backseat and somehow knocked it off either while reaching for it or by closing the door too hard. Coffee then splatters everywhere, including on whatever stain-showing outfit I am wearing at the moment. That being said, If there was an equivalent to plastic couch covers for pants, I would consider wearing them. Without said plastic pants covers, I tried to take my time while wearing these new jeans and I had almost no stains. Almost meaning I did get a small spot of ink on them, but that’s what a Clorox Bleach Pen is for.

Aside from my anxiety that I will somehow soil these jeans, I’m really happy with the way they fit. They are not too tight and have a little bit of a stretch to them. I can definitely see myself dressing them up a little more with heels and a nice top, but this is a nice casual alternative.

The Cargo Vest

Details: Target shirt and vest / T.J. Maxx skirt / Old Navy shoes / J.Crew Factory necklace / Michael Kors watch and cuff 

The cargo vest was one of those trends that I didn’t really understand until I tried it. Am I supposed to dress it up or dress it down? Can I wear it with something else that’s sleeveless? Removing sleeves from something apparently has quite the disorienting effect on me. Now that I have one, the question is what doesn’t it look good with? Blouses, t-shirts, dresses — it can do it all. It has that off-duty but still pulled-together look that I love.

I scored my cargo vest at Target for $30 in the beginning of spring. I haven’t seen it since, but I did find this similar cargo vest at Macy’s, which is now on sale.