November 11, 2014

burgundry + dots

burgundy and polka dots
polka dots work outfit
Cardigan: Old Navy (sale + super cash) $13 [here, similar]
Lauren Conrad Blouse: Kohl's (clearance) $8 [similar]
Mossimo Pants: Target (30% off) $20 [here]
Charlotte Russe Heels: Goodwill $3.50 [similar, similar
Necklace: Garage Sale $1 [similar]
Total Outfit Cost: $45.50

 I have to thank Inge for the recommendation on these pants! A couple months ago (or weeks, I don't remember) I asked for y'alls recommendation on some black skinny pants for work. Many of you recommended the exact stretch pants from The Limited. They were buy 1 get 1 free one day, so I ordered the Exact Stretch Zip Pocket Ankle Pants and the Exact Stretch Skinny Pants. When they came in, I was very impressed with the structure and material of the pants, but when I put them on, they just didn't fit exactly right and they weren't exactly what I was looking for. I like my pants to have more stretch to them, and these (although they are called exact stretch) had no stretch to them and they weren't very comfortable. This pair was too long and very baggy in the ankles, and then these were too wide at the ankle. I was wanting something a little skinnier. I think pants that are skinnier at the bottom look better with flats. If they're too wide, I feel like it can make you look super stumpy and short. I ended up sending both pairs back.

Luckily, Inge posted about replacing her black ankle pants and the Target ones she bought looked exactly like what I was looking for, plus the price was right! I ordered them and I'm so happy with my purchase! These pants are so perfect, and I'm hoping to eventually get a few other colors in them!


  1. What?! You snagged that blouse for $8?! That's awesome!! Love the polka dots with that burgundy cardigan over it. So cute!

  2. So cute! I need more polka dots in my life. I scored big at Goodwill over the weekend and thought of you. :) And then also how I need to be more on the fashion posts for my own blog.. haha XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  3. I love it when Target has exactly what I'm looking for! That place is magic!!

  4. Good to know, I don't know if I will ever find the perfect pants but I enjoy the search most days.
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  5. Hm, sorry to hear that the exact stretch pants didn't work out for you. I swear that they change up their material on a regular basis (by which I mean every few years?). But hooray for the Target pants working out! The next time I put in an order with them, these pants will be in there.

  6. Great find, I feel like the perfect pair of dress pants are always so hard to find. Love this look!


  7. The blouse really brings out the outfit. Great choice!

  8. None of the Target bottoms fit me :( Being allergic to the world means being a pretty small human, which means pants at Target start at one size larger than I can wear. It's such a bummer. Anyway, I loooove this combination. I'm such a huge polka dots, burgundy, and black fan. Your hair looks really lovely, too!

  9. I have these pants in gray, and they are so comfortable! I am glad they worked out for you :) And you styled them very nicely as well - this combination of colors and silhouettes is so wonderful!