Soft Pants and High Heels With a Smile

How do you get the cozy and comfy feel of sweatpants but look super stylish at the same time? Pair a fabulous-fitting pair of soft pants with your favorite heels.

Still not sure about soft pants? I’ve got the pair that might convert you. The MNG by Mango soft pants, now on sale at JCPenney, is simply perfect. Picture this. Electric blue color. Edgy zipper accents. Slightly tapered ankles. Drawstring waist. Side pockets. This pair of soft pants has all the essentials of a cozy chic bottom.

Shirt—Loft | similar J.Crew shirt

Pants—MNG by Mango (on sale)

Shoes—J.Crew (on sale)

Clutch—℅ Chameleon Girl

Necklaces—J.Crew beaded rope collar, J.Crew hinged collar (both on sale)

Earrings—℅ Berry Brand

Rings—℅ Berry Brand rotating Lapis ringrotating howlite ring

Watch—Michael Kors

Lip—Mac “Flat Out Fabulous” lipstickMac “Heroine” lip pencil

Blush—NYX powder blush in mocha

Last Friday, my husband and I got the holiday weekend started early with a day long date. I wore the soft pants with a white shirt, which allowed the bold blue color to be a focal point.

I’ve been a fan of the brand for a while and didn’t even know it.
Find out more on that in my Berry Brand Feature post.

Of course, I added a few personal touches to the look, including the J.Crew beaded rope necklace, the Berry Brand lapis ear jackets, and a mud cloth fold over clutch. My J.Crew Elsie fabric pumps, with their just-right 3 1/2 inch heel and pointed toe, were the finishing touch.


Sizing of the pants? I’m wearing the pants in a size small. It’s true to size.

Shoe sizing? I’m wearing the Elsie pumps in my usual size 8. They fit true to size.

Location: Smile Lofts Building in Soulard, St. Louis
The Orange Smile Syrup Company, producers of Orange Smile soda and Cheer Up soda,
acquired the building in the late 1920s. The company used colored tiles to advertise its drinks on the
outside of the building. Those ads remain in tact even though the company closed in 1963 (source).

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  1. July 7, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Those pants look comfortable, but like you can dress them up and down, which is great. I love the way you styled them, you look fab! #BLMGirl

    Kasi |

    • August 5, 2015 / 2:55 am

      They are so comfortable, Kasi! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. July 8, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    YES to the soft pants! I love articles of clothing that can be dressed up or down.

  3. Anonymous
    October 16, 2015 / 3:16 am

    I usually purchase Dulci pumps, but I'm obsessed with the Elsie pump in vivid jade, from J Crew. Are they comfortable? Trying to decide whether to buy the Elsie, but not sure if they will be comfortable. Any advice?

    • October 16, 2015 / 5:06 am

      I find the Elsie pumps very comfortable. The Elsie is about 1 1/4 inches higher than the Dulci pumps. I think the pointed toe and the vamp of both styles are about the same. The key difference, then, is the height. If wearing a higher heel is not a problem for you, go for it.