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).

Get the look:

Spring Style, Print Mixing

On Tuesday, I talked all about fashionable and functional spring scarves. Missed it? Be sure to stop by Complement Your Style With Spring Scarves. A scarf, like the print infinity scarf I’m wearing in today’s post, can give new life to old favorites in your wardrobe. I’ve owned the Anthropologie striped day dress for about two years. It’s a go-to dress this time of year because it’s silhouette and print make it the perfect wear-everywhere dress. And, I have worn this dress everywhere. Yet, somehow, wearing this old dress with a print scarf makes it feel new again.

Dress—Anthropologie (old) | similar, similar

Scarf—J.Crew (get 30% off with code SHOPNOW)

Shoes—J.Crew | new print

Bag—Kate Spade Saturday | F21 option


Watch—Michael Kors

Lip—Mac “Heroine” lipstickMac “Heroine” lip pencil

Blush—NYX powder blush in mocha

Location: Butler Brothers Building, St. Louis

Sometimes when I wait for markdowns, items sell out before I have a chance to purchase them. I almost missed this striped day dress. Remember how I had to hunt it down in a New Jersey store? Gotta love Anthropologie’s online store locator.

These fabric d’Orsay flats are sold out online, but occasionally pop back. I found a pair in-store for 75% off! Don’t feel like hunting them down? Check out the new, just marked down, and equally fabulous fabric option available on these flats below. By the way, there have been mixed reviews on the sizing of this flat (many reviewers recommended sizing down a 1/2 size). My regular size 8 fits perfectly.


The Denim Jacket: A Spring Style Staple

Spring is such a transitional season. Cold days. Warm days. Windy days. Rainy days. You never know what you’re going to get on any given day. My denim jacket becomes a style staple during this time. It’s my go-to topper because it goes with just about everything. I can just throw it on with my favorite summer dress and be ready to face what the day brings.

Dress—Madewell | similar

Jacket—Gap (old) | same Gap style

Shoes—Tory Burch | love this TB style

Bag—Kate Spade Saturday

Earrings—J.Crew (old) | see J.Crew wood tassel earrings

Bracelet—J.Crew contoured spike cuff (on sale)

Rings—Gorjana Teagan ring/Wanderlist + Co ring , J.Crew orb ring

Watch—Michael Kors

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

Blush—NYX powder blush in mocha

I’ve owned this Gap denim jacket for about 6 years. I bought it on clearance in 2009, and it just gets better with age.

I purchased the shift dress during a Madewell sale on sale last June. You’ve seen me wear the dress here, and here.

Find out how I purchased this Kate Spade Saturday tote for less in Totes Perf-ect