Showing posts with label khaki pants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label khaki pants. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wear It Wednesday... Color

Do you love the versatility and comfort of khaki pants?

I love the look of ankle length pants with nice sandals. 
However the shrunken cropped length isn't as attractive.

The winter weight pants worn below have held up well. They are from Talbot's a couple of years ago.

No matter what material I buy those khaki pants in they almost always lose their shape and or shrink two sizes the first time I launder them. 

Why is it that we can put a man on the moon but we can't make a decent pair of women's khaki pants?

The jeans below shrank two inches the first time I washed them according the label!

Most of the pants above are long gone from my wardrobe because they shrank so much. The ones in the pictures below are also in a bag going to my sister who is a smaller size. (She probably has thirty pairs of khaki pants now!)

On the day I try them on in the store and the first time I wear them, they fit fine but rarely the next time. I only wash in cold water and take them out of the dryer way before they are dry and hang them to finish air drying. I have also tried taking them out of the washer and letting them completely air dry. I have tried taking them to the dry cleaner. Still they are not the same fit that I bought them for.

I will buy the next pair in a size too large and see what happens. If you see me walking down the street holding up my pants you will know why. 

Wear It Wednesday is the day I pull out questionable pieces from my closet and try to make them work or else donate them to someone who will make use of them. Reducing clutter in my closet makes getting dressed much more pleasant. Too many questionable pieces can result in wearing the same thing all the time and the feeling that you need more choices when you already have too many. Please join the fun on Facebook with photos of your own questionable pieces. We are all learning something from this little project.

Thank you for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

A Week of Sweaters

Our evening temperatures are now dipping into the low sixties, so I am starting to see women wearing jackets and sweaters when I run early morning errands.

I love the look of light weight layers whenever possible. Summer clearance racks are a great place to find those feather weight sweaters that can be worn almost all year round. Add cute shoes, a scarf or long pendant necklace, sunglasses and a nice bag to look great for any errand even if you start out with a tank top and jeans or khaki pants.

Sweater from Chico's

This week I had the last of my summer Doctor appointments. I get all the tests we should have done at this stage of life in July because any other time of the year I am too busy to sit still that long. As I was waiting my turn in each office, I kept looking up to see women studying me. I noticed that almost all the women I saw in the near sixty age group wore a "uniform" of Mom-jeans, a dull colored tee shirt and shoe muffins (tennis shoes). I was wearing the first outfit idea above yesterday. I will be turning 57 next month but I refuse to ever wear the "uniform"!

Travelers Sweater from Chico's

One Button Knit Sweater from Ross

Chanel Inspired Cardigan from Dillard's

Knit Jacket from Coldwater Creek

Navy Cardigan from Target

Waterfall Cardigan from Ross

Waterfall Cardigan from Ross

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