Working Mom Formula: Who Wears the Pants

You know I love a good pencil skirt (there are 4 of them in my Fall Capsule), but I'm truly a jeans girl at heart. For some reason, I have a difficult time finding the happy medium between casual jeans and professional pencil skirts. Most people call that happy medium "pants". As someone who has to go from sitting at a desk to chasing around a crawling/scooting troublemaker, you would think I would have more than one pair of pants that I like! (Hopefully it will be two pairs soon, I plan to use Gap Cash and buy a pair this weekend.) 

These bright blue pants are winners for my working mom formula of "casual professional". They're polished enough to work with a blazer and heels (or pointy toes at the very least) but go just as well with a laid-back gingham button up and flats. And that just happens to be how I styled them today! 

Next on my pants-buying agenda: a neutral, slim fitting pair. Basically, I need the work equivalent of skinny jeans. So what is your go-to pair of pants? (Maybe you'll give me some inspiration!)

Gray check shirt: J.Crew Factory (navy version) / blue pants: Gap (lighter blue) / leopard belt: Gap Outlet (similar) / nude flats: Target


  1. I know I already told you I love these pants, but I'll say it again - I love these pants! I need to find a pair like this too. I agree that it's hard to find good pants!

  2. I love those pants. They look great with your checkered shirt + the colour is yummy!! And thank you for the blog compliments! Loving how it all turned out. As you know, it's so fun to switch up one's blog space. Wishing you a beautiful Thursday! xo

  3. My favorite part of the outfit is the leopard belt--very cute addition. My go to pants are the bi-stretch skinny pants at Loft. I have them in black and call them my Audrey Hepburn pants. Of course, I don't look anything like Audrey in them.

  4. I got my VERY FIRST pair of slim black pants last year and I was so happy I did. They go with everything, went from work to weekend to going out... I wondered what took me so long. They were from the gap of course they were 40% off...
    Chic on the Cheap


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