The magic of Corduroy

Remember the children’s book Corduroy? I think of that cute bear everytime I say the word Corduroy.

But I’m talking more about the fabric commonly found in pants instead of the book. This season I have seen so many stores carrying corduroy pants. I picked up two pairs from J.Crew, one from Uniqulo and drooled over a pair at Tory Birch. I love the pairs I purchase, and they are in constant rotation for both work and weekend.

Why I love them:

  1. The sound they make when I walk (so good!)
  2. How soft they feel (i may pet my pants…)
  3. They come with belt loops (win!)
  4. They go well with collared shirts.
  5. They come in so many colors ( which is fun)
  6. I wear them instead of dress pants (cause who honestly likes wearing dress pants?)

Don’t you agree  that they are basically awesome (after jeans and pj’s)?!

I know it has been cold lately, so pants are still my go-to work option. I know I can wear skirts & tights, but seriously people, pants are the way to go when it is real scary cold.

Uniqlo Skinny (i have these in emerald green)

Uniqlo Skinny (i have these in emerald green)

I have so many cute pairs now and have been working hard not to snatch these up (i kinda want pants in every color). Instead, I am trying to focus and plan on doing things on my 101 bucket list!

It’s my first week back teaching high school and I am so looking forward to taking it easy this weekend. The Roomie and I are going wine-tasting on Saturday, which is on my bucket list!

Love,

-S

The Help, Dress Pants, and My Bow Ring

On Sunday the Roomie and I watched the Help. I read the book a while ago and loved it, but hadn’t seen the movie. I am a fan of Emma Stone, so she was the real reason I had wanted to see it. The acting was fantastic and the storyline was touching. It was a great way to spend a sleepy Sunday afternoon snuggling with the pups.

The Help

The Help

As a substitute I was able to get away with a casual wardrobe. But now that I am teaching full time at one school I have noticed how formal the rest of the staff is. They rock the formal attire.  I look nice, more dressy than anything else, but definitely not business casual all the time.

So friends, tell me the skinny. Where is the best place to buy dress pants? Typically I avoid them because I don’t feel like I know how to buy a pair that fits well. If you have a favorite pair, where are they from? What do you like about them? I know that I want them with belt loops, because I almost never wear the two pairs I have because they lack beltloops.  Suggestions on how they should fit, colors you love wearing, how to know if they fit will all be greatly appreciated!!

My Kate Spade ring arrived Monday, and I love it! Thanks for convincing me to get it, it makes me feel so elegant! (If you missed that post, I talked about this ring here)

Love,

-S