OOTD :: of faux trouser jeans and shopping links

september 27

september 27

sepember 27

So how does one do trousers on casual Friday?

Why, with a pair of trouser jeans, of course!

Okay, these aren’t technically trouser jeans, but the bootcut leg gives the illusion of such. Also, the dark wash elevates it from your normal informal denim so I’m dubbing them trousers.

I’d toyed with the idea of pairing these with a fun graphic tee, but I’m a bit bloaty this week and I didn’t want to subject you to my lovely muffin, so flowy top it is. Also, I think I’ve had my fill of neutrals.

(Yesterday’s outfit left me feeling a bit blah – what with the white walls, gray floors and an inadvertent monochromatic look. In retrospect, I shoulda worn bright red lipstick or a vibrant scarf for a pop of color.)

Anyhoo, I always feel best when I wear black up close to my face, and this polka dot number is one of the few flowy black tops I own. Choosing it was a total no-brainer. And because I’d alluded to rocker chic-ness earlier this week, I give you a moto jacket and boots. Boots! Ah, fall! Thank goodness you’ve arrived!

In other news…

I wonder if my loyal readers care about shopping links. Frankly, finding the links to similar items – especially ones that are seasons old – adds an extra hour or three to my blogging time, and if no one really bothers clicking on them, then I wouldn’t be averse to getting rid of them altogether. I sure would appreciate replies to this question; I hate spinning my wheels if I’m going nowhere.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Jacket – F21 (similar)
Trousers – Simply Vera Wang @ Kohl’s
Boots – Charlotte Russe (similar)

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3 thoughts on “OOTD :: of faux trouser jeans and shopping links

  1. Good look! And I used your linkto the f21 jacket and the boots before reading to the question about whether to include links so I think that means please include them where feasible… maybe a time compromise would be to include them only for a couple key pieces in each outfit? I use them regularly also in the 2 other fashion blogs I follow. Given I can manage our blog only seasonally I’m not really in a strong position to ask of others what I cannot do., but you have a keen shopping skill. Maybe readers besides me benefit from your shortcuts to good scores such as those Target trousers grey with chandelier print which ive worn weekly since you pointed them out. If it gets too onerous we’ll probably manage. To wrap it up, strongly considering exchanging the f21 moto jacket I got just two days ago for this one,thanks for tbr tip.

  2. jenortega says:

    I agree…unless it is hard to find : ) Maybe you could just say the brand or the store where you bought it.

  3. Elba Ortega says:

    Love this outfit! This blog is so fun, so don’t give links if it becomes a chore. We will survive. We all know how to google 😉

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