Hello and welcome to Dressed for My Day. My goal here, with each and every post, is simply to inspire and equip women like you and me to get dressed beautifully and appropriately for our unique days so that we can engage with those around us more gracefully and confidently. I’m not a style or beauty expert, just a woman like you trying to do my best to show up graciously and effectively. But I do love doing the research and experimentation to help us both look more fashionable and modern. Let’s see if I can provide us a little style inspiration today.
Like the black wide leg slimming pants I shared in this post last Friday, these houndstooth pants were gifted to me by Margaret M. They simply asked for me to share them on Instagram. So the fact that I’m sharing them here on my blog is proof in the pudding that I really like these pants. I occasionally agree to try items in exchange for a photo on Instagram, but even there I only share my honest opinion. And at this point, I’ve gotten very, very choosey about the collaborations I enter into with brands.
I’m not sure that this silhouette is the best choice for me. But I know many of my readers would look great in these textured houndstooth slimming pants. Yes, they are just as comfortable as the wide leg ponte black pants I shared previously. They’re not tight or pinching at all. But they’re thick enough to keep you from having any panty lines or other embarrassing bulges.
The pull-on textured houndstooth slimming pants feature a faux fly panel, a smooth elasticized waistband and a modern straight leg silhouette. The fabric has been treated for softness, washability and crease resistance. I’m wearing my true to size medium very comfortably.
My only issue with these pants is that I have rather thick legs, so they cling to me a little more than I think they should. But if you have thinner legs, these pants would look stunning on you! And trust me, you’d enjoy wearing them, thanks to the amazing fit and feel.
I encourage you to check out Margaret M’s entire line of pants and skirts. They are indeed well made and very wearable. This Canadian company SHIPS FREE to the US on orders over $50. And use coupon code KAY10 to save 10% on your order through October 26, 2020.
As when I suggested style tips for wearing print pants in the summer in this post, I felt like these houndstooth pants would work best with a fairly simply but stylish top. That’s why I chose this off white recashmere button neck sweater from Everlane. Unfortunately this color is sold out and the grey is almost gone, too.
But if you wanted to duplicate this look with these houndstooth slimming pants, I think most any cream or navy sweater would be beautiful here. The idea is simply to wear something pretty but understated on top so that it doesn’t compete with the pants, but shows them off nicely.
My indigo blue suede mules were the obvious choice for footwear. They’re selling out fast. These comfortable suede mules are marked down, plus you’ll get an additional 40% off with Talbots’ Friends & Family event. They run true to size.
My leather tote is also from Everlane and has fast become my go-to bag. I love that it’s roomy, can stand up on its own, is lightweight and features an interior side pocket. And this color works year round and goes with so many of my favorite things. But it’s also available in a beautiful cognac brown. And if you’re looking for a less expensive faux leather option, I have several in the shopping widget below. But this one at Kohl’s is actually my favorite and most like my Everlane bag.
There’s not much to tell you about my jewelry since I didn’t wear very much and my bracelet is sadly sold out. But my drop hoop earrings are a recent find from Chico’s and I love that they are so lightweight but also add so much brightness around my face. They’re 25% off with code 56306.
I hope you enjoyed today style inspiration. Be sure to check out Margaret M if you’re looking for beautiful, wearable pants that are also extremely comfortable. And don’t forget that coupon code for 10% off: KAY10. The pants are not included in the shopping widget below.
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Blessed for My Day
Why do you follow Jesus? That’s a tougher question to ask ourselves than it may seem at first. Honestly, there are days I look to Jesus more for selfish reasons than noble ones. Some days I beg Him to give me complete security and safety, no risks or hard assignments. Other days I just want Him to bless my plans and not interfere with them. And I’m frequently guilty of wanting Him to do special favors for my loved ones.
But Jesus urges us to quit working, striving for or even following Him for that which will never truly satisfy. Instead, He encourages us to go to Him for the food which endures to eternal life. Jesus can truly satisfy our every desire. But we may need to change up our requests a bit. Let’s choose to trust Him to provide that which will truly satisfy and that which is of greatest eternal value.
Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.” ~ John 6:26-27