Fashion Raiding My Sister's Closet

Raiding My Sister’s Closet: Pants for Fall

I default to blue jeans. 
I’m a stay-at-home-mom. I’m an American. And it’s (kind of) fall. 
But still. It’s nice to have a few other options in your closet, especially when, like me, you actually only own one pair of blue jeans you really like. 
If you’d told me two years ago, that my other two favorite pairs of pants would be a pair of red pants and a pair of black leggings, I wouldn’t have believed you (I know. . . I’m losing you with leggings here, aren’t I?). 
I ordered this pair of leggings, assuming they’d be your standard thin, stretchy leggings (my plan was to wear them as pajamas, as I’m slowly trying improve my pajama wardrobe so I don’t feel badly about putting them on the minute the girls are in bed (aka, 7:01 p.m.)), but these leggings are actually more like a cross between leggings and dress pants. 
They’re fitted, but not skin-tight. They’re definitely NOT see-through. And they’re stretchy-ish, but not so much that they are all stretched out around the knees or bum at the end of the day (I wore them twice last week, although after the second wearing, they didn’t look so hot, thanks to Ani smearing an enormous handful of soggy graham crackers down the leg). 
Also, super comfortable. When I put them on the first time, I remembered how amazing it was to wear maternity jeans after trying to make-do with regular jeans for a couple of months. A pair of pants that fits and is comfortable? The best. (Although don’t put them in the dryer. They will shrink). 
And it means I get to pull out my denim jacket, much to Bart’s consternation. 

Shirt: Old Navy // Jacket: Old Navy
Black Pants: c/o Choies // Shoes: Payless 

Check out what pants Merrick and Landen are wearing this fall:


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  • Reply kylie September 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Super cute outfit!! I love it!! Might have to check out those leggings, as I'm in the same boat as you . . . haven't found any that don't just work as pajamas yet!!

  • Reply Vanessa September 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Oh! I looooove leggings, hate that they become see-through almost immediately (at least, I feel like they are see-through, and given the type of underwear I use *ahem* that's a concern, if you know what I mean). Must check these out!

  • Reply Naomi O'Connell September 18, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I love your jacket! Silly Bart. I also am impressed that you can wear checks and a denim jacket together and somehow not look like a cowboy…so clever =)

  • Reply Kristin September 18, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I had 2 pairs of pants that I loved last fall, but I've lost weight since I began running and now they don't fit! (That's a good problem to have, but still…) I do have 4 pairs of blue jeans that I like, but I want to branch out a little, too. I bought a pair of pink/red pants at the Goodwill last weekend that I think I like, but they are a little lower rise than I'm comfortable with. Maybe I need to break out of my comfort zone.

  • Reply Jodi September 18, 2013 at 3:53 am

    okay, those don't even look like leggings! You're right, they're more like a skinny dress pant.

  • Reply Lins - Domesticated Working Woman September 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Oh I think I need a pair of those leggings for after baby! I love a pair that doesn't look like second skin so you can wear them the way you are now.

  • Reply Kallah Oakes September 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I love those leggings, they look super thick and conservative! 🙂

    I am pining after the JCrew Pixie pants this year, myself… they are much more "pantsy" than cheaper leggings!

  • Reply Kristin November 22, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Just out of curiosity, how tall are you? I ordered a pair of those leggings/pants and I love them, but I have to wear them with boots because they fall several inches about my ankles. That might be fine in the spring, but it is 45 degrees now. 🙂 I'm 5'7".

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