Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wild and Crazy Wednesday

Yes, I have gotten a little crazy this morning. And you'll never guess what I did.

I am wearing navy blue pants!!!!!

I know you're probably thinking, she's lost her mind. How is that crazy?

Well, let me tell you, I have three main types of pants: khaki, black/gray, and jeans. Yes, I really am that boring.

I do love a plaid pant, and I have several pair of plaid shorts. But for some reason, over the last few years I have only bought practical, wear-with-anything pants. Oh and I do have a pair of paisley pants that look like my friend Trina's dining room chairs. But they're Ralph Lauren (that I only paid $20 for!!!) so by default they must be cool or hip or whatever it is the kids say nowadays.

Well, I hit the awesome clearance sale at a local department store this weekend and found the perfect pair of pants. They are a soft twill with just a hint of stretch. They have the perfect rise; I don't look like I'm 60 years old and my bum is completely covered. They have perfectly straight legs, to balance out my hips. And they are navy blue.

Navy blue is not normally a color I wear. It just reminds me too much of little old ladies (I don't know why, it just does). But lately, I've been thinking of the virtues of navy blue.
  1. It's a softer color than black. When you're as pasty white as I am, black can be a little harsh.
  2. It really is a neutral (I really should listen to Stacey and Clinton a little more often). I am surprised how many shirts I already own that go with navy rather nicely.
  3. It puts a little bit of color into some of my more monochromatic outfits. I tend to wear a lot of black and gray together when dressing for business. Now I can wear navy blue and gray.
My typical summer uniform is khaki capris and a polo shirt. But today, I have stepped outside of my comfortable little box and I am wearing navy blue pants and a polo shirt! I am really quite proud of myself.


  1. Way to step out of the box! I avoided navy blue for a really long time because my school uniform from elementary school through high school included navy blue pants. I have just finally gotten over the distaste for navy.

  2. Today I have on navy blue capris...from J.Crew, but free to me b/c my friend got skinny and gave me stuff from when she was bigger.

    My summer outfit is similar, though I go for the fitted tee shirt and capris, not a polo.

    So, today we match, kind of.