Today's Everyday Fashion: Dress Pants Success (and One Fail)

 
Pastel Express dress pants
Pastel Express dress pants
Pastel Express dress pants, white ruffle top
Pastel Express dress pants, white ruffle top
Pastel Express dress pants
 

Last month I declared a strong dislike for dress pants and then got to work trying to find a pair I could get excited about wearing. I kissed a lot of frogs, but I'm happy to report that it paid off. I found a great fit and bought two colors - the pink/purple tone pictured above, and black. No more choosing between "wearing something fun that I love" or "looking professional" - these pants are both! 

Top: Saks Off Fifth, $30 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Pants: Express, $40 (also got them in black)
Shoes: Steve Madden c/o Nordstrom, old
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Necklace is 3 year ago. Top and purse are 2 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago. Pants are new.

 
Blue ruffle top, white high waist dress pants
 

And one fail...
The majority of dress pants I tried on didn't make the cut - including this pair, above. The rise is a little too high, the legs are a little too long (I have them cuffed here). These pants come in other colors here. ps. The orange is VERY vibrant in person! I tried (and passed) on those too. ;-)