Black Gingham and Olive Khakis




Hello, everyone! And happy April Fools’ Day! I have to be careful on April 1st because my parents are expert April Foolers, and always seem to get me with a totally believable and perfectly timed prank. I always wake up braced with the mantra, “don’t believe a thing mom and dad say”, but they always seem to catch me off guard! Am I gullible? Forgetful? A little of both, probably.

I meant to get this post up earlier, but a mini weekend vacay (and the resulting laziness) thwarted my efforts. Anyhoo, I wanted to share a recent find that are these Gap “skinny mini” khakis.

I don’t usually have much luck with the fit of Gap items, but every now and then I’m swayed to give something a try. The latest venture were these khakis which come in regular and special sizes, in a slimmer fit than their “broken-in” khakis (which I’ve also tried on several occasions and look just awful on me). Besides this olive “cactus”, I also tried the navy, which fit quite a bit bigger and are being returned. This olive pair, on the other hand, are just slim enough to skim the leg-line, but loose enough for a casual fit. If you find khakis/casual pants to be saggy and unflattering on you, these might be worth a try, at least in the olive color.

I’ll also point out here that I love, love, love this shirt. I’ve had a navy gingham shirt for a few years now and don’t wear it all that often, but once I picked up this one in black gingham during one of those really good J.Crew sale promos (like now (!), 30% off sale items and 50% off final sale items with code SHOPNOW through 4/6), I’ve been wearing it non-stop. If you’re thinking of picking up gingham, get it in black…it’s the way to go for sure. So much more versatile!

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Shirt J.Crew (on sale & use code SHOPNOW for extra 30% off) (similar & similar)
Pants Gap (use code SAVE for 35% off)
Shoes Kate Spade
Belt J.Crew (on sale & use code SHOPNOW for extra 30% off)
Handbag Trussardi (similar)
Watch Michael Kors (also at Zappos)
Bracelet CC Skye (a T.J.Maxx find)
Necklaces Stella & Dot #1 & #2 (c/o)
Rings vintage & Catbird
Sunglasses Oliver Peoples (also here) (remember them from this post?)

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  1. Love this outfit! I used to have a short-sleeved gingham shirt but thought it looked “off” somehow, like a cross between a referee and a 1950’s server on skates. Maybe I’ll have better luck with a long-sleeved version like yours!

  2. says: Olyvia

    Black and white and olive is my favorite color pairings! Those pants do fit nicely on you! Great find! And I agree that black and white gingham is the most versatile and pleasing to the eye compared to other gingham colors.

  3. says: OneSleepyNerd

    Ended up trying the olive khakis, but found them to be a little roomy in the rear. The grey ones, however, are perfect! Thanks for the suggestion!

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