[see? running split-approved stretchy jeans are the way to go]
[mng by mango floral jeans, target t-shirt, old navy army vest - similar, pink & pepper nude tassel loafers from dsw]
since the pants were [kind of] crazy, i toned down the rest of the outfit with a grey tee, a green army vest [i'm a little in love with it] and a pair of nude tassel loafers [which are becoming a go-to fall work shoe].
i'd also like to add that i was hedging my bets with this look. 50% boyish [grey tee + army green vest] and 50% girlish [floral pants and tassle shoes] because we were going to find out what one of my dearest friends [who is thin, beautiful, and unbloated no matter what she says] was having at this party. and guess what, the pants won [because they're crazy floral pants, of course], it's a little girl. my dearest friend [and i!!!!] couldn't be more excited!
other than their apparent [and self-proclaimed] magic gender predicting ability, overall, reactions to my pants were 50/50 [i believe hubby took a verrrrrryyy lonnnnggg pause before answering "yes?" - with that question mark - when asked if he liked them], so what do you think?