November 24, 2013

Go Buy Now: Cream Cords & Trousers

Mamas, I've been working on some holiday style posts…and I'm still obsessed with all-white (or soft creams, beiges and taupes) for the holidays. I know.  I did this last year, too.

But all-white ensembles are turning out to be a thing this year.  Which means that many of my favorite cream-colored pants (especially cords) are selling out fast.  So here's a quick round-up, if you are so inclined.  I promise to follow this one up with more styling ideas later on.


Cream Cords 



1. Kut from the Kloth Mia Cord Pants, on sale for $45 at Nordstrom

I ordered these, only to receive an email that they are backordered.  Other sizes don't seem to have that problem…

2. JCrew Midrise Toothpick Cord, $98

Take 25% off these cords with code WINTER (online only).

3. H&M Corduroy Pants, on sale for $10

Yup. $10.  

4. Gap 1969 Legging Cords, $60

Get 40% off with code GAPEARLY (or 50% off for cardmembers with code BFCARD).  Reviewers say they are running small this year.

5.  AG Ankle Moto Cords, $188 at Anthropologie

One of the few designer denim brands to be doing cream cords this year.  This iteration has cool gold zipper detail.

6. Banana Republic Skinny Ankle Cord, $80

This version is almost too cropped.  Perfect for shorter Mamas, others may want to keep looking.

7.  Mother Looker Crop Cords, $196 at Anthropologie

Mother is the other denim brand in the cream cord game this season.  Don't know Mother?  Really high quality stuff, nice and soft. 

8. AG Stevie Cords, $168 at Anthro

I have the AG Stevie in dark denim (you can see them here)…these are a straight leg cord, not a skinny.  I really like these cuffed.


Cream Trousers



1. Jennifer Lopez Cuffed Wide Leg Trousers, on sale for $22 at Kohls

I really want #5, but the price is so steep, I'm trying these instead.  

2. Ann Taylor Bow Pants, $98

Cute!  Take 40% off of these pants with code TAKE40.

3. JCrew Collection Trouser, $228

Almost sold out.

4. Zara Skinny Trousers with Zips, $80

The cool zippers keep these cropped cream pants from being too preppy.

5. J Mendel Wide Leg Pants, $1580

Yeah.  I know.  But they were so freaking fabulous I had to include the whole thing as inspiration.  If you can swing it, I'm envious.  

6. LOFT Zoe Trouser Leg Pants, $80

I actually can't decide if I like these the best or LOFT's Marissa trousers.  Thoughts, anyone?


Ok, that's it!  More on the topic later….



ps.  Seriously – THANK YOU for the laughs on our Christmas cards.  I'm still not sure which one we'll be sending – it's hard to choose!  And I'm finally starting to recover after my last (LAST!  WOOT WOOT) chemo treatment.  I'll talk more about all of that later….I'm trying to squeeze in a bunch of posts before the holidays.  The last month was so tough, I fell way behind.  Bear with me.  :)




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  • Nell
    November 24, 2013

    If I don’t like the way cords feel (or sound) 🙂 can I replace with my jbrand cream pants (skinny and slightly cropped)?

  • Shana
    November 24, 2013

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Belinda
    November 24, 2013

    Welcome back! I can’t wait to see your outfits! The highlight of my week!!

  • Cheralyn
    November 24, 2013

    Oh I am looking forward to the styling post, I already have a pair of cream cords! However, they’re flared/wide leg…
    Good to hear you are in the last legs of recovery!

  • Jess
    November 25, 2013

    I’m lol’ing at Nell’s aversion to the ‘corduroy sound’… hahaha. PS I ordered the GAP Cords recently in all colors and there are great, but run a smidge small. All good though! I actually decided against cream and kept Charcoal -in my world I wouldn’t wear the white to work, which means it would be worn around a 2.5 year old… and that means mess.

  • kim
    November 25, 2013

    The BR pair comes in tall as well, although a cropped tall, with a 30 inch (?!) inseam. Old Navy Rockstar cream cords come long too, but come with the associated shenanigans of the rockstar line (widely variable sizes and lengths, random extra poor construction, but for $20).
    And Cheralyn, take those flares to a tailor! I had pair of 7FAM flared cords about 5 years ago that I had slimmed. Love them!! So sad my post baby self will never wear that low a rise with that narrow a hip again!

  • April D
    November 25, 2013

    I love the blue glaze cords from Kut. I know you said cream, but how cute would pale blue and a shimmery silver top with cute heels be for a casual holiday party? Or is that just plain tacky? See, this is why I read your blog!

  • Ana
    November 25, 2013

    well what do you know. I guess I’m “on trend” in my cream trousers today. I do love the look of the cords, though…may have to see if the local H&M has these in my size (or maybe a size up?) for a cozy Thanksgiving outfit!

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    April, I LOVE that idea!  Hmmmm….maybe the game plan is actually whites, metallics, and really washed out pastels….am thinking I like this way more than the typical black pants…..
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Tanaya Mankad
    November 25, 2013

    #5 are that expensive because they actually come with the model, and a guarantee that everyone will mistake her for you at your holiday party. 🙂

  • Lindsay
    November 25, 2013

    Yay! I asked for cream cords for Christmas. Would love to hear your ideas for what to do with them (in addition to pairing with all shades of white, obv).

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    On it!

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    RIGHT? And she’ll cook you dinner when she gets home.

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    Yeah….I may try to size up, too. I haven’t decide if skintight cream is the best idea or not. 🙂

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks, Kim!!

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks, Belinda!

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    Flares are fabulous too! Especially in cream…

  • Shana
    November 25, 2013

    Yeah, that’s true. And unlike white, you can’t just bleach the crap out of them. At least they are washable? Even though they sound funny? LOL
    Nell, BTW, when was the last time you tried on cords? 1979? I’m not sure they still sound that way!
    (OMG you prob weren’t born in 1979….)

  • em
    November 26, 2013

    Can’t wait for the styling post! I have a pair of BR Factory cream cords from 2 yrs ago that I love, but only seem to wear with the same two sweaters…
    (Long time lurker here. Thank you for being such an inspiration on so many fronts. Loved your ideas for the family Christmas cards!)

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