Monday, May 16, 2016

Then and Now: Burgundy Corduroy Pants.

Good morning everyone. I feel like I have been slacking in outfit posts in the last few weeks. Last week for example I didn't photograph any of my outfits. I went to work 3 days and also was out and about a couple of times. But between limited time and a lot of chilly weather and cold rain, I wasn't in the mood for a personal photo-shoot. And I have had a week of headaches and migraines. =( I still have some outfits that I have worn and photographed in the last few weeks (like today's) and I plan on shooting several more this week so not to worry. 

Today, I am showing you an outfit featuring my Burgundy Corduroy Pants and a new Olive Utility Blouse. I thought it was fun to do a Then & Now post, since I have styled these pants for cool Spring days before. Actually the outfit on the left (on the collage above) is almost taken exactly 4 years ago as opposed to the one on the right. Both outfits were worn to work. Back then I styled the pants a little equestrian and chic-street, with the olive cords tucked into my boots and an empire-waist pinstripe blouse on top with a white denim blazer. In addition some simple jewelry. These pants have been in my closet for over 5 years now and I have worn them plenty of times and blogged them several times, too. They are my favorite cords. I love how they feel and also their rich wine color. They are by White House Black Market - a favorite brand of mine.

I am not sure I have paired burgundy with olive before but I tell you what - I love the color combination. Though the colors are more Fall than Spring, I still think this outfit is quite Springy especially paired with some Ballet Flats like I did here. I remember how nice the Burgundy Pants paired with my Camel Boots so I went for similar-colored shoes and chose these Bronze Pointy Flats from Gap. This is one of the new Blouses I have recently bought at The Limited. I bought some gorgeous blouses there lately. I love the tunic length on this one, the drawstring waist which gives it more of a shape and the military/utility style. It has cargo pockets in the front on the chest and the buttons are in a gold metallic. Also the sleeves are adjustable and can be rolled up. The blouse does run big. I could have gone with a small I guess (I didn't try it at the store) but ultimately chose an XS (what I am wearing). I grabbed my New Black Fringe Bag from Target and added some Beaded Crystal Jewelry and I was done. To be noted - the clear purple beads from the necklace go so well with the burgundy pants. What do you think of my Then and Now look and would you like to see more posts like this?

Then (May 2012)
3/4-Sleeve, Babydoll, Pinstripe White w/ Baby Pink, Poplin Shirt: NY&Co (New York & Company) (casual option), (similar, Splurge).
Off-White Denim, Collarless Blazer w/ Navy Trim: LOFT (similar, love this), (draped option, Splurge).
Burgundy Corduroy Skinny Pants: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (flared style, Great Deal, love these), (similar, small Splurge).
Mini Sea Pearl, Stud Earrings: Fred's Jewelry (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).
Cognac Brown, Leather, Riding Boots: Payless (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, Splurge).

Now (May 2016)
Olive Green Utility, Tunic Blouse w/ Long Roll Tab Sleeves: The Limited (New) (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (very similar, Splurge).
Burgundy Corduroy Skinny Pants: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (flared style, Great Deal, love these), (similar, small Splurge).
Double-stranded, Silver-tone Chain Long Necklace w/ See-Through Clear & Purple Beads: The Limited (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, small Splurge).
Drop Hoop Earrings w/ Clear Crystals, Baby Blue Stones & Pearls: White House Black Market (similar, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).
Black, Soft Suede Crossbody Bag w/ Oversized Fringe off the size: Target (New) (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar as a clutch, Splurge, love this), (similar, Steal).
Bronze Metallic Patent Leather Pointy Ballet Flats w/ Ankle Strap: Gap (New) (identical, Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Splurge).

P.S. Linking up with Alice, Allison, Amanda, Brenna with Grace + Jenna, Brooke with Erica, Carrie with Jill, Chanda, Claire, Elle with Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Grace, 
Also linking with the ladies of The Blended Blog. 


  1. i love those pants! i used to have a pair--now i need to find them!

  2. Burgundy and olive look great together! This is such a cute look! Hope you are feeling better!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Burgundy corduroy is a great spin on the classic trouser!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. Such a fun pair of pants. Love how you have styled them.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Such a cute outfit, these pants look great on you.

  6. I think that you look adorable in the burgundy and green. I love the necklace pulling it all together, too! Beautiful! I just adore corduroy pants and skirts and jackets...and all things corduroy. LOL! Thank you for sharing with #ShareTheJoyLinky!

  7. I love corduroy pants and the color of your are great! Looks great with the olive top!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  8. I really like this combination! It's simple and chic! And I totally feel you on not being in the mood for blog pictures sometimes. I think that's the hardest part of this hobby.

  9. I think grey and burgundy work beautifully together. Oh and I like it when you take photos outside.

  10. Love these pants and how you styled them most recently! Chic casual at it's best!

  11. Don't you love when you have an item that is worth it's weight in gold!! I love the then & now comparison!!
    And the color combination is wonderful!

  12. Too cute! Loving the burgundy, especially paired with that olive top!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. Those earrings are very cute! It's fun to do a little then and now. I like it!


  14. I love cords!! The color of this pair is so pretty! Also, loving your olive green top! So pretty.

    xx, Elise

  15. You styled those pants so well! Such a fun outfit!

  16. Those pants are a lovely colour! And I don't see a problem wearing these colours in the Spring! Why not! Then and now posts are always fun, so yes do some more!
    Suzy x

  17. Those are great pants, and I totally agree, the color combination is fantastic! It's also been a bad week for headaches for me... is there something in the air or what? I hope you're feeling better now!

  18. Love this pants! Would you believe I've never owned anything corduroy? D:

  19. I love this color of pants on you Ada! Thanks for linking up this week!


  20. I have weeks where I don't worry about outfit photos for the same reasons, but what a fun Then & Now post. I can't wait to see more of your upcoming posts though.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  21. Dont you just love then and now posts? Love those burgundy pants! One of my favorite colors that I rarely wear! Thanks for stopping by and linking up last week!

    xx, Chanda

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