Target Impulses

How to Wear Skinny Cargo Pants

Something happened that I never thought would ever ever happen. I bought skinny cargo pants. I not only cheated on my resolution of no new clothing, but I bought skinny cargo pants! It took me TWO YEARS of totally avoiding this trend, but what happened? I went to Target. I noticed their new jeans-sizing system (which is really awesome by the way). I felt intrigued. I Tried on these pants, which are the perfect color and length.

I put the pants in my cart while I searched for all the things I needed at Target, thinking I could convince myself not to buy them during the trip. The trip was time-consuming because they moved everything around at my local Target, so I had no idea where I was supposed to look for dish scrubbies. I went to put the pants back after deciding they weren’t worth the guilt of breaking my resolution, but then somehow rationalized that the old Laurel would have bought MORE expensive skinny cargo pants AND three other impulsively purchased items during the trip to Target, too. So I have changed, I tell myself!

So here I am in the skinny cargo pants of shame.

How to Wear Skinny Cargo Pants

How to Wear Skinny Cargo Pants

Cocoon cardigan: Dog&Pony, Top: F21, Pants: Target, Sandals: Miss Sixty (Last Call), Jewelry: Kendra Scott (necklaces borrowed)

How to Wear Skinny Cargo Pants

April 11, 2011

26 Responses to Target Impulses

  1. Elena says:

    These look amazing on you! Fantastic Target find.

  2. anna marie says:

    i do that all the time when i go to target! i always put something pretty in my cart, or a pair of shoes and try to rationalize why i don’t need them. the husband hates when i have target trips, cause i always end up spending too much, and add to my too-large shoe collection!

    ps. your toenail polish is awesome! what is it?

    xo.anna marie

  3. Oh this is so so perfect!! You wear skinny cargos very well! And no need to feel bad about the purchase. You’ll get a lot of wear out of them:)

  4. Kate says:

    I think that these pants were well worth breaking your pact with yourself. You look absolutely fantastic. It is nice and casual but looks professional and put together at the same time. Well done!

  5. Lisa says:

    Girl, I think you can pull off ANY trend. The pants look great on you! Target is a death pit for impulse buys. Damn them!

  6. You’re right. Those look amazing on you. I loove the color.
    Such a good find :)

  7. Kristin says:

    These look great on you! I don’t think I could pull off the skinny cargo look, but I do like it. I don’t blame you for breaking your ban:) I love the sandals and toenail polish too!

  8. Jess says:

    I love this look! I have a quasi-resolution to only buy used items, but that’s led to a ridiculous amount of money spent on used clothes, so I forgive myself a transgression once in a while. Great buy!

  9. Kelley says:

    Love it! Thanks for directing me here! I had no idea you had moved! I always enjoy your mixes of colors and prints, and if you like that bag, it should be up on Etsy soon. If I get myself movin!

  10. Ana says:

    No regrets allowed – those skinny cargos look great on you! I’m also enjoying your neon toes.

  11. Katie says:

    The skinny cargos look great! Definitely a good buy :)

  12. thirteenlbs says:

    Um, these pants look sick on you. Worth breaking your pact, definitely.

  13. Haha, well they look amazinggggg!!!! 😀 I think its okay to break your own rules once in a while, just as long as it doesnt happen every time :)

  14. dotie says:

    they do look good on you!
    so there’s no need to be hard on yourself :)

    eclectic du jour

  15. Carys says:

    They really suit you, and I just love your hairstyle!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  16. Normally I would say you should be ashamed of yourself, but those skinny cargo pants look so awesome how could you possibly be ashamed?? Target always gets me but I forgive them since they have such fun stuff.

  17. Rachel says:

    I love how you rationalize the purchase… they’re really cute by the way. :)

  18. mandy says:

    Love that comfy sweater mixed with the print top and skinny cargos! Also, hot pink toes = awesome.

  19. Digging the skinny cargos more than I thought I would — of course everything looks GREAT on you and you pair ’em with great things, too. Trade lives? :)

  20. D'Andra says:

    Hooray for new pants! I want those pants. You look great. I can see why you bought them.

  21. jahn says:

    love love love ur neckpiece

  22. renee says:

    CUTE! I am really gonna have a hard time resisting those during my next Target trip, I know it. :)

  23. Juanette says:

    Those pants look AWE-SOME, I have been leery about Target pants in the past because they’re always too big in the waist but I’ll have to try the new sizing system and see if it works for me!

  24. kelsey says:

    Too funny! I have resisted the trend as well, but I’m not sure I can much longer if you got those great ones at Target and their sizing has changed?!

  25. Ann says:

    I also did not like them at first, I thought “Cargo pants, just dolled up.” After I vowed to never own a pair of cargo pants, skinny or not, I go to Target, and mine had them in the clearance over the summer for a whopping $6.85 or something like that, so I bought them in 3 colors, my favorite is the green, which you are wearing, but I also have a brown and a tan. I love them too! P.S. I love your hair, so cute!!

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