NSale Best Find – Utility Pants

Hi friends! Can I just tell you that my hubby will be on a high all week after hearing y’all enjoyed his post yesterday.  Some of you even said you were looking forward to it, which I’m sure grew his head at least two sizes.  If I didn’t know better, I’d say he actually likes writing these posts, even if he’d rather poke a sharp stick into his eye than go shopping for clothes!

But, they say opposites attract, and I guess so, because I loooove to shop!  Or rather, I love when I shop and find something super incredible and then get to share it with you!  The favorite find I’m sharing with you today are the utility pants, perfect v-neck tee, and jean jacket from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  You heard me raving about the pants in last week’s Dressing Room post, but I wanted to take them outside and show them off in better lighting for you! Plus, they’re an item you can wear now, which is instant gratification! Who wants to wait for cool weather to get to wear their #NSale goodies?!  Here in Houston, that’ll be October!

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Caslon Utility Pants 25P ⋅ Perfect V-Neck Tee $20 ⋅ Jean Jacket XS ⋅ Rebecca Minkoff Embroidered Crossbody Bag  ⋅ New Bootie ⋅ Initial Necklace (for less) ⋅ AviatorsCoil Ring ⋅ Watch ⋅ Earrings

These utility pants are that perfect option when you want to wear pants, but not jeans.  You can dress them up with a bootie or heel, or wear them casually with a flat or sandal.  Like I mentioned above, they are also great for now, but will take you into fall and winter with cozy sweaters. And they’re under $50, but they feel much more expensive because they are a great quality. They’re ultra comfortable with a lot of stretch, so you can run around with the kids or just to the grocery store and feel totally relaxed.

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UTILITY PANT SIZING: They run TTS, and come in both regular and petite.  In the 25P (I’m 5’1, 105), I can wear them cuffed for a little ankle peeking out, or down without hemming.  They even fit in the waist without any gaping, so no alterations needed! 

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I can never have enough grey tees, and this v-neck tunic version is my favorite from the sale. It’s super soft with a good bit of stretch and the v-neck isn’t too low or high, but just right!

Perfect V-Neck T-Shirt Sizing: This top comes in regular and petite.  I’d say it fits TTS, and I’m wearing the XS here, which fit, but I ended up also ordering XSP and I like that better on me because it’s a little more fitted and shorter. 

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Because it’s a tunic style top, it’s long enough to wear with leggings, and the side v-cuts are cute!

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I dressed this outfit up with my peep toe booties that are back in a new style but similar to last year’s pair I’m wearing here.  The new pair is different with the patterned whipstitching, but the style and block heel are the same.  I got lots of use out of mine and loved how the front v helps elongate your leg.

Caslon Utility Pants 25P ⋅ Perfect V-Neck Tee $20 ⋅ Jean Jacket XS ⋅ Rebecca Minkoff Embroidered Crossbody Bag  ⋅ New Bootie ⋅ Initial Necklace (for less) ⋅ AviatorsCoil Ring ⋅ Watch ⋅ Earrings

BOOTIE SIZING:  I had to size down 1/2 in these.

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My splurge from the sale is this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag.  I wasn’t crazy about it in the catalog, but it’s gorgeous in person and I’m crazy for the embroidered detail.  Since I wear a lot of neutrals, I love how it adds a pop of pattern and color to so many of my outfits.

Circle Bracelet

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I have a jean jacket that I swear by, but I wanted to try this one because it was a darker wash and included in the sale. It’s a little heavier than the one I have, but it’s still pretty lightweight and stretchy.

JEAN JACKET SIZING: It runs a little small (XS fits like a shrunken jacket which I like) but if you’re in between sizes you might want to size up.

Rebecca Minkoff embroidered crossbody bag


See you guys tomorrow with a roundup of Outfits Lately!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. First of all, I had to catch up on yesterday’s post, and your hubster is hilarious! His comment about pairing the flannel with the Doc Martin’s and rocking out to Perl Jam seriously made me lol. I think you have found yourself an excellent contributing editor!
    Secondly, I love these pants! I actually bought a similar pair from JCrew a few months ago and they are such a great break from the jeans or yoga pants that I find myself wearing almost every day, #momuniform. You have given me some inspiration on how to pair these pants with some other items in my closet, so thank you! Those black booties are ?!

    1. I remember those Pearl Jam days too! 😉 I will have to have him back because it’s such a fun departure! I’m crazy for these pants and already know I’ll be reaching for them often!

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