Let me reconstruct this darn thing and try again...
Armed with a coupon for $10 pants (from this post), it was unlikely I would be walking out of the store empty-handed. I found these red pants and loved the color but the fit left something to be desired. Size 4 fit my tummy well but then the legs were a bit baggy. The unfortunate effect of baggy pants plus tapered legs was a pear-shaped nightmare. I decided to take them home for some DIY slimming to "fix" the silhouette. Aside from hemming, I've never really worked with pants so I was a little nervous about it. Thankfully, simply slimming it along the inseam gave it the straighter, more-slender shape I wanted.
New York & Company 7th Avenue Sateen Slim Crop, Yelling Red, $10, orig. $43 (buy here)
I wasn't quite sure what to wear with them so I first tried my trusty stripes.
Top 1: Old Navy Tee (old)
Necklace 1: H&M Turquoise Necklace (old)
Top 2: Ann Taylor Starlight Stripe Sweater, XS (buy here)
Necklace 2: J. Crew Resin & Chain (old)
Belt: Lands' End Canvas Rope Belt (old)
Shoes: Gucci d'Orsay Pump, Camel (old)
Watch: Timex face + J. Crew strap (original post here)
Then thought maybe an analogous color combination? I wanted to try orange with it but the only oranges I had were too close to this shade of red and ultimately made me look like one giant fireball. I decided to try peach instead.
And added a deep purple inspired by this J. Crew image I pinned.
Shirt & Cardigan: LOFT (old)
Closer view of accessories
Horsebit Bracelet (purchased here but no longer see online)
Target Chain / Rhinestone Bracelet, $17 - reminds me a little of the J. Crew pave link bracelet
Amrita Singh Cannes Ring (buy here)