Open To Interpretation

 black t-shirt: urban outfitters, striped t-shirt: target, cable knit scarf: hand me down (refashioned into an infinity scarf), orange cords: anthropologie, brown mary janes: target

For me, the worst part about the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the waiting game. I may be twenty four, but I’m still eight years old when it comes to Christmas. It’s particularly bad when you’re not spending Christmas with your parents, so your mom ships stuff directly to your house and you’re forced to wrap your own gifts. Self control is not my strongest attribute, so wrapping a shoe box with a pair of new shoes for you inside is pure torture. I promise, I did not peek…but I was tempted.

Luckily, my mom helped tide me over by buying me these amazing orange cords as an early Christmas gift. She also picked them out. I’m much too chicken to buy a pair of orange pants — but what do you know? I love them. She’s pretty much the reason I have anything interesting in my closet.  You’re the best, Mom.


I’m linking up with Kayla today for Open For Interpretation.

Freckles in April OTI
We used this outfit as inspiration. Perfect for my orange pants’ debut….but now I’m pretty sure I need some red pants.  Head on over to her blog to see her interpretation of this outfit, as well as a bunch of other bloggers outfits!

  • I love the pants! Everything fun in my closet is from Mom too πŸ™‚

  • You. Have. Orange. Pants. How jealous am I? (Answer: Very, very jealous.)

    You look adorable, as always.

  • LOVE the outfit! So jealous of those orange cords! Gotta get me some of those. And I saw that you know Christine Smith – she and I are from the same hometown in good ol' Fresno πŸ™‚

  • I LOVE the pants! Those are darling. You pull them off so well.

  • Merrick, you're one hot mama! Orange looks good on you πŸ˜‰

  • I've never seen pants in that color before and I'm in love with them! And I love the way you layered shirts and added a scarf. Super cute look. Thanks for joining in with us!

  • Sam

    Love that outfit! I thought the picture was faded til I clicked through and saw your pants are actually orange. Great interpretation!

  • Love your interpretation. Those pants are a fun color!

  • I bet this gets pinned a bajazillion times!!

    amazing, looks great!!

  • hi, I've never commented before, but I just wanted to let you know that I pinned this look to my fashion board becuz I love it and would so adore to wear it =)

  • You look fantastic, as usual. I love the pants!

  • you wear this outfit so well! Love the orange pants πŸ™‚

  • This looks awesome on you! Love the pants!

  • Wow – those pants are amazing! I told my mom to stop buying me clothes when I was 8. Maybe I should rethink that policy. Thanks for participating!

    North Meets South

  • Love the pants! And great scarf – what a good idea to refashion into an infinity scarf… I'm going to have to dig through my scarf collection to try one myself!

  • LOVE THE PANTS. Good job aunt Carole….I would like a size 20 please πŸ™‚ (no, not a 2 like Merrick…a TWENTY!!) That is how I am feeling these days…pants a little snugola.

  • Wow! Your mom has awesome taste πŸ™‚
    I really like your interpretation of the look.

  • Oh, you're so cute!! And I love the orange cords. Your mom bought you those?? She must be one stylin' lady! =)

  • Wow, your mom is kind of amazingly fashionable, because those pants are GREAT! She can buy me clothes any time haha. I really like your take on this outfit πŸ™‚

  • first, your outfit is incredible!!
    second, you are gorgeous!!
    third, i LOVE those pants so so much!!

    love your style!!

  • Those pants are freaking amazing.

    Freckles in April

  • Love your pants! πŸ™‚ A great orange color.

  • Merrick, AMAZING. I can't tell you how much I love this outfit on you. Perfection!

  • I've still got it πŸ™‚

  • What a fantastic take on the outfit, those pants are so great!

  • What a fantastic take on the outfit, those pants are so great!

  • Hey Merrick! I saw you over on the OTI on Amy's blog. I love your version of the outfit and am loving your blog πŸ™‚

  • This entire outfit is adorable! Love it!!

  • Just found your blog and it's so cute! Love your style! xx.
    Newest follower!

  • Love the pants! Love your blog! I hate the waiting game too. It's such an exciting time of year. πŸ™‚
    -Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty

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