striped t-shirt: h&m
cardigan: target
jeans: ross
sandals: target

I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of white jeans since, um, last summer. I have a pair of white bermuda-length shorts from Old Navy that I wore all the time last year, but I still wanted a pair of full length pants because I think they provide more options for dressing up and dressing down.

And without really looking for them, I stumbled upon this pair in Ross the other day for $14 and couldn’t pass them up. With a little bit of stretch and a slightly loose waist, these will last me all summer, even as my belly grows.

The only issue I have with them is the calves, which are a little too wide for my liking. I like a skinny jean that is actually skinny all the way down. I’ll be fixing those up this week and posting a super easy little tutorial for you so you can fix your annoyingly baggy-in-the-calves pants too.

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Also, I’m participating in Mission: Put Together this month — have you heard about it? Find out all the details on RA’s blog here, and play along!
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  1. I like this outfit. Very clean and crisp!

  2. You look so cute!!! xoxo

  3. I love how all the colors came together 🙂



  4. Janelle says:

    Haha! Now there is a problem I'll never have. I have genetically big calves (thanks, Dad!) so I have the opposite problem. I just bought a pair of skinny cropped pants that fit perfectly everywhere else, but they're skin tight on the calves, so back to the store they go.

  5. Pink and navy is one of my fav color pairings! I can't stop wearing my white jeans, they really go with everything.

    The Tiny Heart

  6. RA says:

    Woo! Thanks for the hat tip to M:PT! I'm glad you are participating. This look is so fresh and cute!

  7. Rachel says:

    I love this outfit, you look fabulous!

  8. Love the combo, Merrick! So chic and stylish. Love how that pink makes your hair color look so rich! =)

    Kristina J.

  9. Kayla says:

    you look so cute. I miss you.

  10. newpetite says:

    My calf is a lot skinnier than the rest of my body and hence most of the jeans are a little lose, also a little frugal when it comes to spending money for alterations! Waiting for your tutorial.

  11. Hi mERRICK how are you?

    I am not sure if you know but I have started reading your blog from the very beggining, since 2 months ago. I still haven't reached your current post. But I want to say that I love your casual style mixed with some sophistication for a grown-up appeal. I want you to come and check out my blog and start following me since I am new.

    MERRICK, I HAVE LOVED ALL OF YOUR POSTS. YOU ARE A TALENTED PAINTER AND GOOD TAYLOR BY THE WAY. My Favorite Posts are the ones you have dedicated to your son, awwww. Last but not least, today I tagged you on my blog because I gave you THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!! Check it Out.

    I Appreciate it. <3 Ada.


  12. Ohh and Big Congratulations on Baby #2. You look adorable today in stripes and a water-melon cardigan. =)

  13. super cute. White pants that actually fit are hard to come by — jealous!!

  14. Kelly says:

    super cute! Love how refreshing the white is 🙂

  15. kaitlyn says:

    I have the same problem! I definitely have chicken legs and can never find pants "skinny" enough. But I love getting advice from your cute style!

  16. Audrey says:

    love your white jeans! I just got a pair too…they are so perfect for Spring and Summer! x http://www.casualglamorous.com

  17. Congratulations! I meant to say so before, but… moving brain! So excited for you. And how in the world do you keep white jeans clean with kids?! Mine would have jam/spaghetti sauce/cantaloupe juice smeared all over them within ten minutes.

  18. Yes! I would love a pair of white pants too. $14 is an amazing deal. And, I love seeing that baby bump.

  19. Sarah says:

    Love this outfit and love that you found those jeans at Ross. I have been searching for a pair of white jeans for a while now- I will undoubtedly spill something on them so I do not want to commit to much money to the search!

  20. Such a cute pair of jeans! ^^ I love this soft, spring-y outfit 🙂 I have found the perfect pair two years ago and am grateful for the fact that they strech a little so I haven't outgrown them yet ^^ x

  21. Rachel says:

    The color combo here is amazing!!!

  22. Maria says:

    please come dress me! you're brilliant!

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