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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And one more thing…have you entered the Daisy Rae Boutique giveaway? You can win any item of your choice from her shop! Click here to enter


  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. TheTinyHeart says:

    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. Grace Marie says:

    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. craftyashley says:

    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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