• High + Tied // Neutral pink work pants

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    Express tie waist pants 00 petite (also avail. in “short”) c/o, floral stripe shirt xxsp (regular sizing) c/o, M.Gemi pumps 35.5, Prada bag (my review)

    Some of you may remember these super comfy jersey high-waist pants from Express last year – I’ve worn those more times than I can count, so was excited to see a similarly-cut new arrival! Last year’s style is more casual due to the elastic waistband and knit jersey fabric, whereas the style I’m wearing here has a work-appropriate, crepe-like material (machine washable) with a zipper closure. Last year’s pants came in more general letter sizing (xxs – xl) whereas the newer ones are in numerical sizing. The waist does not stretch and is a little loose on me, so I used the sash belt to tighten things up. The ankle length means I can still wear flats for commuting back and forth (I switched into neutral loafers for walking outside)!

    Measurements of pants in 00 petite: 13″ across the waist, 25.5″ inseam, 11″ rise. Fabric is unlined.

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    I paired these pants with a silky-feeling blouse that features a little print mixing action but in the same neutral color scheme. This blouse comes in a few colors (including gray stripes) and is very airy and lightweight, so I’d wear skin-toned undergarments or a camisole underneath. The slinky fabric is good for tucking into skirts without excess bulk showing through, and I like the button sleeve tabs for keeping rolled-up sleeves in place.

    For a professional workplace, I’d top this outfit with a cream or gray blazer for a more polished look. This dolman sleeve cardigan has a more slouchy cocoon fit, ideal for lounging or wearing casually. It’s shorter in the front and a little longer in the back, which I like for covering the bum. Check my Instagram stories video today to see how it looks on me with skinny jeans and a cami!

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    29 thoughts on “High + Tied // Neutral pink work pants

    • La Bijoux Bella | by mia January 31, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Lovely casual everyday outfit look! 💗👍🏼💗

    • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog February 1, 2018 at 4:15 am

      Such a girly, professional look.❤️ I love it, Jean, will definitely check out those Jersey pants


    • Mireia February 1, 2018 at 6:40 am

      Absolutely love it!

    • b.a. February 1, 2018 at 8:06 am

      i have been following you for years and feel kind of lucky that we are both pregnant at the same time, so i can get some fashion advice while pregnant!! congrats to us!!

    • Michael @ Mile in My Glasses February 1, 2018 at 8:52 am

      I love the neutral outfit! The muted pink pants are so cute!

      I hope you have a great Thursday,

    • Maureen February 1, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Love the color of these pants and the high waist detail. The tie waist is also a perk as it can cinch in the waist for a better fit and silhouette. Looks good!

      Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Shloak February 1, 2018 at 9:29 am

      I LOVE high waisted pants, especially for petite girls like me! They elongate you so much and they look so chic! Love the colour you’ve picked!


    • Jessica February 1, 2018 at 9:49 am

      These are so cute! Love the tie detail!


    • Mimi February 1, 2018 at 10:31 am

      I love everything about this outfit. So effortlessly chic and feminine. Jean, just a friendly reminder to be careful not to get sick while you’re pregnant. This year’s flu is very contagious and virulent. Pregnant women have weakened immune system. During my third trimester, I was severely sick with a cold for 3 weeks in the middle of August. Take care of your body and your little one 🙂

    • Marta February 1, 2018 at 11:03 am

      Those pants are beautiful! And the blouse is super pretty as well.

    • Shannon Mahaney February 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

      I just adore those high waisted pants! They would be perfect for work. I generally don’t go for lighter pinks but recently I’ve been drawn to the color more and more.

    • Petite Teacher February 1, 2018 at 11:35 am

      Very feminine look and comfortable too I can imagine. High waisted trousers really do wonders for petites, right?! I love the big bow a lot as well, gives it an extra thoughtful touch. Love, Lieske

    • Jennifer February 1, 2018 at 11:57 am

      I love your outfit! The color scheme is nice too. 🙂 Thanks for your honest reviews and thoughts.

    • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style February 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      These pants are so pretty! I love the color of them. X

    • Keri February 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Those pants are fabulous! What an amazing color and cut. They look great on you!

      Enclothed Cognition

    • Liz - Shopping My Closet February 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Love those pants and the color!

      Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    • Jeany February 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Such a cute and elegant look girl! So chic!
      xx, Jeany from http://vogueetvoyage.com

    • Jandrew February 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Lovely color, you look great ! Lilac is going to be hot this S/S 2018 .
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    • Helen February 1, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      I love the soft colors of this outfit! And those pants are so gorgeous! The color and high waist fit are both perfect!


    • tralyz February 1, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Hi Jean! I was wondering – do you have any tips on how to preserve the shape of leather bags (Prada for example)?

    • THE MODERNESS February 2, 2018 at 12:18 am

      You always look so put together! I adore these pants. The tie waist is getting really popular.


    • Rachel (Short[dis]Order Cook) February 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      Great outfit. I love the pants (the color and the bow are calling me) and the top is lovely too. I couldn’t handle the heels though. Nice color, but i’m probably shorter than you are but my feet hurt just looking at them.

    • Jamie February 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      I can’t wait to see your pregnancy style. I searched and searched for a style blog while I was pregnant and couldn’t find one. We’re trying to conceive #2 and I would love to be more stylish this go around!

    • Jae February 3, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Love the light hues! Always looking gorgeous, Jean!

    • Jane February 3, 2018 at 11:17 am

      This look will be amazing for spring time!! I heard that purple will be THE colour next season:)

    • Elizabeth February 3, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      These trousers are gorgeous, Jean! 🙂 <3 I love the color so much! And once again, congratulations! I'm sooooo happy for you!

      XO, Elizabeth

    • Em February 4, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      I love how the color of the pants matches the stripes on your shirt — the whole color palette is lovely!

    • Sharon February 12, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Jean!

      Do these pants wash well? do they wrinkle easily?


    • Viv February 21, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Hi! I love high waisted work pants and typically wear them with sharp flats in warmer weather. What type of booties or footwear would work with this in cooler weather? I don’t typically wear pumps or too much of a heel.

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