I Hate Dress Pants

Did this title pull you in? IRL, I'm a director of marketing and PR, but in blog life, I have the hardest time coming up with catchy post titles. It could have something to do with the fact that I write when I have time which means I don't plan out too many posts in advance and what you're reading really is off the cuff (and usually written in 5-10 minutes depending on the length of the post).

Back to the subject at hand: I hate dress pants. Like really. I LOATHE them, which presents an interesting dilemma when it comes to dressing for work in the fall and winter. Granted, we live in South Carolina so we don't have a typical fall and winter (I can still wear shorts and not freeze), but there are many days when it's cold and I want to keep my legs warm, but due to my strong aversion to dress pants, I'm always at a loss of what to wear.

My go-to outfits on regular days in the office (i.e. those days when I don't have important meetings. I should rephrase that - meetings with important people. I give up - those days when I don't need to wear something really dressy!) consist of dresses or skirts and tops.

I love Tracy Negoshian dresses. Her dresses are easy to wear, don't wrinkle and are super comfortable. I have more than I'd like to admit. I like to wear them with bright necklaces and flats, though I'll occasionally throw on heels.

If I'm not wearing a dress, I usually wear pencil skirts with a nice top. My favorite skirt is the Pencil Skirt from J.Crew. I buy a lot of these from J.Crew Factory. To me, the quality is the same, but my wallet is happier.

When it comes to tops, I'm pretty loyal to J.Crew, too. I love their silk tops and I have the Jackie cardigan in almost every color. 

Is there a clothing item you really dislike? And girls, any advice on good dress pants because sometimes, you just have to wear them! I have J.Crew, Banana Republic, GAP and New York and Company in my closet.