When Lands’ End asked,
Meredith, how do YOU chino?
My response was,
Um? I don’t. I don’t wear colored pants or khaki pants. I just wear black. It’s slimming, you know. And I can buy a million pairs of them and wear them to work with different shirt. It’s super convenient to just base your entire wardrobe around black.
This is *pretty much* what I look like at work everyday.
My Southern mother’s voice rang through my head, as I thought about all the black I wear.
You shouldn’t wear so much black, Meredith. It washes you out. Put on some red. Blondes look good in red. Everyday you need a pop of color, especially in the fall.
Maybe she’s been right all these years. And looking at that photo of myself, I do look a little frumpy. It’s easy to lose your sense of style as a working mom.
So I ordered myself a pair of red Lands’ End Fit 2 Slim Ankle Chino Pants.
RED, YOU GUYS. Go big or go home, right?
No wonder they call these things “Slim Ankle”! Look at my ankles! Look at my skinny ankles!
And you can see my shoes! You can see my very pretty shoes, the thing I was most passionate about in my wardrobe… until today!
As a curvy girl, it’s super hard for me to find pants that I like. I think everything makes me look fat. Truth be told, I think these red ankle pants are much more slimming than those black saggy things I used to wear.
I was so happy with my Chinos, I Chino-ed on over to a box truck and asked the Office Manager to take a picture of me sitting on it.
Why do you want a picture of yourself on this truck?
Because these pants are freaking awesome, and I could use it as my new social media profile picture. And the awesomeness of these new pants will help us sell more trucks. Subliminally, ladies will think, “I wish I drove a box truck instead of this minivan.” And the men will think, “Box trucks are a great way to pick up sexy ladies in red pants.”
I love your pants.
And then because I was feeling so good about myself, I Chino-ed back inside to show off my sexy-pants to the office workers.
Eat your hearts out, boys.
Just kidding. I’m Human Resources. We probably have safety rules about eating hearts around here; and if we don’t, I’m going to shut this door and write some right now.
Get back to work, boys!
I can’t wait to Chino on home to Shaun. I’ll bet these flirty pants get me out of toddler bath time.
Looks like my Southern mother is right again. How will YOU Chino this fall?
Chinos provided courtesy of Lands’ End. I honestly love these pants. You should really go buy some.
Lands’ End isn’t paying me to tell you that.