August 31, 2016 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

Fall Transition Outfits: Olive Cargo Pants

My fellow moms, last week was a tough one.  We saw our son off to his junior year in college (how is this even possible?) and our daughter started her senior year in high school.  To top things off, we decided to homeschool our youngest daughter this year.  Talk about a lot of transitions at once!  Needless to say, I’ve been an emotional mess and have shed quite a few mom tears lately.

But it’s all good.  The point of raising our kids is to give them the foundation they need to succeed on their own, right?

But why does it have to be SO hard?  🙁

The one thing keeping me sane in this season of life is having friends who’ve been there, done that.  They’ve all assured me that our kids will always need us and that every stage has it’s silver lining.

Craig and I are discovering one of those silver linings that’s been a pleasant by-product…FREEDOM!   We were able to go out for brunch last weekend, just the two of us, which has never happened in our whole marriage. It gave me a glimpse into what our empty nest years might look like, and maybe (just maybe) it’s not going to be so bad.

I pulled out this outfit to wear because it felt “easy like Sunday morning” (now you have that song in your head, right?) My olive cargo pants have been in constant rotation these past few weeks because they’re just so comfy and seem to go with everything. Here’s how I paired them up for “date brunch”.

Fall Transition Outfit

Cargo Pants + Slouchy Tee + Sandals





[Cargo Pants:  Same/Slouchy Tee:  Same/Sandals:  Similar/Tote Bag:  Same/Bracelet:  Same/Short Necklace:  Same/Long Necklace:  Same/Watch:  Same/Watch Band:  Same]



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  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Well, those might be the cutest cargo pants I’ve ever seen!!! You look darling!!

  • Very effortless and very put together at the same time. And the color combination is so eye catching!

  • Those olive cargos are so cute! Perfect fall transition look!

    Doused In Pink

  • Laura

    Love this easy, but chic look! Those cargos are fabulous!

  • Whitney

    wow that is a lot to happen in one week! All great milestones though, congratulations! Love this cute casual look!!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • This is a perfect casual outfit! Right up my alley. I love it!

    I hear you on the mom tears…my oldest starts kindergarten in a few days and I am kind of a mess. But excited, too, for the little bit of freedom I am going to have (but I still have my little one at home). Is it bad that I am already looking forward to our empty years?! Ha! I am serious yet joking because I am sure I will be a ball of tears when empty nest is staring me in the face!

    Hang in there, mama! These transitions are hard but they are life, I suppose. And we find wherever we can!


  • Gina Daily

    Love the details with this comfy casual outfit…from the jewelry down to the nails! Good luck with all the big changes in your life right now!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  • Oh wow that sounds like a very emotional week! My youngest starts JK next week and I’m having a hard enough time with that:( they just grow too fast. Good luck with the home schooling, I give a lot of credit to parents who are able to do that.
    Love this outfit, the cargo pants are a great transitional piece.

  • Love these cargos!!

  • Transitions are definitely difficult, wishing you the best through them. Love those cargo pants!

  • Perfect transition outfit. Hooray for brunch! I know it must be hard to see your kids go back to school and get older.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Such a cute casual outfit. My husband and I have been empty nesters for a few years now and love it! We’ve never been happier. The trick is to get out and explore the world together. Do things together. Don’t stay home and moan about how lonely you are without the kids. All stages of life have their ups and downs.

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Great Outfit. I had 3 children move away all at once leaving just my youngest who I homeschool. What a year, but we can laugh about it 3yrs later… I wanted to wish you a wonderful journey through homeschooling. It truly was something I never imagined myself doing but this child needs it and our lives are so enriched by the experience!

  • kathy

    I also wish you a wonderful year in home schooling!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    This is such a perfect casual look…love the pants! When my son left for college several years ago, it was one of the toughest days of my life. Our daughter is starting the 7th grade this year and it seems like overnight she has changed into this beautiful young woman, but she’ll always be our little girl.

  • Lori

    Great look! It is hard to send kids back to school! I do hear that empty-nesting is quite awesome even though you miss your kids. My parents just went Zip Riding in Alaska to celebrate their 47th anniversary! I guess that could be something to look forward to. Great job putting being such a super mom and putting so much time and effort into raising them. That doesn’t happen as much these days, but it is so needed. 🙂

  • It’s the time of year for transitions, isn’t it? Clothes, school, and more…they all take time to sort out and it is great for the new experiences. Love your joggers – I bought 2 pairs before our Europe trip this year and wore them almost every day.

  • what a comfy look! you look super cute and chic, but super comfy! love this look!

  • Such a cute casual look, love those cargo pants!

  • Best wishes for your kids this school year. Love the olive pants, the tie is very cute and the style goes with so much. Pretty navy top as well.
    thank you for the linkup, Alison
    jess xx

  • So much going on! And wow a Junior! Crazy how fast time flies! Good luck with home schooling, I’m sure it will be awesome, and oh to go on a brunch date and not have to worry about anything else…amazing! Enjoy.

  • Liv

    Love those pants. Such a great casual look.


  • Cheri

    I purchased those pants last week and am second guessing the purchase as whether they are age appropriate…I’m 59. What do you think?

  • Those olive pants are so cute! They’re the perfect mix of being comfy looking and totally put together. Great brunch look, I hope you had fun!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Love your chic casual look!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Those cargo pants look lovely on you! I like the navy tee with them 🙂

    I’ve never found a pair of cargo pants that look quite right on me but I always keep an eye out! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Mary

    I definitely need some cargo pants for fall and I love how you styled them!

  • I’m a big fan of olive green anything, so I love these pants!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Kristin Kohler

    Love this easy, chic look! I recently paired some olive skinny pants with black and red accents and loved the way it turned out. And you’re right, they’re perfect for transitioning to fall!

  • Love this simple, but put together look!

  • Perfect color combination for fall! This look is inspiring me to wear something similar soon.

  • This is such a cool weekend outfit. Love the casual vibes