Green Jeans - The Surznick Common Room

Monday, November 17, 2014

Green Jeans

Today I started a new job - surprise! I don't talk about work much on the blog, but after a year and a half in the finance world, I was just ready for a change.

So with a new job, came some new additions to my closet. I felt like I was in such a work-wardrobe funk over the past year and it really needed to be remedied. Do you ever try on pants in the store and think they fit you perfectly? And then in the morning you put them on for work and they still fit you perfectly? And then at 5 PM when you get home your pants are just total sag city? Yep, that was me.

I didn't want to start a new job with the same ill-fitting wardrobe, so I started looking for new work appropriate options that I can feel confident in from AM to PM. The dress code in my new position is the same as my previous job - professional/casual. In a nutshell, look nice but no jeans or t-shirts.

No jeans. The one rule that I hate hearing, but I totally get it. Jeans definitely are not the most professional look for the office. But what if I found "jeans" that don't really look like jeans and I could make them look nice for work? Challenge accepted.

I found these pop-color jeans from Old Navy in a dark green color that I thought would be great for fall. The jeans are super soft (71% cotton!) and don't lose their fit throughout the day, which was the main selling point for me.

I paired my new jeans with a black & white patterned blouse, my favorite black blazer, and my go-to fall flats, these black smoking slippers (it's definitely not D'Orsay flat season anymore!)

After wearing these green jeans for about a month, I just bought them in 3 more colors during ON's Veteran's Day sale last week for $22.50 each - definitely a steal!

 Green Jeans\Old Navy,  Patterned Blouse\Old Navy,  Blazer\American Eagle,
Smoking Slippers\Kmart,  Purse\H&M

Hope you all have a great week!

xo, Sarah


  1. I'm sold when I hear the words "green jeans"--that's basically my favorite color for jeans!