As much I've tired, I've had a hard time fitting into the J. Crew look. Maybe it's too preppy or maybe it's too mainstream. In the meantime, the jewelry keeps me coming back again and again.
Recently, while in a pinch, I ran into the Madison Avenue boutique and asked for a legging or a pair of tight black pants. The sales person declared she had the perfect solution, Pixie Pants. The pants fall into a category between a riding pant and legging, which is perfect for cooler months. They are also substantial enough to be worn to the office.
I can't tell you how addicted I am to my Pixie pants. They have become a staple of my wardrobe and I've insisted that all my friends purchase at least one pair. So far, everyone is thrilled! The pants retail for $88 but J. Crew often has 30% off sales, which brings the total to just $64. They are currently sold out online but are stocked at many boutiques in Manhattan.
They do tend to run large, so go a size smaller. I can't say enough good things about Pixie pants.
J. Crew Pixie Pants ($88)