I mentioned during my review of the Patio Pant in Bi-Stretch Wool that I had ordered the Tux Stripe version. They finally arrived and I absolutely love them! They will be a great alternative to skirts or dresses for the Holiday events when the weather is colder.

 ~ Patio Pant with Leather Tux Stripe in Bi-Stretch Wool, Black, 8 Petite ~

I ordered the 8 Petite because I wanted them to be cropped like they are in the model image online. They hit just above the ankle in the Petite. The slacks fit great in the Petite through the waist, hips and thighs. I’ll keep the pockets closed for as long as I can as I like the sleek look and I rarely use my front pockets.
I came up with two different ways to wear these Patio Pants. First is with flats and what I would wear to the office.
~ Merino Cardigan, J Crew (J Crew, Loft) ~
~ Polka Dot Blythe Blouse, J Crew (J Crew, Bluefly) ~
~ Candy Studded Flats, Christian Louboutin (old) (Dillard’s, Kenneth Cole)
And here’s the second outfit with a solid Cashmere sweater and fun heels. Just add a favorite necklace and you’re ready for a nice dinner or casual Holiday party.
~ Etta Printed Heels, J Crew (J Crew, Guess) ~
Have you tried the Patio Pant or seen the Patio Pant with Leather Tux Stripe in person? Our weather is starting to cool off at night so I’m hoping I can wear these on our next date night.

It’s Restaurant Week and Husband and I try to take advantage of it, especially when there’s a set menu. Sometimes I just like to have a small choice of what to order but only because I want to try everything on the bigger menu. 
Fancy Pants are always nice to have around for an impromptu date night. They are so easy to pair with Cashmere Tees or Tippi Sweaters. I just so happened to have the matching shoes to the pants, my beautiful Etta’s. 
~ Other Fancy Pant Options: Lemonade PrintMedallion Floral, Dutch Floral ~
Sadly, they are now only 3-4 hour shoes. If  I’m mostly sitting that is. Add standing in there and it’s 2 hours, tops. The height, at 4 inches, is really too tall for me to handle now. I’m a 3-inch heel or lower kind of gal now. But aren’t they GORGEOUS!
I love that the Blue Tee works well with the Pants. I added my Black Lexington Blazer and some bracelets from J Crew and C.Wonder to finish the look. It’s always fun to wear those dressier items that linger in your closet. 

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Last Saturday, I attended a family wedding. I specifically picked the Scalloped Dress to wear. I originally reviewed it here and loved it this time around as opposed to the Spring. I added my Etta Printed Cap Toe and my Pave’ Link Bracelet and Necklace.

Me and my Baby Brother
This was the first time I wore my Etta’s and had not planned on standing for 2 hours straight. That put a little more strain on my feet than I had anticipated and they were off as soon as I got in the car. I was good in them, standing, walking around and sitting, for about 3 1/2 hours so I think they will handle an 8 hour work day since I don’t stand all day. 
I love my new little LBD but I do have to be careful not to bend over. It’s a bit short, or so Husband tells me. Yikes!
Do you have a favorite LBD? 

I may need an intervention…an Etta intervention. I am now on my third pair and am eyeing my fourth (the Collection Calf Hair Pumps). They are just so gorgeous. The beautiful Collection Etta Printed Cap Toe Pumps are now in my hot little hands. I was not about to pass these up on the first day like I did with the Hummingbird Etta’s.

As soon as I saw these in the catalog I knew I had to have them. The Foulard silk print is gorgeous.

I love the contrasting prints.

The heel is wrap completely in the silk Foulard.

I took my normal size 7. There’s about a quarter inch of space at the heel but the shoe fit well everywhere else so sizing down would not have been a good choice.

I am clumsy at times so I am afraid I will snag the silk at some point. Keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t. I cannot wait to wear these babies. I have worn my Etta Snakeskin Pumps (reviewed here) for a few hours and they were comfortable. The true test will be wearing these for an 8+ hour work day.
The count for the Etta’s now matches my Bronson Booties count. Best little booties ever. I wish JC had kept that style around. It was perfect for us shorties who don’t want to cut off their ankle, which most ankle boots do. It had such a flattering scoop front and an hidden platform. I love mine! Of course, buying multiples is standard when we love the shoe, cardian, blouse, skirt, leggings, etc. 
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