How to Style Relaxed Utility pants

how to dress like your favorite blogger - baltimore harbor easttop baltimore fashion bloggerThis past Sunday, I had the honor of being on a “fashion police” type panel at the South Moon Under store in Baltimore’s illustrious Harbor East neighborhood with celebrity stylist, James Sanders. While at the event, I asked Teena to snap a few outfit pictures for me and while outside, talented fashion photographer Mikhail Veter asked me if he could shoot a few. Im not sure if I was able to say “heck yes” fast enough! Follow him on Instagram: @MikhailVeter

I have been leaning towards a far more minimal style of clothing. I have been picking one piece and building an ensemble around it and this one was centered around the pants. Wile in Florida, I visited LOFT and to my happiness, they were having a major sale. It is hard for me to find stylish pants that fit my 25 inch circumference thighs but the Julie trousers there seem to be made for me. I will forever have the issue of the waist being a tad too large but that is nothing a good tailor cannot fix quickly.


These olive green military inspired/ cargo pants are easily the most comfortable bottoms I have put on my body in so long. If they came in other colors, I would own them with no hesitation.

Back to the my process for choosing the outfit—-

I started with the pants. I knew I wanted a basic top and this thrift sheer pussybow blouse was the clear winner!

Next came the shoes. I wanted a pop of color since the rest of my color palette was more muted and these ShoeDazzle Lotty’s paired perfectly with the green. My hair was a wild mess so a hat was going to be worn and last but not least it was all about this green leather jacket I recently copped from Forever 21!

Many thanks to Mikhail Veter for all these pictures. They are fantastic and I cannot wait to work with you again. As the year progresses, I will be taking the blog to another level. I am heading towards a more editorial aspect to my pictures and want to start telling a story rather than just standing in my outfit and posing. I want to experiment with different lighting, studios, makeup, hair and locations and am open to any photographers looking to create some beautiful art with me.

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I am not a fan of super posed pictures. I believe that movement is the best way to capture the beauty of clothing so I am often walking or dancing in my pictures. I also am a huge fan of candid shots. I just don’t like anything too scripted. I also will shoot in almost anything. Wind, thunderstorm, snow- precipitation does not bother me. As long as we get the shot, I am happy!

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I had an idea to shoot with James and I love how these quick pics turned out!

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So my transparency confession of this post deals with the jacket. In my previous post, I was sucking in majorly and this post, my beloved leather jacket is too snug in the arms. Hence why its draped over my shoulders in most of the shots. I can put it on but I am not happy with how it currently fits.

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So what would you guys like to see more of on Comme Coco in 2016? Talk to me!

Pants: LOFT ( MAJOR SALE) | Blouse: Thrift | Green Faux Leather Jacket: Forever21 | Pink Pumps: ShoeDazzle option 1, option 2 |  Wide Brim Hat: Rag & Boneoption 1




  1. January 25, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Love how your shoot with Mikhail came out!! You look gorgeous as usual. It was so fab getting to meet you at last and eat some delicious Mexican food together.

    xoxo Carisa

  2. January 27, 2016 / 1:01 am

    Such great photos, I love how you styled these pants. I have some similar that I haven’t worn because I can’t figure out how to style them during the colder months outside of wearing boots, but now I do!!

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