coolot(Rachel Roy gauchos/ Ann Taylor heels and mini tote/Kenneth Cole necklace)/Jones New York tank

Why have I not been wearing gauchos all these years? I mean, I wore them when I was a kid, but why on earth did people stop? These are the best pants ever. When it comes to shopping, I stick with classic pieces, items that can go from day to night and fabrics that are flattering and comfortable. When I saw these on the rack, I immediately grabbed them like 'oh heeeey there'. They totally fit the criteria. Once again, Rachel Roy won me over with another one of her designs (love my red jumpsuit).

This outfit is the kind of thing I would throw on to have a casual date night with my fiance. We actually got to dabble a bit with the night life (anything after 6pm) last week while my son basked in the Puerto Rico sun with my mom and step dad. The house felt really quiet without him so we just kept going out to eat, which makes gauchos all the more fantastic - They will cover the few extra pounds I gained. In my search for the perfect pair of pants, I also saw quite a bit of culottes that I absolutely must have. I'm totally going Dee from What's Happening this summer. It's official. I seriously have not been this excited about a trend in a long time. coolot