Over the weekend my family went to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California.  The property was absolutely stunning, the weather was a gorgeous spring day and my kids were entertained by the hunt for orange flags, leading to a special opportunity at the end.  It was the perfect thing to do on our short spring weekend getaway.  And, lucky me, I had the perfect thing to wear!

Chaps provided me with a pair of their Garden Party Capris in gingham and a pair of Patent Crocodile Flip-Flops.  I chose to wear them with an orange cardigan sweater and large beaded necklace.  The pants make such a statement, that the rest of the outfit needed to be subtle.   At first I was a bit concerned about pulling off the gingham, being that it is such a bold pattern.  I quickly fell in love with the comfort and style of the pants, and the pattern became a non-issue.  In fact, it was fun!  Trying something new is fun!

To dress these capris up for a casual date, I’d wear them with platform sandals, like the Sanea Dress Sandal from Chaps and add a button-up white blouse, left untucked and loosely belted at the hips with a studded belt for a bit of edginess.  Add a few bangles and you have yourself a casual date-night look.

About Chaps Capris:

  • I found the pair I wore to be nearly wrinkle-proof! Even after my 2 hour drive back home, they still looked fresh!
  • The closure is very secure and the waistline is slimming
  • The fit was great, no pulling or stretching out with wear
  • Mid-rise for comfort and appropriateness.  I never had to pull them up after bending to smell flowers!
  • High quality fabric
  • Rear pockets do not add bulk (hallelujah!)
  • Traditional, yet modern

I highly recommend the Carpris from Chaps!  If gingham is not your thing, no worries, there are solid colors available too!  However, I do recommend you try something new! Black and white are great basics, so why not combine them and wear them in a pattern?

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.


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  3. Jennifer J

    I like the Chaps Palm Desert Sateen Capris, Chaps Surplice Empire Dress & Chaps Striped Boatneck Top!

  4. I would love to own Chaps Garden Party Polka-Dot Georgette Skirt, Chaps Garden Party Floral Georgette Skirt & Chaps Garden Party Floral Sateen Skirt.

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    Chaps Floral Surplice Faux-Wrap Dress
    Chaps Floral Sateen Sheath Dress

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    Chaps Swiss Dot Sheath Dress
    Chaps at the Seashore Denim Shorts
    Chaps Garden Party Striped Ruffle Sweater


  10. I would love to own Chaps Garden Party Polka-Dot Georgette Skirt,Chaps Floral Surplice Faux-Wrap Dress,Chaps Surplice Empire Dress.

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  12. I like the Chaps Spring Romance Straight Leg Jeans, the Chaps Floral Surplice Dress, and the Chaps Mock-Layer Top.

  13. heather c

    My three:
    1. Chaps At the Seashore Lace Denim Jacket
    2. Chaps Palm Desert Paisley Broadcloth Shirt
    3. Chaps Palm Desert Snakeskin Top

  14. Chaps At The Seashore Striped Hooded Cardigan
    Chaps Striped Open-Front Cardigan
    Chaps Spring Romance Striped Cardigan
    Thanks for the contest.

  15. Veronica Garrett

    I would love to own the Chaps Garden Party Floral Sateen Skirt, the Chaps Garden Party Polka-Dot Broadcloth Shirt and the Chaps Garden Party Striped Sweater.

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  17. 1. Chaps At The Seashore Striped Lace-Up Top
    2. Chaps At the Seashore Linen Straight-Leg Pants
    3. Chaps At The Seashore Striped Top

  18. Charlene Kuser

    I Love the Chaps Striped Open-Front Cardigan ,Chaps Floral Surplice Dress and the
    Chaps Modern Traveler Straight-Leg Twill Pants

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  20. Judy Bradley

    These are the 3 I like best!

    Chaps Floral Surplice Dress
    Chaps French Riviera Paisley Henley Nightgown
    Chaps Garden Party Floral Shirred Top

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