My boyfriend's mom very generously gave me a Gap gift card for my birthday and I immediately went out and browsed their Fall collection. These khakis were one of my purchases. They're ridiculously comfortable, remarkably cute (I did not think cropped khakis were for my body type), and go with pretty much everything... oh, and the Gap has them in every color. I suggest you try a pair on ASAP.
In other news, lately I have been struggling with some elements of my life that are out of my control and, as a result, am working on managing the things I can control, like diet, exercise, and money management. My boyfriend and I have been on our diet for just over a week now and are totally loving the way we feel and the way we look. Healthier food, snacks like nuts and fruits instead of chips, and smaller meals have been key to helping our nutrition (I almost forgot to mention cutting out drinking on the weeknights!). As we don't belong to a gym and my boyfriend is having some really bad shoulder problems, we've been taking it easy by walking (briskly) around our neighborhood park for quality time and exercise. And to top it off, we're budgeting! We both take out the cash allowed for the week every week and don't spend a dime more. That means no more online shopping for me and no more splurge dinners, grocery store trips, or mall extravaganzas for either of us. It's hard, but it's totally worth it. We're feeling lighter on our feet, in our jeans, and like we've got our budget under control.
My final project is my attitude and I think it's the last big thing I need to get a handle on and I'm going to start working on that... well, now. If you can't change your situation, you need to either get out of the situation or change your perspective on the situation. Wish me luck on the hardest of the set and I'd love to hear your strategies, words of wisdom, and advice.