Chocolate stains and a HUGE spider

March 19, 2015

These white pants are my new favorite but let me tell you they are CURSED or at least they were the day I wore them and after washing them.


I have had on my wish list of items to shop for a pair of white pants or white leggings and chambray for quite some time and finally I scored them both in the same day at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Well as a mom of four I was a little apprehensive to get white pants in the first place because anything can happen to white in a wardrobe.
I dreaded spaghetti sauce, coffee or dirt getting on these babies but NO I had to go and sit on a melted chocolate bar in the seat of our van either before or after going into Target one night alone. I pray it was after my target trip as there was a smear of chocolate about 5 inches long near my butt (how embarrassing).

It took several washings to wash the chocolate out of these pants too because at first I was out of bleach so I had to use Oxyclean stain remover, then that didn’t help, then regular cleaning bleach, nada so then I finally went to the store and got laundry Clorox bleach and used this on the pants and then….


In our basement we have had a HUGE wolf spider decide to live near the washer and dryer, it has even scared me to go near the washer and dryer as I hate spiders. Well before I went to take the pants out of the wash to look over them I looked all over the place to make sure the spider wasn’t around. Whew not there. But once I opened the door to the dryer…


He was sitting right on top of my white pants, ALIVE, alive I tell you. I gasped and looked around thinking on what to do but nothing came to mind so I gently picked up the damp pants and prayed he wouldn’t attack and seeing that the monster wasn’t moving towards me or my fingers I took something and swatted at it and I haven’t seen it since, and the chocolate stain was gone.

How is that for pants that went through ALOT after being worn the first time…or wait is it me that went through ALOT? Either way I am in love with them and can’t wait to style them throughout the spring and summer.


For this outfit I choose to go “rock star” with my jewelry. Check out the nail pointed necklace and earrings, along with the “Rock Star” cuff bracelet from My Arm Charms. I just loved incorporating this punk/rock star look with elegant clothing.

If you haven’t read here (where I also styled this same cuff) I am giving away this “Rock Star” bracelet to anyone living in the US. You can enter up to 24 entries to win this bracelet here.

How would you style this bracelet?
Outfit details: Bracelet: c/0 My Arm Charms “Rock Star”//Earrings & Necklace set: gift//Pants: via Marshalls//Chambray top: TJMaxx//Shoes: via Plato’s Closet//Purse: Michael Kors (wedding gift).

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Rachel xo
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  • orbb80 March 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

    LOL they might well be cursed, making you go through all of that

  • TanjasBunteWelt March 23, 2015 at 11:26 am

    OMG i feel with you, hate Spider too 😉
    Looks really good on you
    Greeting Tanja

  • elleseesyou March 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    i am the worst about getting stuff on me too!

  • dressed2dninesblog March 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    You can’t go wrong with denim/chambray! It pairs well with everything! Looking good chica!

  • Shauna March 23, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    I think the pants are cursed, I have to agree 🙂 They look great on you, though!


  • Samantha Topham Hatch March 23, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Hahahahah I laughed so hard while you were telling this story. I don’t mean to laugh at you by any means, but the whole situation just played out in my head in the funniest way. Spiders are the worst! But I am so impressed you were able to get the chocolate out. I thought for sure they would be ruined. Your outfit is amazing! Great job paring it with the chambray and rockstar cuff.


  • Tea March 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Oh. My. Word.
    That is a lot to go through for white pants! They look great on you though, so there’s a plus in all of that. Wolf spiders are such a pain – and I can’t believe he was alive! We get them up north all the time, they’re saucy little things too. Glad you and your pants came out unscathed.
    Take care!

  • Shannon March 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    TJMaxx and Marshalls are the best!! You look fab! Loving the white denim!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Lisa March 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Great outfit!!!! You look beautiful XO. Thank you for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA @

  • Ada March 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    The other day I wore my new skinny white jeans with a light chambray and loved how they looked. You look so happy and fresh for Spring. Great jewels, too.

  • thealwaysfabulous March 23, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Super cute! I love the accessories that you paired with it as well.

  • bybmg March 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Ahhhhh! What an adventure with those pants! Love them, though!!

  • Darcy March 23, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Keeping white jeans white is no easy task!! They are so cute though!

  • kelseybang March 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I like your chambray top! super cute outfit!

  • Ginny March 24, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I loovvveee my white jeans, but worry about stains too. The spider story is crazy, I would have freaked out! I like this combo too, you look cute!

  • Missy G March 24, 2015 at 1:53 am

    You’re too funny! Lol! I think white pants are generally disaster magnets.

  • jagstyleblog March 24, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Love how white and chambray look together! And you look great Rachel 🙂 I understand completely on being apprehensive about wearing white with little ones. I can’t ever keep my clean either. Glad you got the stain out. And that spider. Agh. I hate spiders too!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom March 24, 2015 at 4:38 am

    UGHHH! White pants can be the worst with stains! Too funny you smeared chocolate on your back side! That sounds like something that would happen to me… When I wear my white skinnies it seems when I’m trying to be the most careful, something happens to get on them… and, when I am not being careful, I’m fine! lol! Love that new bracelet of yours with this outfit!

  • Irene Papadopoulou March 24, 2015 at 7:13 am

    love the shirt and the white jeans combo!
    beautiful!perfect for spring!


  • dousedinpink March 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I am always worried something like that is going to happen when I wear my white jeans! Spiders freak me out! Did it actually go through the wash cycle? I love this outfit! Such a fresh look for spring!

    Doused In Pink

  • Alena March 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    This is totally gorgeous and simple look. I love the combo of the light blue and white denim

    Alena &

  • cheriejamesp March 25, 2015 at 12:03 am

    That wolf spider sounds terrifying! Glad you could rescue the white pants, nothing like a great pair to start out the warmer months. Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!


  • Elizabeth March 25, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Love your bag!! 🙂

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