Thursday, May 17, 2012

what to wear with floral pants?

hello there!

just thought i would share some styling options for floral pants. with printed and patterned bottoms popping up all over the place, what better time to style! i decided to use the anthropologie floral sateen slims. i absolutely love this floral pattern! (can you tell i have a serious crush?)

floral sateen slims

first up, i think a chambray shirt is the easiest option to wear with any pattern. the washed out color won't compete with the floral and this top will work with numerous other options in the wardrobe.

anthropologie floral sateen slims, option #1

Slim fit pants
$118 -

J crew
$78 -

J.Crew j crew shoes
$130 -

J Crew j crew jewelry
$118 -

for work, i would layer on a cute grey blazer and kitten heels:
anthropologie floral sateen slims, option #2

Peter pan collar shirt
$90 -

Ruffle top
$25 -

Scotch Soda leather blazer
€48 -

Sateen pants
$118 -

if you are a bit more daring, print mixing is always a fun option. because the floral is bigger in scale, i would stick to a smaller scale print on top. both versions of this button down from anthropologie would be cute:
anthropologie floral sateen slims, option #3

Anthropologie top
$60 -

Floral pants
$118 -

Platform heels
$128 -

anthropologie floral sateen slims, option #4

Cotton blouse
$60 -

Slimming pants
$118 -

Pour La Victoire pointed toe shoes
$250 -

J Crew j crew jewelry
$118 -

happy hunting!

until next time,


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

anthropologie blooming whin shift dress fitting review


back in march i took a trip to miami and popped into anthropologie (of course). i tried on the blooming whin shift from anthropologie and loved the dramatic shape.

i did not love the price. so i waited patiently until today - when it popped over to the sale section. hooray! this move also prompted me to gear and post a review!

i found it ran pretty true to size (if not a tad big). I am wearing a 6.

the back is definitely different, but i think it would be fun to wear to a summer wedding, or out on the town.  it is hard to capture in still photos, but it is very pretty when moving around. i also loved the hand-drawn looking pattern.

i am working on some styling options and hope to share later, but would love to know... how would you style this one?

until next time,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012



popped in to share a few snapshots of my new place:

artwork credits:
<first photo: claire print by lulie wallace, vintage carousel photograph by alicebgardens on etsy, vintage rose drawing>
<second photo: vintage print of pinkie by sir thomas lawrence>
<third photo: vintage florals>
<last photo going clockwise: roses scrapbook paper available from paper source, anthropologie fabric ampersand circa 2007, little inky riding hood by amberalexander on etsy, vintage mushroom needlepoint, vintage floral needlepoint from etsy>

until next time,