flower power

Kayu Rachel straw clutch, Joie navy rancher top, Cole Haan and Maria Sharapova heels, Tory Burch modern aviator sunglasses

Kayu Rachel straw clutch, Joie navy rancher top, Cole Haan and Maria Sharapova heels, Tory Burch modern aviator sunglasses

Kayu Rachel straw clutch, Joie navy rancher top, Cole Haan and Maria Sharapova heels, Tory Burch modern aviator sunglasses

Kayu Rachel straw clutch, Joie navy rancher top, Cole Haan and Maria Sharapova heels, Tory Burch modern aviator sunglasses

Cole Haan Maria Sharapova high heel sandals

Kayu Rachel straw clutch, Joie navy rancher top, Cole Haan and Maria Sharapova heels, Tory Burch modern aviator sunglasses
Joie top |  J.Crew floral pants on sale! | Tory Burch sunglasses | J.Crew necklace (old similar)
Kayu bag | Cole Haan shoes (old similar here and here)


Good morning lovelies, I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

I wore this outfit to a book launch at Jonathan Adler a few weeks ago (for the book Bright Bazaar) and I finally got around to photographing it this weekend.

I absolutely love these J.Crew floral pants. I have a hard time wearing pants in the summer because I am a big complainer about heat, however these are so lightweight I can easily wear them through July and August. You can't tell so much in these pictures, but they also have a drawstring waist, making them extra comfortable. However, the drawstring waist can make them look a bit like (albeit fabulous) pajama pants. So, to avoid that situation I dressed mine up with a silk blouse, a big necklace and some fancy heels. 

The trick to wearing any sort of drawstring pant is your choice of top. If you wear a bigger shirt, and tuck it in, the extra fabric will fold over covering the tell-tale gathered top. Make sense? You can see how I did it with another pair of drawstring pants here. You should also check out how my friend Gaby used this trick when styling these same floral pants with a t-shirt.

 xo
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photos by Rebecca Dale Photography