Pink Paper Bag Pants With A Ruffle Sleeve Crop Top

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

I haven’t owned a pair of pink pants since I was in college. And to be honest, I was all set to pass on the trend this time around. But then I saw that my beloved Free People had a pair. Their pink paper bag pant has such an adorable cinched high waist, and the colour is rather pretty. Upon a quick mental scan of my spring summer capsule I realized that all of my pants are blue jeans and figured a pair of pink paper bag pants would be a fun and addition.

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

The paper bag pant looks great with shirts or blouses tucked in, and crop tops really compliment the cut as well. I really enjoy the cuteness of the pant and don’t think you can get much more girlier than this. During my same online shopping spree at Free People I picked up a simple white crop tank (for pairing with these pants of course) as well as this cute Betsey ruffle sleeve crop top. Was going for full on feminine ruffles with this look so I wore the ruffle top first. Instead of heels I opted for white slides as even though I feel this look is very feminine, the pants do have a more casual vibe to them.

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

One thing of note however, is that these bad boys wrinkle easily. They were steamed and completely crease-free when I left the house. One car ride and sushi later they had wrinkled a little bit. But that is the nature of nature of linen. They do feel great and comfortable on though. Linen fabric is lightweight and tends to keep one cool in the summertime. The lower thread count weave allows more airflow through the garment (more than cotton for instance) making it a perfect breathable fabric for hot summer days (and nights of course).

This lovely pink paper bag pant also comes in blue and white. I almost went for the white but decided to be a bit more adventurous with the pink. Plus the pink ones make me think of pretty tulips and chewing pink bubble gum. Can’t get more summer than that.

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top

pink paper bag pants with ruffle crop top Paper bag pants, Ruffle top, Free People. Slides, Joe Fresh. Sunnies, Gucci. Ring, Samantha Wills.

xo

 

Four Fun and Flirty Summer Looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

I had the pleasure of shooting four spring/summer outfits with Lemonberry, a NYC inspired clothing boutique located in Aurora, Ontario (about 30 mins north of Toronto). With all the cuteness overload going on in their store, it was a little difficult to narrow it down to just four looks, but I eventually managed to style the outfits. The four looks have somewhat of a subtle romantic bohemian style to them and contain basic summer staples, which will transition beautifully day to night. I hope you enjoy these fun and flirty summer looks I put together.

DAINTY SUMMER DRESS WITH A CLASSY JACKET

Here is the first look which was an absolute no brainer after I spotted this floral mini dress. The delicate embroidered detailing and subtle pinks made me think of pretty petals making this a perfect summer dress. I really wanted to play up the romantic feel of this dress so I styled it with an elegant brocade jacket. This jacket is quite chic with the most beautiful buttons I’ve ever seen. The jacket would also be a great way to dress up a pair of jeans.

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and Flirty Summer Looks

SHOP THE LOOK
Gentle Fawn Annelise Dress          Matt & Nat Wristlet           olive + piper Necklace (similar)

RACER BACK DRESS WITH DUSTER SWEATER

Fun and flirty summer looks
Yes, you have seen this dress before. That is because I loved it so much I had to buy it after the shoot. And the knit duster and ankle boots. But I just couldn’t help it because I feel all these pieces go so well with one another. The knit duster is lightweight and will cover this racer back knit dress perfectly on a cool summer night.

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

The ankle boots are lightweight as well and of course I could not resist the tassel detailing at the sides. They totally play up that fun and flirty summer look vibe. This outfit had a bohemian feel to it so I styled it with a fun cork wallet clutch and gold feather necklace.

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

SHOP THE LOOK
Pink Martini Dress          Pink Martini Duster Sweater          Pink Martini Sasha Pierced Bootie
Feather Necklace

COLD SHOULDER TOP WITH RIPPED DENIM

 

Fun and flirty summer looks

What kind of a fun and flirty summer look lineup would we have if we didn’t include a cold shoulder top and ripped jeans? One of my favourite combos is a dainty top with an edgier pair of jeans – and these ones nailed it. Paired with a clutch wallet and bold statement necklace, this makes for a great casually cute night out on the town or date night.

Fun and flirty summer looks

Fun and flirty summer looks

SHOP THE LOOK
Pink Martini Cold Shoulder Top          7 for All Mankind Josefina Jeans       Matt & Nat Clutch Wallet          Bracelet

OFF THE SHOULDER CHAMBRAY DRESS

fun and flirty summer looks

fun and flirty summer looks

And of course what summer wardrobe would be complete without an off the shoulder dress? Off the shoulder dresses look cute styled with heels or sneakers. I opted to dress mine up using some sparkly statement jewelry and a classy wallet clutch.

fun and flirty summer looks

fun and flirty summer looks

SHOP THE LOOK
Pink Martini Off The Shoulder Dress         Matt & Nat Clutch Wallet         olive + piper Beaded Collar
olive + piper Lacey Bracelet

I hope you enjoyed and are inspired by the fun and flirty summer looks I’ve put together. A special thank you to Lemonberry for having me be a part of their SS17 shoot. As well a huge thank you to Salon Decorum for hair styling, Victoria Bourque Beauty Salon for makeup, and to Khamp Media for the photography. It was such a wonderful time working with all of you!

xo

 

A Bohemian Beach Look for Summer

bohemian beach look

bohemian beach look

Beach season is finally here and I’ve found the perfect dress for a bohemian inspired beach look. This Pink Martini dress is casually cute and on point for beach hangouts. It’s a simple jersey style throw on allowing for easy cover ups over bikinis and bathing suits. The braided belt with tassel detailing gives it a subtle on trend accent so one can still look fashionable while casually strolling the boardwalk. I paired the dress with ankle boots, also from Pink Martini, that have the most adorable zipper and tassel detailing on the side. Water-themed accessories were used to complete the bohemian beach look. Continue reading “A Bohemian Beach Look for Summer”

The Perfect Peony Print Tea Dress

topshop peony print tea dress

topshop peony print tea dress

topshop peony print tea dress

The perfect peony print tea dress from Topshop is of course what I had to wear for cherry blossom photos. I’ve become quite fond of floral prints as of late, and really couldn’t resist this gorgeous peony print addition to the bunch. I think that every girl should have a cute tea dress in their closet. They’re so fun and feminine, and most of all, easy to wear. It’s also another one of those pieces that could be styled with heels and flats, depending on the occasion. Continue reading “The Perfect Peony Print Tea Dress”

A Corset Top Styled The Romantic Way

corset top with blush pink midi skirt
corset top with blush pink midi skirt

Every now and then a season really resonates with me. And SS17 is by far surpassing my expectations. Dainty accents like ruffles and lace I’m all for, and as much as I like blush pink it’s not my be all and end all of the season. Now corsets and the corset top, they may be the ones to slay me. I love lace up
anything, so the transtion to corsets is welcomed by me. As romantic as a corset top can be, they also have an edgy side to them and I think that’s why they resonate so well with me. I can be such a chameleon when it comes to dressing so I appreciate that I can pull off a dainty romantic look like this, and then wear this same corset top with a pair of ripped jeans the next day for a completely different look. Continue reading “A Corset Top Styled The Romantic Way”