Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jacquard Pants and a Button Down Shirt


Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat
Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat
Floral pants with classic white shirt and boater hat


They say, ‘money talks’. I say, ‘so do clothes’! 
And when an item of clothing made out of the queenly and decadent brocade fabric decides to do the talking ever so loudly, I minimize every other accessory including hair. Ha! So excuse my kinky curls, the pants made me do it! And my very chic Parisian photographer nodded her approval.

This floor grazing pair of woven silk pants caught my attention at The Galleria in Paris and without even trying them on, I happily splurged! The color, tapestry print and long length are a few things that made it lust worthy for me. 

Draped or worn, I’ve always been a fan of brocade which is why the walls in my home are dressed in them as well. So as you can imagine, I was a happy camper when this old trend made a come back on runways. It is a hit worn either on special occasions or casual as shown here. And even though this is not a pair I’d wear regularly making cost per wear high, I just didn’t want to pass them up.

This eye catching piece is thankfully not as heavy as the typical brocade fabric (hey its silk!), one con was that it wasn’t slimming on me. I had gained quite a few LBs from eating when I was on vacation (don’t judge) but it was nice to be able to blame it on the pants. At least until I took them off and it was all me, ha! I paired them with classic button down shirt because they needed to remain the star of the look. 

If you’ve been reading me, you’d know I’m not a fan of ear rings. But I did give my ear lobes a work out with this cute pair. They worked great with the red lipstick and red bag albeit pulling on my ears and making them look like Junior’s from the SuperMarioLogan movie ‘Big Ears’. A pair of orange wedges finished the look. 
I was in the mood to express myself through my makeup so I decided to go for a very bold, daring, far from boring yet fun makeup look to match the attitude and carry the hair. 

I hope you like this look as much as I do. 

Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat
Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat
Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat
Floral jacquard pants with classic white pants and boater hat
Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat
Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat
Floral jacquard pants with classic white shirt and boater hat

Deets
Pants - Essentiel Antwerp (here)
Shirt - Zara 
Platform Sandals - Zara
Bag - Chanel (similar here)
Boater Hat - 9 Rosso Florence, Italy (similar here)
Ear rings - 9 Rosso Florence, Italy (similar here)


Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...



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59 comments:

  1. you look so stylish, so elegant- like awomsn from the cover of Vogue magazine dear xx

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  2. Wonderful photos my dear!!! You look so chic in this styling, I love your pants :-)

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  3. Hi Idu, this is my favorite look, you look so fresh and radiant in all pics! Love the combination of outfit!

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  4. Say yes to your stylish ensemble! Great make-up too Idu!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  5. Oh Idu! These pants are just beautiful. Definitely worth the splurge, and I you so rocked it! And I don't wear earrings a lot, but I wouldn't mind something like yours:) Love the whole outfit, really:)
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far!

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  6. You look stunning! I love everything about this look!

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  7. You look incredible in that outfit! So elegant and feminine!
    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

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  8. Fantastic! You are such a pleasure to look at! So stylish and elegant and you make-up is always fabulous!

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  9. I love the money talks idea cause it brings the clothes to life, but the stylist is the most important of them all. Honey you got that drama together when it comes to styling these simple pieces but major results. This couldn't get any better.
    Everything is perfect and clean
    Enjoy your Weekend
    x
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  10. The whole outfit is so amazing! The pants is he bomb!


    xoxo
    ayu

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  11. Ever the Fashion Queen, anyway & anyhow. I really wanted to see the kinky curls though ;-)
    da_cheech

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  12. Such a gorgeous outfit! You look great in the trousers. Gemma x
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  13. I think this has to be one of my all-time-favorites, Idu. This is so sophisticated, I love the elegant Italian vibe to it. I don't know why, but it reminds me of a sophisticated Italian lady who just stepped out of her palazzo. You are amazing, Idu.
    kisses
    Lenya
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  14. Those pants are fabulous and love how you paired them with the simple white shirt! Lovely styling!
    xo Yvonne
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  15. Incredibly beautiful. Luv the pants they look amazing on u. Splendid look��

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  16. I do agree, dear Idu! Clothes talk for sure and your outfit of today sends a wonderful, stylish and very elegant message about the beautiful lady who wears it! Happy new week <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  17. so classy, totally love the floral flare pants and your straw hat was great addition to the look!

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  18. Stunning look and gorgeous outfit.

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  19. You look so stylish, Idu. I love these silk brocade pants and how you styled them!
    Those orange heels are on my wishlist!
    Julia x
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  20. beautiful look, these pants are everything !!!
    Sonia
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  21. Oh I love your entire outfit Idu, especially the pants!Your eye makeup is gorgeous <3
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  22. what a beautiful pants!!! and love your bag ♥

    kisses dear
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  23. Those are some serious statement pants Idu! I thought they might be heavy when you mentioned brocade but it sounds like you get the best of both worlds with style and a striking silhouette! Your styling is on point as always!

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  24. Absolutely PERFECT Idu! I love your pants, blouse and straw hat. They are so gorgeous and the setting is spectacular. Loved this.
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  25. Love the print, so beautiful pants.

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  26. You bag is to die for, Idu! Love your amazing look. The fact that you're in Paris its even more perfect!
    You are so flawless! These photos are FANTASTIC!!!!
    Well done girl!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
    www.lenparent.com

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  27. Ooh la la. . . I love, love this look on you.

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  28. Holy mother of God, you look absolutely sensational, Idu! Honestly you look like you're fresh out of a 70's editorial! I am the opposite of you, I love earrings and always wear a pair whenever I leave the house.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  29. Oh very fabulous pants
    xx

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  30. I wanna gain a few pounds and still look as good as you do! haha these pants are fab and you look perfectly Parisian!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  31. Can you say Parisian Chic? You look so refreshingly stunning. I love brocade and the air of opulence it carries. I especially love how you minimized everything else and kept itnthe star. Fancy seeing you in earrings....love it. Your description is so hilarious. Keep slaying queen!

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  32. Loving the Parisian vibes from this look! Those pants are absolutely amazing - what a great statement piece. You always style your outfits so perfectly!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  33. What an incredible outfit! I adore those pants, they look great paired with the fresh and crips shirt! I also love the bold lip and Chanel bag, too! You know, I hadn't realized that you don't wear earrings in nearly all your outfit posts. Usually your hair covers your ears, but now I know you're not a fan. I'm very picky with mine, which is why I typically wear hoops. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,
    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  34. I love this outfit. I actually want to go out and buy the hat because it just looks amazing on you, and such an elegant piece x

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  35. Beautiful always. You're always on ponit. Stay blessed aunty😍😍😍💋💋💋💋

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  36. You look stunning, I wish I could meet you some time and get fashion advice from you.

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  37. Wow, amazing outfit! You are real lady! So beautiful, so cute, really elegant! Perfect.
    You have so interesting blog and I like it.
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    Hope see you soon. Have a nice day.
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  38. I love brocade too because it is so luxurious and has a beautiful texture.It always gives off a rich decadent vibe. Your pants are so chic and elegant.
    LaToya
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  39. Thank you very much for your visits, I love your last post!!!kiss
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  40. The jacquard pants is everything. Great comfort fit and the print is great. You look amazing hun.

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  41. I like this look a lot too. And the way you carry such regal material and the few extra pounds. When in France, it would be a sin NOT to gain a few pounds from eating.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  42. Great outfit! Lovely look! :)

    xxBasia

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  43. you look so beautiful, this pairing is awesome

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  44. Those pants are truly amazing Idu...love the entire look, always so inspiring! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  45. These trousers are so sleek and you look stunning as always. Have a marvellous weekend. x
    /Madison

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  46. Style is running through your veins dear. These pants are all!
    xx

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  47. Hi gorgeous love! I love, love these pants on you. You look like a top model with the hat and your poses. You are my style icon for sure. This is so well put together. I love the hat with the shirt. Love you much! Did I mention that I love the hat? Muah!

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  48. Wow those pants are amazing on you! They look so good with the plain white shirt, really lets them shine and be the star of your outfit. They are just the perfect length! :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

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  49. Honey you look so delicious. I love the blend of the retro and modern in this look. Those pants do speak volumes and your makeup was the perfect match to such a gorgeous ensemble

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  50. I can see why you bought them! Those pants are INCREDIBLE! They fit you like a dream and have the ideal length, plus the make-up, as you mentioned, looks flawless and beautiful. Another winning look, Idu!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  51. Absolutely fabulous photo shoot! So professional and beautiful...such an elegant look....Perfect location & outfit. You look fantastic!

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  52. The way you styled these pants with the statement ear rings is magnificent, I really do love it. Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself and splurge!

    xo,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

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  53. Wow ! You are so feminine and elegant. I really love your pants and this bag is a real dream. Kisses :)

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