Ode to Drapey Pants

I’ve been on the hunt for elastic waist drapey pants for a while. Why? For those who have followed my blog for a while, I’m a big fan of looking polished and put-together while putting in the least amount of effort as possible. And remaining as comfortable as being in sweats or PJs. Tough requirements for most clothes. Enter the drapey pants.

Banana Republic Black Drapey Pant

Banana Republic Black Drapey Pant

In classic black, these are super soft and loose fitting, while the elastic band offers plenty of room to breathe/move. It’s like wearing sweatpants that can be dressed up or down. Love, love these. Get them here from Banana Republic for $69.99 (with extra 40% off on top of that!).

Alternatively, Banana Republic also offers drapey pants in Khaki, though they are part of the Heritage series and not on sale. Still not expensive if they’re more your cup of tea, and also still included in the 40% off purchase promo. Get the Heritage Drapey Pants pictured below here from Banana Republic.

Banana Republic Heritage Drapey Pants

Kut from the Kloth Elastic Waist Pant

Kut from the Kloth Elastic Waist Pants

These are cut slightly too long at 31″ inseam, for me at least, but not a big deal if you’re wearing heels. I love that these are a cool print, but still in a pattern neutral enough to match a lot of tops/colors. What I love most, however, is the funky gold zipper pockets on the side. Cool detail.

Kut from the Kloth Elastic Waist Pants

Best of all, they are dirt cheap. On sale for just $26.99, down from $78, available here from 6pm.com.

Velvet Printed Waist Pant

Velvet Printed Waist Pant

These are just adorable. The print is very chic and expensive looking, yet the price is very digestible at just $135. Sizing is XS through Large. Throw on a simple tank just like this model has, along with a few layered gold necklaces, and you look more polished and chic than probably 90% of the people out there. Get yours here from Shoptiques for $135.

J.Crew Collection Cropped Pant in Medallion Floral

J.Crew Collection Cropped Pant in Medallion Floral

Yes, these are a little out there. But for 100% silk + elastic waist, they are super comfy and airy, perfect for the summer. Just like the Velvet pants, I’d pair with a simple white tank or tee, sprinkle in a couple of gold jewelry pieces, and let these pants be the statement piece. Is it just me or is the price very reasonable also? Surprisingly so for J.Crew Collection. Get them now here from J.Crew for $119. I believe they are also included in the extra 40% off sale, even though they are not final sale.

Choies Geometric Print Elastic Waist Harem Pants

Choies Geometric Print Elastic Waist Harem Pants

Ikat is always very chic to me. I love that these combine multiple ikat patterns, but in such a way that it’s not a huge mess and too much going on visually for anyone to process. They’re visually interesting but can also serve as a neutral. Would love to pair this with some pops of red or gold. At this dirt cheap price, I wish they made multiple colors. Get them here from Choies for $20.69.

Summer Clothing Round Up!

It’s been a while everyone! Happy to check back in and post some of my favorite clothing finds this season. Apologies for the delay on responding to your questions and comments; I will make sure to check back much more frequently! Ok, let’s get started!

J.Crew “Amazing” Linen Tee

J.Crew Amazing Linen Tee

Tees with clever (or French) sayings have been all the rage lately, and unfortunately I haven’t been immune to the fad. I, however, refuse to don any tees with silly, childish sayings. I think the right balance here is something simple and chic. This tee fits the bill. The fit is loose, comfortable, and it says only one thing designed one way, but that’s all it needed to look chic. Love it. Get it here from J.Crew for $42.50.

J.Crew Collection Gemstone Floral Short

J.Crew Collection Gemstone Floral Short

Love these shorts. This print looks like exotic jewelry that remind me of Morocco for some reason. It looks very expensive and dressy, so pairs perfectly even with a plain tee. Best of all, it is as comfortable as a plain tee — it is pure silk and feels like second skin AND it has an elastic waist so you feel like you barely have anything on at all. Love. Get it here from J.Crew for $118.

J.Crew Embroidered Pom-Pom Tank

J.Crew Embroidered Pom-Pom Tank

Love the unexpected color pairing here of wine and royal blue. Love the amount of detailing. Love the different textures. Yet oh so casual and comfy. Get it here from J.Crew for $98 (ouch!).

Banana Republic Lillian Crossbody

Banana Republic Lillian Crossbody Bag

This bag’s product photo on the Banana Republic site really doesn’t do it justice. It’s a gorgeous shade of wine red, with the thoughtful pairing of textures working wonderfully towards making this look more expensive than it really is. The touch of gold in the hardware is icing on the cake. Get it here from Banana Republic for $165. PS. love it paired with this Banana Republic Zoe hat as well.

Banana Republic Heritage Geo Print Tank

Banana Republic Heritage Geo Print Tank

So pretty and feminine, but just screams summer to me. Love it with a floppy straw hat and these Heritage Drapey Pants (elastic waist = super comfy). Get it here from Banana Republic for $69.50.

3 Tips to Look Thinner Instantly

I caught the Bethenny show today for the first time, and the segment was all about how you can look 10 lbs thinner just by wearing the right clothes. These tips make a lot of sense and the difference between the before’s and after’s were pretty significant, so thought I’d share these tips & some examples.

1. Show off your clavicle, not your cleavage – bringing the neckline up extends the line of your body and makes it look longer, leaner.

J.Crew Perfect Fit Ballet Button Tee

J.Crew Perfect-Fit Ballet Button Tee —¬†Affordable, available in a gazillion colors, and a perfect blank canvas for lots of layers and accessories.

Banana Republic Mixed Stripe Pullover

Banana Republic Mixed Stripe Pullover, Banana Republic Leather Skinny Bracelet, Banana Republic Flavia Foldover Clutch

2) Wear monochromatic clothing. When you divide your body up visually with different colors, it’s detracting away from that long and lean line you want to look skinnier. And the color does not have to be black!

Georgette Embroidered Jumpsuit

Anthropologie Georgette Embroidered Jumpsuit

Banana Republic Chambray Shirt Dress

Banana Republic Chambray Shirt Dress, Banana Republic flats (similar here), Banana Republic Leopard Clutch (similar here)

3) Wear small prints. Large prints can tend to make us look bigger — opposite is true for small prints.

Torn by Ronny Kobo Anabella Animal-Print Skirt

Torn by Ronny Kobo Anabella Animal-Print Skirt

Banana Republic Bold Dot Blouse

Banana Republic Bold Dot Blouse, Banana Republic Black Skinny Ankle Jean, Banana Republic Ashbury Exotic Tote, Banana Republic Caitlin Pump