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July 30, 2013

Desk to Drinks: Printed Trousers

Lately, I find myself pursuing any bottoms that aren't jeans. Don't get me wrong - I'll always be a jeans and tee girl but right now silky shorts, skater skirts, and printed trousers are oh-so refreshing. Enter my latest F21 find:

{f21 printed pants (see similar below) // j. crew 'blythe' blouse (on sale!) // sole society arrow bracelets // sole society bag (on sale!) // sole society sunnies // zara heels}

You know how it goes when you're shopping with your best friend: "hey, let's stop in to Forever really quick!" and then 30 minutes later you're walking out the door with printed trousers you didn't even know you needed.  This is another one of those "stepping out of your comfort zone" moments but now I want to pursue every printed trouser ever made! Let's be real, they look super chic and feel like PJs... it's a win win situation. They're also a fab alternative to jeans, especially for anyone that works in a casual environment and wants to step it up a notch. Add a silky blouse and simple heels for the perfect desk to drinks ensemble.

Scooped up the Sole Society bag & bracelets on a whim the other evening (aka shopping after a few glasses of wine) and I have to say that I'm just gaga over them. The tote doubles as a crossbody that's going to make for the perfect carry-on come NYFW. 

{pursuing printed pants}

19 comments:

  1. Those pants are so gorgeous on you! Glad you stepped out of your comfort zone - they are absolutely amazing! Love the print and how you paired it with a silk blouse (which I have coming in the mail in black!)

    Looking great Ashley! Can't wait to see what else you'll style them with! :)

    Bold Subtlety

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  2. Oh my! I need these! I've been wanting a pair of printed trousers. You look so adorable in them! Thanks for sharing some of your finds:)

    Much love, http://www.myomlife.com/

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  3. Absolutely LOVE this look! I just recently did a post on daytime pajamas and this type of look is exactly why I'm kind of obsessed with the trend. Silky PJ-type pants that look completely professional in an office environment. Great bag, too!

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  4. Those pants are so cute - not mention, they look super comfy too! Love the whole outfit.

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  5. what size is that jcrew blouse?

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  6. They have pockets!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect for subway to work commute.

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  7. This is a great look, and I love those pants. Also in love with those arrow bracelets. Do they come together or sold separate? They are amazing and have been looking for something similar for a while now.

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  8. YES, YES, YES on those pants!!! You rock them. I wish I could, but my rear end is about 3x the size, and therefore, extremely awkward. I shall now just live vicariously through you... ;)

    xo,
    Danielle
    www.envisionpretty.com

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  9. I agree! It's nice to change things up from the classic denim. I love these pants and I can't believe you found them at forever 21! Gorgeous! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  10. Look at you pulling out a bold printed trouser!! I knew you'd look amazing :) Now it won't be so out of your comfort zone, and I'm excited to see you wear more prints!!

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  11. Amazing trousers, I really love them and your styling is excellent!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  12. Effortless & chic ;) The print on the pants are fabulous & esp love ur blouse!
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  13. In the summer I basically stop wearing jeans -- not because I don't love them, but they must just feel too heavy. I love these pants, you look great!
    -Kodi
    grey et al

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  14. I am all about the printed pants right now, love!
    xx
    Staci
    www.leatherandleops.com

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  15. love this outfit .. i only discovered your blog today but i had to immediately follow. you have amazing style :) love it

    www.futurelawyergirl.com

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  16. I love your printed trousers. It's such a classic look and is always so chic! Congrats on the DBS Top 9 pick!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

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  17. Uber obsessed with this blouse. Just picked one up from JCrew!

    xx Meaghan
    districtsparkle.com

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  18. Stunning!
    The pants are such a great print and everything works so well together!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.com

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Thank you for your lovely comments... Keep pursuing shoes!