Dancing With Florals…

This afternoon in New York City – a lot of spring sun and a little free time, a chance to visit some of my favourite places; the first trip of the year to Sundaes and Cones (not called ‘the journey to ice-cream paradise’ for nothing) and browsing Cadillac’s Castle for bargains…

‘The basics’ are sometimes difficult to do well, but Amber Sakai gets it right every time.  I’m wearing the Ballerina Body from her spring 2012 collection in this photo – it’s a gorgeously smooth-on-the-skin and just-fitted-enough bodysuit that you can pair with trousers, skirts or shorts, or wear it on it’s own for lounging around…. it is a simple and versatile piece – something for the perfect capsule wardrobe.

I’ve paired Amber’s bodysuit with my Cartonnier floral pants from Anthropologie, here.  I took a deep breath buying these trousers since a) they are cropped (like three quarter length sleeves, I often think ‘hmm what’s the point?!’) and b) perhaps the more obvious reason – that they are colourful and bright and have flowers on them.

I now laugh in the face of my former print-eluding self and these sateen slim pants make me feel like skipping through fields.  Well, First Avenue, maybe….

What is your go-to brand for chic simplicity of the very finest standards (ahem, may I suggest Amber Sakai), Blog Reader?  And where do you stand on floral pants – love them or hate them?  (I’m not sure you can sit on the fence with this one!)

Wearing: Sunglasses from GUESS; heels from Dorothy Perkins; pants from Anthropologie (by Cartonnier), bodysuit, Amber Sakai and wallet, Karen Millen (a lovely birthday present last year from my friends in the UK, thanks guys!)



  1. says

    Once again, I just wrote you a long and thoughtful comment and wordpress has eaten it. Sigh :( What I was trying to say is that although I love floral pants on anyone and everyone, they are one of those trends I just cannot see myself being able to pull them off at any stage in my life – much like wide leg trousers and high slit skirts :)

    • says

      Cee – I’m with you on the wide legged pants, unless they are super tailored I look ridiculous. But skirts with slits? So flattering done well, you don’t think they would suit you? xo

    • says

      The more time I spend in Anthropologie, the more I like the variety of clothes and accessories they have. I found some great shoes in store the other day although sadly out of my price range. Let me know if you buy anything!

      • says

        Hi! I love walking in the store smells so good! I want to buy some of their scents and candles next time I go. My violin teacher had this really cute dress and she said she bought it from Anthropologie :) I wasn’t able to go last weekend, it was raining hard and I was a little sick. I do home I can go soon! I will let you know ^^

  2. rosalovesdc says

    Great pants lady! I was debating about whether or not to give in the floral trend and I might be close to saying yes. Other ideas on how to style these fab pants?

    • says

      Because the pants are slim slitting, I’d go for a simple blouse (like J Crew Blythe that you advised me about that time) or Equipment. I think you need a bit of volume up top to balance it out, but also a bit of a flowing cropped top would work too. H&M have some lovely flower print trousers right now, too. xo

  3. yummy mummy clifford says

    Looking hot here Sarah! Loving the outfit, and the accessories complete the look, particularly that purse, obviously chosen by friends with great taste! X

  4. says

    very nice as always…u remind a bit the blogger from Norther light…same (good body) and hair :) even face…just similar type and good style of course xx

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