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Crossing bridges...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ohmygosh, did you know that it is spring?  The snow last week kind of threw me off.  Seriously.  So, it was finally gorgeous out and I got to play outside!  My small adventure today took me to a forest preserve right around twilight (are you thinking of Edward Cullen now?  If not, you should be!).

I was so excited to finally be able to wear something uber trendy for this season!  Back in February, just before Trip deployed, I devoted myself to scouring Pinterest, Instagram, and fashion mags like crazy so I would have some sewing projects to get me through the first few days after he left.  I started seeing silk printed pants and knew I could make some pretty easily, so I went to the fabric store, bought myself some fabric, drafted a pattern, and tailored these to myself... and then they hung in my closet for 2 MONTHS! 

As the days grew longer, I had more and more daylight by which to comb the internet for ways to dress around these trendy new pantalones.  Finally, the days became warm enough to cross this spring trend bridge.  I paired these crazy pants with a lace blouse (stolen from Mum's closet, of course), cobalt rhinestone earrings, and my favourite green pumps.  This time last year, there is no way I ever would have chosen this outfit... but this time this year... oh yeah!  Hooray for the nature-inspired evolution of seasonal trends! 

If you have any interest in hearing me rant about trends, or want to contribute to a lovely discussion on trends you love, trends you want to try, and the trends you wish you never bought into, please watch my lovely vlog about it! 






Pants made by moi
Lace Blouse Banana Republic c/o Mum's Closet
Green Stilettos c/o Charlotte Russe
Earrings c/o H&M

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46 comments on "Crossing bridges... "
  1. You look amazing dear! Love your earings! ;)

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    1. Thank you! I fell in love with them at first sight and don't get nearly enough opportunities to wear them!

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  2. I love your pants so much! They're really bold, obviously, but you pulled them off flawlessly by pairing it with a more neutral top. I also really like the accessories that you paired with it - this outfit is just gorgeous! x

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  3. Uhhhh LOVE those pants. The whole outfit is perfect!

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    1. Thank you! Did you look at the vlog I made about trends? I swear, this time last year, I would not have ever thought to put these pieces together!

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  4. You made those pants? I want them!! I wish I could wear those shoes but I would hurt myself;) I was happy to see you had to take em off too!
    Keep in touch, xo

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    1. I did! My undergraduate education is in fashion design. Since I got my master's in special ed, I haven't had much opportunity to do much design work, but I had lots of time over spring break to get the machine out again!

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  5. You made those pants? I want them!! The emerald green looks great on you.I was happy to see you had to take the shoes off too! lol Keep in touch xo r
    Come visit me!

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  6. I love that you made these! So cute!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Yep! My undergraduate degree is in fashion design! I love making clothes!

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  7. Your outfit is gorgeous, I love your trousers particularly, fantastic:)

    Following you now,wish you'd follow my blog Forever Beauties back. Thx~



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  8. Aww, you look gorgeous here! The sun really complements our skintone <3

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    1. Thank you! I got to the park literally 20 minutes before they closed. There was a police officer in the parking lot and everything. I practically had to bribe her to give me some time to snap these!

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog! RYC: Yeah I've been looking around for scrubs and still looking :)

    wait.. did I read that right? You made your pants? You should get those on etsy asap so you can share them!

    Following you back as well :)

    Grace
    www.ouihui.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I actually do have an etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/amythystcafe?ref=si_shop), but I haven't listed much that I've sewn. I've had about 10 requests for pants like this since I posted these photos a few hours ago! Maybe I should go buy the whole bolt of cloth and get back to sewing!

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  10. Great pumps and pants!
    Wow, I can't believe you had snow last week! The weather is crazy...

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  11. The pants are fantastic, love the look and pictures! :)

    xx MJ
    http://shopaholic-thoughts.blogspot.pt

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    1. Thanks, MJ! I love when my creations turn out well!

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  12. I adore the pants!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  13. Lovely outfit!! Those trousers are divine! Great blog by the way - you have a new stalker! ;) !


    SSSx
    www.stylestreetstalker.com

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  14. Hey,
    great pictures and beautiful outfit.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, maybe we can follow each other on bloglovin? let me know.
    Love

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  15. You look stunning sweety, love the printed pants and its perfect with the heels.

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    1. I totally didn't even plan it! I bought the fabric and just so happened to have the heels to match!

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  16. Great look! So cool:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  17. I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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    1. These are my favourite messages! Hooray! I don't know if you noticed, but in my "SPONSOR" section, I post features and stick screen shots from your blog there!

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  18. I swear you have the best heels!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  19. I swear you have the best heels! Love 'em!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Thanks, Caroline! Hooray for your new site!!!

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  20. wow, i love your look and style!
    love the colors
    :)

    http://newdaynewdress.wordpress.com
    xx

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  21. I just love your pants, they scream spring all the way! <3 You look amazing! -X-

    Mariann from Cashmere in Style

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  22. thanks for your comment dear! we can follow each other if you want! so let me know :)

    btw, loely sunnies dear, & i'm a huge fan of 7/8 pants :)
    bisous x

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  23. I love this outfit. The pants are so cool...and green shoes look awesome :_

    Bec Boop

    http://becboopfashionistaworld.blogspot.ie/

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  24. I love that entire outfit! I've always been hesitant to wear silk printed pants, but after seeing this post I think I'm inspired to wear them now :)

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  25. i absolutely adore the pants! love the entire look. those green shoes werrkkk!

    i'm now following you on bloglovin <3

    www.cassiedaves.blogspot.com

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  26. Congratulations!!! wish you good luck and more success in the future:)

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  27. Congratulations!!! Wish yo more success in your blog world and good luck:)))

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  28. Congratulations for winning this project!!! Loviiiing your style so much. You're incredibly beautiful and stunning.

    xoxo,
    Rizuna from 100% nerd
    http://rizunaswon.blogspot.com

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