Everywhere it’s Autumn capsule wardrobes and Fall wishlists and I’m thinking, hold on a mo, my lovelies, the leaves are still green, the sunflowers are still blooming, and squirrels haven’t even begun to think about squirreling their acorn hoards away yet! Despite it being the soggiest August for an eon, I’m determined to squeeze in a couple of last Summer hurrahs!
As soon as I saw these tailored trousers they made me want to board my private jet pronto and fly to my Italian villa for the weekend, where a bottle of Prosecco would be chilling for me on the bar overlooking the pool. Never hurts to dream, does it?
I love the sleek cut of the trousers; the mid rise is a comfortable fit for warm days. The print of these is so striking that they really stand out on their own accord. No fancy, smancy top required; let the trousers take all the applause as you pose with hand in pocket.
I chose a simple, chambray crop top as the companion piece for the trousers. I like the contrast between the semi structured fit of the trousers and the soft, fluid feel of the top.
Now you’d think crop tops would be a match made in heaven for petites but hold your horses there. If you’re a short waisted/long legged petite who’s endowed on their top half like me, then you can end up looking like a lollipop!
It’s a question of getting the balance right. I went for a looser fit rather than a close fit or bralet type crop that exposes acres of flesh. That style would only serve to highlight the measly length of my waist and the size of my bust.
As you can see from the very serious looking and tall model, these trousers hit way above the ankle. On me though, they’re a normal length. I have to admit I’ve never thought to buy trousers from Warehouse as they don’t do a petite range. I’d assumed, wrongly, that they’d all be jungle vine creeper length on me. Just goes to show you shouldn’t always assume. In fact, after buying these in the sale in store, I popped online and ordered another, similarly cut pair but in a different print, for the Autumn.
Do you think the model would smile if I offered her a glass of Prosecco?
And isn’t it deceptive how the colour is in the above photo, compared with what they are in reality? One of the downsides of shopping online. Would I have bought them if I’d only seen them online and not in their full glory in store? Probably not.
The online photo sadly doesn’t do the colour of the trousers justice.
And showing just what a great buy my matching necklace and bracelet were, here they are again on their second outing on the blog. Their first twirl was with my African Inspired Print Maxi Dress.
The baby blue sandals I bought earlier in the Summer have really earned their keep. My heart and feet will always favour wedges but my, are block heels a close runner up.
I’ve never really been one for spindly, skyscrapper heels. How DO women walk in those darn things? I can really stride out in these without fear of tottering over.
Now ladies, if you’re going to ‘Carry on Crop Topping’ during the Autumn and I’ve seen long sleeved ones appearing in the stores, allow me to pass on a snippet of advice I stumbled across on t’internet, regarding how one must prepare oneself for parading one’s crop top.
According to an article in Allure, one should choose one’s ‘level of difficulty’. Come again?
Lordy, I didn’t realise crop tops had ‘difficulty’ ratings! You just pick one, put it on over your head and go, don’t you? Tsk, no. My level of ‘difficulty’ is apparently entry-level because my crop top is slightly longer than a, you know, ultra cool, totally kosher crop top. Why? Because I’m not flashing any flesh. My sweet, little chambray crop – shock horror – only merits being a pseudo crop top. Oh the shame!
‘Giovanni, pour me another glass of Prosecco whilst I recover from the humiliation of sporting only a pseudo crop top!’
Maybe next summer I’ll progress to beginner level and give you all a hint of flesh. That’s if I can find the time to er… ‘debloat’ first, regulate myself with fibre packets and do some sweat sessions with my non existent gym membership!
Can you tell I’m thinking, Not?
Isn’t the high fashion advice you can find on t’internet grand? Now go forth and totally ignore it, if you wish. I shall, as I dream of sipping my chilled glass of Prosecco by the bar overlooking the pool of my Italian villa. Saluti!
Warehouse tailored trousers bought when half price. Now reduced to £12 and some sizes still left.
Chambray ‘pseudo crop top’ and Sandals TKMaxx
Jewellery Red Herring