Fancy pants are totally in right now, you guys! Florals, stripes, wide legged, culottes, skinny – you name it! I tried out a pair for myself and they make me feel like a million bucks.
FLORAL CULOTTES c/o (only $16 and come in 5 colors) | LACE CAMI, OPTION | CASTANER ESPADRILLES | KATE SPADE BAG, also here| KENDRA SCOTT EARRINGS
FLORAL CULOTTES c/o also in plus size | LACE CAMI, OPTION | CASTANER ESPADRILLES | KATE SPADE BAG, also here| KENDRA SCOTT EARRINGS
Photography by @MichelleCoxPhoto; Makeup by @Amandafarmerxo_mua
Shooting At The EMC2 Hotel
Michelle and I were invited to shoot photos at Chicago’s EMC2 hotel in Streeterville. It is a gorgeous boutique hotel in Chicago, just 2 blocks off the Magnificent Mile. The hotel is science-themed (EMC2=Albert Einstein) with so many artsy touches that we just relished! For example, the bar looks like a library with a giant wall of books, and there are these cute little robot butlers named Leo and Cleo that zoom around the hotel. The rooms are a work of art, too, with beautiful art, lighting, and tech gadgets to admire. As an FYI, the EMC2 hotel is a Marriott so if you ever visit Chicago and want to get/use your Marriott points, you gotta stay here! Or at east stop for a spritz at the bar (but call me first so we can hang out. Spritz alone, die alone, is my motto.)
We took these fun shots outside the hotel. It was one of the first days that the weather broke 50 degrees, so we were cheesing so hard! For whatever reason the door man loved us and was so funny about clearing the sidewalk so we could get the shot.
Fancy Culottes Pants Under $100!
On to the outfit! Spring and summer is the best time for trying out new and crazy trends. We’re used to seeing printed blouses and skirts, but how about a fun pair of fancy culottes pants!? But, let’s be real, no one wants to blow all their hard earned money on a pair of pants that are so fancy that they come with a hefty price tag.
If you can afford those amazing Alice and Olivia pants, more power to ya. But below I found some perfect options all under $100. My fancy floral pants are just $16 and come in 5 different colors! I’m wearing a medium, just because I like to size up in this brand. You might also remember me wearing these striped culottes, too!
I wanted to point out that I included plus size options as well. I realize that not everyone is a straight size, and I would be a failure if I neglected to include fashion options of all sizes. I’m trying to be better about this!
My favorite look from last week’s linkup is Chanda from Birth of a Fashion Blogger!
Chanda delivered the sassy and confident look that I was needing last week. Her t-shirt is amazing and I need it. This look just LIFTS ME UP.
Emma Peach says
Gorgeous culottes! I love the pretty floral print. Your photos are fabulous 🙂
Linda Cassidy says
such a fun look. I love fancy pants, stripes, checks, florals, you name it I want it These are so very cute.
I love all prints, too! For our first day of gorgeous weather I figured florals were appropriate!
Well you look gorgeous and like you’re having a ton of fun so I can see why the doorman wanted you to get that perfect shot! The hotel looks amazing and I love the fancy pants!
Thanks so much, Ruth! He was so sweet, and so are you!
These photos are fantastic and those pants are amazing!
Thanks so much, Elise!
Cheryl Shops says
This outfit is so fun and springy—love the bright yellow bag too!
Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net
Thanks, Cheryl! I picked out the bag when I was in NYC last year with my husband! It is one of my favorites, too.
I love the fun pants – they feel so bright and summery. The hotel sounds amazing and looks so cool from what you’ve shown!
Thank you! If you’re ever in Chicago you should definitely check it out!
Ahh I absolutely adore those floral pants!
Lee | LegalLee Blonde
Thank you so much, Lee! They are really comfortable, too.
Love those fancy pants!
So fancy! Thanks, Joling!
Jessica A Jannenga says
Love the soft colors in this print! Your pants look so cute on you and I love them with your peach top. Your mustard bag is the perfect bag for this look. Spring sunshine 😉
Have a great week!
Thank you, Jess! I definitely pulled out all the brights for this one!
Those pants are so cute! I love the print!
Thanks so much, Laura!
These pants are amazing on you! So obsessed with the floral print!
Thank you so much, girly! They’d look amazing on you, too.
Amy Johnson says
Those pants are so fun and pretty; and they look comfortable too!
Thanks, Amy! They are super comfy and light.
That’s such a lovely pants indeed! Such pretty colors on its floral details, also, love your cute top too dear! Such a fun and cute look!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you, Jess!
Cheryl Tucker says
I am so loving your blog! Always fun with beautiful pictures! Things we need more of in this world!
Thank you, Cheryl! I’m so happy that you are loving our new photography style!
Rosemary Davis says
Indeed, you do look like a MILLION BUCKS!!!!
Hahaha why thank you, Rosemary!
You are a million bucks, Roxanne!! What a fabulous way to feel great about what you are wearing and usher in the warmer weather!!
THANK YOU Jodie!
Shelbee on the Edge says
Roxanne, these pants are fabulous! You are so much fun! I love this outfit and these photos. You rock, my friend!
Thanks, Shelbee! You’re too sweet. Michelle and I are having too much fun with our new photography style, haha.
They are such fun pants and I like the peach cami with them! 🙂
Thank you for the link up!
Hope that you are having a great start to your week! 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
Thank you, Mica! I’m sad that this particular cami is sold out 🙁
Fun photos – love it! And yay! for the doorman that helped clear the streets – awesome! The print of this fancy pants is so pretty! Love that it is bright and cheery just like you Roxanne! Very nice outfit.
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
Thank you, Maureen! He was so funny and sweet and was also helping me pose, haha!
Thank you for this week’s feature, Roxanne!
I adore the way that you shoot, always in motion and so very happy! Absolutely digging these culottes, I’ve wanted to try a pair for a while and I think you’ve convinced me! 🙂
xx, Chanda | http://www.mschanda.com
Thanks for following and linking up, Chanda! Can’t wait to see you rock some culottes!
Simplement Lui says
What a great look! Fantastic pants, perfect wedges, superb pictures … wow!
Thank you so much!
Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies says
Fabulous set of photos with a gorgeous outfit! Makes me happy! xx
Aw thank you! I’m so happy that the colorful outfit made you happy!
The culottes are gorgeous!