Thursday, May 8, 2014

Botanical Garden

A couple of weekends ago I casually passed by a girl wearing a pair of banana leaf botanical pants. I literally stopped her in her tracks and complimented on how much I loved her outfit. Ever since then, I have been on an online treasure hunt to try and find a similar pair, ones that were affordable and fit my style. After several days of searching and not being able to get the mental picture of her adorable outfit out of my mind, I think I finally found what I've been daydreaming about. How sad is it to daydream about botanical inspired clothes rather than a botanical style vacation?






I came upon a pair from Dorothy Perkins that foot the bill. Before I pull the trigger, I want to be sure that I can foresee at least three ways to wear said pants. After spending way too many hours creating outfits in my head and on my computer, I think talked myself into them. Not shown, a vintage white tee and flip flops that are worn on an imaginary seaside getaway. 

Maybe I am just longing for school to be out and summer to be in full swing, but right at this moment I am swayed by any and all styles that encompass exotic tropics with bright, vibrant green leaves.

Daydreaming all over again and again and again. 

Below are a few other tropical prints and patterns that caught my eye as well. Let's all daydream together. 


Shanna

31 comments:

Irene Papadopoulou said...

great ideas loved the one with the black top!

Irene
www.thedailylace.com

Chelsea Oliver said...

these are fabulous! i love them with the chambray, though I feel like that'd be one of the only ways I'd actually wear these, which doesn't motivate me to run out and buy them. i'm sure you could do better with styling though!!!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Becky M said...

Love this with the chambray top! If anyone can pull this off, its you!

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

These pants are so fun.

xo
​PinkSole​

Susan Jeffries said...

I love the idea of creating a few outfits for a piece before you buy it! Especially for an item of clothing that would not be considered a classic wardrobe staple. I love these pants! Especially with the orange top! And I hope you get to go to the beach this summer! susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I've never ever thought of pants like this belonging in my closet, but I'm absolutely loving your outfit ideas. Maybe just maybe I need to do some branching out!

Kimberly said...

I adore all of these looks and am a big fan of DP (as you know) - can't wait to see you wear these beauties!

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Because of Jackie said...

Yes, fitting something new into your closet is hard, especially when you want it to be versatile! Love these pants and I think you more than justified the addition to your closet!

Erica McLeod said...

Super cute! Those pants make me want to leave for a vacation right now!

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Whitney and Blaire said...

Don't you love trying to find something you've seen online! It's the ultimate fashion challenge! I love those pants, and I can't wait to see them on you.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
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Nicole Peters said...

Shanna - If you stopped me and complimented my outfit, I.WOULD.DIE! Lol!! These pants are awesome. I am not sure I could pull them off - but I know that as soon as I see you wearing them, I will begin the hunt for some too. I love the 3 different styling options. I would never have thought to pair these pants with an orange or chambray shirt. Thanks for opening my style options in the fashion world - I have never been so inspired to taking risks and trying new things with clothes before. Happy Thursday.

TheTinyHeart said...

I love the pants paired with the black scalloped top! These definitely have me dreaming about a vacay!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love each outfit that you put together. I think you would actually get a lot of use out of those pants!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Laura B said...

These are fantastic! Really like the orange top with them!

Susan Liberatore said...

YES! Go!
Love these. The chambray + fedora look is my fave.

Anna D Kart said...

I don't know if I want to brave this trend! But it looks cute

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Helene in Between said...

i am loving these pants. they are so fun. patterned pants are so cute!

Sarah said...

One of my sales reps had on these adorable floral jeans the other day (with a white background) with a cute chambray and big necklace. I literally can't stop thinking about her outfit! So I totally know what you mean!

Sandy a la Mode said...

oooo loving this print!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Rachel said...

so fun! I like the outfit with the black top the best

Paige Flamm said...

I'm loving the casual look with the chambray and the white chucks!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Johanna said...

Now you have me daydreaming of styling these pants. I love these and all the pineapple prints I'm seeing!

Kayla Gilbert said...

oooo super cute pants! love it all three ways!!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Danielle Arsenault said...

Fabulous ideas! All of them! But my favorite is the bottom left! I hope you get the pants - I can't wait to see you style them! xoxo Danielle @ For the Love of Leopard

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love them, I hope you get them!

Madeline Mihaly said...

I actually just bought some botanical-esque pants! These ones from Gap are jeans & they fit great - super comfy, don't stretch out & I've gotten tons of compliments from guys because they think they're cool! (+ they are on sale!)

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=941264002

Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

You're all about the loud pants lately, and I LOVE it! Go girl...hope you get these! Can't wait to see the outfits on you.

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Ashleigh said...

These are great! Jogger pants are so comfy whilst still maintaining a fashionista vibe.
-ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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Lindsay Truax said...

Love those pants!

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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love these pants and I love all three looks! They're perfect!

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