Party Pants

IMG 1172 edit Party Pants These pants. Oh my.

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IMG 1172 edit Party Pants {Pants: ASOS Maternity. Top: Mango (similar). Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott Jewelry. Earrings: c/o Kendra Scott Jewelry. Sunnies: Tahari. Shoes: Lanvin for H&M (similar). Watch: Michael Kors. iPad case: Zac Posen.}

If there were ever a pair of pants that made me feel stylish and cool, these are them. And believe it or not, these are maternity pants. Say what?! Oh, yeah.

They’re soft, comfortable and when I first opened them, I immediately felt guilty. Can I really wear something that feels like soft, awesome sweat pants out in public? Oh yes, I can.

Graphic print pants are a huge spring fashion trend, but one I hadn’t really participated in just yet. I was afraid these would be too memorable. I got over that fairly quick as soon as I styled them.

The waistband is actually elastic, so they can be worn whether you’re pregnant or not. And yes, that’s a little 23 week baby bump you’re seeing!

Thank you, ASOS, for making something stylish for pregnant women.

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What do you think? Would you wear printed party pants like these??

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It’s so hard to get into the swing of things after a holiday or long weekend, don’t you think? But, it’s gotta be done! After all, it’s another day of your life and living it is so much better than thinking about what other things you could be doing instead. So no point in procrastinating, may as well get at the day!

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If you haven’t read about this yet publishers, listen up! Getty Images, the world’s largest photo service, is making some of its photos free for bloggers to use (yay!). This is HUGE news and will make it so much easier to find high quality photos that are affordable with rights to redistribute. Read the news!

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My mornings vary how they start, but if you’re the kind looking for great at-a-glance snapshot of the day ahead of you, these apps are great.

Fashion Stuff: The Case Against Fast Fashion Collaborations 

I actually wrote a post awhile back (Designers for Target: Good Idea or Bad Idea?) with similar thoughts. Not nearly as well-written or cited of course, but also wondered whether fast fashion is really the best route for designers.  This article at BoF is worth a read.

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