Monday, September 12, 2011

From the Runway to Real Life: How to Wear Palazzo Pants

After the best part of the last five years being dominated by the skinny jean, we’re waving goodbye to the skin tight and rushing in a relaxed, cool sillhouette. It’s now most certainly a case of the wider, the better. From patterns at Vivienne Tam to the reworking of the pleated palazzo; the era of the trouser is definitely upon us. Surprisingly, this new wide-leg trouser suits everyone and anyone.


The question on everybody’s lips is, "How do I wear the palazzo pants?" There are a variety of options.You can play up your sophisticated and elegant side by pairing them with a ladylike blouse and a narrow waist belt. Of course, you can also pay homage to 70s era cool with a loose tee, wide-brimmed floppy hat and sky-high wedges. Alternatively, you may want to increase the palazzo’s laid back ease and wear them with your favorite tee and most comfortable pair of flats . 

Palazzo pants have been making the rounds on the runways. While not all of us can get our hands on a coveted pair of Chloe trousers, there are many other more affordable, equally stylish options. 

For lounge and sophisticated evenings on the town, we suggest the stylish yet comfortable, Green Dragon Palazzo Pants

For work and weekend, the Pink Lotus Twill Drawstring Palazzos  work nicely with flats and heels. 

Happy Styling!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's Not You Jeans, It's Me

My denim jeans called to tell me they miss me. It is a love affair that started over 40 years ago when pretty much the only brand available was Levis. I’m sure this is inconceivable to our younger readers. They grew up with so many choices in denim one got to actually find a pair that fit your body type while simultaneously telling the world the financial status of your parents.

My generation was forced to purchase solely on waist measurement. If I was lucky the cowboy store where we would go to shop also had a choice in length. Since I was a tall kid and my measurement was not always available, my mom would trim them out with some fabulous hippie trim from her sewing box. When the knees wore out, a funky flower patch covered the gap. Eventually, the multi colored ‘Dittos’ jeans hit the fashion scene. We were so overwhelmed by something new that teen angst and clinical depression set in if our parents restricted the number of pairs we could own. But enough about why I should have seen a therapist in the 7th grade.

There is a reason I’ve abandoned my jeans, and it isn’t because of junior high related clothing trauma; I’ve met someone new. Words to describe my new love? Tall, dark, handsome and available to everyone at After decades of struggling to find full length covering for my freakishly long legs, I’m completely addicted to yoga pants. Dress them up, dress them down, and yes, even workout in them, yoga pants have forced my denims to the bottom of the dresser drawer. Comfortable, stylish, durable and the inherent ability to give the wearer a hot booty have left me having to break it to my blue jeans gently. While jeans will always have a special place in my heart, and I hope we’ll remain friends, I have a new dance partner and we’re in love!

Check out some of our hot looks that will leave you wanting to dump your denims!

Balance Lotus Workout Pant in Black and Royal Blue

You don't have to be a child of the 70's to fall for the Margarita "Batik" Pant in Raspberry.

Want something that you can wear to your kid's school, out to lunch and the gym all on the same day? The I Am Beyond/Beyond Yoga Low Rise Supplex Pant is a must have.