Saturday, December 10, 2011


Wearing: vintage palazzo pants, Staple High Knit Dress (worn as top) by Beginning Boutique,
Hallie Wedge by Rubi Shoes, Marc Jacobs chronograph watch, assorted wristwear,
vintage clutch and leather necklace made by me

Photography by Kassandra Hernandez

Red, red wine... goes to my head. Make's me forget that I... Still need you so.

Anyone remember this song from UB40? I recall it was always the final song played during house parties - an audio nightcap to be exact. Being a red wine (Merlot) lover myself, these Hallie Wedges from Rubi exude all qualities of a full glass of red; understated body (wedge shape), mellow softness (faux suede) and rich in colour (if it isn't obvious already). Normally wedges dress down an outfit if you don't want the full impact of a stiletto heel, though the rich red wine colour and thin ankle strap carry a different type of glam similar to the 1950s. These palazzo pants are a vintage piece from my mother's wardrobe, both ultra comfy and very roomy! Roomy enough that the black razor back top I'm wearing is indeed the Staple High Knit Dress available at Beginning Boutique. Catch my guest blog post on this versatile item and other favourite Staple pieces online at BB. Originally I planned on wearing the dress and wedges together, never knowing a pair of pleated, wide leg pants would make all the difference. I understand the palazzo trend isn't for everyone, but I would like to know your thoughts? Do you think they are chic or should not be worn in public along with your pyjamas?

Oh and if you didn't know....

The word 'palazzo' is Italian derived from the Latin palatium 'palace', meaning 'a large splendid residence or public building, such as a palace or museum'. Interesting!

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  1. You look incredible here, Lauren!
    I love the palazzo look and I am looking for a pair for myself too! So lucky that your mother has good taste! ;)
    Those Rubi wedges are divine too! <3
    Hope to catch you some time next week!
    Have a lovely weekend!


  2. Love how you wore the dress as the top!
    Those pants look killer on you - I think the palazzo look only works well with some people. And you have to wear it with the right shoes. In which case you have definitely ticked all the boxes :)

    Mel x

  3. Love it all! The way you've worn the pants is super chic. Great shoes too. You've inspired me to take my neglected palazzo pants out of the wardrobe!


  4. Rubi shoes sells gorgeous pieces like that? must make a trip there soon! I'm loving the deep red colour, absolutely amazing! <3

  5. those pants are so sick! you wear them well :)

  6. that red wine colour on you looks beautiful Lauren! Love how you styled this outfit!

  7. Love it all! This looks amazing on you Lawren..

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  8. Yep, love that first photo... loved it on instagram, love it here. Magazine worthy. <3


  9. Those shoes are to die for. J'adore!