Sunday, 19 August 2012

Printed pants & polka dot toes

Yesterday we met some friends at a Crab & Beer Festival. While it was lovely to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones, I wasn’t won over by the beer and crab. To be fair beer never wins me over, but crab, well I don’t want to have to work that hard for that little, no matter how yummy it is. The event was held at National Harbour, which is Washington DC’s answer to Darling Harbour in Sydney.

pants / H & M / top /Old Navy

wooden bangle / Mix Box

I wore printed pants. Yep, more printed pants! I picked these ones up at H & M this week (my excuse? still waiting on the damn airfreight, needed new clothes, lack of variety killing my spirit). This pair is fitted (and therefore less floaty and pyjama like) actually closer to what I had been looking for when I picked up my Zara pair, at $17 I think they were a bargain. The ultimate assurance of a good purchase? The lady in Gap exclaiming ‘Your pants are SO cute’.

tan flats / Next 

Pants aside, the real star of the show here are my revamped toenails. I’ve been desperate for a pedicure for a long time; the UK doesn’t have ‘Nail Bars’ which are so popular in Australia. Luckily, it turns out they are on practically every street corner in Maryland. Even Max is won over by my new polka dot toes.

Til next time friends xo


  1. cute nails! I will concede, the coloured jeans are awesome. I am getting addicted. But I don't think I'll ever come around to the printed pants. They're just that little bit too far "out there" for me. Boy do I miss shopping in the US!

  2. What were your favourite shops?

  3. Most of my money was spent keeping Kohls in business. Shoes, clothes, accessories, hand bags, you name it I bought it at Kohls. I also occasionally dropped a bundle at Ann Taylor (GOOOORGEOUS!). I can't really remember the other ones. Oh, you'd probably like Banana Republic, too?

  4. Thanks Clare, I saw your blog on white pants, I've been admiring them from a far for a while now.. I like yours with Navy :-)