Luxe Silk Pants

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These silk Joie pants were a Neiman Marcus Last Call find that winter was desperately keeping me from! They’ve been hanging on the clothes rack in my room just taunting me.. “I’m so comfy, and snazzy casual”.. you know how that goes when you have things that you can’t wear just quite yet. I think as a petite I’ve strayed away from these types of pants in the past because I didn’t think I could pull them off. Maybe I still can’t, but I like them a lot and they were quite the steal, so add it to the list of things I decided to give a shot! There’s also a really fun light floral version, darker floral version, and a check print pair. If you’re looking for something a little more solid and spring-y there are linen ones too! I really liked how I could make them not engulf my short legs by pairing with ankle strap heels and kind of tucking them into the top strap a little. I always find that ankle strap heels somehow make my legs look longer, especially if I don’t have pants on that cut at the ankle.

If you haven’t heard, Henri Bendel launched a new ‘Luxe’ line of in house jewelry that’s not only gorgeous, but a great price point and high quality. The stones are all semi-precious or Swarovksi crystals so they seem and look like real diamonds with pave settings like fine jewelry, but at prices ranging from $48 – $248. I’ve been wearing the bar stud earrings almost everyday and have gotten a ton of compliments on them already. They’re small and simple but are a great swap for those of you who wear studs on a day to day basis. The Henri Bendel team was in town and celebrating the launch in Chicago last week as one of their first stops, so we were thrilled to be among the first to preview the collection. My favorite part though is that the cuffs fit me. I have really small wrists and it’s very hard to find bracelets, but they are just right! I’ve decided it’s the perfect line of jewelry if you’re ever looking for a gift because it’s a great price point and there’s something for everyone’s taste in this collection.

I went for a structured blazer to offset the silky silhouette of the pants and a really simple black t-shirt that I’ve had forever. There are more stories on the blazer and sunglasses (more crazy steal finds) but I’ll save those for another day. We had our first “summer-like” day this weekend and it was SO nice! It’s so funny how when the sun finally comes out and the weather seems to break, the entire city comes out of the woodworks and people forget what a terrible winter it has been. The patios were hopping and the streets were packed. My favorite part of the weekend was having a little brunch outside at a place called Little Market in Gold Coast followed by a 2.5 mile walk all the way home. It’s also funny how in my adjustment to city life I’ve replaced driving time phone calls with walking time phone calls – equally as enjoyable but better exercise! :)

I hope you enjoyed your weekend, too! Leave me a comment if you’ve tried silk pants too and any other styles that you’ve found are great (especially for shorter legs)!

P.S. – Henri Bendel is coincidentally having 20% Off for Friends Family right now on $150+ with the code “SPRINGFF” so if you’re looking to order some of the Luxe pieces now is the time to do it!


Helmut Lang blazer (similar, less expensive version)  •  Joie ‘Sayla B’ silk blend pants (similar)  •  Steve Madden heels (via DIY)  •  Vintage Balenciaga bag  •  Henri Bendel bar cuff and bar stud earrings (c/o)  •  Karen Walker Super Duper sunglasses

Photos by Mary Graves Photography

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  • Reply Angela

    Gorgeous!!! Love this look xo

    April 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Donna

    Hey Christine!

    There’s really nothing better than casual chic and you do it well! I actually let out a squeal when I checked your blog just now…haha. I love love love those red silk pants and you did an amazing job styling it.

    Enjoy your week!


    April 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Donna you just made my day! Thank you SO much you have no idea how much I need that today :) xo

      April 15, 2014 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Dana Kay

    love those pants and how you styled them! I’m always on the fence about buying pants like this as well but after seeing your outfit I definitely want to invest a pair of pants like these.
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    April 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Dana! I definitely think you should do it :) if I can, you can too!

      April 15, 2014 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Joules

    Love this! Those pants look super comfy while being very stylish.

    Style by Joules

    April 14, 2014 at 10:12 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Joules! As always love seeing your comments :)

      April 15, 2014 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life

    The piping on the pants is a nice surprise. Love the look.

    April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thank you Amy! It’s my favorite part :)

      April 15, 2014 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Debbie

    The pants are fabulous! I love anything that’s comfy and cool at the same time. Really like how you styled them with the blazer.

    April 14, 2014 at 4:49 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Debbie, I appreciate it! I couldn’t agree more.. give me comfy and cool any day :)

      April 14, 2014 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Those pants are absolutely beautiful! Loose and slouchy, but absolutely chic at the same time. I adore it. Great outfit!

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    April 14, 2014 at 3:28 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Kelly! Loving your Monday manicure colors today :) Chinchilly is one of my ALL time favorites!

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  • Reply Bethann

    Those pants are bad ass! I love the cute detail on the side! xoxo, Bethann

    April 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Bethann! The side piping is my favorite :)

      April 14, 2014 at 9:39 am
  • Reply J

    Loving these pants!!! I saw them at NM so long ago and I missed them on Last Call. So jealous! You look amaze.

    April 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks lady! You can try again they have a ton of versions right now and one at NM Last Call! xo

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  • Reply Dana

    Such a perfect look. Love the blazer and those pants are gorgeous!

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    April 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Dana! Love your blog name haha :)

      April 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

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