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Embroidered Tunic and Patterned Pants

I’m finally wearing the patterned pants and embroidered top I bought at Bébénoir, together, as an outfit. I’ve worn the pants and I’ve worn the top, but this is the first time I paired them. I put them together at the request of my mom, who has the same pieces. She wanted a picture of me wearing this outfit for a blog post she recently published.

patterned pants

I love both pieces and I was happy to oblige. especially happy, since I’ve confirmed my summer trip to NYC. I’ll be meeting my parents there again this year! See, I bought both pieces in New York, and these items remind me of our wonderful 2013 trip to the Big Apple.

embroidered top

For the 2014 trip, you can bet we’ll be back at Bébénoir. We had fun shopping there–and it was just around the corner from our apartment. How convenient! Don’t tell anyone, but we may have made more than a few trips to the boutique. The sales associates were wonderful, and I can now say I’ve shopped where supermodels shop.

cutout back

I love the open back of the top, and the comfort both pieces offer. In the past, I wore these pants with flats, but I think they work well with wedge heels too,

casual look

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Patterned Pants

I love the comfort factor of pajama pants, but wouldn’t be caught dead in them outside the house. That’s why I love the loungewear as outerwear trend that popped up last summer.

patterned pants

Jacket: Lulu’s
Pants: Bébénoir
Tank: Swapped
Shoes: Beyond Skin
Necklace: Gifted

These are a soft, relaxed-fit pant, reminiscent of harem pants or lounge pants. With slippers and a smoking jacket, I’d rival Hugh Heffner for stylish boudoir clothes. But with ballet flats and an unstructured jacket, these are surprisingly appropriate for every day. I wore them to work and out to dinner.

black and white and red

To be clear, these are “outside pants.” I bought them at Bébénoir when I have in New York last summer. I was lucky to have this incredible gem of a boutique just around the corner of my Harlem condo, where I lived (and pretended to be a local) for 10 days.

loungewear as outerwear

I’d read about Bébénoir in a fashion magazine the week before I flew to NYC. I wanted to visit, but Harlem is a big place. I had no idea if it would be anywhere near my apartment. Imagine my luck when my taxi passed the shop, turned the corner, and dropped me off at my temporary digs.

I must have shopped there every other day. I took my parents along too, and my mom loved their clothes (in fact, she bought a pair too, which you can see in her Harlem blog post). Bébénoir has a wonderful–and affordable–selection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories (and super friendly staff).

beyond skin shoes

My Beyond Skin flats work really well with these pants. I got these as part of a Kickstarter. I donated toward their new line of shoes and received these. All vegan, ethically sourced, sweatshop-free, fair labor–and cute! If you haven’t checked out their site, do it now! I love their new spring line.


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