Today's Everyday Fashion: Culottes

 
Striped crop top with black culottes
Striped crop top with black culottes
Striped crop top with black culottes
 Inspiration: Getty / Rindoff/Le Segretain via  popsugar

Inspiration: Getty / Rindoff/Le Segretain via popsugar

 

This outfit was created purely because of fit. I wanted another way to wear this striped crop top and these are the only black bottoms in my closet that are high-waisted enough to go with the top. I love culottes on other people (like Jessica Alba, who looks great here), but they can be hard to style. I do like that they feel like pajamas and it's fun to have something in a totally different shape than most of my slim-fitting pants and jeans! Would you wear culottes?

Top: Forever 21, $20
Pants: JCPenney c/o (similar, similar)
Shoes: Charles David c/o (same)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similarsimilar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 1, 2
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Shoes are 2 years ago. Pants and top are within 6 months.

 
Pink blossoming tree - Tabebuia
 

These beautiful pink Tabebuia trees are in blossom all over our neighborhood right now. I'm completely obsessed and want to plant 20 of them in our yard. There's only one problem though: the blooms only appear for a few days and then they are gone. I had a moment of random inspiration and decided to write it down and share. Something to ponder as we head into spring:

Beautiful pink blossoms when you're in bloom
Here in a flash and gone so soon
Your temporary splendor is not defeating
It's here to remind us that beauty is fleeting