I was inspired by Bri’s latest “Third Thursday Threads” style challenge, this month’s theme being geometric prints. I have worn these printed ankle pants frequently for work, as seen here, here, and here, but wanted to wear them in a more casual, low-key way for my birthday outing. And my birthday (on Monday) was also blissfully low-key, a day that included a massage, a trip to the zoo, and dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant, Kinara Thai Bistro.
I rolled these pants up to make cuffs (scroll down to the bottom for my first-ever style video on 3 different ways to cuff ankle pants!), and paired it with layered tops (including a new black one gift-carded from Old Navy!) and my standby black sandals.
Details: Geometric print ankle pants: Ann Taylor, on clearance this winter / Black tank: Old Navy, gift-carded this month / Teal tank: Old Navy, gift-carded in spring / Black sandals: Payless, gift from my mom last summer / Geometric silver earrings: Made by a friend in Abu Dhabi, 2010 / Black stud earrings: Birthday gift set from in-laws, last summer
I added in some more geometric shapes with these beautiful earrings handmade by a friend of mine in Abu Dhabi. And even the row of sparkles on my black sandals seem to add to the geometric print theme!
Earlier this week, I put together a post of my favorite jumping shots to celebrate my birthday. For this post, about what I wore on my birthday, I had to try another jumping shot. Which cracked me up. You’re welcome. 😉
Finally, my first-ever video for the style blog! It really was a spur-of-the-moment thing, as Sam and I were experimenting with our first-ever smartphones and their video capabilities. This video was shot on a Samsung Galaxy S4.
In this video, I demo 3 different ways to cuff ankle pants!
Thoughts after watching this video:
- Shoot videos horizontally from now on for a clearer, wider picture
- Make sure the background doesn’t include ginormous paint holes (this was shot on a stairwell outside a local high school in downtown Portland)
- Photo-bombing purse!
- I am obviously unable to talk without hand gestures!
So would y’all like more videos on the blog? Please leave a comment and let me know!