Baroque. It may be because of the associations with the eponymous era that I really like this print. Especially this modern incarnation in the form of these pants. The side stripes and monochrome colors make it even better. Recently, every opportunity to dress up has included these baroque print trousers.  Here was their debut.

So as I was putting together an ensemble for an event where I was giving a talk on fashion, of course, the final choice was again my baroque favorites. In case you haven’t heard my chatter on Twitter about it, last Saturday I was a guest speaker at an event for women devoted to fashion and personal style. It was very flattering to be invited to speak even though I was a bit out of practice – the last public speech I gave was in uni on Forensic Accounting years ago!

Anyways.. the evening went really well  and it seems like both parties (the speaker and the listeners) enjoyed it. You can find some photos from the actual event here.

baroque pants

red lipstick and nails

Zara baroque pants

squire shoes

baroque 3

The outfit worked well for the event, by the way. An old rule of mine: if you don’t know the dress code – overdress. Its better to be called eccentric than not being noticed at all.

Outfit details: Zara pants (buy similar here), Zambessi skirt, Zara blazer (worn previously here and here), Squire shoes, Colette necklace, engagement ring, Sisley lipstick.



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  1. rachel September 17, 2012

    you look gorgeous! good to hear the talk went well, I would have been petrified!

    I too agree it’s always better to be overdressed, a tip I always seem to be using! xx

  2. Amalia September 17, 2012

    the stripe really gives the pants some oomph! lovely!

  3. Jade September 17, 2012

    I was wondering how you went with your speech as I saw your mini panic attack/nerves on Twitter! I’m sure everyone loved it as you definitely know what you’re talking about when it comes to fashion & style! Also, loving the print on these pants. I like how the tuxedo stripe breaks up the print a little :-) xx

  4. Natali September 17, 2012

    You look very beautiful! Great pants :)

  5. Fashion Readings September 17, 2012

    You look lovely! Love the Zara pants!


  6. The Dainty Dolls House September 17, 2012

    It’s stunning. I love Baroque. The trousers are gorgeous & even I would wear them ;D Have a wonderful week ahead doll x

  7. Johanna September 17, 2012

    Looking glamorous as always. That outfit would probably fit nearly any event, as it is so classic. I love your sense of style, I really wanna be as classy as you when I get a full-time job. xoxo

  8. Alyssa September 17, 2012

    I love the stripe down the side of these pants. It keeps them so modern and chic!


  9. Janice September 18, 2012

    Great post!

    3 words LOVE YOUR STYLE :)

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  10. Antonia-Ivana September 19, 2012

    The pants’ pattern is nice indeed. and congrats on your talk!

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