Seeing scarlet

Enza Costa top, Karen Walker ‘tied up’ trousers (similar), bracelet & necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs katie bracelet, Gorjana wrap bracelet, Meadowlark ring, Givenchy heels (similar)

I doubt it would come to anyone’s surprise that I was excitedly anticipating seeing Karen Walker’s Sea Monsters collection in the flesh in the months leading up to the season launch. Navy, white, and blush tones unassumingly make up the bulk of what I already own, allowing me to visually slot in all the pieces that I had on my wishlist – which typically, ran quite long.

These scarlet trousers were one of the things that topped the list, with their obnoxiously eye-popping colour, and cut in one of Walker’s signature styles with the new addition of a tie at the waist. My level of enthusiasm for these pants only grew when I tried them on, essentially turning into one of those “I have to have this” moments which seems to happen all too often. If the bold and bright scarlet isn’t your cup of tea, Walker cut the pants in both a navy crepe, and navy polka dot – both equally as covetable.


  1. Rhiannon August 22, 2012 / 8:54 am

    Oh my goodness…loooove the pants!

  2. Vulette August 22, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Yay for scarlet! I am so in love with this colour I cannot wait to pay off my KW dress in the same colour. These pants look so good on you too. I tried them on at Incu but pants just … meh on me. Haha.

    • jamie-lee August 24, 2012 / 7:16 am

      How much longer til you get to pick up your dress? I didn’t try it on but I thought that red whale print was super cute 🙂 Ohh I’m sure they didn’t look as bad as you think – I reckon these are just like the boat pants minus the elasticated waist – doesn’t feel so casual for me

  3. Corinne August 22, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    These suit you so well! Love red, and they’ll look gorgeous with all your stripes 🙂

    Life etc

  4. Kristin August 22, 2012 / 8:38 am

    Gorgeous! Red pants are pretty hard to pull off, but they suit you and match well with your beloved Breton tops. Did you end up getting the paisley boat shorts? And did you decide which print to get in the peplum dress?

    • jamie-lee August 24, 2012 / 7:18 am

      Thanks Kristin! I didn’t get the paisley boat shorts in the end – I got the peplum dress in that print instead (I think it’s called sea chain voile – I just loved the indigo/blue colour and the print.. it was so good in every piece I found it hard to decide). I did end up getting these pants in the midnight navy too – perfect for work.

      Have you picked anything up yet? How is the baby?! x

  5. She's Obsessed August 22, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    I love the glitter shoes…they were the perfect touch with the stripes and fire engine truck red pants.

  6. The Faces Box August 22, 2012 / 10:28 am

    Perfect red pants.

    Regards from Barcelona.

  7. Closet Fashionista August 22, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    Wow I LOVE those pants!! They look amazing on you! (and I still loooove those Givenchy heels! They’re on The Outnet but I’m trying to resist because I have nothing to wear them with 😉
    [as for the jumping in heels, I dunno…it doesn’t bother me, I must just be so used to jumping that I can do it in anything, ha ha.]

  8. Nina August 23, 2012 / 12:28 am

    Impeccable balance between classic and trend! You nail it every time. x

  9. Caitlin August 22, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    WOW! I ADORE these pants! So trendy and comfy-looking…They look beautiful on you!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a comment!!


  10. Elana August 22, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    These pants are so incredible! What a great piece to own. And the stripes just work so well with them. Love this whole look!

  11. Danielle Wu August 23, 2012 / 12:04 am

    lovely! I wish I could pull off those wierdly shaped pants. you look ladylike and classy. x

    d a n i e l l e |

  12. Sushi August 23, 2012 / 1:01 am

    Really lovely outfit! I want those shoes so much x Sushi

  13. Lily August 23, 2012 / 2:52 am

    This outfit checks all my boxes: brights, stripes, and a bit of a neutral. Perfect!

  14. Sharday August 23, 2012 / 10:32 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I absolutely love your look and I’m lusting over your entire wardrobe! I totally understand what you wrote earlier about your style maturing, I feel the same with mine! Not in an old nana style though! Hahaha

    xx Sharday


  15. lin August 24, 2012 / 3:45 am

    Lovely outfit – you made something as predictable as a breton top look fresh again with those awesome trousers!

  16. Joyce August 24, 2012 / 4:13 am

    Your pants are sooo amazing, I LOVE that bright color and it goes so well with your glitter heels 🙂

  17. Nonna Tiwow August 24, 2012 / 8:02 am

    Love your pants! The colour is so beautiful and it looks so great on you. xx

  18. Victoria August 26, 2012 / 5:50 am

    I freaked out when I noticed your blog wasn’t updating on my bloglovin’ anymore, then I realized you moved! Ahh. Okay, I’m glad I found you again & this outfit is seriously one of my favorites I’ve ever seen out of all the outfits I’ve ever seen…not just on you, but on any blogger that I follow. Such a classy look!

  19. rachel September 1, 2012 / 4:23 am

    oh my god jamie I LOVE this outfit! I’ll never tire of navy + white strips with red, and these pants are just amazing. I need them in my life I think x

  20. Lindsay K September 3, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    I’m not one for red pants, but these look perfect. I love silk.

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