I ordered the Collection Gazebo Pant in Austrian Lace as soon as it hit sale. I had the black colorway on my wishlist since it first arrived online but just couldn’t pull the trigger on such a high retail price. The sale price is pretty steep too, IMO, but I did use a 30% off sale promo. It runs TTS and the length is truly cropped on me. Yay! The lining is a blush color that peaks through the pretty cotton lace overlay. I wanted to share three different ways to style these pants, with items already in my closet, in case anyone is contemplating a purchase.

~ Short-Sleeve Popover Shirt in Irish Linen, Warm Emerald, size 8 ~
~ Collection Gazebo Pant in Austrian Lace, Black, size 8 ~
~ Elsie Pumps in Mixed Plaid, size 6 1/2 ~

The first look is for Summer, pairing the lace pants with a linen shirt and fun heels. When I first make a purchase I add it to my Stylebook and try to come up with at least three ways to wear it. Sometimes that doesn’t always happen but the pieces are too special to return and other times the items are returned. There are also times when the outfit looks good on Stylebook but not so much IRL. I think this outfit turned out well considering I was not sure if the shoes would work. It would probably look better with the Ivory pants but I was challenging myself to style black pants around lighter colors on top and bottom (shoes).


~ Short-Sleeve Popover, Olive, size 6 ~
~ Collection Gazebo Pant in Austrian Lace, Black, size 8 ~
~ Collection Lillian Calf-Hair Low Wedges, size 6 1/2 (one, two, Splurge) ~
~ Tortoise Flower Necklace (one, two, three) ~

I wore this next outfit to dinner while in Vegas last weekend. I was very comfortable and the wedge sandals are from a few years ago. I always forget I have these but they were perfect for this outfit. The short-sleeve popover is really flattering but this olive color is the only one I’ve purchased. I felt really chic in this outfit and can’t wait to wear it again.


~ Tippi Sweater in Embellished Bee, Medium ~
~ Collection Gazebo Pant in Austrian Lace, Black, size 8 ~
~ Simple 70 Pumps, Cranberry, Christian Louboutin (one, two, Splurge) ~

The last look is a “Winter” option with the lovely Tippi Sweater in Embellished Bee. I still have not been able to wear it but hope to do so as soon as there’s a chill in the air. Since we have so many mild days in Winter I know I can get away with wearing these pants through the season, albeit with heels or maybe booties instead of sandals. I am sure I can wear it with a sparkly top for a fun Christmas party too.


The Gazebo Pant in general has been one of my favorite items from Summer. I wish J.Crew would keep the style for Winter but it looks like they are just adding pleats to wide-leg crops instead. There’s also the Collection Sequin Gazebo Pant in a pretty mauve color. I would be afraid to sit down wearing those though. It was fun to style these pants for you and I hope you get some great ideas. I’ll be styling the Rosewood Lace Blouse for you next week!

I almost forgot about the cutest item in the whole rollout! I pre-ordered the Tippi Sweater in Bee Embellishment but my store also had it so I was able to try it on before I received it.

~ Short-Sleeve Popover in Chambray, size 6 ~
~ Sammi Pant in Polka Dot, size 30 ~
~ Sadie Flats in Snakeskin Printed Leather, size 7 ~


~ Short-Sleeve Popover in Chambray, size 6 ~

I can’t decide between this popover shirt which is one of my favorite styles or the chambray shirtdress. I think I might get a little more use out of the shirt, since I also have the Off-the-shoulder Dress in Chambray. The size 6 fit but was a snug on the sides of the chest. I think I would stay with the 6 though as the 8 would be completely shapeless and baggy.


~ Sammi Pant in Polka Dot, size 30 ~

I was not a fan of the Teddie pants and was hoping these might be a little more to my liking. The polka dot are unique and are easily wearable now (if it wasn’t so darn hot), as well as into the Fall. The size 30 was too big, especially in the front. They also seemed to have excess and bagginess below the butt, in back. That disrupted the flow of the pant leg. The rise is higher on these, which I like, but not in this size.


~ Tippi Sweater in Bee Embellishment, Medium ~
~ Sammi Pant in Polka Dot, size 29 ~
~ Sadie Flats in Snakeskin Printed Leather, size 7 ~

I was very excited to see this sweater IRL. The embellishment is up near the shoulder with three little jeweled bees. This a little thin and will require a cami underneath though you might be able to get away with just a nude bra. Medium is my normal Tippi size and this fit well. I’ve since tried a Petite Medium in the Tippi Sweater and the hemline is a little shorter and the sleeve is more 3/4-length. I’ll consider the petite sizing in Tippi’s going forward since the that is how it should really fit. I cannot wait until cooler weather to wear this sweater!



~ Sammi Pant in Polka Dot, size 29 ~

The size 29 was a much better fit, though still a little baggy in front. The leg line is not baggy in this size. I think my best fit would be a Petite 29, which would make them cropped, as they should be. But the polka dot are not offered in Petite so this size will work. And I don’t mind that they are not cropped. I don’t want to have them altered as it might mess up the little flare kick at the bottom.


I brought the Sammie Pant in Polka Dot home with me. I’m happy with the size and already have a few outfits planned around them. And the bee sweater will be front and center in my closet waiting for that first cool breeze.