Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag + link up

Bershka Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and Topshop crab straw bag

You might recognise the location of these photos…it’s the same place as last week’s Style With a Smile link up post. Yes, we were back at our local gastro pub…the new vegan menu is a big hit with me! But we weren’t there to celebrate our wedding anniversary again…my dad came over from France to stay with friends and came to see us at the weekend. Now, this pub serves the most magnificent pies, in fact it’s renowned locally for them. The steak and ale pie made quite an impression on my dad when we took him there before and he was keen to go back. No complaints from me!

When I ordered the mixed wrap dress I wore in last Tuesday’s link up post, I also added these wide leg diagonal stripe trousers to my shopping basket.

It was a really hot day (we’ve had some unusually hot and humid weather lately) so I needed an outfit to keep me cool. When I ordered the mixed wrap dress I wore in last Tuesday’s link up post, I also added these wide leg diagonal stripe trousers to my shopping basket. They’re a lovely lightweight material, and they don’t crease. The only slight negative is the lack of stretch in the elasticated waistband which makes it difficult to get them over my thighs. I have the same problem with my metallic Zara culottes. Sizing up sometimes means the legs are too voluminous, so a compromise must be made. For size reference these striped trousers are a size medium.

Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag

Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag


Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag

This cute straw crab bag is also a new purchase. Sadly it’s now sold out online but I have seen some in a couple of Topshop stores. It’s big enough to hold all of my essentials, plus it’s really light. I love having both a shoulder strap and handles. Straw bags are everywhere at the moment and there are plenty of fun designs in the shops 🙂

Are you a fan of straw bags? Do you like quirky designs? Let me know in the comments!

Diagonal striped wide leg trousers and crab straw bag

Bershka wide leg trousers | Topshop straw bag ( sold out, similar) | Ribelle sandals (similar)


Last week’s favourites were…

Joi of In My Joi, Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish and Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits!



This is where I link up!


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  1. May 29, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    I love the quirky bag, Emma! And the stripes culottes are perfect for the summer. That restaurant sounds like a great find too!
    Suzy xx

  2. May 29, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Loving straw bags in all shapes and sizes! There are some great one’s this year. You look fabulous as always Emma.
    Laurie xx

  3. May 29, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    I really need to find myself some pants like that. I do like a good gastro pub myself. As for bags , yes I love the straw bags on others but it’s just not practical for me. We have been basking in humidity haven’t we. I’ve been knocking around at home in shorts.

    • June 1, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Yes it’s been so humid, and yet we haven’t had any big thunderstorms in the North West yet, just one rumble and a couple of flashes of lightening. After the long, cold winter it’s come as a bit of a shock!

  4. May 29, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    What a brilliant bag – I’m itching to find one! Away to Spain next week so will have a look there. Love the wide leg trousers, they are so flattering Emma. Hope you’ll join the #chicandstylish #LINKUP this week. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • June 1, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you Jacqui! There are lots of lovely straw bags in the shops at the mo, I’m wondering if I can justify buying another one 😉 Hope you have a fab time in Spain!

  5. May 29, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    I love, love the crab bag! And the lightweight trousers look like perfection on a warm day. Thanks for linking and hosting, xo


    • June 1, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you Patti, and you’re welcome!

  6. May 29, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    You’re lucky to have got your hands on that bag – looks like it’s very sought after! Such cool trews too.

    • June 1, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks Gail! Yes I thought it would be popular so I’m glad I bagged it…no pun intended!

  7. May 29, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I confess I’m not much an aficionado of straw bags, my friend. That said, I had one in the late 90s that was quite gorgeous even though I can’t remember what it looks like now GRIN and I know Kate Spade has some really cool ones usually for Summer, but this is one trend I’m quite happy to admire from afar and on others such as yourself, Emma xoxo

    • June 1, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Oh I love Kate Spade bags, although I don’t own any…yet 😉 Thanks for stopping by Sheela!

  8. May 30, 2018 / 12:37 am

    Emma, the whole outfit works!! And I personally like the bag very much. I think every outfit needs a little touch of something different and this bag is it! xx

  9. May 30, 2018 / 1:06 am

    I absolutely love your bag, Emma! It is fabulous! I love quirky designs: the quirkier the better! XXX

  10. May 30, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Oh the little crabs on your straw bag are so cute!! I love them and your trousers too!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  11. May 31, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    Ooo, that straw bag is so cute! I lvoe the crab and need that as my sign is Cancer… the crab! Looks so fun. Your striped pants look great and i love it with the draped black top. looks very figure flattering
    Have a great day! sorry I am late to the party!

    • June 1, 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Jess! I’m a Cancerian too 🙂

    • June 1, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks Edwige! Yes we are wearing similar outfits…great minds think alike 🙂

  12. June 1, 2018 / 2:12 am

    I’m seriously in love with that adorable and unique crab bag and it pairs so nicely with this outfit!


  13. June 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

    Love your skirt, Emma. I love long skirts with a nice pattern 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up. Have a great week and we hope to see you soon.

    • June 2, 2018 / 6:01 am

      *Hit send to quickly* Have a great weekend Emma 🙂

  14. June 5, 2018 / 4:02 am

    Thanks so much for the feature! I didn’t know you featured me until today! Your so sweet! Love your outfit!

  15. June 5, 2018 / 5:02 am

    I love these pants they are perfect for summer. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan

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