Tag Archives: DVF

statement shorts

printed, from left: piamita bettie chain print shorts, mara hoffman high waisted shorts, bcbg maxazria kyle shorts, tibi gemma print shorts (more sizes here), mara hoffman mexican blanket shorts (more sizes here sequin, from left: bb dakota alba shorts (I just bought these and they’re awesome, but I recommend going down a size – mine were huge!), french connection mimosa mist sequin shorts, diane von furstenberg charlotte sequin shorts, french connection fast mini sequin shorts, lipsy sequin shorts

So… shorts.  Yes, I’ve hated on them before, not because I’m necessarily opposed to the idea of pants that stop mid-thigh, but because for so long it has seemed like the shorts on the market only flatter svelte size 0s with thighs that have never come into contact with each other.  Maybe I’ve just been shopping at the wrong stores.  But I’m starting to have a thing for statement shorts, from simple colorblocking to all-out crazy tribal prints.  And now I’ve added sequins to the collection (see above picture, far left).

When shopping for shorts, the right fit is obviously essential.  I’ve found that the most flattering pairs are cut with a higher waist (not necessarily belly-button height, but up above the hip bones helps to visually lengthen the legs) and a good flare to the leg so they don’t fit tight on the thighs.  I tend to size up in shorts to ensure enough room in the legs and butt – I can always get the waist taken in for the perfect fit.  (I tried to show options that follow these general guidelines.) Not convinced yet?  More than half of the shorts featured here are on sale.

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graphic

urban outfitters tank and tiger bangle, diane von furstenberg pants (similar here), forever 21 clutch (similar here and here), h&m yellow link bracelet, charles jourdan gia sandals, vintage sunglasses

It’s a gloomy, rainy day here in Denver, and what better way to counteract the associated feelings of lethargy than with photos of a bright, graphic outfit taken over the weekend?!

Happy Monday.

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open weave

forever 21 anorak and sweater, thrifted diane von furstenberg skirt, vintage clutch, zara sandals, custom spike friendship bracelets from my little fisheye shop, neon cord bracelet from bauble bar, similar here.

I’m embracing the sporty feel of this open-weave sweater.  It makes a great boxy silhouette paired with this vintage skirt.  And I’m sorry about the anorak overload in recent posts, I just can’t get over how I can throw it on over anything for a totally effortless look.

Happy Friday (the 13th)!!

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summer sandals – metallics

1. zara ankle strap sandal  2. zara peep toe sandal  3. b brian atwood consort sandal  4. jenni kayne suede ankle strap sandal  5. sam edelman yelena sandal  6. zara sandal with laminated straps  7. kors michael kors atherton two tone sandal  8. qupid drama 103 rose gold metallic platform sandal 9. kors michael kors vernon platform t-strap sandal

1. zara basic sandal  2. dolce vita bagley t-strap sandals  3. loeffler randall heart lr sam metallic flat sandal  4. zara two tone sandal  5. dolce vita sachi toe ring sandals  6. boutique 9 piraya t-strap flat sandal  7. diane von furstenberg kaiti thong flat sandals  8. marc by marc jacobs crisscross wedge sandal  9. boutique 9 paulyne flat thong sandal

I’m absolutely loving metallic accents for spring and summer.  While Shopbopping the other day, I was inspired to make a few collages of my favorite picks… and then a few more.  More summer sandal posts coming up!  Enjoy!

Happy no pants tuesday!

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