shorts: anthropologie; blouse: French Connection (old); shoes: Pour la Victoire; bag: Rebecca Minkoff: earrings: TopShop; charm bracelet: family heirloom
It is my belief that there is no garment that is off-limits to anyone, no matter what their figure or perceived flaws. (Unitards might be the one exception as they are unflattering on everyone- my heart goes out to the men’s gymnastics teams at the summer Olympics.) The trickier the garment, the more selective the wearer has to be in terms of cut and styling but with so many possibilities out there, I truly think there is something for everyone.
With the toasty temperatures of this past weekend, it was time for me to face an old nemesis- shorts. The wrong pair can leave my backside looking double-wide and completely devoid of shape, turn my thighs into tree trunks and generally render my entire figure woefully stumpy.
The feminine cut of this pair of shorts, with the high waist and the a-line silhouette, thankfully avoids any of the pitfalls that a lower slung, boxier pair would create. The retro feel that the polka dots add called out to be paired with a twee white blouse that was excavated from the bowels of my closet. The result was a shorts ensemble that was friend rather than foe- proving that miracles can happen!
The one sad note in this tale is that not an hour after these photos were taken, I managed to get a few drops of my delicious Sunday lunch on my crisp white shirt. If any of you have special tips or tricks for lifting tomato sauce out of cotton, PLEASE hit the comments!!