Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's a luscious mix of words and tricks

I think The Shins' Oh, Inverted World is really great driving-around-in-nice-weather-music.

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Shrug - Forever 21; Top - Urban Outfitters (Silence and Noise); Belt - Gap; Shorts - thrifted; Shoes - Old Navy

I like this top a lot. But I've struggled when it comes to pairing it with other things because it's so darn skimpy. It's short, and I'm not really up for showing off my tummy - so I have to wear something underneath it or wear it with something high waisted. I'm really glad I found these shorts because I think the paper-bag-ish fit balances out the super-fitted skimpy-ness of the top. The shorts are actually denim, but you can't really tell in these photos...

I wore this shrug for most of the day because I'd feel a little silly wearing shorts and a strapless top when it's barely April. But I took some photos without it because I think I like the outfit better that way. What do you think? Shrug or no shrug?

P.S. I don't know why these shorts look so wrinkly, I swear I steamed them before I left the house.

32 comments:

M. said...

ah I love this, I was torn with that top I almost bought it like 3 times, but I felt the same way, now I wish I did! This look is great, those shorts really do balance that top out so nicely.

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

So summery, I love it!
The top is really cute, the exposed zipper is great.

and i do love the shins.

Chic on the Cheap

girlxoxo said...

Love the top - glad you found something to pair it with.

amanda said...

i love these shorts!!! they are like my dream shorts and they are so hard to find. you look great in them. and wrinkled shorts are all the rage.

megan.tme said...

I really love the outfit without the shrug, the strapless top and shorts are perfect together! You look fabulous :)

~ megan
http://transmissionme.blogspot.com/

Sonya said...

I have the same problem with that top! I wore with a shirt underneath in one of my last posts but I don't always want to wear something underneath. I love those shorts with it!

www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

princesspolitico said...

everything about this outfit SCREAMS springtime... i adore your darling yet daring top - very lovely florals!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

I LOVE the top!! am a huge fan of pretty much anything by Silence and Noise!! Super cute!

avalonne said...

I love your high waisted shorts, great color too! They don't look too wrinkly, don't worry :) Hehe thanks for checking out my blog and following. Following you now :)

t said...

That is a great top! And it looks good with those blue shorts. :)

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Sofie Marie said...

Great outfit....you are definatley right about the tight top balancing out the baggy fit shorts.Looks wonderful....in my opinion no shrug is best.
Sofie ^^
onetoomanywishes.blogspot.com

P.S Complete envy right now over the sunshine, and I wish it was warm enough in England to wear short shorts.

cadencesmama said...

oh my, this outfit is to die for! you look amazing! reminds me of tieka from selective potential too =)

http://cadencesmama.blogspot.com

did you enter my giveaway yet?!

Erin said...

love this outfit! you did a great job dealing with the crop top. i have trouble too! do you ever visit greensboro?

Dixi [Vintage & Modern Ladies Clothing] said...

ah, i want that top! looks great on you

www.shopdixi.com
xoxo

Labels And Love said...

I love the outfit so much!
so spring-summer-ish, lovely

Mousevox Vintage said...

Oh, gosh! I love everything about this. You look incredible.

I'm adding a link to your blog on mine. xo.

Laura said...

aw it looks so..summery! :) love it!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

It's a perfect mix of tight, and baggy. You look adorable!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I want your blue shorts!! pretty floral top!!! the whole is sweet!!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Gorgeous shorts!<3

Endy said...

These photos are so lovely!!!!

Meggstatus said...

Like I said before, I am absolutely obsessed with these shorts. They look perfect on you! Such a great staple for spring/summer.

Natalya's Closet said...

lovely blog! i adore your style and will continue following you! xoxo

Jen said...

awww you're adorable in those shorts and those flats! i'm voting for the outfit with the shrug. :)

Silvia Couture said...

very summery! Lovely outfit..Check out my blog

-Silvia

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

This is SO lovely!!! Come to Michigan and hang out with Tiek and me!

Cris M. said...

amazing shorts!!

Second Skin said...

This look is so great! I LOVE the shape of those sunnies so much! I got some like that too but they look so much more amazing with short hair! You are adorable!

Aya Smith said...

What an adorable outfit! You look wonderful :)

Happy Easter!
~Aya

Lucy Marmalade said...

I say no shrug, but that might be because it's so so very hot here. Either way, it's adorable!

Kristy said...

you pulled off the corset top perfectly, I'm jealous!! The blue shorts look similar to the Garden Collection ones they sell at H&M but you got them for a lot cheaper, so again, I'm jealous!!! anyways, I really love this look. TOO PERFECT FOR SPRING :D

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Amanda said...

I love the shorts! I've actually been thinking of sewing a pair like that from some old pants. They are just too cute :]

 
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