Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Short Matters

06.13.10  Jorts
floral tank—American Eagle
"jorts"--cut-offs from an old pair of AE jeans
polka dot flip flops--J.Crew

floral tank detail

I wanted to be comfy playing tourist with my dad on Monday so I went with a pair of jeans I just cut off and this tank that’s one of my favorites from last summer.  Not so sure about the “jorts” though—I’ve seen enough episodes of What Not to Wear to know that I have to fit the biggest part of my body and then tailor from there.  And, um…these aren’t doing me any favors.  Hey—they can’t all be home runs!

06.13.10  Evening
one-shoulder dress—Francesca’s
silver t-straps--J.Crew

Later that night, I went to dinner with some old friends so I switched over to this pretty and comfy dress.  It’s a knit jersey so despite the beading being a bit itchy, it’s easy and fun to wear.  It must seem like I’ve been over-promoting Francesca’s Collections since I’ve worn three of their pieces in the last week, but this is the last of what I bought.  I do LOVE all three pieces: the white daisy top, the red vines dress, and this gorgeous Grecian-inspired dress.  I’m out of dollars for now though, so it'll be a while before I head back. :)

I’m also learning that while shorter skirts/dresses flatter my frame much better than those that fall in the mid-calf region, but I think those that hit me just above the knee are best.  They cover my thighs but leave enough leg exposed so that I’m  not cut off at a weird place.  I guess it’s all about trial and error for what fits your body best!

detail IMG_5138


  1. This would look so cute with a simple metallic belt.

  2. The dress is so flattering on you, I love all the detailing on the strap!!

    I'm also very envious of the top, I wanted it last summer, but was hoping to get it on sale, and missed out!

    Chic on the Cheap

  3. Hey great style! I just found your blog and love it!


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