I’m not a big fan of shorts. I just don’t find them as flattering or comfortable as skirts and dresses. However, on a rare occasion I will wear them. When I do they tend to be dressy shorts (think black silk), and I always wear them with heels. This may be why the short suit has grown on me. The polished look caught my eye months ago, first when I saw the hot pink style from Jenni Kayne SS’12 and a stripped version on fashion editor Joanna Hilman during NYFW, and then again on the red carpet worn by Amanda Seyfried.
Once the weather gets warmer, I think I will be giving the short suit a try. While I like the matchy matchy look for an already nontraditional cut, I will most likely be mixing and matching pieces for a less formal, more wearable style (i.e. the leopard, printed knit and black sequin short pairings below).
What do you think of the short suit? Have you or will you be trying this look? Hope you are all having a fabulous week!
Images: pink suit: glamour.com, Joanna: fitsoffashion.blogspot, Amanda: posh24.com.
Clockwise from top left: Topshop cream blazer $150, Topshop leopard print shorts $64, Acne chambray jacket $530, Acne chambray shorts $210 net-a-porter.com, H&M black twill jacket $70, H&M boucle knit shorts $30, Topshop peach blazer $120, Topshop peach shorts $70, Rag and Bone black tuxedo jacket $495, Madewell black sequin shorts $90, Topshop gray blazer $190, Topshop gray shorts $90
Chanel knows how to host a fabulous party. Here are few images from the brand’s invite-only, eight day party and installation “Numeros Prive” at the Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exhibit’s main purpose? To surprise and delight (and supposedly celebrate the reopening of their Bellagio boutique). It certainly seems to be a job well done.
Diane Kruger in a stunning, opalescent Chanel dress was clearly impressed with the scene, snapping away.
Hanging ballerinas performed while guests sipped on cocktails.
Alexa Chung dancing/clapping in pastel blue Chanel.
The 10 room installation included a Lagerfeld dollhouse.
Model Poppy Delevigne dances the night away.
Guests played arcade games dropping claws into mounds of small sized Chanel gifts.
The whole thing kind of makes me want to go to Vegas…
Images: Diane: wwd.com, white swan: vogue.com, Alexa and dolls: vogue.com, Poppy: wwd.com, arcade games: wwd.com.
A low-key, relaxing weekend was much needed after a busy (but amazing) week. I wore this last week during the day to lunch and an art museum (LACMA), to see Rodarte’s Fra Angelico exhibit. The following night, I attended a lecture where the designers discussed their work over the years and their greatest inspirations. It was incredible and I’m hoping to have a recap on that soon.
I saw this pencil skirt while shopping last weekend, and was immediately drawn to its chartreuse-y, camel color. Instead of going with something simple like a cream or black blouse, I wanted to play up the color by pairing it with other shades of green – teal and hunter. To dress the look down a bit, I layered on a chambray shirt.
Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! I’m taking a break from relaxing and heading over to a football party!
Pencil skirt: American Apparel, silk shirt: Ecote via Urban Outfitters, chambray shirt: Gap (old), shoes: Zara, pearl necklace: gift from sister, beaded clutch: vintage, bracelets: vintage, Sheila Fajl, Banana Republic, Diament Designs, rings: Diament Designs, XIV Karats, earrings: H&M.