October 31, 2010
Tank: Banana Republic
Shorts: J. Crew
Scarf: Tarnish (Nordstrom)
Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Marc store, Boston)
Shoes: Franco Sarto (Nordstrom)
Slowly but surely, a cold has crept up on me; my body always reacts this way with a change in weather although I used to attribute it to sharp changes. The weather here is just about perfect right now. The humidity is gone and it hasn’t rained in over a month, and evenings bring tolerable temperatures for sleeping without air conditioning. All what would appear to be positive changes, so I’m not sure what my body is fussing about? When I’m feeling sick, especially around this time of year, I tend to wrap myself in chunky knits and layers. Temperatures of around ninety five degrees don’t really support that type of behavior, so instead I reached for a scarf.
I once again found myself packing for what will be my fifth move in two months, as well as what better damn well be my last move here in Mexico. As I was doing so, I noticed these linen shorts, which I actually didn’t realize I had brought with me. Much like that denim skirt from a few days ago, I found these shorts while packing up my house in Portland. They appeared to be from another life…I mean, when would I have bought long shorts? Everyone knows that when it comes to skirts and dresses, shorter is always better for me. I was determined to resuscitate these somewhat unflattering shorts and built an outfit around them. I quickly reached for this scarf, which I thought could serve as the point of interest in this look (read: take the attention off these long shorts). I grabbed a simple white tank, again, to let the scarf steal the show, but also because I wanted to show off my tan a little. Come on, I’m not feeling well…I need something to perk me up! Wearing sandals was completely out of the question; my legs just looked stumpy. Yellow and navy is such a classic yet happy color combination, one that I couldn’t resist while feeling a bit down, so I finished off the look with these patent espadrilles.
What do you think of these shorts? Or are they actually short capris? Any ideas on how they could be styled? I do love linen, especially when it’s hot, but I just don’t know about these…