April 4, 2011
Necklace: Sloan Boutique (Portland, OR)
Sunglasses: Ray Bans
Sandals (not photographed): DV by Dolce Vita (Urban Outfitters)
Let me start out by declaring my love for this outfit: I love it. I bought these shorts and this sweater while I was visiting Portland at the end of February, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the day I could wear it. Some of you may remember quite a bit of complaining I did the last few months about struggling with a tropical skin issue (ahhhh, life in the tropics isn’t just sun, waves and margaritas after all). My embarrassment of such a visible ailment held me back from wearing it immediately, but I am happy to say that while my skin isn’t perfect, it’s looking good enough to empower me to break free of my shrouds. When the boyfriend and I planned a date night, I knew what I was going to wear: this outfit.
I bought these pieces as an outfit, loving the mix of textures and ultra soft colors. I tried it on pretty much as you see it here except I was too lazy to take my black tights off and decided to throw on the booties I was wearing that day, just for fun. Let me tell you that the shorts looked adorable with tights and heels, so expect to see them that way once I find myself in the cooler temperatures of San Francisco. Actually, I’ve been daydreaming of all the ways I can remix these shorts both here and when I’m reunited with my closet in a few months. I hope you like them, because I think you’ll be seeing a lot of them.
It’s not often that I buy an entire look from one store, in one stop. I tend to see one piece that I have to have, knowing that I can easily work it into my closet or that I need to keep shopping. How about you? Are you a one stop shopper or do you like to spread the shopping fun?