Shapes and Shorts

I think that summer (or "summer" as we know it here in Scotland) is a great time to play with shapes. I am finally getting over my whole fear of voluminous clothing thing, and actually finding that pieces with a bit of drape and volume are actually quite handy wardrobe extenders. Take this blouse. It has an almost smock like quality to it that at one time might have looked like a non-starter to me, but somehow now seems fresh and modern. Sure, you do have to think about balancing more voluminous pieces like this, but that is where "summer" comes in. The weather is just right for a cropped cardi or a pair of shorty shorts; they all balance the volume of the top by letting bits of body peek out, without being overly sexified or underdressed. And the best part? It's really comfortable!

The Stuff

DVF wool trim cardigan (old),  similar
H&M blouse (old),  similar
Forever 21 shorts, similar
Kelsi Dagger shoes (old), similar
Stretch natural pearl bracelets (old), similar
Judith Ripka silicone watch

This post has been happily shared with Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday and Plane Pretty's Sunday Style


  1. I love the swing jacket! You manage the volume and proportions of these pieces very well.

  2. Wonderful silhouette! And wow, your legs are miles long and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your great look with Visible Monday.

  3. I love this head to toe, it's funny that tomorrow's outfit post is actually the same shape! I love it.

    Xo, Megan,

  4. For me it's all about the shoes.


  5. Hey beauty Queen, love your look! Gorgeous legs and face and cute shoes of course! Found you at Patti's. xo

  6. I really appreciate the proportions within proportions ... an area where I fall down a lot. Very interesting to look at and totally modern. Flattering as well. And lovin' the pleats in your floaty blouse!

  7. Honestly, with legs as toned as yours, you can wear any shape and look fantastic. Your look here is quite flirty, and feminine without being overtly sexy. Well done! Now tell us your secret workout weapon...

    Sue xo

  8. I love the entire look, but the shoes are exceptionally stunning! Nice blog!

  9. Those shoes are amazing! And yay for shorts weather!! Thanks for joining my Sunday Style Link Up...I can't wait to see what outfit you link up today :)

  10. Love the outfit :)
    From a Norwegian fashionblogger for women over 40



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