Short Suit

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I’m lucky to work in an environment where I can wear shorts to work. Short suits are a better way to go though. They are still fun, but have a more pulled together look for work. The plaid shirt is a bit more unexpected and on trend with Spring and Fall 2013.

DETAILS: blazer: Anne Klein (similar here); shorts: Express (lace one here); shirt: Old Navy; wedges: Mia; glasses: Juicy Couture

Plaid

plaidplaidplaidplaidplaidIf you notice any resemblance of Dries Van Noten’s Spring 2013 collection in this look, you are not mistaken. That was one of my favorite collections. I loved the combination of masculine plaid shirts with feminine embellished skirts. Of course, my shirt is not organza and my skirt is not heavily embroidered, but the spirit of that collection is there. At least, I hope so.

DETAILS: shirt: Old Navy; skirt: H&M (old); glasses: American Eagle; boots: Nine West (old); necklace: real chain from hardware store; nail polish: H&M (Lady Luck)

Old & New

musing spot blogmusing spot blogmusing spot blogThis look includes the oldest and the newest items in my closet. I’ve had this vintage tweet jacket for years. The leather effect shorts are new. I like how they complement each other. The jacket dresses up the shorts, and the shorts dress down the jacket. It’s a perfect juxtaposition of old and new.

DETAILS: leather effect shorts: Zara; jacket: vintage (similar here and here); T-shirt: Old Navy; wedges: Celine (similar here); bag: Zara (old)

Double Denim

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This look is my entry to  Cotton’s Road to the Runway contest. In short, the contest is looking for the best showcase of regional cotton street style. I thought the double denim with neutral accessories is a good representation of my region – the West.

DETAILS: jeans: H&M (similar here); shirt: Old Navy (similar here  and here); boots: Nine West (similar here); clutch vintage (cool one here); bracelet: vintage (splurge here); scarf: vintage (love the print here); watch; (Seiko, men’s); glasses (Ray-Ban)