Artsy and Abstract

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Shorts: Topshop
Choker: Forever 21
Rings: Vintage
Backpack: Vintage 
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Heels: BCBGeneration

          When it comes to wearing jewelry and accessories, I think I am pretty fearless.  The way I see it, the more fun and eccentric, the better.  However, when it comes to printed bottoms, I am as timid as a mouse.  Solid-colors are my comfort zone and textured-fabrics are okay by me, but printed bottoms are hella scary.  I think they look amazing on other women, but on me? I’m not so sure.  Sometimes printed skirts, shorts, and pants, make me look too bottom-heavy.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my wide hips and the way they look in body-hugging dresses, but I find that prints exaggerate my curves to the point where it looks disproportional for my 4’ 10” frame.  
        With that said, I was surprisingly drawn to these artsy 'Matisse' printed shorts from Topshop.  The colors screamed summer and I loved the abstract tropical print.  I told myself, “Well, let’s just try it on.  If you don't like it, you can always put it back on the rack.”  So I did.  I found my way to the dressing room and tried them on with this off-the-shoulder bodysuit, not thinking that I would feature them together on my blog.  When I stepped up to the mirror and checked it out from all angles, I liked them!   The combination was so bomb, I wanted to share it with you.  As I was purchasing the duo, I thought to myself, “I already bought a pair of striped pants (which I featured in my earlier outfit post: Statement Stripes), I might as well be adventurous and purchase a printed bottom for summer.  Why not tropical printed shorts?”  
         To pull the whole look together, I wore a pair of lace-up heels for a bit of height and carried my favorite mini backpack. For jewelry, I clipped on my newest black choker and slid on turquoise rings for extra color.  Lastly, I popped on my go-to sunnies, my favorite Ray Bans, to sum up the outfit.  I don’t know about you, but this might be my new favorite summer outfit.  I’m not usually one to sport bright colors in one ensemble, but I really adore these shorts.  Let me know in the comments below what colors you wear in the summer.  I would love to know!  Until the next post, I’m sending you lots of love from my heart to yours!

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