If I had never seen the shorts and someone started describing, 'black and white with floral print, polyester (therefore feels silky) and lace trimming' I would say...
NO, thank you (with maybe just a hint of horror and annoyance).
Well, lets just be reminded of the old saying 'a picture tells a thousand words' because I have proof of it right here. The picture on Zara's website smashed my 'No, thank you' right out of the park and replaced it with 'Yes, please'!
I will confess, the individual elements of the shorts would never pass my 'little' essential pieces check list. Seriously, lace trimmings!? Before this find I would probably have shock horror plastered on my face if I was ever shown a piece with lace. However, the combination of a sporty silhouette and monochromatic palette with the lace trimming just seems to work...well in my eyes! I understand that people will either love or hate the piece, I already had a friend state that it looked like sleepwear!
Also, I understand if people see this as a trend piece, given the latest wave of slip dresses. While I won't disagree, I do hope people can understand my alternative thought process. I think of my wardrobe as a continuum where I have classic pieces on one side that slowly become more 'modern' with the overall feel still reflecting on my style. Maybe I might do a more in depth post on this thought sometime in the near future? What do you think?
Anyway, as evident in my pictures, I will never stop eating chocolate, continue my love affair with green tea chia pudding, eat grapes in a bunch and then more, use Jurlique morning and night and maybe think of a new pair of Converses? Granted they are starting to fall apart!
In the meantime I will also continue my obsession with the HDR processing of iPhone photos! And yes, the above photos are taken with my one and only iPhone (first time for a post), not bad right?