Sunday, 27 July 2014

Floral Oriental Shorts and a Window Pane Blouse

Ahhhhh its so lovely to be back with an outfit post! It feels like so long since i last struck a pose hahah!
I mentioned in Fridays post that i was looking forward to ditching my practical shorts that i had been living in and donning a dress. But it appears i'm easing myself back in slowly by wearing a pair of shorts again! Pretty shorts, but shorts none the less. When lengths are this short i will take it in short form any day. When skirts and dresses are this short i just can't handle the constant fear of flashing, and i just look uncomfortable all day long. I'm the one uncomfortably tugging at the hemline constantly wondering why I wore such a ridiculously short skirt/dress. But with shorts, i am happy. I feel at peace knowing i am not going to expose thyself and shock the poor people in the near vicinity.
Plus it was super breezy today so these oriental shorts were perfect. Light, girly and flowy yet perfectly covered, even with the pesky wind! (i am totally crushing on the matching kimono blazer to these shorts too... how gorgeous would they be together as well as separately!)
I went for a little bit of pattern mixing with my new sale buy of thw window pane print blouse from River Island. This blouse should see me through to autumn and work as a great transition piece as the checked print is set to be big next season. With the colour theme being common amongst the two pieces (black &white) they seem to mix so well together, i was so pleased with the outcome that this has become top of my outfit leader board (actual thing,,haha i kid...maybe;)

Shoes: Tesco
Clutch: Primark
the garage gave these shorts 10 out of 10!!haha

So are you a shorts lover or loather? 
Are you comfortable with short lengths or do they make you feel uneasy, like me?

Linking with the lovely Patti of Not dead Yet style
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  1. I love your shorts and the clash of prints. I know exactly what you mean about short skirts. I have become paranoid in them lately and have been opting for shorts so that I don't have to worry about flashing as I bend over a pram! x

  2. I love the freedom of shorts and how they can be super short without flashing people too! This pair is adorable. They look really comfortable and I really love how they look with the windowpane print blouse. Great pattern mixing!

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  3. I love these shorts on you - you have the very best legs ever! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  4. Great outfit! You look fantastic :) love the shoes
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  5. Excellent styling, Rachel...and I love the pattern in the shorts! You look great as always!

  6. Gaaah! Love this look, especially the shorts and glasses. Wish I still had the body to wear that.

  7. Your shorts are adorable! In fact, I love this whole outfit!! Perfect patterns mixed together : )

    xx April

  8. Totally adorable and great print mixing!
    Dawn Lucy

  9. Yay to outfit posts, your shorts are stunning and I love the mix of patterns in this look.

  10. Love this pattern mix....the colour and scale are spot-on!

  11. OMG Rachel those Shorts are gorgeous. I love Shorts that look like a Skater Skirt also. I need some Floral Shorts actually. Beautiful window-pane blouse too. I love the print-mixing. =)

    Have a great New Week honey and Happy Monday!!

  12. I love those shorts! The color is fab and the style. They do almost look like a skirt. Love the pattern mixing and wearing them with the sexy strappy heels!
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  13. These shorts are so pretty. I used to be one of those girls who would never wear shorts but at this point I wear them all the time. It is just too hot to wear jeans everywhere.

  14. Rachel, this outfit is amazing! I am mentally scanning my closet to see how I can recreate my own version. Love the pattern mixing.

    xo, Amy Ann
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  15. What a gorgeous mix!! I am loving that printed shorts :)

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  16. Oh beauty abounds here, Rachel. I don't like shorts on me because the tops of my thighs are too {well, shall we say, flabby?} ...compared to the rest of my legs are more trim. But I love this mixing you have done and the dressy-casual way you did it. Smack Down Great!

  17. What a fun print mix! I have definitely become a shorts lover over the years!
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  18. Those shorts are so pretty! I love a great pair of dressy shorts. I really like this print mixing!

    Nicole to the Nines

  19. Such cute shorts! love the floral pattern with the plaid shirt! so cute!

  20. Loving the print clash here! I've just started to wear shorts again & give my 40yr old thighs an airing! I have to say I could get addicted as I want more thats for sure! Ax

  21. Love the way you mixed these 2 prints..unexpectedly yet somehow it works. Found you via Manic Monday. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  22. Great print mixing with this look! :-)


  23. I love the length of your shorts, burgundy is such an unusual colour in a pair of shorts. I like how they are floral which I love in the Summer. I never would've teamedthem with your check sleeveless top but it works so well!

  24. Great mix of prints,with floral patterns.
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  25. I love that top - it looks like it was fashioned out of a man's button down.

  26. Look at that amazing tan! Yes, yes, I've seen the tan lines in today's post, but who cares?! Your arms and legs and every other body part that shoes on a daily basis looks beautifully golden :)
    And this outfit - seriously chic. I would never have thought to pick up a pair of flowy, high waisted, floral shorts, but they just look cool beyond words! And the pattern mixing - brilliant.


  27. Print mixing like a pro :)

    -Lindsay from Dearest Darling

  28. love how you mixed prints so beautifully! :)

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  29. I don't typically love shorts, but those are gorgeous! And so are the shoes!

  30. More stylish every day, they are not just words i do feeli it
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  31. ohh, I love this stylish pattern clash outfit! <3 perfection and the shorts are so cute

  32. I love the pattern on pattern look. It can be tough to pull off, but you make it seem easy!

  33. Love these shorts and the clashing prints!

    Tara xo

  34. I like your outfit, you look so active. The sunglasses look so great! I love it. Thank you!
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