6.10.2013

COLOR-BLOCKED / Blue floral-print and bright fuchsia vintage shorts

colorblock blue pink fuchsia
PHOTO CREDIT (all pics in post) - ED TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY (Thank you Ed!!)

Start of a new week already!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and I hope it was full of delicious food (it most definitely was for me!).  This weekend I got the opportunity to have a blog shoot with an old friend from high school, Ed, who runs Ed Tran Photography.  It was astounding getting to peek at the world through a photographer's POV because it is so different from what I, a total amateur in photography, see.  Ed's ability to scout locations, analyze light, and compose an image is only some of his talents that I admire and hope that I can learn.  I take no responsibility for the beautiful pictures in this post as Ed is the one who chose the locations, shot the image, and did the processing - I only put together the outfit and posed.  Heck, he even instructed me on posing!  Amazing!  To Ed, I can't thank you enough but here's another thank you.  And to everyone, I hope you enjoy the pictures!

If I haven't lost you already, I would love to know your thoughts on these shorts.   I absolutely love them but I am bias because they are actually my mom's shorts from the late 80s!  She was cleaning out some of the boxes of clothes she had stored away over the years and pulled these out because she thought they would fit me.  She was spot-on (moms do know best) and they fit great.  The crazy thing is that they are tagged a size 6 so now I know my size should I ever be transported back in time, haha.

rebecca taylor floral pattern talbots necklace
chanel fuchsia chocolate bar classic flap gold
photography color block blue fuchsia outfit
The shorts are high-waisted and I felt that that characteristic combined with the longer length of the shorts wasn't a flattering cut on my frame - it shortened both my torso and my legs.  To solve that problem I created an illusion of a lower waist on the shorts by pairing it with a blouse that gently drapes over the top of the waistband.  Since it is nearing Summer, I wanted to be more playful and incorporate more colors into my outfit so I paired it with a light blue blouse whose print has some specks of fuchsia to match the shorts and that helped pull the two pieces together.
vita fede python leather bangle
prada snakeskin peeptoe sandals heels
colorblock blue floral print fuchsia vintage shorts
Rebecca Taylor top (old but similar print) / Vintage shorts from Mom's closet (similar and a pair under $20 for experimentation) /
Talbots knot necklace (similar) and Vita bracelet (similar, similar in black/gold, and in teal) /
Prada heels (old but similar and splurge version) / Chanel chocolate bar flap (last worn here) (love this DVF or this one) /
Big, big thanks to Ed at ED TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY for his acute eyes and capturing these beautiful shots!

Wow, this entry ended up being longer than I thought.  Thank you for your time in reading all of that. If you have more time to spare, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the change in sizing over the years (would our sizing today be considered "vanity sizing"?) and would love to hear any stories about the special clothing pieces in your life!

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