Linen lamé bermudas (!!) from J. Crew, black cotton blouse from Martin + Osa, Miu Miu patent mary janes.
Vintage milk glass & rhinestone necklace, lucite ring from Alexis Bittar, cufflinks from my Pap-Pap G. It was, thanks to a cold front that rolled through this weekend, actually a little chilly Saturday evening, which rarely happens in Austin at this time of year. So I threw on my Boudicca jacket.
I really don't think there's ever been anything I wore that this jacket didn't make look even better. I love this dingdong thing like a relative. (More than several of my relatives, in fact.)
And because the jewelry is so fab, it deserves a close-up...
I posted this ring on the blog a couple of years ago and raved about it and then a few weeks after that received it as a birthday present from my darling friends Ben & Mike. I have the best friends...
I found this at one of the vintage dealers in the Austin Antique Mall and I'm pretty sure I didn't pay more than $10 for it. I adore this necklace, it looks like something I would have seen at the British Museum.
Once upon a time, I had a very sniffy disdain for anything that was known as a "dressy short" or a "city short" or the idea of shorts as anything but a slovenly alternative for someone who refused to wear skirts. Ah, how that worm has turned. I've acquired lately a couple of pairs of sharply-tailored cotton bermudas from Gap, and I must admit I was wrongwrongwrong. I went from not having any nice shorts in my closet to wondering how on earth I lived without them. When I saw these in J. Crew I giggled, tried 'em on, & bought 'em. I had other plans for them on Saturday, but the aforementioned cold front brought with it a considerable amount of rain, so my shoe choices were limited and I adjusted the wardrobe accordingly. I'm looking forward to playing more with these shorts over the summer. They were available on the J. Crew website when I looked yesterday, but today as I type this post they are gone, so apparently I'm not the only one who liked them. There were several pairs in the store, however, so if you go in person you might be able to find some. A caveat -- these things "grew" quite a bit over the course of the evening -- the fabric is a fairly loose weave and it stretched out pretty quickly. The good news is that the care tag says the shorts are machine washable, which I would never have expected, but hey, I'll take it! Also, if you're the sort of person who cannot stand it when she has lap smiles, these shorts (or anything made of this sort of fabric) are not for you. I snapped those photos immediately after I put the shorts on. By the time I'd driven downtown to Eddie V's, they were good & creased. Ah, well.
So what'd you guys do this weekend? More importantly, what did you wear??
Photos: Style Spy