June 5, 2012

A Short Story

I swear I haven't intentionally taken a "hiatus," I've just been insanely busy in life and work (Marie Claire! Hello Style! So many other things I can't yet discuss!) and quickly falling in love, (is this TMI? Sorry I'm not sorry). As usual, the weather tends to dictate my wardrobe - and recently it's been a bit schizophrenic - like, I'm pretty sure I was freezing just yesterday - and it's JUNE! So, I was lucky to get some sunshine last week when hanging out with my friend and talented photographer Lydia Hudgens.

Anyways, I recently did a story on shorts for Marie Claire, and thought I'd put my money where my mouth is and show you all how I'm wearing mine lately. Shorts are intimidating for tons of people, and even though I'm pretty fearless with fashion, I'm no exception when it comes to britches! I decided to wear my jean shorts (which otherwise make me feel very "never nude" a la Tobias Funke,) with super feminine touches. And yes, even a pair of (shockingly comfortable & walkable) heels.




Swan Print Blouse from ASOS Collection, Jean Shorts from ASOS Curve, Heels from Forever21, Satchel by Miu Miu, Sunglasses by Miu Miu, Bracelets courtesy of BaubleBar & Stella&Dot, Necklace by Chanel

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

58 comments:

  1. Nicolette, only you could make a pair of shorts this adorable! Love this look on you (and the fact we're twinsies as usual with the same swan print blouse), and those last three photos are so cute!

    Briony xx

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  2. i love shorts like that because they are not too short! don't like those tiny shorts! gorgeous with the nude heels and they are so feminine and the gorgeous sheer blouse! to me the necklace is the finishing touch! the weather has been crazy here too, it is like 60°F right now in Belgium! PS please do more outfit posts, you are so good at it ;;;))))! i am just wishing 

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  3. You look great in shorts! I just posted my first-go at shorts in years as well: http://emmieloves.com/2012/06/ootd-shorts/

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  4. you look soooo good in this outfit! i am not fearless when it comes to showing my legs in shorts. it's a work in progress. i hope one day i'll be comfortable enough. 
    pretty please write more posts, your wrting is so much fun and i check your blog daily even though you don't post daily.
    much love from italy :D

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  5. I totally need to find some awesome shorts like that! Heading over to ASOS right now.. ;)
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  6. Girl you look gorgeous! I love your blouse & those shorts rock. I hadn't noticed them on ASOS. I love their stuff. 

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  7.  My goal is to post at least 4 times a week. I promise I'm trying to carve out more time to do this!! I miss blogging!

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  8. Konstanze_maehlerJune 5, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    What a beautiful combo! I am still looking for that right pair of Jeans Shorts myself. The Color is another issue. I really Adobe yours though.

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  9. love love love this! last summer was the first time i wore shorts out in public in probably close a decade, so i feel you on the fear a bit. it's nice to try something new and to challenge yourself, without feeling pressured to, you know? love this outfit, love this post, love how busy you are and how in love! love love! (yes, i intentionally started and ended this comment with love love love)

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  10. I want EVERYTHING in these pictures. **my hero**

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  11. I wish someone taller than 5'8 (me me me) could guest blog on the fear of wearing heels and feeling like a giant yeti.  Sigh.

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  12. Absolutely adore your outfit, the sunglasses to the nude shirt and shoes... everything is perfect. You look amazing!

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  13. You look adorable! I gave up on shorts ages ago even though I live on the surface of the sun....I mean, in Georgia.  Even when I was thinner, I had the worst time with them riding up.  I'd be so uncomfortable.  If you have any tricks for that, I'd be happy to give shorts another try.

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  14. Guaaauuuuuu!!!!   Me encantan esos zapatos y las gafas.

    Sigue así que nos encanta verte.

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  15. I love this so much! I have been wanting to wear shorts but so scared. Can you tell me what lipstick you are wearing? It's the perfect shade of pink!!

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  16. aaah, you look SO good!

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  17. Love the outfit. I'm totally in love with your bag and jewellery. You sure can accesorise. :)

    Side note; I dislike when people call the weather "schizophrenic" or "bipolar" or some other mental illness. I'm not attacking, Nicolette, personally, because this is a common phrase, a lot of people say this. I just want to point out here that it can be harmful to people with mental illness because it spreads common misconceptions about mental illness.

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  18. your great!! i love your style.
    always look forward to reading your blog and looking at all your great pictures.
    -Sarah

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  19. Love your out fit. You look great. I can't bring myself to wear shorts. Love the nude top and shoes and the one wearing them :).

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  20. Welcome back!  We've missed you.
    This outfit is too frickin' cute.  I want your swan print shirt so bad... I may just throw my budget out the window & treat myself to yet another birthday present this month.

    Hudson East
    HudsonEast.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the cute little pin-up poses. Team Never-Nudes, FTW!

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  22. Nicolette, you look absoutltely stunning! I love the shoes and those shorts! I am officially on a mission to find those shoes and the shorts.

    Stay fab,
    Jessica 

    tinyredshoes.com

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  23. :) I love your top and you look amazing in shorts! <3 love!
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  24. Those shorts are amazing on you, and I'm completely inspired to try something similar. Sidebar: Your friend Lydia is my ex-boyfriend's (and current friend, because we're mature and awesome like that) good friend from the Academy of Art here in San Francisco. Such a small world, no?

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  25. You are so f***ing fierce it hurts. 

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  26. I agree, this weather's being a bit, shall I say, bipolar! but I love your printed top <3

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  27. You look great girl! I love the swan print shirt and how you styled in with your fabulous sunnies, Miu Miu bag and heels, is just fantastic! I am a fellow curvy girl and have been a bit weary and afraid of shorts. However, you have inspired me to give it a try! Keep on keepin' on girlie! Love it!  :)

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  28. I saw the shorts. I ordered the shorts. Amen.

    And thanks! :) 

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  29. Gorgeous outfit! Glad to see you posting again, I've missed you! xx









    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  30. Lindsay JohnstonJune 6, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Amen!!!! I am SO scared of shorts but have had words with myself all week as I prepare for a holiday to Italy with lots of friends for a big old wedding.  Coincidentally, these ASOS Curve shorts are the very pair in my packing pile right now along with some loose spotty H&M ones.  I'm nervous but I'm going to do it!!  I live in Dubai for goodness sake so it's definitely time I embrace the thighs and roll with it... Thanks for your post.  You've inspired me to be brave!

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  31. you look amazing again<3 love your sun glasses and high heels <3 xoxo

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  32. this is a good article about some alternatives: http://whatprivilege.com/replacing-crazy-for-ableism-and-preciseness-of-language/

    it's often a challenge to get out of the habit (i often used "crazy" and "insane" without realizing what i was really saying) and it's great to have an opportunity to expand your vocabulary and unlearn a bit of potentially harmful language.

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  33. You look great. I have the same pair from ASOS curve! :D

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  34. omg!i love those shorts.. i am looking for one that fits me well..i can't take this heat anymore...it is 43°C here!
    love you and love your blog..just letting you know for i haven't commented here before this for some reason..!

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  35. I love that swan blouse, and those shorts look great!!!

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  36. you look so pretty as allways nicolette! :)

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  37. RichardLAndersonJune 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    http://goo.gl/uXCDH

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  38. Those shorts look amazing and so flattering on you! And of COURSE you have more Miu Miu - totally head over heels for that handbag by the way! 

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  39. Love this outfit! I need those glasses! They're amazing! :D xx

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  40. Shorts are a given in Hawaii!  I love your pic and that miu miu bag (drool).  Congratulations on falling in love (that is one of the few things more fun than blogging).

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  41. Nothing to worry about with those legs, hon, you look fab!

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  42. Wow - you look great! Nice work slipping in an Arrested Development reference.

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  43. Cute outfit! Love that shirt (^_^) x

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  44. FashionablecollectionsJune 6, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Great outfit. I just bought that blouse! 

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  45. You look soooo beautiful!!! And those shorts look very cute on you ^_^

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  46. Really cute outfit, Nicolette! LOVE those shoes! :)

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  47. Love seeing denim shorts dressed up a little. I live in Australia, where it's pretty hot most of the time (winter atm) and trying to stay glam in denim shorts while sweating your bum off is a little difficult but am definitely going to use this as inspiration for my summer wardrobe this year... Thanks!

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  48. I love your blouse Nikki! It reminds me of the Paul and Joe lipstick packaging from a few years ago. The swans are lovely. xoxo

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  50. oo i love the blouse, so pretty! (i couldn't resist those sunnies either, bought the silver ones :)

    defo not TMI, it's really sweet!

    Katie x

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  51. Words cannot describe how in love with Miu Miu sunglasses I am. I was lusting after the red glitter, but then when the pink glitter came out, guh! Seriously, so much love! I'm hoping the price will drop on them here in Australia so I can buy a pair. The spikey bracelet is amazing!

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  52. Haha, never nude! I loved that show. 

    That's such a great outfit, super cute swan print. And I'm obsessed with those sunglasses!

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  53. Absolutely *love* this Outfit. I was thinking about whether I should order these shorts or not, but you sold me on them! Also, in love with the Miu Miu Satchel. Gorgeous!

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  54. you are soooo cute cute!

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