Lookbook: Plaid Shorts

I really wasn’t kidding you when I told you that I’ve been buying shorts like crazy. They have replaced my cute little summer dresses this year! I got these plaid ones from Gilt and wasn’t crazy about them at first but once I knew what to wear with them then I fell in love.

What I’m Wearing:
Blazer: LaRok
Shirt: J.Crew
Bandeau: Forever 21
Shorts: Trovata
Shoes: Nina Ricci

The shorts definitely are not as fitted as I like and they can look kinda bunchy around the hips so I tried to balance it out by tucking in the short and adding the short blazer. If I had tried to wear anything bigger around the shorts it would have just made me look bigger overall.

My little yellow bandeau (as worn in my Rocker Lookbook) made it into this outfit as well as I wanted to just add a little pop of color and what better way than that little peep of yellow.


This blazer has so many fun details on it. It’s one of my favorites. The little bunched up sleeves, the piping and even the little brooch. Great simple and subtle details.


Don’t feel like you have to put away your blazers just because it’s summer, blazers and shorts are my new favorite outfit! You can also wear blazers with your cute summer dresses. I love being able to wear some of my fall/winter clothes well into the summer. I do realize if you live somewhere super hot it might not work but you probably also have milder winters than us so you win on that front 🙂

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  • Kristin
    July 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Buffalo checks never looked so sweet!

  • Chessa!
    July 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I have a La Rok blazer that has amazing details too…I love their clothes and especially bc of that…so many unexpected things that make the piece so unique…this is not your ordinary black blazer! and I agree that you can wear them in summer too. you look adorabella in this ensemble.

  • Leah
    July 20, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Blazers and shorts are my faveourite conbo! It also happens to be what I am rocking today. You look extra great today!

  • TheBeautyFile
    July 20, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I love this whole look! The blazer roks! and the bunched sleeves are amazing…the shorts are amazingly cute & I like how you styled the whole thing!

  • Diabolina Da Fashionista
    July 20, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    very cute! i want so print ones. keep an eye out for me.

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  • Erin
    July 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    the jacket is so so so cute!

  • Milly
    July 20, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    very cute!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    July 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    adorable outfit…i never think to pull out my blazers in the summer, but you've shown me otherwise!

  • Kellie
    July 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    So cute! I like those shorts! I have such a hard time w/ shorts. I think it's b/c I'm short and I feel like if they aren't the perfect length then I feel even shorter… Does that make sense?

    These look great on you though!

  • Lily G.
    July 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    That blazer is adorable and goes perfectly with those shorts. I just bought a boyfriend blazer that I adore!!

  • Fell4fashion
    July 20, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Such cute shorts!! Love what you mixed them with! 🙂

  • Pop Champagne
    July 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    wow super cute outfit! I love shorts too, you don't have to worry about strong wind unlike when you're wearing skirts haha!

  • FashionLagniappe
    July 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    The shorts are so amazing!!!

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  • Ela
    July 20, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I think you balanced this outfit so nicely! The ruching/button details are so charming, I love those little touches! I agree, blazers are the perfect topper for summer dresses and anything else someone might pair with a cardi.

  • Elizabeth Marie
    July 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Hi gorgeous…first things first, I love you too! AND you look beautiful! The details on the blazer are so perfect and I love how you added the yellow pop of color!! I hope you're having a great Monday…I'm going back to bed, but I saw that you blogged so I sat up! 🙂 XO

  • Savvy Mode SG
    July 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    shorts are blazers, what a cute combo. i was at armani the other day and saw a cute blazer and wool shorts look for fall. it's darling. love your plaid shorts.

  • janettaylor
    July 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    WooooWZeeee! I totally love the blazer! Yummy college look! 🙂


  • MizzJ
    July 20, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    You always look so chic and put together, don't you ever just have a lazy look day? 😉 I'm in love with your blazer, perfection is so in the details.

  • miamichaela
    July 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I LOOOOOVE your hair, it's soooo good!!! 🙂 Lovely…but the shorts & blazer rock as well 😉

  • L.A. Daze
    July 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I am in love with your blazer. Adore the little brooch. I want one!

  • drollgirl
    July 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    this outfit is SMASHING!!! love it! 🙂

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    July 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    i admit i didn't think much of the blazer til i scrolled and saw the details. now i'm in love! you look so cute…and shorts fit you well!

  • Moomby
    July 21, 2009 at 1:25 am

    i'm lovin the blazer!

  • WendyB
    July 21, 2009 at 1:26 am

    I have so many jackets — I definitely wear a blazer whenever possible!

  • Sher
    July 21, 2009 at 2:00 am

    I love plaid! The shorts are adorable:)

  • Rebecca June
    July 21, 2009 at 3:17 am

    ummm…I need your blazer. I may have to steal it.


    Rebecca June

  • Chloe
    July 21, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Holy moly great outfit. That blazer looks perfect with those shorts.

    And man, that blazer. *makes grabby hands*


  • Mrs.Zeus
    July 21, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I love the look! Yes, I agree with you with the blazer thing although its been really hot here in Seattle.

  • yingyangmom
    July 21, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Hi Tiff! glad to see you are feeling much better. I love your latest look! I'm so impressed how well you can put outfits together.. esp. a daring plaid shorts. I absolutely love the blazer. I'm now encouraged to not be so scared in getting more! 😉 BTW- close gf of mine is a director at Gilt. Must tell her all about you! 🙂

  • captivatemoi.com
    July 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I love that you paired the plaid with that adorable blazer–very school-girl chic!

  • kittyscreations
    July 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    That blazer is gorgeous! I love the details.

  • Hanako66
    July 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    you look so cute…that blazer is just darling!! I love everything about this actually!

    It has been over 100 for a week here….soooo hot!

  • steph
    July 21, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Love the blazer/shorts combo! It's definitely something that I want to try! Cute!

  • GingerSnap
    July 21, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I am swooning over these shorts! They are so preppy and cute – I must have a pair!

  • Iva
    July 22, 2009 at 1:11 am

    WOW! that blazer is so special! Love the detail on it!

  • ...love Maegan
    July 22, 2009 at 6:13 am

    you look adorable! …totally agree with you on blazers …although I wear so many, I'm sure you knew that…lol. Did I say you looked adorable already!??!?! oh yeah. ADORABLE! 😉

  • The Haute-Shopper
    July 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Love the shorts! And the blazer is a great look, especially with that adorable brooch. Flawless style as always 🙂

  • God Made Me fuNky
    July 28, 2009 at 3:25 am

    love the way you have styled the whole outfit. You have given new definition to professional yet sassy look. I wish you worked at my office, so I could see such style-ish outfits everyday.