After reading Angie's post this morning and realizing that I wear all of those not-yet-mainstream trends, I couldn't decide which of them I should wear today... then decided to go with a fringier one, culottes, and style them in an also fringier way, volume-on-volume.

I'm sure it's no surprise to many of you here that I LOVE culottes! I've been waiting and waiting for them to filter down, and this season there are finally some good non high end options that appeal to me (low rise, wide hem opening). I'm hoping to add a winter weight pair this fall, too. Super excited to finally be able to sport a silhouette I've been after for several years. We've got a brief period of cooler weather this week, so I thought this would be the perfect time to debut a pair that I bought recently at one of the Seattle meetups (we'll have plenty of cool weather coming soon, so I've been taking advantage of short-shorts weather while it's here!). Lots of ideas are swirling in my head, but for a muggy and warm day like today, pairing with oversized linen was the way to go.

So. This is a very voluminous and slouchy look (even more than comes across in the photos), probably further unhelped by the fact that I didn't iron these culottes before wearing, oops! Will sort that out for next wear. It's also not classically flattering proportionally, although the culottes length is perfect. That all said I feel perfectly happy and at-home in this: the fabrics all feel divine, I love the swooshy feeling from all the softness, and of course the big 70s appeal. As far as structure there's more than enough for my own comfort level -- bare skin (arms, legs, neckline), semi-tuck, and refined pumps. I could add an additional structure element by putting my hair up, but I was going for soft so down it is. Very simple accessorizing today, oversized white hoops and rose gold watch with better-than-nude peachy lip color.

Ridiculously high happiness factor with this one, though I know it won't be to everyone's taste Available items collected below. Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

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