Short Suit

STRIPES_3Zara Jacket // gifted Yoana Baraschi lace tank

Otte Shorts // YSL heels // Rebecca Minkoff Pouch

One of the best parts of trading corporate life for the start-up world a few years ago is that whole matter of dress code.  Even in my last role, where the dress code was business casual, wearing little silk shorts to the office would never fly.  At my current job, it’s mostly girls, and we wear what we want.  It’s a refreshing + fun change.  Our cofounder wears dressy shorts into the office on a weekly basis, so I’ve gladly adopted the trend.  I love this pair from Otte, and like wearing them with a jacket + heels to keep the look from getting too casual.

I hope you guys are having a good week.  I’ve had a busy week at work but am really looking forward to cocktails with friends tonight for one of my closest pals’ birthdays!

STRIPES_1my bracelets are Vita Fede + BaubleBar

Everyone asks about that pouch.  It is one of my most treasured possessions – a Christmas gift from Rebecca Minkoff.  The monogram was painted by Logan ReaI and I believe he does custom work.   Also, RM  launched their new monogram shop a few weeks ago which has some pretty good alternatives!



STRIPES_4photography by Lydia Hudgens

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  1. Kimberly says 5.9.13

    The mix of textures here is just perfect – love the stripes on lace and your bracelets are drool-worthy!

  2. Rachelle says 5.9.13

    I’m so jelly you get to go to work dressed like that, as much as I am thankful for my corporate job, I would love to work in an environment where I can express myself more. Adore this outfit.


  3. Kate says 5.9.13

    Sigh – I work in an office setting and while we are also business casual and I have pretty much the freedom to wear what I want, there are definitely all of those little restrictions that prevent you from wearing exactly what you want! Silk shorts definitely would not fly – but they look absolutely ADORABLE on you, and I’m big time envious of your freedom! Love this Zara jacket, too!

  4. Rachel says 5.9.13

    I love the look of shorts with a classy jacket or blazer! I can’t wear shorts to work, but I’d definitely wear this on weekends!

  5. Alyssa says 5.9.13

    That top is gorgeous, Grace! I’m loving the chic look of matching short suites lately, and this is a fun twist on that.

  6. Lauren says 5.9.13

    love that lace top- so cute!

  7. Marissa says 5.9.13

    Just posted on this look today in my new series! I’m just loving the shorts + blazer look. (that jacket!!!) xo

  8. Sam says 5.9.13

    So cute! It must be such fun to work in an office of creative ladies. Love the dressy shorts. I tried them out last summer and really loved being able to stay cool, but still look put together.


  9. Love this. LOVE the lace!!

  10. viv says 5.9.13

    This look is perfect!

  11. Sara says 5.9.13

    I am so jealous of your office culture– short suits are so cute and I wish I could wear them around here! I have also been eyeing many Zara jackets lately and this one may be one of my faves. So cute!

  12. LOVE that jacket! Beautiful ensemble!!

    The Classy Cubicle

  13. Daisy says 5.9.13

    love the play on different patterns & textures! x

    & Pretty Things

  14. Lauren says 5.9.13

    Love this “short suit” looking to pull together one of my own soon and I think you just gave me a GREAT idea! Adorable Grace.

    Best, Lauren/PRBlonde

  15. Kodi says 5.9.13

    That Zara jacket is so good — and a great boxy pairing with the shorts!
    grey et al

  16. Chelsea says 5.9.13

    I love love love this gorgeous top and those easy-breezy silk shorts. I’m so glad you get to wear whatever you feel like. You’re so effortlessly cool Grace!

    Chelsea & The City

  17. Grace, your hair looks ah-mazing here! and I love the shorts suit look on you

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  18. Kristina says 5.9.13

    How fun that you can wear whatever you want to work! Those shorts are adorable.

    Kristina does the Internets

  19. love the stripes, the monogram, the lace, and your hair!

  20. Nnenna says 5.10.13

    I’m envious that you can get away with shorts at your workplace! This outfit is so cute and I love love love your striped jacket.

  21. Bettina says 5.13.13

    Love. I just wore a pair of silk shorts that are similar to these over the weekend in Vegas for a bachelorette and I’m so in love with how versatile they’re going to be. I think everyone should own a pair!

  22. Gaby says 5.20.13

    Um, in major love with the outfit Grace!

  23. Moi Contre Le Vie says 6.4.13

    Great look! I really like the mix of fabrics, textures, and colors/prints. Lovely!

  24. jane says 8.6.13

    hi wanted to get this jacket. how was the sizing. they only have medium. was it true to size or small for you. Thanks!

    • Grace Atwood says 8.6.13

      Hi! I think the medium might work. I got a medium and its a bit tight on me, it runs a little small!