dizzy stripes

IMG_2115 IMG_2117 IMG_2116 IMG_2119IMG_2120IMG_2118I fell in love with these playful little petal shorts the moment they hit Instagram.

Then they landed on the Danseuse blog, and my heart skipped yet another beat.

For weeks, my legs longed for their sheer stripe-y goodness from all the way across the pond.  Then one very lucky Tuesday they arrived in a pretty little package at my doorstep.  Naturally, I immediately put them on and twirled around the house.

The modern, yet feminine shape features a deep front slit on either thigh, allowing for a complete range of motion.  And boy, do they move beautifully.  I’ve been wearing mine rolled to the hips, but they look just lovely up on your waist as well.  The contrast between that polished base fabric with a casual jersey drawstring elevates this already wonderfully unusual design to a whole new level of unique charm.  They are the special kind of shorts that will attract copycats but never truly be replicated or replaced.  No dancewear will ever out-cool them, that is, of course, until the Danseuse team inevitably strikes again and I’m left longing once more.  Sheer genius, ladies and gents.

Danseuse Balletwear Petal Sheer Shorts in Blue Stripe, c/o (and psssst, they come in blanc and a longer length indigo, too!)

photos by Jenay Evans.

outfit envy


{navy+denim+coral+brown}
{mustard+navy/white stripes+classic brown clutch}
{nude lace+soft white+pale blue denim}
{floral jeans+bright nails+grown-up jellies}

{oversized striped blazer+casual jersey tee+retro sunnies}{pale pink+white}
{orange+blue/white stripes+classic shoulder bag+gold jewelry}{painted floral denim cutoffs+black belt+cozy sweater}{neutral wide stripe sweater+preppy pants}
{polka dots+polka dots+polka dots}{bright yellow+muted grey+white jeans+bling}{girly pastel skirt+chunky white cable knit+floppy hat}

[images via here, here, pinterest, & tumblr]

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