You Don’t Know What You’ve Got til it’s Gone



New shorts – c/o shopAkira, blouse – Forever 21, top – Abercrombie and Fitch, bag, shoes, rings, necklace – Aldo

I do believe that almost every fashion blogger has or has heard of crochet shorts. And what’s funny is that back in December I remember hearing of crochet shorts and thinking, “What the heck??” But in fact I love them now because they are so feminine, delicate and intricate. Oh how times change πŸ˜‰ 

shopAkira actually sent me these, and they are a bit different from the popular OASAP ones I’ve been seeing a lot. The lining material is more skin color, if not a bit brown. The shorts are rather cream, than white or black. And of course the design of the crochet can’t be exactly the same. What I love best about shopAkira is that they have over 200 designer brands, making it kind of impossible to visit their store and leave without finding something you like.

Also, I forgot to mention in my last post— I got a new lens!! A few days ago I bought my newest lens (for my Nikon D60 body), which ultimately I am the happiest ever with— the 50 mm 1.4d AF-S. The 1.4d versus the 1.8d is amazingly better, because not only can it pick up more light in the lowest aperture setting, but for some reason the bokeh looks better. And it is auto-focus like the 35 mm I was using in Dec/Jan— of which I never realized how much I would appreciate auto focus til I didn’t have it in my AF lens (Jan/Feb). You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone, as the Counting Crow’s like to say πŸ˜‰

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Hello Kitty giveaway in my previous post and the tights giveaway will be starting Tuesday or Wednesday!



  1. Rebeca MuΓ±oz LΓ³pez
    March 12, 2012 / 1:34 am

    Jess love this photos! your crochet short is beatiful and the color of shirt and nail polish so precious!! Visit me!!

  2. Gregorio Wilhelm III
    March 12, 2012 / 1:50 am

    The shorts look amazing on you! Now I'm gonna make sure every one of my future gf's will have a pair.

  3. WearAbouts
    March 12, 2012 / 1:50 am

    your pictures look so awesome! cheers to a new lens! πŸ™‚ I have the OASAP shorts, actually in black. they're really nice but i think yours are better…the white with the brown inner looks really rad! you match the blooms :)Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.comFollow me on CHICTOPIA

  4. Sheyla
    March 12, 2012 / 1:57 am

    Very pretty and Spring-like!Love the new lens quality; specially the bokeh effect in the background. xoxo,

  5. Well...
    March 12, 2012 / 2:10 am

    Haha, you rock those crochet shorts girl!I have the black OASAP ones actually, but I think your white ones will be better for summer. Love how light and pretty this entire outfit is <3Your pictures always turn out so gorgeously. I love the flowers, and the lighting is so radiant and warm. Oooh, and how exciting for the new lens cap! Haha, if I get really serious about blogging I'll have to invest in a better camera.Trendy Teal

  6. Cathy
    March 12, 2012 / 2:12 am

    LOVE those shorts, and your legs look miles long! Oh my gosh! (:Just wondering, how tall are you? (

  7. Angie
    March 12, 2012 / 2:29 am

    those shorts are so cute! gosh you're so pretty and congrats on your 1.4 lens πŸ™‚ the bokeh does look fantastic pandaphilia style

  8. Lizzie
    March 12, 2012 / 2:31 am

    Those have got to be the cutest crochet shorts I have seen thus far! Lovely look :)

  9. Elegance by Elizabeth
    March 12, 2012 / 4:00 am

    Soo soo gorgeous! I adore those shorts and that bag! πŸ™‚ Lovely! Hope your having a great weekend! XOXOElizabeth E~

  10. Squared
    March 12, 2012 / 4:20 am


  11. Josie
    March 12, 2012 / 4:58 am

    Very cute!I love those shorts! I was planning to get the ones from Oasap too! But I'll check this out. I prefer cream over white. Love how simple but delicate this look is! :)β™₯Josie8bitgrayscale

  12. Anonymous
    March 12, 2012 / 5:16 am

    Eeek all the lens talk went completely over my head but I've duly noted your thoughts and will be quizing some of my photog friends about them (looking to acquire a new first level entry professional camera). Anyhoo you look absolutely lovely as per usual and the shorts look completely stunning on you. Truth be told I think most anything would look gorgeous on ya! Eeli

  13. Diane
    March 12, 2012 / 5:25 am

    Those shorts are so so pretty! I love the pictures as always, you look beautiful! :)xx

  14. my mini bag
    March 12, 2012 / 5:48 am

    I love the outfit. The crochet shorts is gorgeous. Love the banner picture of you on the bike also. new follower.

  15. Theonlyfashionprincess
    March 12, 2012 / 6:25 am

    love the shorts!

  16. Theonlyfashionprincess
    March 12, 2012 / 6:25 am

    love the shorts! X

  17. Jess
    March 12, 2012 / 6:55 am

    wow. you are absolutely stunning! follow each other? πŸ™‚ i'm a halfsie toogoldenswank.blogspot.comx

    • Stephanie Hadrath
      March 12, 2012 / 7:59 am

      Gorgeous shoes!!! Love them!!!

  18. Susann
    March 12, 2012 / 7:40 am

    Your photos are absolutely amazing. And same with your look! I love the shorts and the pretty top :)xx, SusannFashion in Pepperland

  19. el_martina
    March 12, 2012 / 10:42 am

    wow! very pretty look! I love your shorts!!

  20. Linda
    March 12, 2012 / 10:49 am

    Love your purse!Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!Have a gret monday!X/ L from Sweden

  21. Haris Rashid
    March 12, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    Owh wow! You look gorgeous!Love the looks!Haris.

  22. Miss Daisy
    March 12, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    I LOVE your shorts! So cute!

  23. Kim L
    March 12, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    You look amazing!!! πŸ™‚ and so gorgeous!!xKim accidental encounters

  24. Giovanna
    March 12, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    Fun look! Love the shorts!

  25. Henry Chen
    March 12, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Those shorts are amazing!! and you look fabulous in them!!

  26. Lia
    March 12, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    amazing outfit as always :)Lia

  27. Nari-Elle
    March 12, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    Love your shorts :)

  28. LPFashionPhilosophy
    March 12, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    You're stunning! Love, love, love this look! So classically chic – those shorts are amazing!PS. We’ve a $100 Giveaway to Vantage Point Vintage on our blog! Check it out, if you’d like πŸ™‚ ox from NYC,davie+ericaLPFashionPhilosophy

  29. Lunapark Queen
    March 12, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    You're so beautiful and I loved your blog! So, I'm following you on Google Friend Connect now, if you wanna follow me by pleasure I'll be so happy and I know that you'll love mine πŸ™‚ I loved your style, really! especially shorts πŸ™‚ perfect!!Btw I have a Dockers give away on my blog, come to join it!

  30. Roos.
    March 12, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Really cute shorts. x

  31. Ashley K
    March 12, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    I dont own any shorts like that but I see the appeal they have a very unique look to them!-Ash Beauty Flawed

  32. sarahthestylescout
    March 12, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    beautiful shorts! I love your shoes as well.

  33. Jade in The Palace
    March 12, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    oh you're such a beauty! I really like your lace shorts ;D beautiful!

  34. Jenna
    March 12, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    Very lovely shorts and outfit! <3

  35. Stylist Steph
    March 12, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    Those shorts are sooooooo cute! You look amazing!!

  36. Sabrina
    March 13, 2012 / 1:17 am

    hiilinda linda linda I loved your pictures.

  37. Sandra
    March 13, 2012 / 1:33 am

    Those are some cute shorts πŸ™‚ I can not resist lace shorts and I have similar Zara ones, in black. I visit your blog for a time now and I wanted to tell you that I find it quite inspiring. The light in your photos always so warm and you looking so nice…very cool!I see you have a quite recent blog, mine is very recent as well, and I wish you the best of lucks! Keep up with the nice work** :)( )

  38. Nieszka
    March 13, 2012 / 1:33 am

    absolutely gorgeous!! I've seen these crochet shorts everywhere too. I kinda like them! I love all things feminine πŸ™‚ I also looove those shoes you are wearing!

  39. Sandra
    March 13, 2012 / 1:35 am

    Could never resist lace shorts, I have similar Zara ones, in black :)I visit your blog quite often and I wanted to tell you that I find it to be quite inspirational…the light in ur photos always look so warm and you looking so nice!I see your blog is quite recent, mine is very recent too! I wish you the best of lucks and keep on with the good work ** πŸ™‚

  40. Andrea
    March 13, 2012 / 2:01 am

    I liked the outfit, but I love the purse, so cute… Wanted! XD

  41. divina
    March 13, 2012 / 2:08 am

    Loving your outfit. Aloha,

  42. thekellytang
    March 13, 2012 / 4:37 am

    Your beautiful and so stylish! And I love those shorts and that cute bag!I adore your blog!<3 Kelly

    March 13, 2012 / 8:44 am

    i love your shorts! im still lookin for the perfect pair!

  44. ams
    March 13, 2012 / 9:28 am

    amazing set! you look gorgeous <3

  45. She's Dressing Up
    March 13, 2012 / 11:30 am

    The crochet shorts look amazing on you! <3

  46. Marianne M.
    March 13, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    Remember me??? did your dad win??? i voted so many times that i hope that he did. let me know ok???you look fab as always, love the crochet shorts and the background matches your outfit so perfectly, its so spring-y and care-free

  47. Matthew
    March 13, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    hey jess!I was actually just doing some blog surfing and some how stumbed upon your blog and I must day I am very glad I did!first thing first your pictures are amazingly shot! completely blown away!and I also really like this particualr outfit , you look great and have that perfect spring/summer look! will definfetly be back soon!Matthew

  48. Miss Starshiny
    March 13, 2012 / 10:56 pm

    The blue top is so nice!You look so pretty!xxxMiss Starshiny

  49. Rachel Jensen {Da Paura β™₯}
    March 13, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    Adore those shorts, and they look amazing with your shoes! You are beautiful and this outfit is so chic.xRachel

  50. Stephanie Liu
    March 14, 2012 / 12:05 am

    Super adorable shorts and such a cute summery outfit! Ah and just took a second look at your bag, LOVE!!xo Stephaniehoney & silk blog

  51. Andrea Garland
    March 16, 2012 / 1:11 am

    The shorts are beautiful so delicate πŸ™‚ and the photos with your new lens are amazing, the light !!!

  52. Connie
    March 18, 2012 / 6:10 am

    Jess lovely photos! Crochet shorts is something similar to lace shorts? Correct me if I'm wrong LOL But they look so nice & feminine on you πŸ™‚ I'm away on my trip right now. Don't have time to comment on all your posts but I did quickily skim thru your outfit posts & comment on this one! :(& hope you have a lot of fun with your new lens! :p

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