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There is something so chic and trendy about a woman wearing culottes. It’s like a skirt meets pants meets pajama bottoms! And the best part is, that I don’t have to worry about the Chicago wind blowing them up and exposing my undies!! Trust me, if that has happened to you, you start to become a lot more aware of what you wear during specific weather forecasts. Skirts and wind are not your friend here ladies!

Anyway, there are culottes in every major store right now making it so easy to find the perfect style and pair for your body type. I’ll admit, as a petite woman I was skeptical about this trend because I figured the fabric would just swallow me whole and I would look incredibly frumpy. As a result, I opted for this pair of culottes that hit right below my knee rather than the standard, mid-shin area and even if they weren’t the perfect pair (thankfully they are), they were the perfect price so I probably would have purchased them anyway.

Now if only the Chicago winter would cease to exist and I could actually wear spring clothing on a more consistent basis…but seriously, it was snowing yesterday. It’s freaking April people….I can’t handle the cold anymore…I need some sunshine, a patio, some brunch and a cold beverage in my hand STAT! Who’s with me?!

Outfit Details
Culottes; Banana Republic
Plaid Shirt; c/o Gray Monroe
Shoes; 6pm (old) - similar here and here
Bag; Tory Burch (sold out) - but I love this one too and it's on SALE!
Earrings; J Crew Factory (old) - love these, these and these
Lips; Kat Von D 'Outlaw' 
Watch; Michele - more affordable option here