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Four Silky Shorts: Would You Wear One?

Inspired by Chloé's Spring 2009 runway, I set out to find some relaxed fit shorts in either silk or satin, and discovered the best ones on a budget can currently be found at Express. I can easily see these seductive bottoms transitioning from day to night, but I don't think they're appropriate office attire. Paired with heels and a tuxedo jacket, I think these shorts would be best worn as a cocktail dress alternative. So would I wear them? Absolutely. How about you? (P.S. Most of the shorts shown above are available in different colors, so check them out using the widget below to see all your options.)

Lane Bryant Friends & Family Coupon

Lane Bryant Friends and Family CouponSave 30% on your entire purchase (except SPANX) during the March 7th and 8th Lane Bryant Friends & Family event. Plus, earn $25 Real Women Dollars for every $50 you spend in the store. The coupon also has a promo code that makes it accessible online—and that sale even starts early on the 6th (that's today)!

Use code 000301299 at

In stores: Click on the thumbnail image above to see the larger, printable version of the coupon. Happy saving!

Deal du Jour: Save Up to 80 Percent Off at

Furla medium leather bag, Orig. $194.00 Now $97.00 at

The Deal: Last Call Sale on YOOX.COM, take up to an Extra 80% off! plus free standard shipping on all orders.

Why You Need It: Truth be told, you don't, but I'm curious to hear if there are any fans out there. Personally, I find their selection to be rather overwhelming and their prices to be exorbitant. However, I was perusing their sale section and spotted a few diamonds in the rough, like the versatile Furla leather purse above (still not cheap but compared to a $937 Emilio Pucci sequined dress, it seemed like a steal...)

Give the site a look and let me know what you think!