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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hand Cooked Karma Fashion Review: Crushed Velvet Lace-Up Shorts

Today I'll be reviewing an item that combines one of my favorite fabrics with one of my favorite trends: velvet and lace-up designs! These sky blue crushed velvet high-waisted shorts from Home Cooked Karma combine the sexy, edgy look of the lace-up front trend with the stretchy, form-fitting cut of soft velvet for the ultimate blend of cuteness and comfort. Details after the jump!

Today I'll be reviewing an item that combines one of my favorite fabrics with one of my favorite trends: velvet and lace-up designs! These sky blue crushed velvet high-waisted shorts from Home Cooked Karma combine the sexy, edgy look of the lace-up front trend with the stretchy, form-fitting cut of soft velvet for the ultimate blend of cuteness and comfort. - Eat My Knee Socks/Mimchikimchi


Home Cooked Karma is a unique fashion store on Etsy that focuses on creating handmade, eccentric clothing with vintage vibes, inspired by 60s, 70s, and 90s trends. Their selection includes many interesting and gorgeous designs, from shiny holographic prints to exquisite velvet creations to funky prints and much more!

One of my favorite designs of theirs is their velvet lace-up shorts, which come in crushed velvet or solid velvet and are offered in tons of different colors and sizes S-L! They sent me the crushed velvet lace-up shorts in baby blue to review.

Details on the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy).
Details on the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy).
Details on the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy).

These shorts are constructed from a super-soft, lightweight crushed velvet fabric, with a velvet lace-up design and golden eyelets up the front. They have a high-waisted, figure-hugging fit, with a ton of stretch in the material.

The lace-up trend is crazy popular this year, and the style of these shorts reminds me of similar lace-up shorts by brands like UNIF and Bad Vibes. $60 may not seem like a low price for a pair of shorts, but considering that these are handmade, high quality, and offered in so many color options, the price is definitely reasonable.

A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.
A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.
A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.
A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.

I got these shorts in size S; they look tiny when laid flat, but are very stretchy and fit great! The velvet panel in the center (behind the lace-up corset-like detailing) is only stitched/attached to one side, which I thought was weird at first. As a result, the panel tends to bunch up sometimes when worn, but otherwise the quality is great.

I love the light, pastel blue color of these, which adds a cute, sweet touch to the sexy style. These shorts come in tons of other colors too, including pastel pink, lilac, black, burgundy, jade, magenta, brown, and more! 

I chose these shorts for the style, but my favorite thing about these actually ended up being the fabric. The lace-up detailing is gorgeous, and the shorts look exactly as I'd imagined, but above all the material is amazing. Velvet is one of my favorite materials of all time, and Home Cooked Karma's shorts use the softest velvet fabric. It's lightweight and super comfortable without being too thin, and these shorts are so comfortable that I'd gladly wear them all day!

A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.
A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.
A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.
A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.
A cute outfit featuring the lace-up crushed velvet corset-style high-waisted pastel blue shorts from Home Cooked Karma (Etsy), worn with a semi-sheer white long sleeve crop top.

Overall

Home Cooked Karma's crushed velvet lace-up high-waisted shorts provide the perfect combination of quality, style, and comfort. Although I wish the center panel was secured to both sides, I'm otherwise super satisfied with these shorts. To find more eccentric, flattering, and uniquely-handmade items, check out Home Cooked Karma on Etsy! 

xoxo,

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2 comments:

  1. OMG! I absolutely love these shorts. Sadly I don't know if they're for me. I would wear these in the house to lounge all day though. They look soo soft and pretty! ♥

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  2. Absolutely love these!! If you don't mind sharing what size shorts do ou typically wear? They look like they fit perfectly on you and I'm not sure what size I should get!

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