Milk & Mode in Pink Denim Shorts

Coffee, tea and a Croque Monsieur at Financier Cafe is quite delightful especially when you mix it with good company. Which was the case for the meeting Jennine and I had with Carol Han of Milk & Mode who loves great food and fashion as much as we do. When you think of fashion you normally don’t associate it with food since models in magazine editorials are usually a size non-existent. But, the truth is, we love our food too.

When Carol told us how she comes from a family where she spent ample time in the kitchen learning to enjoy the delectable side of life with her mother, who owned a couple restaurants, it really was no surprise. Just take a scroll through her blog and you’ll catch on quickly to her love of tasty dishes and fashion forward thinking. Just recently, she wrote about Panko-Crusted Salmon and I have to say that it looks quite fantastic. Definitely going on my recipe list.

She met up with us in Isabel Marant surfer chic pink denim shorts that we loved and when asked about the story behind her pink denim buy, this is what the tastemaker had to say:

“I became obsessed with those pink shorts (along with the rest of Isabel Marant’s spring ‘11 collection) when I saw them on the runway all the way back in September, and I’ve been looking for them ever since spring started trickling into stores. I finally found them on Net-a-Porter and bought them immediately (good thing because they sold out within an hour!). They’re the perfect shade of bubblegum pink, so good for wearing during my summer beach weekends in Montauk. And I love how they lace up like boardshorts. Marant’s entire spring collection was inspired by California, the 70s, surfers, skateboarders—I love it all.” ~ Carol Han

I have to say that I wasn’t quite on the boat for colored denim shorts in any other color besides red and maybe a dark purple, but seeing these Isabel Marant pink colored denim shorts made me have a change of heart. We talked about the colored denim trend before, but what do you think of colored denim shorts?

Clothing Credits: Wearing an Isabel Marant shirt, Isabel Marant shorts, Alexander Wang bag, Jessica Simpson shoes, friendship bracelets from Montauk last summer, and a bracelet handmade by my friends Elizabeth Monson and Mark Iantosca.



  1. May 8, 2011 / 4:08 am

    hi! i’ve been looking for some good denim blogs and i came across your site. i’m recently started blogging too and i’ve worked for EDWIN jeans for a bit and my boyfriend’s also a denim buyer so we’re obsessed. i’ve done some denim looks on my blog and i’ve also introduced a very special pair of 50th anniversary limited edition EDWIN jeans (

    i’d love for you to visit my blog and check out my denim look (! i’d definately be checking back.

    xx from hong kong 🙂

  2. May 8, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    Love that Carol followed the cardinal rule of wearing H2T pink: break it up and go tonal! Definitely an on-trend look – great post, Jess!

  3. jessconatser
    May 9, 2011 / 7:34 am

    In agreement and in love with Isabel Marant in general! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  4. May 10, 2011 / 6:37 am

    Love love love this outfit! The whole thing is perfect!
    Have a great day 🙂

  5. jessconatser
    May 11, 2011 / 10:50 am

    Yeah, doesn’t Carol look great! Aww thanks ! You too!!

  6. In Crowd
    May 22, 2011 / 12:59 am

    I saw the Isabel Marant shorts on krystal simpson, so jealous!

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