Monday, August 4, 2014

Dressing Up Black Shorts for Day and Night.

Despite having a lot, a loooot of clothes and trying to give them all (or at least most of them) a chance to be worn, my everyday style and life-style is a lot about remixing what I have in my closet, as well. During Summer, especially as a SAHM, one item I am wearing often is a pair of Shorts. You have seen me wear my Shorts in several Casual Outfits this Summer. But lately I took my Black Dressy Shorts and decided to match them with Dressy Tops as well. I came up with a Day Look and an Evening Look, which were both worn sometime last week. I forgot to photograph my bag but I carried the same Black Purse which had a small shoulder strap not a cross-body (similar to this or this). So instead of a "Mom Wear to Work Wear" post this week, I am showing you this Remix Post of Dressing Up my Black Shorts. This pair is from The Limited. They are a Light Wool-blend. They don't keep you hot at all. They have the crease on the front of each leg and a tab waist with 3 buttons. I also own some Bermuda-length Black Shorts, Short Chino Black Shorts and a pair of Draw-string Linen ones.

For the Day Look I dressed up the Shorts with my fitted Silver/Black Floral Brocade Tank Top from White House Black Market and my Silver/Black Beaded Wedges which matched perfectly. I added a Long Purple/Gold Snake Pendant Necklace (playing off the 2 Metallics), some Blue Studs and a Beaded Red/White/Navy/Baby Blue Bracelet. I added some Bright Red Lipstick and kept my eyes simple, just with some mascara. The hair was up in a pony-tail because it was hot and I was running errands with Vivian in tow, so that was that.
Necklace & Bracelet:
Long, Leather Rope & Chain Gold+Purple Necklace w/ Snake Medallion: Parfois (similar, best deal), (similar in gold), (gorgeous option, great deal, love this).
Silver Cuff w/ Floating Navy, Silver, Red & Baby Blue, Cube Glass Beads: A Random Boutique.
Silver+Black, Floral Brocade, U-Neck, Fitted Tank Top w/ Black Ruffle Trim: White House Black Market (striped B+W option by WHBM, on sale, love this), (polka dot B+W option by WHBM w/ ruffle, best deal), (black ruffled tank by WHBM), (B+W, Peplum Jacquard Option).
Royal Blue, Small Circle Stud Earrings: Random Street Vendor for $1.00 (New) (very similar in lighter blue), (similar in baby blue+silver, love these), (similar in navy+gold).
Dark Silver, Thong-Wedge, Beaded Sandals w/ Black, Gray & Silver Beads: Nine West (very similar, love these), (similar w/ bows, great deal, love these), (similar, intricate design, best deal).

For the Night Look I dressed up the Shorts with a fitted, Eggplant-Colored Silk Camisole by The Limited that is shaped like a Bustier. I added some Bling Bling Long Crystal Earrings, a couple of Black+Gold Bangles and even wore my Red Butterfly Cocktail Ring. My Black Patent Leather Pumps added to the Dressy Evening appeal. I put on some Bright Coral Lip-gloss and a little Smoky Eye and did my hair in a High Sock Bun a little off to one side.
Bracelets & Ring:
Olive Green/Gold Rhinestone Bangle (part of a set of Bangles): A Random Boutique (similar by Givenchy, great deal, love this), (set of 3 rhinestone bangles, best deal).
Burgundy, Metallic, Butterfly Cocktail Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones: c/o American Fashion & Jewelry (similar, colorful, great deal), (similar in faux gold, best deal, love this).
Silver Crystal, Tear Drop Long Earrings: A Jewelry Show in Michigan (very similar, love these), (similar), (similar 2, best deal, love these).
Pointy-Toe, Classic, Patent Leather Black Pumps: Nine West (identical), (similar w/ kitten heel by Nine West), (similar leather option by Nine West, love this).

And here is a previous post from last Summer which shows how I have styled my Black Bermuda Shorts from Day to Night.
And speaking of Shorts, you will see several more of them remixed throughout this month. And late on Wednesday I am bringing back "The 6 Remix". Stay tuned and thank you for stopping by. =)

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  1. Loving how you styled both of these, especially the day look. The black shorts look so great with the metallic top and sandals! Your night look is so chic with the purple camisole top and heels!


  2. Just finished off writing a comment on one of your other lovely posts ( and again so happy you are feeling better) I missed during my crazy month of July, and then I saw this and had to write here too :-)
    Love shorts and day/night outfits and my dear friend shorts look AMAZING on you! Seriously! I love both versions but the night outfit with the pumps and the lovely purple colored top is so chic. <3 XOXO, Elif

  3. I wear my black shorts all the time. That brocade top is so pretty!

  4. Love this! You look super great in both! :)

  5. Love both styles! I specially like the purple top :)

  6. Very pretty Ada. Great outfits!!!!!


  7. I really love both those looks! I really want to get a pair of black shorts now... I have black crops/capris, but I really love how these stylish tops look with the black shorts. Looking good, hot Momma!!!

  8. I love that both these outfits cloud be for day or night. I so need to add a pair of black short to my closet.

  9. I think these are both pretty dressy, actually, nice way to dress up shorts :)

  10. Oh, now I think I Need a pair of dressy black shorts! Love both of these looks, Ada. Both of these tops are simply gorgeous!


  11. I love black shorts, they are so versatile. Love how you wore yours.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. I absolutely love love love the new header Ada !
    and i like the idea of wearing very shiny dressy tops with shorts. Nicely done!

  13. Love transitional pieces!
    Thanks for joining the Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up; hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Liz @
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

  14. Great looks. I love those sandals :) rachelxo by the way I teamed up with 11 other bloggers for a $60 Target giftcard giveaway I would love for you to enter. Open internationally. Goodluck :)

  15. You are rocking those shorts my dear! I love both looks, but I really like your "day look". I also am really liking your new website header. Very nice!

  16. I love day to night looks - you look beautiful. Thanks for stopping by SLS, it was nice to "see" you :)


  17. Cute!! It is so important to me to have transitional pieces!

  18. Black shorts are perfect for the summer. Love all the ways you've styled it! I can't believe I don't own any black shorts.


  19. love the versatility of black shorts

  20. Black shorts are a must have for summer! Thank you for all of the options!! Susan

  21. Oh my! I do love that dress! And you finished it off to perfection with the denim!

  22. I love versatile pieces like this! They make life so much easier. :) You look amazing in those black pumps!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  23. You're right, I do love these shorts! And they look fabulous on you, no matter how you style them!

  24. Ohhhh, so many things to do with a great pair of black shorts. Great styling.

    Thrifting Diva

  25. Your day outfit could also be my night outfit too because that silver top looks so gorgeous! :)

  26. Great shorts! A black pair is really versatile!


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