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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