May 23, 2011

What I'm Wearing...

Shirt - J. Crew, Shorts - Old Navy, Shoes - American Eagle, Sunglasses - Ray-Ban, Earrings - c/o Towne & Reese, Watch - Michael Kors, Ring - House of Harlow, Bracelets - Melinda Maria, Nails - Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Frock Star
I bought these shorts (I really dislike the Bermuda shorts name, could be why they've gone unworn...) a couple of years ago and never wore them. My short shorts days were gone, and there really aren't many alternatives except going to the Bermuda length. But they looked so... wrong. I tried to style them a couple of times, got frustrated, and banished them to a drawer to be forgotten. They would have gone unworn for another summer until I saw how Vahni styled hers. Heels! I was having a pretty casual day so I went with wedges, but it's the same idea - don't wear them with flats! Of course now I feel obsessed to come up with a way to make these look good with flats, so we'll see how that story ends...
The pop of coral in the earrings and the madras print on the wedges definitely made the outfit feel more summery. I'm obsessed with the Towne & Reese jewelry they sent over and I know a lot of you are, too. Check in tomorrow for more. 

30 comments:

Torrie said...

Yep, as I shared on my 'Friday post'... I'm not a fan of short shorts, but haven't fallen in love with bermudas either. Next time I'll add a little height.

thanks for the tip!

Josie said...

I looove your bangles! So pretty. And those shorts are super-flattering on you, my dear!
xo Josie
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Leia said...

I just love those shoes!

Leia

Thick Threads said...

looking good on those shorts! im glad you decided to wear them again, but the weather is getting so hot its gonna be hard for me to look cute in the summer im just gonna want to go out in my naturals! lol jk. You look good however! love your jewelry and sandals! :)

xo
A_Riot

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I like Bermuda shorts! I think they're cute, they always remind me of Jennifer Aniston :)I like your bracelet.

this free bird said...

Okay hel-lo on the ring and the bangles. And the shoes. Good night I want a pair of those shoes now. Trouble!!

xo,
C

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Totally love the styling with heels. Those
shoes are reminiscent of Sophie Theallet for NIne Wesr though-cute pattern!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Julie and Lauren said...

Love the earrings! Almost purchased a similar pair yesterday.
Xx

Lee Oliveira said...

Love this green look.. you bangles are fantastic but hello gorgeous shoes
Lee x

Closet Fashionista said...

Those shoes are sooo cute! :D
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Megan said...

i love these shorts...and i agree with you, i dont like calling them bermuda shorts!!! LOL! i think shorts like this are SO much more versatile than short shorts. i used to wear them with suit jackets, with t-shirts, with tights underneath them...sooo many different ways! now i have none that fit after a long winter of eating :( anyways...i love this on you! hope u had a nice weekend!~

sacramento said...

Your colour hair is fantastic with green.
Loving your shoes, my dear Katie.
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Courtney Erin said...

You totally accessorized these shorts (I won't say "Bermuda") perfectly - I love the wedges and the jewelry.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Mani said...

Love your hair! Great color!

hugs and kisses by Mani

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

They look great! I stopped wearing shorts a long time ago but you're inspiring me to give them another shot :)

Gracey said...

Very pretty! Those earrings are so cute!

Kirstin Marie said...

I love bermuda shorts. They are like miniature capri pants for short people, like me. Your shoes are adorable! I love the colors :)

xo

Savvy Gal said...

what a statement ring.

la petite coquine said...

LOVE this look on you-how adorable and summery!

Danielle A. Curtiss, JD said...

The only time I will ever wear shorts is at the beach or running, or around the house. And actually, most of the time I wear skirts/dresses at the beach. Shorts are just so unflattering on alot of different body types. and I agree, bermuda shorts are so awkward (esp for me b/c i'm so short). If I want something casual (say, because i am riding my bike) i wear jeans rolled to capri. I can't actually buy capris without rolling them up because i am so short that the capri looks like flood pants on me. The bermuda/heel combo is cute, but it's so exhausting to wear wedges/heels every time. ;)

Prutha said...

love that ring

Elle Sees said...

i hate shorts on me...one leg always rides up & i look ridic!

Isabel said...

ahh, im obsessed with towne and reese too! and i love that HOH ring. i still want it.

Bonnie said...

Your hair looks stunning. That was the first thing I noticed.
Also, your backyard looks really pretty.
(That's a weird compliment to give on a fashion post ...)

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Kinsey Michaels said...

that house of harlow ring is gorgeous Katie! love love love it.
cute outfit too, it's casual but I like how you dressed it up with the jewelry and shoes!

Jess said...

Those shorts are the cutest! You are ready for summer girl!

Lexi said...

That ring, those bracelets = fantastic!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Marcie said...

Those shoes are so great! I am so excited summer is here :).

xo Marcie

Taj Acosta said...

Cute shoes!! I love the pop of colors you added! xo

Fashion Meets Food said...

Loving your outfit and your accessories are absolutely GORGEOUS!

xo