Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shorts Get Spruced

shorts (GAP, sold out online--still avail in STORES), tank (DVF), blazer & shoes (Zara ON SALE), bag (Rebecca Minkoff), necklaces (Express), belt (HM), cuff (unknown), watch (Tag Heuer), shades (Gucci)
Giving you all a Casual Version of these shorts last week calls for a more spruced up version this week.  Such a bummer they are no longer online; however, I just picked up some goodies for my girls at Gap this weekend and they definitely had some still in stock (and I believe they were 30% off).  I chose to get a size larger than normal so it added to the relaxed fit and allowed me to cinch em' up with a belt.  Tossing on a pair of Black Strappy Heels toughened the classic stripes up just enough for my taste.  Add a double dose of  gold chunky necklaces and voila--nice little evening outfit.  And how lovely does Miss Jenny from Crazy Style Love look in her spruced up shorts number?  This is a girl after my own heart (Hello Stripes & Leopard).  She's utterly feminine and fearless when it comes to prints and color--plus she makes me chuckle in her write ups!  If you haven't checked out Crazy Style Love, you must.  Alright gang, make it a good one!

s + s photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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  1. I love this outfit! I work at the gap and these shorts have been selling like crazy!

  2. Love how you gave some edge to these otherwise preppy shorts...must recreate! :)

  3. I just got a pair of those shorts in yellow but haven't styled them yet, love this dressed up look!

    Kristina does the Internets

  4. I love these striped shorts! I saw these shorts in yellow yesterday but passed them up because I was at a loss when it came to styling them. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Chelsea & The City

  5. Kristin, a good think you teamed up with my lovely Jenny, otherwise I wouldnt have found this awesome blog, your style is so impeccable. Really like how you paired those striped shorts with black neutrals, makes it look very chic and elegant. You def have a new follower via Bloglovin :-)

    Greetings from Germany


  6. Love how you took casual shorts and made them fancy! I'm also a big fan of Jenny's style! You two look great!
    Jeans and a Teacup