Monday, July 14, 2014

30PlusStyle: Cutting It Short


Happy MONDAY Style Lovers! The #30PlusStyle Collaboration returns today, and this time around we're cutting it short!



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I can totally count on one hand how many pairs of shorts I own ;) Because my thighs are generously sized and or proportioned, (LOL!) I tend to feel somewhat self-conscious in shorts. Do you feel the same way? Well today's post is especially for you! We aim to prove that yes, "We" can wear shorts! ;)

I wore this look for an evening out with my husband. Honestly, after looking at the pictures, I realize that I ought to wear this pair of shorts more often!  Yet another benefit of style blogging: You get to see/know yourself through the "lens". Sometimes you realize that things actually look better than you initially imagined ;) If you feel apprehensive about wearing certain pieces, take for example shorts, try styling your look at home and then photographing yourself. You may discover as did I, that you have no reason to be apprehensive!

On this particular evening it was scorching HOT, not solely because of the temperatures, but as a result of unnecessary humidity. By the way, when is more than 10% humidity truly necessary?! LOL- I'm just wondering...

This blouse is silk, and therefore does not breathe well. I was HOT! My husband offered up his baseball hat (we represent Detroit wherever we go!) and I was so appreciative of the slight cooling effect that resulted after I put it on.



The fabric and color of this pair of shorts reminds me of a linen/burlap blend. Paired along with an orange vintage blouse (which was a tad too hot for the weather that day), stilettos, and a vintage cocktail bag - I was ready for a good time!

Isn't this vintage cocktail bag the most?! Such intricate beading, done by hand no doubt! It's by Whiting & Davis. If you ever, ever-ever, come across one of their bags: Snap it up and hang on to it for me!

Alas, you must check out how all of the #30PlusStyle beauties "Cut it Short" today:
www.grownandcurvywoman.com
www.prettypluspep.blogspot.com
www.mode-plus.com
www.thejenesaisquoi.blogspot.com

www.pumpsandstudz.blogspot.com

FYI: We are looking for guest bloggers to join us for a future #30plusstyle post. If you're interested, contact us at 30plusstylecollab@gmail.com. Be sure to include your blog's URL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Joi

Blouse:Vintage, thrifted (worn here) -Shorts:Mango-Handbag:Vintage,thrifted-Stilettos:BCBG

12 comments:

  1. I love this look on you and the colors are rich enough to wear day or night. I would so love to play in your closet. . .Enjoy!!

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    1. My closet has many hidden treasures, but I'm working diligently to discover all of them- LOL! Thank you Neti!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this from head to toe!

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  3. Nice look, Joi!! You are right blogging gives your another view of yourself. I too have embraced shorts this year because of blogging.

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    1. Thanks D! You look fantastic in shorts, "Legs for Days"!

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  4. You look great Joi , it's got me thinking about try shorts again .

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    1. Thanks Lesley! Please do give shorts a try again ;)

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  5. Girl your thighs are fabulous!!! Wear more shorts! You look so fabulous, I love how you owned your look and made if fit in with your style! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Jeniese! The size of my thighs have given me grief for years, but now I'm finally moving on ;)

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