Am I too old to wear shorts?

I used to be that person that would never be caught dead in shorts – I hated them throughout my teenage years and most of my adulthood. Exactly why? I’m not quite sure, I like how they look on other people, but always hated them on myself. Back in the day I wasn’t allowed to shave my legs in junior high, when the rest of the girls around me were getting acrylic nail manicures and stealing lipsticks from the local pharmacy to be cool. And here I was, feeling like the girl with the hairy legs. I could attribute the change in heart to two different things. First, was moving to Las Vegas, where you quickly learned that no matter how ugly you feel, shorts are an absolute must in the summer. Second, having a blog has taught me to push the limits of what I thought I could and couldn’t wear.

So in the last few years, I’ve finally felt comfortable wearing shorts! But now I get this creeping feeling that maybe shorts are for the really young? Are my shorts TOO short? I guess the self-consciousness of some things never really goes away. But here I am, I busted out the shorts – because we’re in an in-between weather, I’ll sometimes wear shorts with tights underneath like this, just in case it gets too cold or windy (which did happen this day).

Top: Alexander Wang T. Shorts: Vintage Levi’s, leftover item from bf’s photoshoot. Tight: Wolford. Boots: Emma Cook for Topshop, via Ebay.

Thrift Eye, vintage levis shorts, too old to wear shorts, fashion blogger, thrify outfit

Thrift Eye, vintage levis shorts, too old to wear shorts, fashion blogger, thrify outfit

Thrift Eye, vintage levis shorts, too old to wear shorts, fashion blogger, thrify outfit

Thrift Eye, vintage levis shorts, too old to wear shorts, fashion blogger, thrify outfit

After working on this post for the last two hours, and thinking about this shorts subject the whole time…I just feel like I had some sort of therapy session!

Black and grey textures

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Some working days, I really felt like dressing up a bit more than usual. I’m usually a total casual day dresser, and library dress codes embrace the workplace casual attire (as opposed to dressing business casual or the casual where you can get away with shorts at work). So again, this was my dress up day to work! But what I really wanted out of this outfit was to see if the textures of this sweater (which are alternating stripes of thick mesh and a sort of terry knit) along with the texture of the skirt (which has white raised polka dots). I think the grey tights and black shoes tied the whole thing together!

Top: Alexander Wang, thrifted. Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted. Tights: Hue. Boots: Dolce Vita. Lipstick: NARS Red Square.

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

 

How do you balance your work wardrobe?

Blue and orange

Never thought I’d be typing out this color combination together, let alone wearing this seemingly impossible combo together either. And HEY, just like my blog logo ^^^

But when I imagined this outfit in my head the night before wearing it, I knew it would work! (do you guys ever do that?!) My goals was to avoid wearing all or mostly black outfits for a while (if you scroll a few posts back you’ll see why). So wearing blue and orange together made this outfit cheerful for me! Glad I was also able to bring out this coat that doesn’t get enough wear.

Top: Velvet, (Made in America) purchased with sponsor credit at Shopbop. Skirt: See by Chloe, thrifted by my sister. Tights: Hue. Coat: BB Dakota, from Jeremy’s in SF. Shoes: Rachel Comey, Wasteland SF.

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

My only peeve in the end, was that I felt I was wearing way too many buttons (buttons on shirt, buttons on skirt), but oh well :)