Knee Length Bermuda Shorts for Work or Weekends

Knee Length Bermuda Shorts for Work or Weekends

Images: Shopbop

I guess it appears I’ll be swinging one post a week for a little while here, as things are getting quite slammed over in my neck of the woods…and I have a big vacation in August to look forward to (thank God FINALLY). The summer months are always pretty busy with it being the time I’m preparing new product on a website at work, along with the usual fun events and DJ gigs. With the latter, I love wearing whatever the heck I want and getting creative. Shorty shorts are never out of the question when the sun is blaring! However, for the former, although my job is pretty lax when it comes to personal style, I still prefer a more modest option. When it’s REALLY sweltering I’ll opt for a skirt, but I’m not much of a skirt person. Not every gal has a thigh gap so chafing is always an issue, and I usually prefer the security that a pair of jeans or shorts gives!

Bermuda shorts are a great option for anyone who wants to wear shorts at work or out and about while staying more on the conservative side. Just about every one of my favorite denim companies offers knee-length options in the form of denim or soft twill, and there are definitely a lot of options to choose from out there. Colored, destroyed, cuffed, frayed…it’s just about all out there. Here are some cute styles I’d find myself wearing!

Knee Length Bermuda Shorts for Work or Weekends - American Eagle 3 Shorts

Images: American Eagle Outfitters. American Eagle Outfitters AE Twill X Trouser Bermuda in Fleet Navy and Gray, and American Eagle Outfitters AE Twill X Bermuda Short in Faded Black

Knee Length Bermuda Shorts for Work or Weekends - Shorts 7

Images: Zappos. KUT from the Kloth Natalie Bermuda in Olive and Cool Grey

Looking for more options? Here are several more, in a wide assortment of price ranges.

Incredibly Unique Styles that Empower Women by Norma Kamali

A brand that excels at designing beautiful, unique clothing is one thing…but the photography that represents it all is another. It’s all about the whole package! Without good photography, even the coolest of clothing gets lost in the sea of competition. It’s a tough world out there and I get a bazillion emails every day (partially from many of the contests I enter so I’m always unsubscribing from things), and I’m a little A.D.D. so it takes a lot to catch my undivided attention! I don’t have to say that I created this blog to share some of the most beautiful, unique talent in the apparel world out there, or that it’s always a bonus if there’s good intentions behind it…at least, if you’ve been reading my work for the last several years. Norma Kamali is the latest brand to cross my paths and I have to say I immediately bookmarked the name as soon as I spotted my first newsletter from this amazing designer.

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Go Beyond the Basic Tee with LNA

Go Beyond the Basic Tee with LNA

Image: Shopbop

We all know how much of a staple the essential tee is. It’s always been marketed to us in the form of fashion articles or ads, and like a good fitting jean, the “perfect tee” can be hard to find. With the barrage of new trends and designs that have emerged over the years, it seems a modern, minimalist company with quality essentials has become a gem among the noise. Some of my favorites are DSTLD and Michael Stars, to name a few, with Alternative and Pact Organic being favorites in the sustainable and eco-friendly apparel realm. However, as much as I love a nice essential tee, sometimes I’m finding myself looking for something a little different to switch it up now and then; basic but with something modestly unique.

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21 Sultry Mesh Looks to Get Your Party On

21 Sultry Mesh Looks to Get Your Party On

Image: REVOLVE

If you know me well enough by now, you know I like the darker looks. I’m not much of a girly girl, so you can assume I usually dismiss the lace, frills, and absolutely anything pink—black makes everything better! I know that my tastes aren’t totally unique in that sense though, as black is always a go-to for a sultry night out. We all know about the classic LBD. However, that basic little black dress can only go so far, as much as it is a closet staple, right? Add in some mesh, and even some frills or lace at times (ok, sometimes they aren’t so bad), and you’ve got yourself a hot little number. Revolve has you covered in that department, with their new Party Girl edit, featuring mesh!

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Apparel and Accessory Picks from Cost Plus World Market

This post almost became an addition to a fairly neglected category on my blog here in terms of home goods and design, but maybe I’ll save that for another post. Cost Plus World Market is one of my favorite local shops to peruse and fantasize about how I’d go all out with the decor in the home of my dreams. It’s also entertaining, of course, to shop all the fun and delicious treats and wines from around the world! Either way, I’m pretty sure this popular chain is best known for their selection eclectic pieces to make any room of your home look like it came right out of a land far away. I’m always oohing and ahhing at all the rugs, tapestries, furniture and even random items that serve no purpose other than to set a theme or tone. However, I always wonder how many people really know that the place offers a lot more than that, in the form of apparel and accessories! Every trip I make to my local World Market always includes a little window shopping in that department. My local store doesn’t have a lot of apparel, but the bags, jewelry and scarves are always such a treat to browse through.

When I first looked at the Cost Plus World Market website, I honestly didn’t realize how much apparel they had since I haven’t really seen any in the store! Dresses, vests, tops, wraps and more are all available to fit your ethnic or “boho” tastes. I still think it’s the jewelry that stands out the most to me, as I noticed while collecting images for this post—I wanted to share all of them and ended up a lot more pieces to share than any other category! I wanted to share this side of one of my favorite stores, and see if any of my readers also frequent the store for items other than home goods, consumables and decor!

Do you have one of these awesome stores near you, and if so, what do you prefer to shop for? Shop Cost Plus World Market online here!

Graphic Tees to Rock With your Favorite Jeans

I feel like I’ve somehow had an increased appreciation for graphic tee shirts lately. When I was in high school, I had a pretty big collection of rock and metal band tees, and I know I still have them packed away somewhere! Back in college, I was all about American Eagle tees, back when it was trendy for people to sport around graphics from fictional (and often satirical) companies. I also had a decent collection of graphic tees from surf brands, but as I got older I ditched most of those for more chic or “grown up” looks. It’s funny though…once you get into your 30s, you seem to, well…not give a crap anymore (I know that a lot of people don’t like wearing names across their chests, but to each their own). Yeah, nowadays I happily walk around downtown with my Star Wars tee from Junk Food, or various band tees (my favorite being Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd). I’ve even found myself gravitating towards tees that bring back amusing or nostalgic memories of yesteryear, such as Rainbow Brite, Nickelodeon or Ren & Stimpy. I’m also often finding myself in the graphic tees section of Lucky Brand’s website for their eclectic collection of Hindu-inspired or rock band pieces. Junk Food has also been a favorite (although their site seems to be on hiatus at the moment, but they can also be found at Revolve)! I also, as usual, love perusing eBay for vintage band tees!

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My Picks from the Nasty Gal 40% Off Sale

My Picks from the Nasty Gal 40% Off Sale

Image: Nasty Gal

First I want to apologize for being M.I.A. for a bit…I came down with a nasty bug last week, and I just found out today that it’s bronchitis. Hooray. Either way, I’m doing my best to keep some posts up, so bear with me here! On the positive side though, at least it’s given me time to peruse Netflix and window shop online for a bit, and come up with more ideas to post! At least, I’m trying to see a positive side in all of this but you know, shit happens.

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Sustainable and Soft Closet Essentials from Alternative

Sustainable and Soft Closet Essentials from Alternative

Part of the appeal of fashion is how crazy creative some designers get. It’s an art form, after all, and oftentimes I like window shopping as much as adding pieces to my closet, just to enjoy the artistry. But no matter where the latest trends and looks might take you, there’s nothing better than timeless pieces that will go with anything and keep you comfortable. If they are sustainable, they’re even better, of course! Alternative has been a longtime favorite of mine and I honestly don’t know what took me so long to write a full post about them. I’ve worn items from them in various reviews! My absolute favorite is a lightweight black cardigan wrap with a long cowl neck in the back that can be put over the head, and long sleeves for a super cozy fit (you can see it featured in a post here). I love shopping closet essentials from Alternative because as stylish as I like to be most of the time, I still just have those days where all I want is to be comfy first. Don’t get me wrong though! This brand definitely has some super cute pieces! Sometimes, less is more.

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Chic and Casual Jumpsuits for Night or Day

When the weather warms up and the wine starts flowing, I love my maxi dresses. There’s something about that lightweight, breezy, flowy feel against your legs as the sun bears down on your shoulders that gets me dreaming of summer all year long. As someone who usually prefers wearing pants over skirts (because without a thigh gap, there’s always going to be some sort of chafing going on by the end of the day which is exacerbated by the stickiness of sweat), I’m surprised I never really considered the maxi dress alternative: the jumpsuit. Rompers, its shorter-leg cousins, are usually pretty prevalent in the California town where I live, which makes sense because we’re pretty warm thoughout most of the year, but I never could see myself in one. It’s not like I don’t wear shorty shorts or mini skirts when it’s hot enough either…I think it has to something with the fact that I have a fairly short torso as it is, and I fear rompers will only make me feel or look blocky. Jumpsuits, on the other hand, keep that elongated, svelte look (as long as the fit is right), and seem like something I would have work at some point by now. I guess I just hadn’t seen one I liked.

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Flirty Black and White Gingham Looks from REVOLVE

Flirty Black and White Gingham Looks from REVOLVE

Image: Revolve

I gotta say, when I first saw this new collection from Revolve, I wasn’t too keen. I don’t really like gingham all that much due to, you know, that “farmer’s daughter” look. Usually pieces with this popular print are frilly and a bit too girly for me, but once I gave a closer look, I spotted a few things I might actually wear. I do like checkered type patterns, especially with flannel tops, and as you probably know by now, I feel if it’s black it’s always better. So, I figured hey, maybe I’ll make a post that’s about something I don’t normally like, and explore its possibilities. That’s part of the reason why I thought starting a blog would be a fun idea to begin with, way back when!

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