Short and Sophisticated

Not so hot. These structured cuffed shorts look sophisticated when paired with a floral print, high collar blouse with ruffles. The look’s sophistication is taken to new heights when a metallic fringed high heel sandal is thrown into the mix. A gold clutch and studded belt add finishing touches.

Shirt—Banana Republic Factory Store Pants—Banana Republic Factory Store Shoes—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Rag-O-Rama
Bag—Vintage via Ebay Belt—Gap Outlet



  1. June 3, 2008 / 1:34 pm

    The outfit is long on sophisticaion and still cool. But, those shoes. OMG, honest and truly, I dream of those shoes. I know I have said it before, but, those shoes are GORGEOUS!!!

  2. June 3, 2008 / 1:56 pm

    La Belette Rouge: Thanks. You know what, the Budget Babe featured these shoes a few days ago. She found that them on sale at QVC. You should check it out.

  3. June 3, 2008 / 2:02 pm

    Thank you and thank you Budget Babe!!! They have them in bronze and silver in my size. The reviews on QVC all say that this is a very uncomfortable shoe. Do you think so?

  4. June 3, 2008 / 2:19 pm

    La Belette Rouge: Great! I haven’t experienced the problems of those reviewers on QVC. They are surprisingly comfortable (I usually don’t like strappy sandals at all). But, I also have not had to stand or walk in these for a long time yet. So, I don’t know if I would have a different story after doing that. I hope not!

  5. June 3, 2008 / 2:27 pm

    cute cute cute!! Again you are inspiration…..wearing shorts.
    Okay I know it may be too early but I finally hit the gym…..two days running(well elliptical. When all goes well with it perhaps I will be sporting shorts in Jamaica this August.

  6. June 3, 2008 / 2:32 pm

    Sara: Way to go! You are the real inspiration, for I am yet to reestablish my relationship with a gym. And, JA!! That’s wonderful and will be so much fun!

  7. June 3, 2008 / 2:41 pm

    I am ordering them!!!! Thank you!!! You made my day.:-)

  8. June 3, 2008 / 2:45 pm

    La Belette Rouge: Yippee! You’ve got to let me know how they work out when you get them.

  9. June 3, 2008 / 2:57 pm

    what size shoe do you wear? can i borrow those heels? please?? haha, just kidding but geez they’re amazing. love the fringe!!

  10. Anonymous
    June 3, 2008 / 3:06 pm

    Great Look!!!

  11. June 3, 2008 / 3:09 pm

    Budget Babe: Ha. I wear a lucky 8. Thanks for your post on fringed shoes. La Belette Rouge was able to find a pair in her size on QVC.

    Anon: Thanks. I still can’t believe I am wearing short shorts 🙂

  12. June 3, 2008 / 3:14 pm

    OMG! I love this outfit. It is no put togetther but still looks effortless. :O)

  13. June 3, 2008 / 9:39 pm

    Love this look. Especially like the fringed heels:-

  14. June 3, 2008 / 10:39 pm

    You look so well in shorts. You’ve great legs for them.
    And I like LBR think your shoes are just gorgeous.
    Very pretty.

  15. June 3, 2008 / 10:40 pm

    I wore something similar today. But I love Gold and Brown tones together. Great Combo!

  16. June 3, 2008 / 11:18 pm

    i love that bag!
    i love that wall too!
    and ur blog of course
    have a great day 🙂

  17. June 4, 2008 / 1:42 am

    Oh that Girl: Thanks. Who knew shorts could be so all purpose?

    Siljes Fashion: Thanks for coming by. Aren’t those shoes amazing. They were on lucky find!

    Seeker: I am growing increasingly comfortable in shorts. This whole look was inspired by those shoes. I just had to wear them, and I did not have a major event.

    Phenomenal Aquarius: I can’t wait to see your look! I totally agree with you on the gold and brown combo…classic and chic.

    Bocadelobo: Thanks as always. I appreciate you coming by.

  18. June 4, 2008 / 2:11 am

    Those shoe are FIYAHHHHH. This whole outfit proves that shorts can be sophisticated. Also I too have created a whole outfit around shoes but hey you have to start somewhere right 🙂

  19. June 4, 2008 / 12:38 pm

    cha cha cha! Where is madame off to looking so tres chic? I hope this was your ‘I’m popping down to the corner store for milk and bread’ outfit, those fringed high heel sandals are so imeldarific it’s not funny!

  20. June 4, 2008 / 2:05 pm

    amaazing outfit, love the glod details!

    a kisss

  21. June 4, 2008 / 3:27 pm

    Diva: Fiyahhhhh! I love it. And you are so right, we’ve got to start somewhere.

    Imelda Matt: You got me! I had nowhere to go really, but I knew those imeldarific shoes were going with me. I sure commanded the attention of all the soccer moms at the supermarche. Just kidding…not really.

    Kira Fashion: Thanks for coming by. The gold brought so much to this look indeed.

  22. June 5, 2008 / 12:25 am

    Sophisticated indeeed!

  23. June 5, 2008 / 3:00 am

    My favorite shoes!!!!!!

    You’ve got great legs, girl!

  24. June 5, 2008 / 2:19 pm

    Secretista: I am glad you agree 🙂

    Enc: Those shoes were such an amazing find! I almost never find great shoes in resale shops. The most fabulous ones are always a size 5. I mean, who wears that really?

  25. June 6, 2008 / 1:58 pm

    Fresh & Fab: Me neither! I never wore shorts. But, I must say that with looks like this one, I can do shorts comfortably.

  26. June 17, 2008 / 12:30 am

    A little too short for me, but YOU ROCK!

  27. June 17, 2008 / 1:11 am

    Cheryl Lynn: You sure? I only recently became comfortable in shorts myself.

  28. Kemi
    April 21, 2012 / 3:02 am

    Just awesome.