So this week marks my penultimate week of work and regular OOTDs before I take a pseudo hiatus during the summer.
I figured I might as well go out with a bang, however, so I’m imposing several challenges on myself.
The main one is my tried and true linkup, 52 Pick-me-up, and Anne has given me a doozy: United Nations. At first, I was truly stymied and even asked for some guidance from the guru – and Anne did send me several helpful links and some suggestions – but ultimately, my outfit creations were predicated by my other personal challenge: making shorts work appropriate.
Yes, Whitney, this one’s for you!
I am going to feature outfits incorporating shorts three days this week (I really only bought three pairs because those are all the colors Old Navy had in the style I liked), and you all have to chime in and tell me if I hit the mark or not, keeping in mind that I work at a progressive school on the second floor where admin rarely sees me.
So, on with the show…
Strategy #1: Juxtapose shorts with professional elements.
In my case today, I utilized a blazer, a silky top, and a pair of wedge heels. Yes, the blazer is more relaxed with its drape and boyfriend cut. Yes, the top is not tucked in. Yes, the heels are strappy and show off a bit too much toe to be conservative. But somehow, I think they work all together to elevate a pair of shorts from summertime casual to summertime profesh, doncha think?
As for the United Nations connection? I’ve decided to give you all a bit of a quiz and have you guess what country inspired each day’s look. I swear I had one in mind for each one, but I’d love to hear your conjectures.
So what do you think today’s country is? Do tell…
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Modcloth
Blazer – H&M
Shorts – Old Navy
Wedges – eBay
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Bad Blood by Taylor Swift