Concrete Catwalk // Sequin Shorts

January 30, 2012

Business on top, party on the bottom?  If there’s one place a look like this works, it’s DEFinitely a blogging conference.  The sequins and sparkles were so liberally sprinkled throughout most of the outfits, and there are probably still pieces of glitter embedded in the carpet of the Grand America. :)

I decided to make my new favorite shorts do double duty and I wore them to the mini-parties on Friday night, as well.  Just a quick change of the shoes & bag…

A swipe of bright pink lipstick, a different shirt, and the addition of one of my favorite DIY’s: my leather collar necklace, and we were ready to scoot out the door in minutes.

All images in this post by Megan from Mimi + Meg!

Don’t you love it when an outfit can go from day to night seamlessly… I’d love to know if you have any standout pieces that make for a unique, but easy transition?  Help your stylish sisters out, and share with us in the comments!

Top to Bottom:
Tassel earrings – DIY (similar)
White silk shirt – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Sweater – J. Crew (on sale!)
Sequined shorts – c/o Express (similar)
Tights – The Limited (similar)
Bangles – Vintage, Thrifted
Ring – Accessorize USA (similar)
Handbag – J. Crew
Grey heels – c/o Aldo (similar)
Chevron top – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Black clutch – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Black booties – Thrifted (similar)

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  • Reply ranu January 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Love sequins, especially on those shorts! Love the gold paired with neutral hues and that blue!

  • Reply girl in the poodle shoes January 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    LOVE both ways about the shorts, particularly the way the colors work in the nighttime one. And you’re right, that is perfect for a blogger conference!
    Happiest of Mondays..
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • Reply Mere and the Mister January 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Totally digging those shorts!! Great look.

  • Reply Gillian Striker January 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    love both outfits – perfection! my fur stole has recently been dressing up all my outfits – day and night! and here it is!:


  • Reply Hope January 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Love this outfit! I love how you balanced the day look with the more modest sweater. Perfect!


  • Reply Supal January 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    OH SEQUIN SHORTS! I have a sequin short, flowy skirt that I take from day to night. Love sequins in general.

  • Reply Stephanie. January 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Love the first outfit. The colors and shoes are perfect!

    -Steph from chocolate laced

  • Reply Chelle Lynn January 30, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Sequin shorts are simply amazing. I always find that bottoms are easier to transition day to night than tops. Just keep those shorts (or that skirt, or those fab jeans) on, switch the top, grab a clutch, and BOOM! Super Girl makes the fashion switch again!

  • Reply jillian nicole January 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Both those outfits are so good! My easiest day to night piece is my sequin skirt–chambray shirt for the day, blazer and heels for the night!:)

  • Reply Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb January 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Again, another beautifully styled outfit(s)! Just love the nightime sweater/collar version, and your legs look killer in the polkadot tights!

    Catherine x

  • Reply Santina January 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Jessie, I am obsessed with that pastel sweater paired with sequins shorts and polka dot tights. It’s so feminine and sweet but still cool. Love, love, love it!

  • Reply Merl January 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    pretty sure this is one of my favorite outfits on you ever. look at those teeny lil pins! if it was possible to perform a leg transplant, I’d advise you to sleep with one eye open in Tex-ass. can’t wait to see your beautiful face :)

  • Reply Libbylobs January 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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  • Reply Libbylobs January 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Love the jumper! Where did you get it from? (Sorry about the above comment)

  • Reply Lindsey January 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    OMG, your outfits are too cute. I am rarely adventurous with my outfits but this is so inspiring.

  • Reply Natasha Fatah January 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Gold shorts! Come on girl!I love both these outfits Jesse! You look awesome!


  • Reply The Daily Fashionista January 30, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    This is by far the prettiest outfit I’ve seen in a long while :) I love the gold shorts so much!!

  • Reply MyStyleLoft January 31, 2012 at 1:13 am

    This is absolutely adorable. So creative and pretty!

  • Reply BritneyN_0518 January 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Sequins are wonderful, aren’t they? I love seeing them dressed for daytime and love your outfit.

  • Reply Collections January 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Love these outfits! The first photograph of you is SO stunning.


  • Reply Andrea Clare February 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Very interesting outfit! I mean that in a good way!!

  • Reply Annie February 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    LOVING those sequin shorts – this is a fabulous outfit :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Baby Budget Blog February 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    LOOOOVE those shorts! So versatile. Adoring the mint in the first outfit and the leather collar in the second! Just found your blog! Would you like to follow each other?

  • Reply LyddieGal February 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Fantastic layering! I’m loving the color of your sweater and your sequins.
    Chic on the Cheap

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