Concrete Catwalk // Cherry on Top

June 28, 2012

A cherry-colored vintage tuxedo blouse on top, and you’ll have to keep reading to see the crisp coral shorts on the bottom!

This was my best effort at looking professional (or at least somewhat put-together) for a dinner meeting on a hot night in the city… Two things I learned: just because a blouse is somewhat sheer doesn’t mean it qualifies as a breathable item, and shorts make a totally appropriate, and dare I say necessary, stand-in for trousers when the thermometer surpasses 100 degrees.

Speaking of warmer temps… G and I are currently in Kansas City for a few days of visiting friends (yay!) and then are heading out to spend the weekend at the lake with his family.  I’ve got a few great posts scheduled, but am honestly looking forward to spending much less time online, so keep an eye on the place while I’m gone – will ya?  (And of course, follow along on instagram and twitter if you miss me too much!)  :)

Have a great weekend!

Top to Bottom:
Earrings – DIY by me
Sunnies – Fred Flare (similar)
Top – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Shorts – c/o Ann Taylor
Belt – J. Crew (similar)
Bangles – Vintage, various
Ring – c/o Sorrelli
Watches – Michele, vintage & c/o kate spade
Heels – BCBG (similar)

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21 Comments

  • Reply Tinacious Me June 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    cure tassel earrings!
    ~ http://www.Tinacious.Me ~

  • Reply Kimberly June 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Love this look – the mix of colors makes it feel so modern. I have a very similar red vintage blouse with tuxedo pleats…now I have an idea for what to pair it with! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • Reply Kristin and Lindsay: Passport To Style June 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    those colors are incredible!

    -Passport to Style Team

  • Reply Natasha Fatah June 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    You look fantastic!
    And I hear you – sheer does not equal breathable.

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~ ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Reply Jessica Gitler June 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    you are such a beauty!! love this outfit, and the shoes go so perfectly with it all!!
    jess
    http://www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

  • Reply charity victoria June 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    such a great outfit…I would never think to put those two colors together! thanks for the inspiration. xo

  • Reply Grace - Stripes and Sequins June 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    You are just too cute!!

  • Reply LovelyLeila June 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    love the red on you love!

    xo-Leila
    http://keepin-itpretty.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Style My Way June 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I struggle with color blocking and mixing prints! I feel like I either don’t have the eye or just fear it! Thanks for constantly providing inspiration!
    http://akstylemyway.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Erin June 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Shorts are definitely professional when they are dressed up this pretty! I love the mix of red and coral pink.

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Phoebe June 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    It shouldn’t work but it totally does. Utterly stunning as per!

  • Reply ellen. June 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    GIRL! this is not the first time you knock my socks off with the red and pink combo- love this outfit- will def copy this. amazing. thank you!

  • Reply sarahs laundry June 29, 2012 at 12:29 am

    You have such fantastic style :)

    Love the pink & red together, what a flawless and romantic combo!

    xo

    Sarah
    http://www.stylesarah.com

  • Reply livefreeandfashionable June 29, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Leopard shoes are the best! I love the fact that these are heels!

  • Reply angie June 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

    another classy, gorgeous outfit!

  • Reply Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb June 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Gaaaa how utterly stunning do you look Jessie….??!!!! The colours are just beautiful and the cut of the shorts is well, perfection. There aren’t many “business professional” outfits more stunning than this. Plus I am always overwhelmed by how polished you are with your nails/hair/accessorisation. Got to stop gushing now ;)

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie (and please send some of your heat to the UK)?!!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

  • Reply Jessica Novak June 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Amazing red/pink combo! I love this look, and whole-heartedly agree that sheer does not equal breathable. I can’t tell you how many silk shirts I have literally sweat through this summer! Yuck!! But you manage to pull it off looking cool as a cucumber :)

  • Reply blue roses June 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    those shorts are incredible, well tailored, and very much so an appropriate and i am sure comfortable alternative to trousers in the summer. love your playful color palette as well! very fun paired with the leopard and bodacious accessories.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • Reply The Purple Carrot June 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    You picked a very hot time to visit in KC … fun fun, ha! Have a wonderful time :)

  • Reply the Queen City Style June 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Jessie, Love this look. You look beautiful and sweet! Love the color pairing, and love the earrings. Well done! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Whitley at the Queen City Style

  • Reply standardofelegance July 3, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Perfect color blocking! That top is so cute! I never find stuff like that when I shop vintage. Your earrings are lovely too.

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