Sunday, August 15, 2010

Girls Night Out in Sequiny, Sparkly, Bling-Encrusted Shorts

It may just be me and my obsesh with J.Crew that has me seeing no issue with wearing sparkly, sequiny shorts to dinner and a movie with the girls. Either it's that, or the whole fashion world now tolerates the bling-bling while the sun is still out.

I have not problem with them. They are NOT J.Crew because though I thought the sequined bloomers were amongst the few and far between, cult-worthy items in the Fall roll-out so far, I missed the boat pretty quick on them. Talk about a quick sell-out! But instead, I made my way into the dark recesses of Charlotte Russe --- a place I swore off when I turned 30 last year. All the way in the back, on a random circular rack that the J.Snob in me thought you would never, ever see in J.Crew, I found a pair of black, sequined shorts for under $25. I am in fear of washing them.

But look at the sparkle, ladies!! Just look! It is a subtle sparkle on a relaxed short. I couldn't ask for more. & for under $25. Needless to say I wore them with a $3 Charlotte Russe tee, a $6 Charlotte Russe trendy owl necklace, and an old J.Crew cotton long cardi I've had for a while. The whole outfit may not last long, but that is the beauty of spending $34 on an outfit --- it's OK... but I hope the shorts last me just a hint longer than this season. I really do like them!

Girls Night Out was a lovely, Thai dinner followed by a movie - Eat, Pray Love. Can't get more girly than that. My gal pal said she loved the sequins and wished she knew I had dressed up. I wanted to tell her that Jenna Lyons practically wears this stuff to breakfast!

Ahi Summer Rolls

Tom Yum Khung Soup, sticky rice in a basket, and a glass of Pinot Noir.

To finish - Iced Thai Coffee. ♥

14 comments:

  1. Mmm, the food looks amazing! How was Eat Pray Love?? I'm dying to see it!

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  2. The movie was great - beautiful scenes in Rome. Makes you want to drop everything, buy a Berlitz Italian dictionary and figure out a way to finance 4 months there as well. Javier Bardem is completely lovable. Go see it with a bunch of your girls!

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  3. So, so, so cute. I may steal this to wear to my J.Crew store shopping event this week.

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  4. Your description of entering Charlotte Russe had me LMAO. I would definitely not put those shorts in the washer. LOL.

    You look smokin' hot, natch.

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  5. DrDrama, by all means go for it!

    Susan, Charlotte Russe... I can't believe I even admitted it here in *blogland* that I even entered that store. After un certain d'age, it's just not *done.* LOL.

    Love all the comments from everyone!

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  6. OMG, I love this outfit! Girl, you rock on this shorts!! Also, you look so thin and beautiful!! Good job!
    ( the food looks yummy!!)

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  7. I will admit to sneaking into CR for their accessories.

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  8. I have to say for $6, their accessories rock. F21 most definitely has competition. Like the little owl necklace I bought and wore with this outfit, it won't last forever but it is so cute right NOW. That's worth it!

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  9. Me too--BIG THUMBS UP on your outfit! Work it--work it!--and you SOOO DID!!!

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  11. mhmm. hi i just wandered onto your blog after doing a search for the jcrew shorts sparklemess. i know this post is over a month old. nonetheless:

    those shorts look GREAT on you! what shoes did you wear?

    btdubs, i just found them on markdown in a jcrew here in mass. if you are still in the market for the real deal let me know!

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  12. Hi Kathrophillia, Thanks for stopping by! I wore a pair of Guess booties with it. I have an older blog post from the end of June showing a photo of the shoes. Wish I took a photo for this post! I also saw the shorts pop up in the store here, but since I have these, I only have room for one pair of sequin shorts!

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  13. looking great. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Those picture frames are beautiful!. Thanks for sharing memories. I really liked your blog. Go straight to know more about ladies night

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