WIW: Silky Cobalt

Another scorching hot day today - in fact this entire week is over +30 Celcius with high humidity so that the temperature feels anywhere between +38 - +41 Celcius. Uggggghhh...

So what does a gal wear to work when it's that hot - silky shorts! Today I paired my thrifted black silky shorts with my black and cobalt silky tee. I added a black leather belt and a semi tuck. For shoes I chose my trusty black sandals and picked my cobalt/yellow clutch for my handbag. A gold watch and wedding band round out the outfit.

This outfit is very comfortable, nothing too restrictive and still appropriate for my business casual office. What do you think? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Bonus pics of the Fossil rose gold and black watch that came in the mail yesterday. I've posted a couple of times in the past 6 months about looking for a rose gold watch but I wanted something different. While hubby was searching on eBay for these particular photography umbrellas he is after, he spotted this one - it was brand new with the tags and at half the price of full retail. He said to buy and I did! I need to have a link removed so am not wearing it today but wanted to show it to you. I think it's ironic that this watch has a black face which Angie just posted about yesterday in her second blog post with 6 fab finds.

Shorts: Baby Phat (thrifted)
Top: Attitude by Jay Manuel
Sandals: Clarks
Clutch: Trouve
Watch: thrifted

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  • replied 7 years ago

    Looks great, Shannon! That top is magically slimming (and is genius at highlighting your hard work!).

    Love the new watch.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Hi Shannon:)  I love this outfit.  The black and cobalt combo is very attractive on you and I know I have mentioned in previous posts how much I like those shorts.... well I am liking them more and more;)  You are looking very trim and there is a streamlined effect to the top that really works.

    And love the watch :)

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit, Shannon, and I love the watch! 

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    As was hoping you are providing excellent ideas for wearing my new silky shorts. And I happen to have a gap striped sweater in exactly those colors. Oh, great outfit in case that wasn't clear!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Thank you ladies! I must say that I feel rather sassy today :)

    Shevia - I expect some reciprocal inspiration from your silky shorts outfits, ok?

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    Those shorts are great.  The striped top is looking especially good on you today. 

  • donnat replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit, nice and cool for a hot day.

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    Nice silky ensemble. Stay cool.

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    Love the ensemble!  Looks terrific, yet cool. Also has a breath of fall in it with the colors even though it is cool and light.

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    Love the colors. So chic and office appropriate (never thought I'd say that about shorts!) The pop of yellow in the bag is genius. I also love the slight slouch in the shorts. PERFECT!

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    I love those shorts every time I see them. I wish I had a pair! The styling here is absolute perfection.

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    I seem to remember this gorgeous top from last year - and may I say that it looks even better this year on you!

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    How fun is that bag with the bold stripe that matches the top?  This is a great outfit for silky shorts, nice job!

  • pil replied 7 years ago

    Nice! I really love that top and the shorts must be uber comfy.

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    One of my favorites, Shannon!  Brava!
    Love the new watch, too.  A dark face is such a nice change.
    It's 95 F here today.  Sigh.

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    Cobalt must be the color of the day. You've put together another awesome combo. The bag adds some spark to the cool colors. You look so mod and gamine. Love it! 

  • soobee replied 7 years ago

    Looks great!  Very figure flattering and I'm loving that cobalt blue right now, although I don't own anything in that shade.  Dear Husband: "I feel a spree coming on.  Not sure if it's shopping or killing - that's up to you".

  • Cindy replied 7 years ago

    I like your style! That is my favorite color combo. You look stylish yet comfortable for the weather.

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Sheesh, do you ever have a bad fashion day? Seriously, Shannon, this is an amazing and fun outfit. I love it! 

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Not everyone could wear this outfit but it looks fabulous on you. Every. Single. Piece. The new watch is gorgeous.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Killer terrific. Your weight loss is very noticeable, and I highly commend your efforts. Not that you didn't look fabulous before. Just want to be sensitive to the whole of you - whether there is less or more to love.

    Go Team Black Face Watch. So retro and fab. I love my new back face watch and wear it all the time. Great find, Shannon.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Day Vies - I never thought shorts would be office appropriate either. I'm fortunate in that my work environment is on the more business casual side (denim only on Fridays though) so I'm able to wear something like this. And once I thought about it, I'm just as covered (if not more) as when I wear my black pencil skirt.

    Merwoman - you're so sweet :) This blouse was one of my favourite summer purchases last year and continues to be well loved!

    Lisa - aaaahhhhh you have a keen eye and caught the cobalt stripe in the bag. Isn't is fab?

    Mochi - wow! I don't think I've ever been called "mod and gamine" before - thank you!

    Soobee - uh oh...look out Mr. Soobee...let's hope it's the shopping spree!

    Kelly - oh trust me, I have BAD days.

    Angie - you are sweet and sensitive all rolled into one beautiful package :)

    It's funny because I actually haven't lost too much more weight but I'm losing inches thanks to the workouts. And it's all about getting into shape, not getting skinny so I'm quite happy with the results so far. Thank you all for your sweet comments.

  • Vickie KY replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit.

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Stop it.  JUST STOP IT.  I can't stand how fab this is.  I want to steal those shorts.  And you look so svelte and perfectly proportioned.

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    There's no sign of the heat getting to you, my dear. You look fantastic, and I love everything about this outfit. How do you do it? Every day your how us a new incredible version of you.

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Plain and simple, you look very stylish considering the heat.  And I envy how well you wear black.  Love the new watch and that clutch is one of my favorites.

  • Sona replied 7 years ago

    ok. thunk. plonk. wowzzzzaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......

    I cannot get over how svelte and stylish you look.

    I could perhaps string together a coherent thought if there was not so much awesomeness going on.

    must pin .stat.


  • Susie replied 7 years ago

    Those shorts look even more fab every time you wear them! The whole outfit is soooo flattering.

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