day and night: red shorts and stripes

The weather in Boston has been hot as balls lately, or if you don’t have balls, hot as the underside of your boob rubbing against an underwire.  Yesterday I saw a window washer who, after washing a window with sudsy water, went back to squeegie it off 10 seconds later but the water had already evaporated.  Yeah, it’s that hot.
While my plight isn’t as bad as a window washer standing on a scaffolding in the sun for 8 hours a day (or however long unions allow them to work in scorching heat), I’m a delicate flower and this heat is just too much for me.  Thankfully, I received a package of shorts from Old Navy’s Stuff and Save sale that I placed last week.  In it were two new pairs of their 3.5″ chino shorts in a reddish coral color and black.  I also got them in yellow but they’re hella see through and even I have standards so those puppies will be returned!  While I love my cutoffs, they’re not appropriate for all occasions so I needed some “adult shorts”, if you can call 3.5″ shorts “adult shorts”.
I love these shorts so hard that I wore them all day to work (I work at home or at Panera or anywhere with wifi) and then all night to meet a friend out for drinks.  I could have changed because they got a little wrinkled but instead ran my straightening iron over them because I’m cool like that.
Here are my two looks for these awesome shorts.  I was feeling the nautical vibe–I’m living in New England after all–and paired it with a chain link necklace and stripes.
Not pictured are mustard leather flip flops in which I smashed up my toe because I’m a klutz and might now have only 9 1/2 toenails.
I dressed up the shorts for nighttime by pairing them with some awesomely cheap wedges from Target.  If you’re wearing heels, follow the Hemisphere Rule–if you’re baring your legs, keep the top covered, if you’re bearing your boobs, cover them legs!
There’s my day and night look.  Annnnnd now I have the Kid Cudi song stuck in my head.  Awesome.

weekend purchases

Today was a beautiful day for enjoying the weather and getting some warm weather shopping in.  My legs are currently two shades shy of albino (sigh, this Jergens Natural Glow better start glowing soon) but that didn’t deter me from picking up these great pieces at Old Navy.

weekend purchases

weekend purchases by sassyinsequins featuring long sleeve tees

I’ve been in the market for printed shorts ever since someone mentioned it in their blog (more like everyone has mentioned them).  I picked up these black and teal paisley shorts.  They’re really cute for the summer and despite the busy print, I think they will be very versatile.  I tried them on with the coral crochet top and loved the color combo!  The paisley and the crochet will be too much together, but it gave me some great styling ideas.

The only downside to these shorts is the side pockets–why, oh why does anyone make anything with side pockets?!  They add about 2 inches to my hips so I’ll have to sew those puppies down before wearing them.  Speaking of which, who wants to teach me how to sew?  I just inherited a machine and have no idea how to use it!

The coral crochet top was on sale for $10 so I couldn’t pass it up.  I have a weakness for coral and lace/crochet so this top was a no brainer.

Also on sale for $10 was a belted striped tshirt dress.  It fit nicely and is super soft.  I tried it on in store with a red pair of flats and, had my legs been tanner and the weather been warmer, I could have walked out of the fitting room with a cute outfit on.  It’s the perfect vacation dress because you can dress it up with wedges and some fun gold bangles or throw it on over a bikini with flip flops for the beach.

Did you score any great deals this weekend?