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Wear me out and dress me up: CROCHET SHORTS

Finally Friday, my sweet readers! It’s really hot out there, Summer has arrived and it definitely shows. What are your plans today? Are you gonna go out for some drinks with the girls? Dinner date with the boyfriend? Housewarming party at your best friends home? How about wearing some crochet shorts tonight? I have for you the third and last part form the WEAR ME OUT: CROCHET SHORTS series. And since it’s Friday and we usually wear of best clothes for the evening, I dressed up some burgundy crochet shorts. To dress up this pair of beauties, you can add a blazer, a cropped jacket, a silk blouse and some fabulous, sky-high heels. I went for a textured ensemble, but first, the crochet shorts selection.

CROCHET SHORTS SELECTION

TOP: Miss Selfridge / Romwe / River Island

MIDDLE: Valentino / Haute Hippie / Opening Ceremony

BOTTOM: River Island / River Island / River Island

DRESSED UP LOOK

All lace and crochet with a statement necklace to make it more interesting for today. The burgundy, bottle green and blush combo is definitely one of my favorites. A more is more look that manages to keep that delicate and sophisticated vibe.

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY:

  • Scarlett O’Hara nail polish, ESSIE

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

Just 8 days to hug my Mommy and Daddy! Can’t wait! Have a lovely weekend and see you on Sunday with this month’s NAIL FILES (yes, it’s that time of the month again WOO HOO).

Sweet kisses…

lllustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Zara, Mango, River Island, Harrods, Topshop
 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Sweet’n’Raw’s Barely Dressed: CROCHET SHORTS

Good morning my sweet readers! As I told you before, today’s post is part of Sweet’n’Raw’s new sections. Remeber the “Wear me out and dress me down post” (if you didn’t read it or want to do it again, click HERE), well this is the second part of three. The WEAR ME OUT is a three post story on how to wear Summer essentials in three different ways: dressed up, dressed down and barely dressed. Today we are going to focus on the barely dressed part, since we are starting to make our first trips to the beach. Yes, barely dressed is all about how to style this garments with bikinis and beachy sandals. The crochet shorts, in case you haven’t noticed yet, are everywhere this season. Creamy, white, burgundy or black, I own them in almost every color (even black, and I am a total absence of black activist). Do you have your pair? If not, check this styles out and click away (your credit card won’t thank you, but your closet will).

CROCHET SHORTS SELECTION

TOP: Miss Selfridge / Romwe / River Island

MIDDLE: Valentino / Haute Hippie / Opening Ceremony

BOTTOM: River Island / River Island / River Island

BARELY DRESSED LOOK

I wanted to play with the monochromatic trend, not only because all cream is a favorite of mine for the beac, but also because I wanted to draw attention to Zara’s leopard sandals, this pair of babies are among the most coveted items right now. The big sunnies add a twist of glamour to the ensemble and the dark nail polish a bit of drama.

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

Thoughts? Are you going to be rocking the all-cream, crochet with a pinch of leopard look anytime soon? If you do, be sure to post some pictures for me! Have a great day!

Sweet kisses…

PS: In about eleven days, Sweet’n’Raw will be reporting form the magical Mexico City and two week later, from the fabulous New York!

lllustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Zara, Mango, River Island, Harrods, Topshop
 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Wear me out and dress me down: THE CROCHET SHORTS

Summer is around the corner, we are just 10 days away from it’s official start. I promised you that for our Summer Sessions, I was going to give you new sections and new material to obsess over (acquiring new obsessions is my favorite pastime), and that’s exactly what I’m doing right now. Let me introduce “THE WEAR ME OUT” series to you. How many times have you gone shopping and end up buying something that’s going to go die inside your drawer? How many times have you said to yourself: “This would look amazing with that pair of shorts I didn’t buy.” This sections is all about preventing that shopping guilt and retail regret. In a series of three posts, I will be giving you one Summer essential and three ways to wear it: the dress me up, the dress me down and the barely dressed. For our first trio I chose one item that is definitely one you will be wearing over and over this season: THE CROCHET SHORTS. Crochet shorts are great for showing your legs and for putting together cute and feminine ensembles. This particular garment is so versatile, you can wear it with blazers, with t-shirts, with sweaters or just with a bikini top for the beach. Do you have your pair? If not, here’s a selection of shorts you can find online.

SELECTION

TOP: Miss Selfridge / Romwe / River Island

MIDDLE: Valentino / Haute Hippie / Opening Ceremony

BOTTOM: River Island / River Island / River Island

DRESS ME DOWN LOOK

This is the dress me down part. The casual, laid-back, running errands, going to the park kind of look. For the styling, I wanted to contrast the romantic vibe from the shorts with an off-duty piece: the parka vest. For a special twist, a printed blouse really does the trick. For accessories, satchels and cross body bags fall right into place. If you want to elongate your pins, wedges or clogs are the way to go. If you are gonna walk long distances, a pair of tan woven flats fall right into place. Oh, don’t forget your sunnies! Ray-ban always adds that final and really cool touch to our outfits.

  1. Crochet shorts, RIVER ISLAND
  2. Floral top, RIVER ISLAND
  3. Parka vest, TRF ZARA
  4. Buckle wedges, ZARA
  5. Saddle bag, RALPH LAUREN
  6. Clubmaster sunnies, RAY-BAN
  7. Religious stretch bracelet, TOPSHOP
  8. Leopard cuff, ASPINAL OF LONDON
  9. Spike bracelet, TOPSHOP
  10. Peace bracelet, TOPSHOP
  11. Kiss ring, ASOS
  12. Touville nail polish, NARS

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

In the next few days, I’m gonna be showing you how Sweet’n’Raw dresses up crochet shorts and how we barely dress them. Keep checking back! Also we are halfway through with our Sweet Dreams series and in a few day, the Summer Getaways 2012 edition kicks off!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Polyvore, Zara, Skiptomylou.com
 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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