Instead of pairing my light-gray shorts with typical black or white, I decided to try a pastel.  I think you would call it blush.  The feeling is almost monotone, but not quite.

These shorts are more slim-fitting than some of my others and don’t have belt loops.  I think that gives the outfit a dressier feel, as do the gold Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Bow bag and bar necklace.  So I’m wearing only a few other accessories–and a big, chunky tortoise-look watch–to keep from coming off dressier than I want.  Oh, and before I forget, I like that these shorts have faux-besom pockets on the back, so there isn’t added bulk.

Lastly, I chose a looser fitting shirt to soften the overall look and to balance out my not-so-balanced proportions. (I am super skinny on top and larger on the bottom–a chianti bottle!)  I photographed this outfit in the courtyard behind the Old Naples Pub off 13th Avenue South in Olde Naples, Florida.  Hope you all (or y’all, as I used to say in Texas) had a nice Labor Day weekend.  ~Janis Lyn Johnson


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Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo (In glitter gold at Salvatore Ferragamo; in other colors at Neiman Marcus) / Shorts: Cynthia Rowley (Similar, in different colors and with belt loops at Ann Taylor) / Shirt:  (Similar without pockets at Ann Taylor) / Watch: (Similar at Nordstrom) / Necklace: (Similar at J. Crew).