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I posted my “work” version of this look yesterday, then came home and re-styled the outfit for a fun evening with Mr. Kitty to celebrate the start of the weekend. I’ve done some other Day to Evening transition posts, but with this one I decided to be a bit more drastic.
Fall weather is finally starting to approach Southern California, which means it’s time to break out the shorts with tights! Any time I see a fashion blogger sporting this look, I can’t help but comment that when I was a teenage Goth (late 1980s) we were all doing the cut-off denim shorts with black tights (or fishnets) and the mainstream world said it was a huge fashion no-no. 20 years later, it’s EVERYWHERE, and oh-so-chic. I don’t mind, because Goth girls will always do it better. Actually, it’s even more adorable with today’s sophisticated options in shorts.
I kept the blazer and cami from my work outfit, but got brave and donned this pair of shorts over white lace tights. Mr. Kitty was a fan, and our usual waitress at the sushi place we go most every Thursday announced that I was “not allowed to look that cute.” Thanks for the massive ego boost, Favorite Sushi Waitress!
I’m sporting the Morgana Cryptoria Lip Balm in Hathor. As I mentioned in my review of these lip balms, this one is probably my favorite color of the whole line but it requires more maintenance than the other colors. Maybe the tube I received was older and starting to dry out, or maybe it has something to do with the dark color and intense amount of pigment. Either way, a coat of Burt’s Bees underneath helps, and it’s worth the trouble!
I also did a quick-change on my hair by clipping in a couple of artificial pigtails over my bun. The choker is a DIY project: just a scrap of white lace trim with beads and a butterfly cameo sewed onto it. The cameo is from Jo Ann’s Fabrics, found in the section with the buttons and such. This was probably a $2 project. I made wristbands from the same lace later in the evening, but not until after I had already photographed the outfit. Can’t wait to show them to you later on!