Staredown: Embellished shorts with tights and tall boots

If I’m looking a little…shall we say…hesitant today, I want you to know that it was most certainly not the fault of these boho-fabulous patterned and bead-embellished shorts!!  😉

styling embellished shorts with tights, knee boots, and a long cardigan

For the first time in my two-plus years of personal style blogging, I had an (uninvited) audience for my photoshoot…and talk about a weird experience!!  I’ve become accustomed to the occasional curious glance if Robin and I opt to take outfit pics when we’re “out and about” somewhere – after all, that kind of goes with the territory! – but having someone literally stop everything and just stare??  Never before!!

styling embellished shorts with tights, knee boots, and a long cardigan

embellished shorts, cropped sweater, and long cardigan

Because we’re still our condominium’s only residents (no one else has moved in yet!) we have a full-time security guard on the premises…and I guess patrolling an almost empty building hour after hour must get awfully boring, because this fellow walked right on over and planted himself next to my hubby as soon as we started our photo session in the garden!!

knee boots, long cardigan, and Michael Kors studded bag

long cardigan and studded Michael Kors bag

So yes – the situation was more than a little awkward!!  Robin and I snapped these pictures as quickly as possible…and then it was straight to one (um, better make that two!) of my fave comfort zones for a much-needed regroup!!  Starbucks and shopping, anyone?!

styling embellished shorts with tights, knee boots, and a long cardigan

(I’ve joined the Top of the World Style linkup today at High Latitude Style!!  Please be sure to stop by and say “hi!” to Nicole and her co-host Trina of Tipsy Heelz!!)



  1. December 2, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Oh, my! Mothers, let's teach our children manners and boundaries shall we? 🙂 But you pulled it off, Monika!

  2. December 3, 2015 / 7:08 am

    That is too funny! I can't believe he just sat there. I hate it when that happens, I pretend that I don't care, and try to not make eye contact. Loving your cozy outfit, fabulous!


  3. December 3, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Love the look! Nice boots ♥

  4. December 3, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    That was awkward indeed! We also get awkward moments but nothing as awkward as that haha. I love those shorts, what a great print plus they look so fab on you x


  5. December 6, 2015 / 4:03 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love this outfit and the coat is a true must have!

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