OUTFIT: I Like Short Shorts

If you managed to catch my last outfit of the day you'll already know exactly how much I love velvet, but it's no one-off, oh no....


If you managed to catch my last outfit of the day you'll already know exactly how much I love velvet, but it's no one-off, oh no. I own a fair few velvet pieces and this pair of burgundy short shorts is amongst my favourites. I could type a big long essay about why but really, just look at the photos and you'll see why!

I know that the short shorts trend has been doing the rounds for a while now, but I was pretty late to jump on to that bandwagon. When I saw these beauties, I just knew it was time to broaden my horizons. No mean feat considering bodycon skirts have been a staple of my wardrobe for the past few years. In a way the shorts aren't so different to the bodycons, both are ridiculously easy to style!

Why was I so late on to the shorts? Well I did try to get into them when they first hit the scene, but I felt like they made my legs look a bit chunky and I dismissed them pretty quickly. But over the past year or so I've toned up and lost a little bit of excess weight, and now they look ├╝ber flattering!

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Grey oversized speckle top - TOPSHOP (old)
Burgundy high waisted velvet shorts - TOPSHOP (old)
Lipstick - MAC Such Flare (Glitter & Ice Collection 2011)

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Prayer beads

Thee necklace technically isn't a necklace, it's a set of prayer beads brought back by my brother from Hajj. I thought they looked too pretty to keep locked away in my flat in a drawer for most of the day, so I started wearing them as a necklace. I even whip them out while on public transport to do my tasbeeh. Now that's functional fashion! ;)

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31 comments

  1. You look AMAZING! Your hair is fab, love the shorts too! x

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    1. Thank you, Shabna! Can see my bodycon skirts taking a backseat for a while, ha! xo

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  2. I absolutely love your fashion sense! Every single outfit of the day you do I love haha

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Your shorts are a beautiful color and I love your hair!

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    1. Thank you, Alison! Can't go wrong with shorts. They are incredibly versatile :) xo

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  4. Love love love your hair <3 Makes me want to dye mine back to blue! The shorts are awesome - can't go wrong with richly coloured velvetesque fabrics.

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    1. Thank you my Lily! Decided to go with Manic Panic's Atomic Turquouise this time. The longevity is pants though, but it's a lot more bluer than Directions Turquoise. xo

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  5. What a lovely outfit! The shorts are fab!
    and you look gorgeous. love your hair!
    - subbed back!
    thesuckerforfashion.blogspot.com x

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  6. love the hair !! i want to do this kinda style in purple !!

    www.justjoannablog.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. beautiful look!!!
    i'm your new follower!! if you like mine, do the same!!

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  8. I wish I could do the short shorts look but I unfortunately do not have the thighs you are blessed with-you look fabulous and your right they are uber flattering x

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  9. I love the prayer beads and I like your style! Way to rock the velvet, I feel like I don't see that very often! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you now!

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  10. AS COOL AS IT GETS!!!ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!!

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  11. I love your outfit, you look amazing!
    xo
    nathalista.blogspot.com

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  12. Totally love your style!Its so unique and Am in love with your hair!
    Thanks for dropping by.Following you on gfc now. :)
    ~shreya
    http://fashionbaubles.blogspot.com

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  13. I love velvet, too, but have absolutely nothing made of it. Adore the colour of your shorts - very beautiful. x

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  14. I love the colour of the shorts. And the tasbeeh is so so beautiful, there are really beautiful ones there in Mecca. And yes, that's a great idea, using it as a necklace but at the same time do the tasbeeh on them!

    Laila.

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  15. I wish i looked as good in shorts as you do! LOVE your hair! x

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  16. LOve this - your hair is amazing!
    x

    www.tinytwisst.blogspot.com

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  17. You look awesome! I love your make-up. I wouldn't ever know how to make eyeliner look so good. Your outfit is so different from what I see around but just rocking.
    Also - yes Tetris is the best. I am glad you liked the award.

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  18. I love your hair ! :)

    http://bestdressedpoland.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love that red velvet shorts and your hair is rocks! :)

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  20. oh i have a huge velvet crush lately so this shorts are pure love for me;) and the color looks amazing with your beautiful hair darling!
    kiss,mary

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  21. Wow your hair is sooo frickin' amazing! The shorts look so good on you - I've wanted some velvet ones for a while! Keep eyeing them on ebay haha

    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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  22. The shorts look great! I'm scared of shorts but I am generous in the thigh area! Totes loving your style.

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  23. Absolutely awesome!! Everything is perfect!

    Best Jasmin

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