Leather + Silk in the summer? Yes…day to night!


 I have had these leather shorts since last year??  I’ve wanted to wear them, but just couldn’t bring myself to find the occasion.  I mean…leather shorts??  When?  Where?  I see other people wearing them, and I LOVE them every single time I see them!  When I bought them, I kidded myself that they could be worn anywhere!  But…I rarely wear shorts.  Unless they are cut offs…  So, they’ve been sitting in my closet.

And then…WhoWhatWear put out another Summer style challenge.  I did all 30 days last time, but I’m not sure I’ll have the time to do them all this time.  One of the days though, was Day 13 try wearing a leather and silk combination… They showed a leather jacket with a silk dress, but I already did that here.  Seemed the perfect time to work in my shorts I’ve been dying to wear!  And, really, it seemed the perfect day to night post too!

Starting with the night, because these heels weren’t going to be worn for long on our walk haha.  Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-1I always see other people wearing heels with shorts, and I think it looks amazing.  I always feel self conscious… Probably because I’m 6 feet tall when I wear them!  Ps-can you spot Maya? 🙂Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-2The nice thing about these is the platform.  Makes them actually pretty comfy, and not that high. Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-3 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-4 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-5 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-6 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-7 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-8 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-9 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-10 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-11 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-12 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-13And then into what is more comfy 🙂 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-14 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-15 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-16 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-17 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-18 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-19 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-20 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-21 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-22

On me…

Top-BCBGMaxAzria (old, similar here)
Jeans- Blank NYC (old, similar here)
Shoes- Did a day to night, so…
Night- Ash (eBay, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Vintage (thrifted)
Boots- No Brand that I can see (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
When we try and take pictures on our nightly walk, a lot of it looks like this…Maya running off while the Huz tries to take a few pics of me.  Me running after her and bringing her back closer to us.  I’ll be honest, I almost threw in the towel a few times, and started to get frustrated with a lot of things that happened last night.  Mainly, it’s my need to be in control of everything.  That’s one of the biggest reasons I like taking pictures myself with the self timer and tripod.  I may not always get the shots I want to get, but at least I can control it.  I usually feed Maya while I take 5 minutes to grab 5-10 pics of myself.  I get 5+ of us, and then we are done.  The entire process takes me about 15 minutes, but we are limited on where I can take the tripod…
This morning, I had to remind myself of a blog post that I read from another fellow mommy blogger, Joey and the Owl.  In it, she talks about her husband giving her this advice…”Amy, people have families, jobs and lives, they aren’t sitting around all day and thinking about your blog. You’re not that important”.  haha, so true.  I have to keep reminding myself that the main reason I’m doing this is to have a creative outlet for myself to ENJOY.  To get pics of me with Maya that make me smile, that I will treasure for always.  THAT IS IT.  Yes, I want others to enjoy what I post and possibly get inspired, but I cannot get stressed over a silly blog.  I cannot let it get in the way/take away from my already overpacked life.  My family is way more important.
In any case.  Thank you for reading 🙂  Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-23
(all pictures of me and me with Maya taken by the Huz :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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