Wild weekends in shorts

Standing on a table jirating to “gangsters paradise” sounds like something a drunk uncle will do at a wedding just before peeing himself and passing out.  Minus the drunkenness, this was how my weekend was spent twerking to a surprisingly banging live band. I partied hard and got to my peak at the ripe time of 11.30pm when my uber who was probably 20 minutes away was claiming only four Uber minutes from pick up. I was prepared for this night, and I knew that my 6 weeks of cardio and strength training before hand AND my array food supplements would get me over the 9.30pm mark. Two hours later I was still going if not for that running man move that nearly robbed me of  my knee caps?. 

As the live band continued to give hit after hit, I looked around the room estimating people’s ages by the songs they knew the actual lyrics to. Ma’am you are singing gangsters paradise from start to end, you are 40 years old, oga mi how do you know that MJ song that only came out on record?you were in high school in 1983 when the album came out therefore you are  53 years of age gbam. It was a great night and I have scheduled another for May 2018 which I have a year to prepare for so I am not worried in the slightest *flicks hair and starts to twerk then pulls back so has to sit ass back down*

I look back at my youth, not very far behind me (I am a millennial may I add) and I think of the late nights I kept, I think of the 3 hour dance cardio at the club, the precise coordination of dragging 20 (yes TWENTY) friends to the club for your birthday all at their own risks.  Now to get 5 friends out will be met with excuses like “I am still recovering from my gym class from last week”, “my child ate my entire outfit,yes, sequins and all”, “my passport has just expired this morning ” (HUH!). I am not excluding myself from this as I am as guilty but from this moment I promise to do better, to say yes more, to make memories and to enjoy my life. 

Let me get into this outfit. I call this summertime fly. I have always known blues suit my skin tone. Royal blue, turquiose, aqua, baby blue have all been my colour. I saw this tailored look and knew it was for me. 

Although I wouldn’t wear this to work but I will show you how tailored shorts can be worn this summer in a sophisticated way.

My tips and tricks

1. Make sure the shorts are at knee level  or not far above. Preferably a bit loose round the hips and thighs to show off the tailored look.

 
2. Wear with a covered up look on the top, either a blazer or oversized shirt or a blouse.  

 3. Kitten heels or flats are best to show off your shorts and play with colour.

Outfit deets 

Shorts and blazer- Dorothy Perkins

Shoes- Dorothy Perkins

Blouse Mango

Sunglasses Celine

Don’t say I never did anything for y’all ?. Until next time buttercups.