Upper West Side

Handkerchief shorts

H&M shorts
black sheer shirt and ray ban sunglasses

Shorts: H&M.  Shirt: Forever 21 (saw some here & here). Bag: Thrift (DIY studded). Sandals: Steve Madden (ones w/ a similar cut).  Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner (the usual cross is getting a rest).   Shades: Ray Ban

Taken a day or so before going upstate.   I wore a sheer black shirt,  bright printed shorts and old gladiator sandals.


  1. Style Hostess says:

    super chic Karen. those shorts are so vibrant for daywear, and paired with those aviators, it’s clearly a thumbs-up.
    hope your day’s been super great ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Karen says:

      Thx it has been! Its not as bright as it looks. Actually maybe it is lol!!! its not neon though.

    • Karen says:

      THey should still be at H&M

  2. E. says:

    Love these shorts, and this is a black shirt that I need to have in my wardrobe.

    Isn’t the UWS – where I’m typing this now – lovely? The Brownstones, shops, restaurants, and most of all, the people.

    • Karen says:

      Yes it’s so giant up there: the brownstones of course just make it

  3. Ivana says:

    love it! you look great! =)

    xoxo, Ivana


  4. kuti says:

    waow.. i love your look.. and your shirt is coool..


  5. THE STRANGER says:

    I love those shorts, they really do pop. Contemplating if I should purchase a pair or not.


    • Karen says:

      Do consider. They pair well with any plain solid piece which we all have really.

  6. Kat says:

    Very cute shorts ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be too chicken to pick something out like that. I’m learning to step outside the confines of “comfort” ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Karen says:

      Baby steps….

  7. Candace says:

    I love those sandals – those are workhorses in my wardrobe – especially here in Miami. I love how you maintain your signature look with different pieces every day – keep it up ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. My Decenarios says:

    Beautiful! The shorts are very risque but very cute for summer! I have about a thousand bracelets to go with it!

    http://www.Roselets.com <– Hand made rosary bracelets ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Monroe Steele says:

    love how effortlessly cool this looks. awesome sandals and the shorts are soooo perfection.

    Monroe Steele

    Fashion Steele NYC

  10. frockmakesmagic says:

    Simple, cool, yet comfy. That’s what you always look for in everyday look.

  11. Mode Plus says:

    I took me a while to realize that u’r the same blogger on YT channel. Love the duels with the other blogger.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks : )

  12. harper matiko says:

    absolutely love those shorts. love the print!

  13. harper matiko says:

    love the shorts, love the print!

  14. Eva Wu says:

    the shorts are great!