Statement Dress to Impress – Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung, and tomorrow marks the first day of spring (for all of you who aren’t in SoCal, for us here in LA, its been summer since the weekend!)! 

On Saturday I headed to a fashion event in Beverly Hills with Samira, a fashion blogger from! Post coming up to recap the event next week! It was a rather hot day (90 degrees F!), and so I busted out my favorite black dress shorts that I have had for years, I believe since I was 16! 

I really wanted to wear my new Midnight Waters Necklace from the Yayoi Collection at Boyajian Trend Gallery, so I tried to come up with an outfit that it would be the centerpiece! I love figuring out outfits to go with statement jewelry pieces, and this was a great opportunity since it was a nice day out! I wore a plain white tank top from Forever21 that I got for $2! and a gray mini vest that I have had for some years, probably since high school as well!

I wanted to wear heels to the event but I knew I would be standing/walking around so I wanted to be comfortable. I wore these heeled sandals that were super comfortable that I bought in Hawaii, from a local store in Waikiki called Island Fever.

I then quickly curled the ends of my hair, which came out nice and took me only 10 minutes! I was amazed at how fast I have become at curling my hair. It also helps that I hadn’t washed my hair in a couple of days — this makes for easier to curl hair! I wore it half up so I could get some of the attention on the necklace!

Tank Top: Forever 21 | Gray Vest: old | Black dress shorts: old | Necklace: Yayoi Collection Boyajian Trend Gallery | Bracelets: Ivory given as gift | Watch: NY&C

While this would be a great outfit for a day out during the weekend, I surely can’t wear this to the lab with the sandals and the shorts.

If I was going to transition this for work, I would just switch out the shorts and sandals for dark jeans and my black boots, or, if I was to wear this to a conference, wear some black dress pants with boots or closed heels. The top with the vest and necklace would be cool to add some style and flare for work otherwise!

What do you think about this outfit? For work, would you just change the shorts to pants and boots? Or what would you do differently to transition this better for work? Let me know in the comments below!





  1. March 19, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    I like you outfit very much and you look very beautiful! I like shorts and your necklace is really great! I really am looking forward to reading your recap of the Beverly Hills event that you went with your friend Samira!

  2. March 19, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    That necklace is such a great statement piece! For work I would wear this look with a pencil skirt and black pumps instead of shorts and sandals. Man I wish I was in LA right now…

    Bella Pummarola

  3. March 19, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    I love this look! It's summery and professional at the same time. Unfortunately, I couldn't wear this to work since I'm at a very conservative office where women are expected to wear blouses and skirt or pant suits. I would definitely wear it just for fun though!

    xo, Dolce //
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  4. March 20, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    That necklace really is a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork, I've never seen anything like it! Beautiful!

    • March 23, 2015 / 7:38 am

      thank you 😀 it is beautiful!

  5. March 22, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    Hello Andrea! Temperatures here in Orlando have been in the 90's as well. I feel like I am missing out on those beautiful spring days where temperatures tend to be in the low 70's. The statement necklace is absolutely gorgeous and I want it. Really! It is to die for. You look so beautiful wearing shorts Andrea. Like you, I would switch the shorts to a pair of dress pants to transition the look to an office attire. Hope all is going great with all your school related work. You are definitively a smart cookie!!! XOXO, Jeannette

  6. March 25, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    I love to see how as soon as it begins to get warmer in the North everyone starts pulling out the shorts!
    Enjoy !

  7. April 15, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Cool outfit

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