Fashion Friday | Summer GNO Looks

This week I’ve had several occasions to go out with the girls or to a casual gathering. Since I spend my days at the computer in my home office and schlepping kids from place to place, I always look forward to a night out for an excuse to wear heels and pretty up a bit. I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite looks.

You’ve seen my What I Wore posts. You know how predictable I am. I usually wear some variation of jeans and cute top… Bonus points if it’s black. I’m trying to break out of that rut but I find myself often reverting to what’s safe and comfortable.

Here are some GNO outfits to inspire me… And maybe you too.

I love a maxi dress, but I haven’t found one that I feel comfortable pulling off. I love this outfit though!

GNO Outfit with Maxi Dress


Another look I’m dying to try is shorts with heels and a cute top. I usually wear shorts as casual wear, but I love the trend of dressing them up for work or a night out.

GNO Outfit with Shorts and Heels


And of course there’s always my old standby, jeans and a cute top! I love this look. So comfy and yet put together.

GNO Outfit with Jeans


Which is your favorite?

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23 Responses

  1. I think I like the last outfit the best. That coral colour is so pretty!

    Thanks so much for having me again this week. Hope your Friday is Fabulous!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. I love the maxi dress by CAbi from this past spring collection. I can wear a ‘chickie’ for a night at a school event to cover up the low cut neckline a bit, or go without when I’m going out with my husband.

  3. I love the first outfit–everything from the bracelet to the purse to the earrings…love it!! Denim jacket with a maxi dress is so cute! Have you heard or read anything about petites wearing maxi dresses? I’ve tried some on and feel kind of like a little gnome. I’m sure there’s a way to make it work. Alterations always help but not sure about the look in general for someone 5’4 or less.

    1. My best advice would be to wear it with heels. I’m only 5’5″ and I have never worn one. I don’t know why; maybe because most are so strappy (or strapless) and I have never seen one I thought I could pull off. I am so much more comfy in jeans.

  4. Hey Jo-Lynne, I actually have a fashion question. We’re taking some of my husband’s clients (high net worth individuals) to the Coldplay concert in August. What should an almost-50-year-old wear to such an event??? Help!!

    1. Oooooh that will be fun. Um, I’m gonna say jeans for sure. Do you have any jeans you love and feel great in? Since it’s August, it will be warm. So what about a loose, casual top? I’d go for something you’d wear to a casual, hip restaurant on a Saturday night.

      I’m actually going to a Springsteen concert at the end of August. This is a great Fashion Friday post topic! I can have some fun with Polyvore. 🙂

      (high net worth individuals, lol!!!!)

  5. Love the Maxi dress but have not even been daring enough to try one on since I’m only 5’4″. I’m sure it would look horrible on me! I also love the second outfit and wish I had brown shorts because I have a similar top that would look great with brown shorts. Thanks for the ideas.

  6. I like the maxi dress with jacket. Of course, it will be too hot for that look until November, here in Texas. 😉 I just can’t get into the shorts and heels look.

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