Summer Date Nights

A few years ago, I tried wearing shorts for date night. We were heading down to the beach, to our favorite sushi spot on the water, and it was a warm summer evening. Jeans just didn’t seem fit for the occassion, so I tossed on a pair of shorts and heels…. When I looked in the mirror, the shorts and heels immediately came off, and I tossed on the jeans. Then we left. It wasn’t a good look. Fast forward a few years, to several weeks ago, when the temps were too unbearable to even entertain the thought of jeans for a quick evening out. I decided to try the whole shorts for date night thing again… this time, balancing out proportions with a low block heel mule and longline crochet fringe cardigan.

Back when I failed miserably at my first attempt, I didn’t really have anything between a high stiletto heel and flat sandal. Now, my wardrobe consists of the beautiful low block heel. The perfect height for any gal who wants a sandal that will work for any occassion. I love the muted blush tone of this fringe option, and also wear my studded ones all the time. These lace up sandals, as well as these low block heel strappy sandals are two other great options. Yet, when I’m wearing shorts, I prefer the mules, as they elongate my short legs…..

Tossing on a longer cardigan helped to balance out the contrast of the shorts and heels…. and this fringe option is a great choice for summer with its short sleeves and open crochet detailing. I’m also loving this breezy ribbed white cardigan….. another great pick for a summer date night.

Either way, I’d have to say that round two was slightly more successful than round one!

(Outfit Details || Cardigan (c/o) | Camisole  (comes in 15 colors) | Shorts | Mules (c/o) | Bralette | Tote | Pom | Sunglasses | Necklace)


  1. hey babe !! love the outfit! I also loved the post about negative thoughts! Question, can you please relink the cardigan because right now it’s linked as a water bottle haha 🙂 hey, it’s hot and it’s summer! so i understand! xo

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Oh my gosh! yes! Thank you for letting me know! I have no clue how that happened!