Friday, June 29, 2012

No Jorts

                      Here's the outcome of my latest DIY project.

 think the real (and maybe only) trick to making a great pair of jean shorts is to have a great pair of jeans! 

I poked around quite a few blogs for information and DIY tips on making jean shorts and thought I had gleaned all the pertinent information.

 Off I went to the thrift store and found a pair of dark wash jeans in a larger size so I didn't have the edge of the jean pinching into my thigh and also so they gave off a more relaxed look.

Pretty simple, huh?

Well, I think that my execution is just fine. I think I'm just not happy with the overall fit and that is only due to the jean choice.
So, a word of wisdom when making jorts; only use a pair of jeans that you look gorgeous in. And if you do, then you'll have yourself a great pair of jorts.

Jeans: Talbots-thrifted
Shirt: J.Crew-thrifted
Shoes: Converse-thrifted

Linked up today for Friday's Fancies at Long Distance Loving. This is my daily beachy chic!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oops, I've done it again!

So, I swore I would not post another chambray shirt outfit on my blog....

But, I just can't stop wanting to wear this shirt...and, my husband came home and said "you look nice, I like your outfit!"

So, I did it again!

I think this just shows the versatility of this item of clothing and,

it gives me an excuse to show off these brand new leather gladiators I thrifted for $2 and my thrifted, colored jeans.

Shirt: J.Crew
Pants: Gap-thrifted
Shoes: thrifted
Necklace: LOFT

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In vested: DIY

I've had this DKNY jean jacket forever (1990's) and was holding on to it because it's classic and, you never know!

Recently, I've been wearing my faded jean jacket more and haven't paid much attention to this jacket until I started seeing jean vests popping up all over the blogosphere. When I had a moment and 

Ah ha, I know what I can do!  Make my own. Out with a pair of scissors, off with the arms and done!

The vest just makes this outfit so much more interesting and cool.


Vest: DKNY jacket-DIY

Skirt: LOFT
Shirt and Ring: Target
Shoes: Payless (old)
Necklace & Bracelet: thrifted

Linked up with Transatlantic Blonde and Rolled up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy for what I wore Wednesday, check it out.

pleated poppy

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fresh Fruit

 I love pulling this skirt out for summer, the colors are so fresh and fun.

I have yet to identify the fruit as they are depicted in this skirt. I think they are lemons, but then some are blue, blueberries? 
I went all matchy-matchy here.

A vintage yellow multi-strand, beaded necklace that was my grandmother's, (circa 1960s?)

a white lace detailed T-shirt, simple, gold leather flats and a cardigan.

Skirt: Lilly Pulitzer
Shirt: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target
Sandals: TJ Maxx

I'm linked up today for Monday Mingle. Check out the other fashionable Moms.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Color Block

I love this J.Crew pencil skirt, it's cotton and has pockets. Enough said.
I love wearing it, the way it looks and how it feels.

 I put this outfit together and it just seems so simple.

Skirt, shoes, tank.

It's color blocked.

A snake skin printed peep toe, sling back.

A knotted tee

So perfect!

Skirt: J.Crew Factory
Shirt: Jones New York Signature- thrifted
Shoes: Bandolino- thrifted
Linked up at Long Distance Loving's Friday's Fancies for Color Block.
june 22nd - color block

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So Preppy

I put together this very preppy outfit to highlight this cool nautical shirt. It's probably not vintage but I'd say it's 20+years old.

But, the shirt aside, I really got thinking about my choice of footwear.
Boat shoes, Are they a fashion accessory? 



This outfit seems to go so appropriately with a pair, so for this and on the boat, I'd say they are more then a fashion accessory, they are a necessity. so, after I tore apart my closet looking for the Sperry's my husband bought me way, way back, I saw these metallic ones, oh, yes, in metallic. I'd say they are more accessory than necessity!

Shirt: Evan Picone-thrifted
Shorts: J.Crew (old)
Boat Shoes: Target

Linked up today with Harper's Happenings for High on Thrifting Thursday (HOTT)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

All dressed up

I love dresses. They are just a straight forward simple piece of clothing.

 Slip one on and you look put together and well dressed.

 Pretty shoes

 Pretty necklace. All ready to go!

Side note: I'm now realizing this outfit is thrift-less, it happens. I rediscovered this necklace I had bought about 4 years ago as a inexpensive ($3) alternative to the J.Crew bubble necklace when it first came out. Not as many baubles or beads hanging down but the effect is still pretty

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Target

Linked up today for What I wore Wednesday at the Pleated Poppy and at TransAtlantic Blonde.

pleated poppy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Floral and neon

So I caved in to the neon trend. No, it's not 1989, and this neon isn't day-glo bright and the floral skirt doesn't have a black background;

 it's the new neon and this I like!

Not just because some one told me it was in but, because the extra color of the belt keeps this outfit from fading away.

I am loving the link detail on these shoes I dug out of the back of my closet.

Makes this outfit just right for a garden party.

Skirt: thrifted
Shirt: freebie from VS Pink brand
Belt and shoes: Target