Tag Archives: Shorts

Urban Patriotic

14 Aug

Urban Patriotic
{Shirt: Old Navy; Faux Leather Shorts: Free People; Wedges: Target; Cuff: H&M; Sunglasses: Canal Street Vendor; Bag: Cornelia Guest}

There’s something about a chambray shirt that just screams All-American to me. I usually associate it with even more denim and images of red, white and blue. I’ve about worn my chambray into the ground but still refuse to retire it. I love how versatile it is, and how easily it can easily be toughened up with some faux leather.

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

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Hot High Line

3 Jun

Highline{Blouse: H&M (thrifted); Shorts & Cuff: H&M; Wedges: Target; Tote: Gap; Sunglasses: Vintage (Brooklyn Flea)}

This past Tuesday, I took the day off from work for an extended Memorial Day holiday. Jim and I spent the day in Manhattan visiting the High Line extension in Chelsea, and then doing some gallery hopping in the area. It’s safe to say we were both pretty “arted-out” after the weekend was over.

It was ridiculously hot out, so I decided to try out an outfit similar to my Memorial Day Inspiration board and go with a breezy leopard blouse, shorts and wedges. I seem to be gravitating towards blouses and shorts a lot this season.

Stay tuned for posts on both our High Line adventure as well as our gallery hopping in the next day or so!

Highline

Highline

Highline

Spots and Dots

30 May

Dots and Spots
{Blouse: Old Navy; Shorts: Market Publique; Wedges: Target; Bag: Nine West (old)}

On Sunday during Memorial Day weekend Jim and I decided to head to the city and view the Whitney Biennial. It was pretty hot and sticky out, so I wanted to wear something that would be cool outside while be air conditioner friendly inside the gallery as well. I also wanted to be on the dressier side because galleries are always more fun when you’re a bit dressed up. My vintage polka dot shorts paired with my cheetah spot bag proved to suit my needs perfectly.

Dots and Spots

Dots and Spots

Dots and Spots

Dots and Spots

The Grand Finale

7 Oct
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{Shirt: H&M (husband’s); Shorts: H&M; Sandals: Alloy; Sunglasses: Payless; Watch: Michael Kors}

And here you have it, my 30th and final post of my summer 30 for 30 wardrobe challenge.  I’m so happy I finally completed it and have it on the site.  It’s funny though that as I write this, I’m wearing a sweater and boots now that it’s fall and here I am in this photo wearing shorts and sandals.  Next time I have to not procrastinate and get these photos up and on the site within a few days of taking the photos.  I have no excuse nowadays now that I have an iPad and it’s totes easy.  That or make it a goal to finish the challenge within the allotted season.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a recap post including photos and links to all thirty outfits.

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Grand Finale 2

Chambray Day

13 Sep

ChambrayDay-Display

{Chambray Shirt: Old Navy; Shorts: ; Sandals: Alloy; Aviators: Payless}

Here’s number 27 of my 30 for 30 challenge. Almost done! In the meantime stay tuned later this week for some guest outfit posts from some of my favorite bloggers while I work on my tan in Miami.

Photo Sep 11, 2 44 23 PM

Copy Cat

17 Aug
Copy Cat 1
{Leopard Blouse: Target; Shorts: Market Publique; Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target}

I know I still owe everyone my final 5 outfits for my 30 for 30 challenge. The last week of the challenge the weather made it tough to get good photos. So I plan on re-wearing them in the next week or so and knocking those posts out.

This was the first outfit I wore after finishing the challenge.  I totally love Dolce and Gabbana’s  leopard/polka dot dresses from their Fall 2010 collection, so I figured it would be fun to play with what I already had in my closet. Call me a copy cat.

Copy Cat 2

Copy Cat 3

Copy Cat 4

D&G Fall 2010 Runway

Vegan Versions \ Leather Shorts

20 Jul

Not Vegan: Alexander Wang Leather Shorts

Sometimes I wonder how it is I can be a vegan but still LOVE the way leather looks. It’s so bad ass and slick. A good leather item can instantly make any outfit less girlie and more tough.

I’ve been absolutely loving the recent leather short craze. Especially Alexander Wang’s version. Let me tell you searching the internet for vegan options on this trend was infuriating, because if you input the wrong search terms you get a bunch of bootie shorts and banana hammocks. Yuck.

After some research I did find several viable options. While researching this post I fell in love with the Free People pair below, though they’re not high-waisted like the inspiration pair.  While in Manhattan after work this past Monday, I happened by their storefront (which I didn’t know they had one, I thought they were an online retailer).  I ducked in quick to see if they had them, and treated myself to an early birthday present.  They were on display right up front so I viewed it as a sign they were destined for my wardrobe.  Happy (early) Birthday to me!

What’s your thoughts on leather shorts? I have a feeling it’s you either love them or hate them, there’s no in-between.

Vegan: Free People Vegan Leather Shorts

Vegan: Play Me Faux Leather Shorts

Vegan: Plastic Island Faux Leather Shorts

Soundgarden

19 Jul

Day Twenty Four 1 Display

{Tee: Forever 21; Denim Shorts: H&M; Boots: Gifted; Bag: Score Swap Meet Find}

I totaled up each item I’ve worn during this 30 for 30 challenge and I realized I have yet to wear two items! I hadn’t worn my long sleeve cardigan or my regular skinny jeans. Since my chosen footwear up to this point wasn’t appropriate for a concert, I instead decided to pull a wild card and break out these booties to wear to the Soundgarden concert.

Day Twenty Four 2

Day Twenty Four 3

The hubby and I are huge 90’s grunge fans and Soundgarden is at the top of our list of favorite bands. We were beyond stoked to hear they were doing a reunion tour. At the concert we were too lazy to push our way all the way upfront, but did end up with great seats to enjoy the show from. They sounded exactly the same as they did on their CD’s, so we left the show very happy fans. My favorite part about concerts are the crazy light shows, and this one had no shortage of them.

Are you going to any concerts this summer? I love summer for all it’s concert choices.

Soundgarden 1

Soundgarden 2

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Pinkadots

18 Jul
Day 23 1- Display
{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Tee: dollar store find; Shorts: Market Publique; Wedges: Dolce Vita; Cuff: H&M}

I’ve been sitting here for the past five minutes trying to think about what to write for this post.  Even worse the best title I could come up with for the post is Pinkadots.  Hmmmm.

Not much happened on day 23.  It rained.  After taking these pictures I went to the gym and used the stepmill (which by the way totally sucks but does the job).  Thrilling.

Only seven more of these 30 for 30 challenge posts to go!

 

Day 23 2

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July Fourth

11 Jul
Day Twenty 1- Display
{Army Jacket: Gift from Husband; Dress (worn as tank): H&M; Denim Shorts: H&M; Hat: Flea Market Find; Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target}

This is what I wore for the July Fourth holiday.  We spent the holiday in the neighborhood with our friends at the local beer garden.  The weather was gorgeous, though a little hot. From around 4 pm through after 10 pm, we enjoyed the beautiful weather, beers, food and good company.  It was a perfect way to spend a summer holiday.

Knowing I was going to be outside in the sun all day, I broke this hat out of storage.  I’m not one to usually wear hats but if I know I’m going to be in the sun all day I usually will.  Especially at the beach, which I had gone to the day prior.

Day Twenty 2

Day Twenty 3

What did you do for the July Fourth holiday?