Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Denim & A Giveaway

Summer is finally here and nothing is better than a pair of denim shorts when the temperature starts rising. I've decided to do a two-part series focusing on denim shorts. This week's edition will be devoted to a casual look while next week's will be how to dress up your denim.


laidback
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Some might think that longer denim shorts would be too close to the dreaded 'mom' jean but I think if they are accessorized right, you need not worry. The blouse pictured above is updated with studs, and the sandals have embellishments that keep them from being too basic and boring. Carry a structured crossbody bag and cool sunnies for an effortless vibe.

coolcasual
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This outfit is one that not everyone will like (hi mom!) but I love it. The crop top and shorts are dressed up slightly with the white blazer, which of course, will look cool with the sleeves rolled back. Keep the jewelry simple to play along with the simple vibe.

I am part of a giveaway this week and the prize is a $40 gift card to Zappos.com. Enter below!






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Renae of Simple Sequins

27 comments:

  1. I like the idea of a longer blouse with the longer shorts! Very casual chic. :)

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  2. I love both of those outfits! The striped crop top is especially cute

    Olive & Ivy

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  3. Love the second look - I have quite thick thighs (thank you Irish dancing and running) so I am not sure that I could pull off the longer shorts but I love how you've styled them!!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  4. I have to admit that I really do love my jean shorts. You're right....if accessorized correctly, they don't look too much like mom jeans!

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  5. Such cute looks! Love those denim cutoffs, and that cropped striped top is awesome :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. the shoes/sandals on the second outfit are. to. die. for.
    i think i will die when my favorite pair of cut offs do. i have been repairing them for years already. they are essentially in tatters these days. refuse to give them up.

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  7. I'm really liking the laid back look! The handbag is gorgeous!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  8. I definitely need a good pair of denim shorts!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. I love the cut-offs with the blazer idea! Need to try that one! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  10. The striped crop top is so cute but I don't think I could pull it off! Thanks so much for posting the giveaway :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Zappos Giveaway!

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  11. Woohoo what a great giveaway!

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  12. Love love LOVE that laid back look!

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  13. So lovely I love the cool and casual selection!

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  14. hi Amy! Great inspiration boards this morning to go along with the Giveaway. Great to be in it with you again. Congrats and Blog ON!

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  15. Loving both of these options, can't wait for part 2!

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  16. I would totally wear both of those outfits...and I don't even wear shorts usually! I love the first outfit because of the length of the shorts - it stands out against the sea of short shorts I've been seeing lately. And the second one is great, too, because it's a great contrast between the ripped shorts and the tailored pieces. Good luck to all who enter!


    Wardrobe on Wheels

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  17. I LOVE the cool and casual look!

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  18. I love denim, and I love the way you styled these two! Also, I love the giveaway.


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  19. Ok so I am so not a shorts girl, especially jean shorts. However I have recently been kind of wanting some distressed denim shorts. And this post has just made me want them more!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  20. Nice blog you have :)

    Giveaway on my blog: CAVALLI bag:

    Just post a comment:

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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  21. I like the second look! The crop top looks good with the blazer. :-)

    Mo

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  22. I love the second look...just not on me. I do love the long denim shorts. If I am going to do jorts, those might be the ones!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  23. dude u need to also be a personal stylest on the side. I love the outfits ur put together----LOVE LOVE LOVE your taste. xO!
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  24. I need those shorts!

    www.northernstyle.blog.com

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  25. I adore that second look! It's totally something I would wear!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  26. i love the blazer with the cutoffs, cute mix of causal and dressy!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  27. I love the first look, with the longer shorts! It's something I'd actually wear regularly.

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