Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Keeping It Casual - 9 (Link-up)

Loft top, Old Navy shorts, Zara blazer, F21 jewelry, Steve Madden clutch, Shoedazzle wedges c/o (here)

I realize that my definition of 'casual' may not line up with everyone else's definition. I don't think that a casual look is defined by wearing a pair of flats or a pair of shorts. I don't typically wear flats, yet I still think that I am able to keep a look somewhat laid-back and casual with other pieces. This tank and shorts together are definitely a casual look but I kept it a little more polished with a wedge sandal and a blazer. You know that I love my blazers. What would I do without them?!

Since I'm linking up at Because Shanna Said So for her Random Wednesday link-up, I thought I would share a few random facts about myself:
  • I got to take a jazz class for the first time in almost a year the same day we took these pictures. I have never (ever, ever, ever) been so tired in my entire life. Can we say out of shape? (If you are a dancer, then you understand the difference between out of shape and out of dance shape!)
  • I love cruises and I'm a die-hard Celebrity fan but I'm thinking about going on this ship when it is finished. I guess that makes me a cheater.
  • I pretty much prefer to do all of my shopping online now. With so many companies offering free shipping, it seems silly to go out shopping.
  • I'm a homebody and could happily spend every single night on my couch watching movies.
  • I wish I could do this:

This is one of my girls and I'm pretty darn proud of her. 

If you are linking up, make sure that your post is relevant to the topic, that you are a follower of this blog, and that you link back to my blog. Have a great day!

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  1. I feel that gold jewelry looks elegant with black and white print. Excellent outfit, if you ask me.
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  2. I love this casual-chic look, that's how I usually define and wear "casual".
    Personally I don't wear shorts but these bermudas are different and really great!
    Fabulous accessories and your sandals are awesome!!

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  3. You look beautiful, love your clutch :)

    x Angie

  4. Oh gosh, I totally know the difference between out of shape and out of dance shape! I'm in shape, but I haven't been in dance shape for years ;) I'm loving this outfit - it's casual, but without being sloppy, which I think is a trap that a lot of people fall into. And your blazer/blouse combination is just lovely :)

  5. Love this outfit you look so elegant. Your shoes are fierce.


  6. very pretty! perfect casual look for summer and great necklaces!

    XO Meghan

  7. so chic! your sunglasses are perfection :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  8. love how you dressed up those shorts :) such a classic yet sophisticated look.

    and i totally get out of dance shape. i stretched for the first time in a few weeks last night and my split was almost gone. fail. i just graduated so i'm thinking about finding some adult ballet or jazz classes in the area? we'll see.

    excited to be your newest follower :)

  9. I love this look and my idea of casual is not others... my super casual/stay at home on the couch is usually other's casual! But comfort is key! :)

    -Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  10. Those gold heels are gorgeous! I love online shopping too but sometimes I do like to try the item on first, depending on what it is. And I am always parked on the couch during the week too :)

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  11. I wish I could wear shorts like that.. they look amazing on you. Such a cute outfit! And I'm a homebody too. I mean every once in awhile I like to be outside, especially when it's nice out, but ultimately I just love being on the couch. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. I love this look! The bold stripes and gold chains give this a little bit of a nautical look which I love.

  13. Love that you found a way to rock the bermuda trend and look cute! cheers!

  14. I love this Amy, the wide stripes are so perfect, love it with the cunky necklace. What a cool picture of your dance girl too, I'd be proud as well!

  15. you look soo beautiful! i love the clutch!! ohh i neeed to link up!! :)

    Sandy a la Mode

  16. Those shorts are made for you!

  17. Such pretty pictures! I finally found a navy blazer and I can't get enough of it!! Also, that last photo is incredible! You must be so proud :)

  18. This outfit is so cute! I love the longer shorts with stripes and a blazer, a wonderful combo :)

    xo, Ainslee

  19. I really like the gold accessories and shoes with this outfit. The yellow clutch is perfect. :-)

    Who is that girl Mo?

  20. Cute the blazer + shorts combo!


  21. I love that top. I want it. Love your look. And my definition of "casual" is different from most peoples, too. One night, the hubs said "Oh you are going really dressy" and I said "This isn't dressy" and he said "Yeah, that is kind of dressy". I would have called the look semi- casual...


  22. Hah Amy I think I might have a slight difference in casual as well, but you can never be overdressed or overeducated, right? :) I like how you styled this look with gold wedges and that mustard purse! Blue and yellow always look so good together. Thanks for hosting this linkup today, I'll definitely be back in the future.

  23. I love the blazer and shorts look! I wish I could get excited about cruises but the thought of being stuck on a boat terrifies me. I am totally with you on online's so easy now with free shipping. I just always have to make sure it's free shipping BOTH ways. I had to pay $8 to send something back and was totally not happy about it!

    Classy with a Kick

  24. I love this look! Those gold wedges are the best!!


  25. I am absolutely loving those wedges - so fun!

    The Other Side of Gray

  26. I totally casual looks typically still consist of heels or wedges. You look casual and chic.

  27. This is definitely my kind of casual! I just love the nautical feel to the look! Chic indeed!
    I am following you on bloglovin now, I think you will like my style too!


  28. Love this outfit. You've combined my 2 favorite things: blue and stripes!!!!


  29. Great casual outfit, you look beautiful! It's so well pulled together - love it!

    xo Lulu

  30. so cute! and we are practically clutch twins!
    Chic on the Cheap

  31. Love love love this look Amy! The structured navy blazer with the striped top, seersucker style shorts, gold wedges, yellow clutch...the whole ENSEMBLE my dear:)!

  32. Love this look. That top is great. xo, Julie

  33. love the nautical inspiration in this outfit! Navy and white stripes will always have a place in my heart.

    I much prefer to shop online now too - crowded malls are so annoying. I'm a homebody as well!


  34. Super cute look! Loving your blazer! I need a navy blazer stat! Man, I'm looking into taking some dance classes---definitely gonna be out of shape! A tad scary! So not flexible right now! hahah


  35. Love the bun and cat-eye sunnies combo - very classic! :)

    Bold Subtlety

  36. Beautiful! Loving those gold shoes and your sunglasses. Perfect outfit combo!


    Glitz & Gold


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