Tuesday, June 11, 2013

hello sparkles {a causal summer outfit}

We're blogging for a second week in a row, things are movin' and shakin' around here! 

Last week I put this outfit together and I fell in LOVE. I bought this skirt last year at Forever21 for $9 and it has taken me a while to figure out how I like to wear and be confident wearing it. 

I have finally figured out how to wear this skirt and let's just say it is staple in my weekly wardrobe rotation! I threw this sparkle-y sweatshirt on since the weather was a bit finicky and it instantly became the perfect casual yet cute outfit to run errands, go the coffee shop in and since I'm wearing chuck taylors I even walked the dog around the neighborhood!

sparkle sweatshirt and skirt: forever 21 // top: hand me down from my sis // purse: Francesca's // shoes: chuck taylors/thrifted/$3 score! // necklace: Lisa Leonard via the lovely Alissa

Getting dressed during the hot humid summer of the south can be a bit tricky for me.  I have a hard time wearing shorts. I feel like when I put on shorts and t-shirt I look frumpy and dumpy. Others manage to pull of the cute and casual look of shorts, me not so much. If I feel frumpy and not my best it kind of throws off my whole day and puts me in a funk.  I'm not saying every day I put on a face full of make up and get dressed to the nine's, I just need to feel put together. I have yet to master a t-shirt and shorts combo that gives me that feeling.

Thus I am always searching for more casual skirts and dresses to wear every day. I feel like this skirt when paired with my thirfted chuck taylors are perfect for casual summertime! 

Shorts seem to be booty shorts or crazy mom shorts, does anyone else feel that way?  I don't know if it is because I turned 30 or what but all of a sudden every pair of shorts in every store are about the size of an index card and make me look like a hood rat hoochie mama. {I wonder if people will now find my blog by searching hood rat hoochie mama, ha!}
 What is your current favorite outfit to pull out of the closet?


Mandy Ford said...

I agree about shorts...I really dislike them. I tried bermudas/longer shorts but just feel frumpy in them, and there is no way I'm wearing short ones. I just stick with capris and I have a feeling I'll be wearing capri leggings with skirts a lot this summer too. They don't add bulk but a bit more modesty since a lot of skirts are a bit short on me.

Jacqueline said...

I'm totally with you on the shorts being too short or too frumpy anymore...which is why I've been on the lookout for cute skinnies that are cheap... and then chopping them off into the perfect length!

I love that skirt! Can I borrow it?! ;)

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