Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shorts with tights. (Because I can't think of a more creative title.)

I haven't posted in four days! Yeesh! I've been so busy with the first week of classes. Next week I'll start my sewing class AND I'll be working. I don't know how I'll keep up with everything. I'm so excited about my sewing class though. I can do a little hand sewing but I have no idea how to use a machine. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and I'm so ready to use it! This blog will probably chronicle my journeys in learning to sew.

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A lot of you lovely bloggers have been doing the shorts and tights thing lately - Bleed For Fashion, Idée Géniale and Leproust Vintage to name a few - and I've been meaning to try it myself. My inspiration for yesterday's outfit came from Tieka and her shorts, tights and lace-up boots look.

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Scarf, boots - thrifted; Cardigan - J. Crew; Tights - Target; Purse - discount shoe store; Shirt, shorts - American Eagle (bought at discount store)

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I wore this out thrifting and to the grocery store. Thrifting is my solution for those days when I really, reeeeally want to go shopping but need to save my money. Right now I'm saving up because I know when I start working at UO I'm going to want to buy everything in sight - which probably doesn't really count as "saving." I was also hoping to find the perfect satchel I've been dreaming of, but no such luck. But, I did find a few good things which I'll show you soon.

(I guess I need to hold still because my camera obviously did not focus well...)

Now, what to wear to my orientation at Urban Outfitters tomorrow...?

34 comments:

Lily said...

Thanks for the link Jessica. You look great! I like the fact you're not afraid of color. :)

Hope your orientation goes well tomorrow!

XOXO,
Lily

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Amanda said...

Cute outfit! I got a sewing machine for Christmas (i've never sewn before either) and it is so much fun! You're going to really enjoy creating your own things, good luck!

isabella thordsen said...

you look amazing!
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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

It's a very cute look on you! I really like the pops of color from the scarf and bag.

D. said...

I love love love LOVE the bag. I'm having a thing for yellow lately.

Dylana said...

You look gorgeous! Pretty pretty scarf!

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Noemie said...

i definitively need a denim shorts ... So cute outfit !

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Adorable! I love how you styled the look! :D

Phyllis said...

i love the boots! you styled it well!

Alix said...

#1 jealous that you'll be working at UO. #2 this is so cute. its all works so well together.
thank you for the sweet comment, I'm still slightly weirded out by my knees

Brittany said...

Ohh, congrats on a job and UO! That would be like suicide to my bank account.

I'm in love with this outfit, especially the colors! You look adorable!

Sonya said...

Love this outfit! Cute purse!

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Kennedy said...

i think you did a great job with tights and shorts! this whole outfit is pretty awesome, esp those boots! goodness girl those look like the most perfect shoes in the whole wide world. also yes tieka, i love her! isn't she just the sweetest and most inspiring thing on the internet!

Graham I. Haynes said...

This outfit came out really cute. I'm enjoying the interesting ways you combine colors.

Nicky said...

HA!!! Welcome to the family... I work at Anthro! We can swap dates for employee appreciation!!!

Your outfit is adorable, I've been thinking of attempting it myself, but have been exploring more with my cowboy boots! Wearing them with skinny jeans, dresses, skirts, and haven't tried shorts but my friend did and it was adorable!

Happy MLK day!

alya said...

I like the primary colors in the scarf and bag with the otherwise subdued outfit. Nice pop of color. Despite the popularity of shorts with tights I'm still not entirely sold on it. Didn't stop me from trying it myself, and it doesn't looked bad, but it seems so counterintuitive...hmmm...

anne said...

super cute! love all the colors and your scarf is adorable :)

Nathalie said...

Lucky you, I would so love to learn how to sew. I am curious what you are coming up with :) And love your outfit
*Nathalie

Robyn said...

Oooo I like this look. Good luck working at Urban. Hopefully you will make more money than you spend. :)

Clara said...

Fabulous look.
i love the bag and boots.
xxx

fadetoblack said...

super style!

Taylor Sterling said...

so cute! I love your bag!

Nishant said...

love all the colors and your scarf is adorable

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Django et Coco said...

Love your version of the tights and short look! Great accessories and great color!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

matchamagnolia said...

I love shorts with tights! And I really like how you did it with grey tights.

I'm so jealous of your job with UO...or, more specifically, the discount you must be getting along with it! By the way, have you been to the UO in downtown Charleston? They built it into an old theatre, it's amazing.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You're such a pretty girl!! I love your colorful outfits! xoxoxoxo

S. said...

Nice outfit, the mix of color is pretty cool :)

Second Skin said...

you are really adorable! I love this look on you and for some reson never thought to mix my reddish lace ups with gray! It looks wonderful!

eliza said...

fab outfit, i love all the colours against neutral grey & white :)

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Superstup said...

Your picture here came up on a google search when I was looking for some of the best of those sporting the shorts with tights look which has enjoyed popularity recently and still going strong. It is really a timeless style but it was so nice to see it in such popularity. You do it great, truly one of the best I have seen. Hope you can find a way to do it again. Very well done.

 
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