Monday, July 19, 2010

Shorts Season

Shorts


Patchwork and Pockets


Sunnies Day

Sunday's 100% thrifted outfit, featuring a pair of highwaisted vintage patchwork shorts I picked up for two bucks at the Welfare League Thrift. I've had them for like a month now, but yesterday was my first time wearing them out. They’re made of actual patched together pieces of super soft cotton. Now, if only I had a quilt to match!

I found the little florally-painted ceramic bead necklace on the same thrift outing and I believe it was a two-dollar find as well.

The vintage beaded blouse with little pearl buttons was recently given to me by my mom. It was a flea market find that ended up not fitting her, so lucky me!

Speaking of flea market finds, check out my new vintage sunnies ($3). I have trouble finding sunglasses that I like on me, but I’m diggin’ these ones right now :)

Shorts outfits have been piling up in my inspiration folder (mostly from various street style blogs). I’d been kind of stuck as to how to work my patchwork shorts into an outfit, that is until I came across this look recently which reminded me of the shorts and gave me a shot of inspiration (as you can see, I was inspired by her hair too ;)

Some other looks that inspired the outfit:

Leather belt, white blouse.

Sheer white blouse/black undergarment. That hair! This has to be the same girl.

Sunnies!

Later in the day, the little black flats I was wearing got uncomfortable (still breaking those in) so I switched to my brown leather lace-ups ala this adorable lady (love her floral shorts too).

We set off on a walk to the park to hang out on the sunny lawn, sip cold beers, and catch some free live music with friends and family. Did a little dancing too. I just love watching Clover dance at outdoor concerts, she is the cutest little dancer!

It was a really fun way to end the weekend. Hope you had some fun times this weekend too :D

[Inspiration image sources: 1,2,3,4,5]

27 comments:

Zohar said...

Missa your hair to die for. I love it dearly :) I also love your sunglasses!

Modesty is Pretty said...

You look so pretty and yur hair is amazing! Your outfit looks very much like the first picture =D I always like when other girlss do that, show thei own take of an outfit inspired by another outfit. The deatil on the blouse is very cute! I think you did great balancing out the long sleeves with the shorts, perfect!

Andrea said...

Great shorts style! It's a cool coincidence that you posted on this when I just did too :) I'm looking forward to the summer seeing all these looks.

Anna said...

I have a serious love for patchwork and those shorts are AMAZING! Love the way you styled them.

Cara said...

Lovin' the short <3

Chloƫ said...

love love love your outfit! makes me want to run out the door to thrift some adorable shorts too!

Jocelyne said...

love it, such a great 100% thrifted ensemble! You have such pretty hair too! :)

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

♪♪ Hold me closer, tiny dancer!♥♪
haha I bet Clover is the cutest indeed, sounds like a delightful afternoon. That lovely girly with the hair and shorts is an inspiration of mine aswell, I dig her alot!
You look beautiful! As always. And I love your hair to bits! Its ever so pretty.
Peace and love!
-Ginela Gonzalez

Dalena Vintage said...

So cute those round sunnies. And well done on finding a pair of plaid shorts to match your inspiration!

Alexa said...

I LOVE this look, it makes me wish I could wear shorts! So breezy.

Eyeliah said...

I’ve been wearing my shorts nonstop…. Though not sure if they will make it on the blog. Yours are super cute.

Beth said...

Love the pro pix and I think your outfit is adorable. I can see the inspiration.

Sal said...

What a fun and funky pair!

Heidi Ann said...

Those patchwork shorts are adorable! Love the look!

moonshinejunkyard said...

REAL PATCHWORK SHORTS!?? amazing. i can't believe how much work went into those! and the fact that they are super soft cotton makes me think they've seen a lot of love. that's my favorite when i wear thrifted stuff. you look great in shorts. i wish i could pull them off better, but with squatty legs one must be careful! i did cut off a pair of Levi's yesterday so we'll see about those. also, i'm into the long wavy hair look with shorts...you pull it off beautifully. now if it could cool down just five degrees, maybe i could let a piece of hair actually touch my neck!

Lisa said...

Wow I want to go thrifting with you! Those shorts are incredible. Love love love your shorts and cat eye sunglasses, awesome!You look stunning!

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Andrea said...

so gosh darn cute! the sunnies are an amazing find!!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

This is a great look on ya! Those shorts are charming, and I like the long leggy, long hair look. So California Sunshine!

sally said...

those sunglasses are aaaaamazing!

Tera said...

Simply lovely!I love your style. These last few post made me happy too as I sit on hold trying to untangle an insurance mess. 10-Q!

Ashlee said...

i am the same when it comes to sunglasses...

that is one killer pair for sure.

Martwa Marta said...

ahhh, i am a thrifting addict too... your shorts are so adorable, and i love the sunnies too!

Thrifted Treasure said...

One of the many looks I would aspire to but alas do not have the legs for :-( Looks great on you!

Milla said...

What would Joan Didion wear? This outfit! Wow, your ability to be comfortable and stylish and adorable never seizes to amaze me. Ever.

Mamushka Marie said...

ahhh! i cannot believe you thrifted (flea marketed!) those sun glasses! they are a dream! you look totally hot, love the shorts, wish i could rock them as well as you do :)

LadyFLASHBACK said...

one of my favorite outfits on you, so chic! and the inspirational outfits posted are great two, that third one i have in a folder somewhere, love her little heels paired with the short shorts!


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