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Friday, July 4, 2014

Red bag, white blazer, and blue jean shorts

Left: see pin here

Happy Independence Day, everyone! I really love the 4th of July, obviously for everything it stands for, but also because it's in the heart of summer, which makes me so happy. While this outfit doesn't contain your typical patriotic colors, I felt it was still appropriate for the holiday because it's so summer chic. I want to walk on a boardwalk wearing this, on a cool summer evening, eating an ice cream cone! Or, perhaps, mingle around in the suburbs of St. Louis.





Sunnies: Tom Ford | Blazer: Halogen (last seen here) (option, option)  | Bag: Foley + Corinna | Top: Old Navy (option, patriotic option)  | Bracelet: Express (option) | Watch: Fossil (option) | Shorts: Express | Shoes: DV Dolce Vita (limited sizes here and here, in black here)

I'm loving these shorts so much (also seen here). They're so easy and low maintenance. They're perfectly distressed and worn in. They're a great warm weather version of my favorite distressed jeans. I sized up in them so they had an even more relaxed fit and could sit lower on my hips. So, if you're on the hunt for your perfect shorts, look no further!


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32 comments :

  1. Love your outfit!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  2. Very cute look! Really love the idea of wearing a white blazer with a more casual look too! Have a great holiday Carylee:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. I will have to do this more often with the blazer!

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  3. Love this! The white jacket looks great with the distressed shorts! Enjoy your 4th!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. I was surprised how well this worked! You have a great one too!
      Thank you!

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  4. Love your ensemble today!! I've been thinking lately that a white blazer might be a good staple to have around, and you just fueled that fire a bit :-) Love the casual look with it! I've also noticed you have a great collection of graphic tees...I need more of those too bc they are just so easy to wear (I need to have more options in the rotation)! Happy Fourth girl!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. The white blazer is certainly growing on me. I love the idea of it and I love it in this outfit, but I do have a hard time styling it on my own. So you need to buy one so I can pull inspiration from you! :) And yes, I love me a good graphic tee. I've been trying to snag them as I see them! They're definitely the best thing to throw on in a pinch and still feel put together!

      Happy 4th!!!

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  5. Love this look, and I really wish I had tried those jean shorts before buying the ones I did this year. They looked so short on he model but they look perfect on you. Great styling altogether on all the pieces and I want your hairrrrr.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Sizing up helps with the length! They're def big in the waist but they hang lower and you wouldn't know any different. I'm obsessed with them right now.

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  6. I like the dark graphic with the white blazer on top, its really effective, both look great with your distressed shorts. I never think to wear a blazer with a pair of shorts but then again I live in UK so we don't get much of a chance to wear shorts!! You look great!

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    1. Aww - boo! Although, that could also be nice!

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  7. I feel like I'm always talking about your shoes, but those are super cute too! I remember seeing them at Nordstorm...they look really good on you. You captured the cute/ menswear look perfectly :) Also... I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award...checkout what it means here: http://www.petitecareergirl.com/2014/07/june-nailettte-box-very-inspiring.html. Can't wait to see your responses!

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    1. Aww, thanks for the nomination - I will check it out!
      And thank you! These shoes were a random purchase - I bought them out of necessity in San Francisco last fall after shopping in 8 hours in my wedge boots. They are adorable though, and glad I have been able to wear them since then!

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  8. Love the graphic tee with the blazer, such a nice combination and a wonderful take on your inspiration outfit :)

    Away From The Blue

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  9. Totally adorable!!!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  10. This look is perfect for summer and those shoes are too cool!

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    1. Thanks so much! I was feeling the same - even though I'm layered up top, it still feels summery to me!

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  11. Great low key outfit! I love denim shorts. Hope you had a great holiday!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy Ann! These shorts are just so amazing!
      Hope your 4th was awesome as well!

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  12. Hi Carylee! Cute outfit and the shorts are perfect for you! I need me a pair of distressed denim shorts too!

    Cheresa
    www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, yes you sure do! These are so fun!

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  13. Love this look, I feel the same way about my boyfriend jean shorts from Old Navy they are the doppelganger of my favorite distressed jeans :)

    xoxo
    Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. Yes exactly! Mine too! So glad you can relate!!! :)

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  14. I love this look on you, the white blazer with the graphic tee and the distressed denim shorts looks fab!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  15. This is such a cute, comfy and casual outfit - perfect for the summer, thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty.

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    1. Thanks lady! And thanks for hosting!

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  16. I have major hair envy! Do you use a wand or curling iron? I'm asking even though its irrelevant since I just chopped all my hair off, haha! Love the casual blazer and shorts look. I'd love to rock this, but I'd probably faint from heat exhaustion.

    Katie
    Style Diary

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    1. Haha, yes, I do not miss Texas heat, although it hasn't been much cooler here lately!
      And I've been using the wand lately. It gives such great results - I'm obsessed! I'm sure your hair would look great with the wand even though it's shorter!

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