13 June 2013

The Half-Tuck Days

neon olive  neon olive

I'm going to blame this one on work, but I seem to have missed the memo where the temps were going to jump immediately from pleasant mid-70s to blistering 90s. Because in the SE when days start rolling in the 90+ degree zone, that means it's going to pretty much stay like that for a while. Like through October.

So combine that with being in-between biz trips, my home days have been pretty much all casual'd out lately. I just want to be comfortable. Which does mean stretchy bottoms to facilitate pizza and Chinese takeout consumption.

So here's what I've been wearing lately - what do you wear when you want to be comfy but still be a smidge stylishness?

neon olive  neon olive

Sweater: Gap v-neck pullover (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Skirt: H&M (worn here - sim, sim, brighter)
Necklace: Anthropologie ampay (worn here - sim, larger, sim)
Bracelet: J.Crew via Ebay (sim, sim)
Clutch: Kate Spade (worn here - sim, sim, spotted)
Shoes: Miss Albright via Anthropologie crossed nerodia (taller, deal, pricey)

pleated stripes  pleated stripes

pleated stripes

Top: F21 essential striped (worn here - w/cat, rugby)
Shorts: Zara elasticated (sim, sim, pricey)
Necklace: J.Crew factory cameo chandelier (sim, blinged out)
Bracelets: Sage K & Co & YuniKelley via Etsy, Betsey Johnson
Bag: Coach legacy penny (worn here - steal, rustic, larger)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (worn here - lookalike, pricey)

orange gingham  orange gingham

Top: LEC gingham poplin (worn here - deal, sim, pricey)
Shorts: J.Crew chino (worn here - sim, sim)
Bracelets: C. Wonder pave initial, Sage K & Co via Etsy, Asos, J.Crew (sim, sim)
Bag: J.Crew biennial stripe (solid)
Shoes: Gap leopard calf (worn here - latest, sim, pricey, steal)

(As you can plainly see, I ended up getting the biennial stripe bag as my warm weather carryall. The medium is a good size for a shortie like me. And though unintended, thanks to the stripes I do have the French national anthem bleating through my head whenever I pick the bag up. And yes, I am so taking it with me on my trip to Paris. C'est bien!)

orange gingham

Linking up with Tara at Mix & Match Fashion today!

53 comments:

  1. Three great looks for the summer. I love all threee. You look amazing in vibrant colors.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Kate Spade and Leopard'. I think you would love it.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh, I can't decide which of these three looks is cuter, but I think my favourite has to be the last one. Vive la France, eh? ;)
    Hm, if I want to be casual but still put-together... throw on a nice big necklace and/or a blazer, I guess? Or I make sure the colours of my outfit all match up!

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  3. Comfy but stylish? Hmmm, the last few days I've been wearing flare jeans with a baggy comfy t-shirt and then silver wedges and jewelry to rock it out. It's now my new go-to outfit!

    Btw, I just made my blog private recently; I tried finding an email address on here to send you an invite but couldn't find one. Could you provide me with an email I can add on my list (only if you want to, that is!)? thanks :)

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  4. LOVE these looks - not sure which to comment on b/c they are all so fab! Last outfit in particular - orange shorts!! shut-up! Adore.

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  5. You look great in all of them, but my fav is the 1st and the 3rd look! You look stylish and comfortable in all and I love the orange shorts. I just started wearing shorts again after almost 20 years and I think I am adicted. hehe!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    Dawn

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  6. Great outfits, love them all. The bright colors and patterns are fun for summer =)

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  7. I think you've nailed comfy & stylish! Love all 3 styles Lisa!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S., I am hosting my 1st giveaway and hope you stop by and enter :)

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  8. love these outfits! And especially the necklaces you paired with them!

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  9. These are all such cute shorts looks! Hard to pick a favorite :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Scarf Giveaway!

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  10. I love the last look.

    I am pretty lazy about being stylish when I am just hanging out at home. A pug that sheds constantly means that I usually take off my "good clothes" as soon as I get in the door and slip into a t-shirt and jeans or if it's the evening, go directly to PJs.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Me too - my work clothes get changed out of pretty quickly.

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  11. Right??? It's been the same here in CO!!! I love all of these looks Lisa--seriously! Especially the first one!

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  12. I love all three of these outfits! My favorite is the first one- neon pink and olive is a great color combo! I haven't mastered the art of the half-tuck yet (it doesn't ever seem to look right on me!)

    Katie
    Style Diary

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  13. I just remembered I have a hot pink sweater that needs to be worn thanks to your first pic! I am also a fan of the half tuck. =)

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

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  14. It was 97 here yesterday. I am so not ready for the ridiculous heat, but I guess I don't have a choice. I think I'm going to be in tanks and shorts or tiny dresses. Ha!

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    1. I'm the person who is sweating outside but freezing in the AC, so I always gotta have sleeves!

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  15. Good question! Comfortable winter clothes usually consist of jeans, a stylish sweatshirt and wedge sneakers. Summer wear is usually ultra light to battle the heat - shorts and skirts with tanks. Maybe we will get a break from this stifling heat... :)

    www.fashionedible.com

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  16. Love your striped shirt! I'm all about stripes right now :)

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  17. I think the third look is my favorite - the blue and white gingham with the orange shorts is so much fun! :)
    Hmm, if I want to be comfy I wear my lightweight sleeveless shift. It's patterned so it looks like I put in some effort. If I want to get fancy, I add a belt, but for ultimate comfort I wear it as is. :)

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  18. You can rock a stylish comfy look.
    I have to say i am a faaaaaan of look number 3, it's amazing how polished you look in shorts.

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  19. Maxi dresses all.the.way. I wish I'd known about them in college & maybe I wouldn't have gone to class so many times in my sweats. :-) Loving those bright orange shorts in the last look.

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    1. I wish I could rock a maxi dress, but most are too long or I feel overly dressy in them.

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  20. I love the half tuck :) That bright pink top is gorgeous!

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  21. I dropped all three of those skirts at a consignment store - they bought them all. you just made me a regret it!

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    1. For some reason this olive version has a soft spot in my heart, I can't give it up!

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  22. I love the red shorts with the checked shirt!! I really feel like I might try that!! It looks so cute!!!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  23. Cute outfits, I especially like the gingham shirt and red shorts, so eye-catching! When I just want to be comfortable but not too casual, I wear skinny jeans and a silk top.

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  24. I like all three loooks, but my fave is the last one! so cute!

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  25. I tried the half-tuck look today and felt so silly - I'm not sure I get it quite right when I do it! Love this look on you though - and I definitely stick to breezy dresses, or shorts and loose tees when it gets up to 90, which, sadly, will likely be happening SOON.

    xo
    seemogo.com

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  26. The one thing I don't miss about GA is the ridiculous summers. I live all of your sets - and I unknowingly wore a turquoise gingham shirt w/,-n orange skirt today. :)

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  27. I'd never heard of a half-tuck or a shame-tuck until I stumbled across GOMI after the Anthroholic fall-out (E was just days old so that was 21 months ago!!). Shamepuffs either, I just thought they were high buns, lol! Not sure if half-tuck is used that much in England yet verbally but I see it in magazines and IRL now. I can't quite do it 'properly' myself yet, it depends on what top you use whether it looks a bit unkempt or nonchalant! I probably veer towards the former ;-)

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    1. I don't think I could ever pull off a top knot and honestly I think it looks weird!

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  28. Okay, even your casual outfits are freaking gorgeous! I love how you still look put together, even though you're much more comfortable. I tend to steer clear from shorts (I have an abnormally huge bottom), so maybe a tee shirt and a skirt? Most often I'll just throw on a casual dress. The less thinking the better!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  29. A little warm(er) weather would be nice over here. It's been stuck in the high teens/low 20s (that's around the 70s in Farenheit ;)). But I have to be careful what I wish for, cuz it'll probably shoot up into the blistering temperatures just to spite me!

    You're very cute and comfy. I aspire to that, but I'm afraid sometimes I end up looking sloppy. For me, it's always jersey knits and elastic waistbands.

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  30. I half-tuck all the time now. And as a SE Alabamian, I am devastated that there is no more cool weather until it's time to put out my pumpkin doorhanger. Depressing. I do not like summer at all :(

    Love your new bag and every outfit on here. CUTE CUTE!!!

    Taylor

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    1. Same here. The humidity, thunder storms, and mosquitoes, bleh!

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  31. All of these looks really are the perfect mix of comfy and stylish! I love the second look especially.

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  32. i'm still trying to master the art of the half tuck. sometimes i tuck too much in and other times i don't feel like i tuck enough. sigh... i was never good a tucking in shirts (even all the way in).

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too. Sometimes I feel like I look "cool cas" but then catch myself in the mirror and I resemble Steve Urkle or something!

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  33. Dont' you love it that the 90s is back with the front tuck? i remember doing this a lot during high school and felt weird when the 2000s came. Love all the outfits!

    Allison
    reaches the sky

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    1. I did try the half-tuck with the button-down shirt but had to stop - I felt like I was trying to not try too hard! ;o)

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  34. I feel like I keep seeing awesome jewelry from J.Crew Factory everywhere. I guess I need to do a little more online shopping!!! Super cute looks!
    Nikki
    Fashion Finds on a Dime

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  35. I have that white j crew necklace too! I am excited that we match!

    Aubree
    Lookfeelbebest.blogspot.com

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  36. Usually I wear 3/4 length cotton trousers with ballerina's and a nice sweater, jumper on top.
    I like your to outfit with the pink sweater best. It is ever so lovely.
    And I see you have acquired the bag with the stripes. LOL

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  37. Absolutely LOVE these shoes! Great choice!

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  38. Ooh, the orange shorts + blue gingham top + striped bag combo is my favorite! I'm definitely pinning that look for inspiration. :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  39. You're rocking the half tuck, perfectly accessorized (as usual). Wish I had your knack.

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  40. I'll take one of each of these outfits please! I love how you put outfits together :-)

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  41. Love the cargo skirt! Cargo anything is so wonderful for travel - wish I could wear it all the time!

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  42. These are really cute outfits! I especially love the necklace in the first one. But I totally do the half tuck all the time... Sometimes on the side. It can work occasionally?
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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  43. Great summer looks! I really love the first one! Great color combo!

    xo, Kenya @ Kenya L Fashion Blog

    www.kenyaldesigns.com

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  44. Absolutely loving the orange shorts and the light blue gingham shirt :)!!!
    XO

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