29 April 2010

(Love is Like a) Heat Wave

So here I am at Post 99 - and four months blogging! That's not a super-long time, but I am surprised every day that I am continuing to blog and that you gals read and follow me. Thanks again for the great support and I'll be coming back with a giveaway shortly to celebrate my 100-ish post. I write "-ish" because let's face it, sometimes I can be a lazy bunny. 

And here's my OOTD - BF took one look at me and said "that's cutting it close." So I think I am border-line with the pattern mixing here, but kind of felt good today. Because it was all about the shorts.

What do you ladies think? Way too busy, or does it work? I waivered back and forth dependent on the time of the day and glimpses into the bathroom mirror.

So flattering ... me bustin' a groove to the music in my head. I was feeling it. Apparently.

Crazy pattern mixing? Maybe ...

Top: Ann Taylor cotton voile ruffled
Sweater: J. Crew shawl-collar fleece cardigan
Shorts: Anthropologie Hei Hei Heatwave
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks Edamame


  1. You definitely pulled it off.:D

    The shoes gave an unexpected pop of color. Using navy colored shoes would make this look more polished, though.

    Happy Thursday!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  2. oh those are such fun anthro shorts! :) yay for the warmer weather.

  3. Definitely works because of the similar color palette, I guess the only thing is that they are similar in size, maybe if the florals were smaller or the stripes bolder...I think you pulled off wonderfully though, especially with the chic blazer!

  4. Thanks, Marie. You should see my shoe collection - I am totally not sure for shoes but am sublimely lacking the practical shoes department. Like black sandals? Nope. Nude pumps? Nope. You get the point.

    Thanks, Alicia. I am totally excited about the longer days and warmer weather. Now if I can only get a dang tan on my legs ...

    Thanks, Spiffy! I know you and the Heatwave shorts are not friends, so I figure that I'd let you know that after being all excited about wearing this new pair and taking some pics - methinks that this pair seems a wee bit widening in the hippage area. Not cool, shorts - be more like your navy cousin.

    Thanks much, Liz! I always say that fashion is about trying new things so I figured even a questionable choice for a day is good one.

  5. OMG those shorts are soooooo cute! love your outfit!

  6. Cute top! I really need to make a trip to Ann Taylor!!!

  7. I like it! The top is almost neutral so I think that offsets its pattern and makes for an interesting look :)

  8. Wow, I love your top! It's gorgeous! I think your outfit works because the floral print is smaller than the shorts print so that the whole ensemble isn't too overwhelming. I think even adding a nice, solid belt could help to break up the print even more, but then again, if you added a belt, you'd cover up those darling buttons on the shorts! ACK! DECISIONS!

  9. it works! the navy in the shorts is pulled out to go with the navy in the top. and the shoes...they are perfection with that ensemble.

  10. Hi Lisa! Thank you for your lovely comment. Please visit us and say hi at our shop in Austin, TX. I have few closed friends graduated from Georgia Tech! Olga
    Oh I got the same short. Love it!

  11. Lisa!!! No crazy-ness in this outfit at all! I love the patterns mixed together.. you totally make it work... I love those shorts.. I need them NOW! ha ha.. The weekend is almost here.. can you smell it!.. I can and it smells like onions.. ha ha.. well, I mean we're going to the Maui Onion Festival this weekend and I'm super excited!

    xx Love & Aloha

  12. I like the combo, it does go well together and not too crazy at all! I also like the red shoes you paired with your outfit :)

  13. Thanks, Ashley! I do really like these shorts! And they're affordable in Anthro-pricing.

    Thanks, Amy S. And this top has a ruffled button placket along the neckline, but it's difficult to see even IRL with this pattern.

    Thanks, Eek. That's what I was thinking too.

    Thanks, Amy K. Ooh, I totally didn't think of a belt - gives me an excuse to wear these again soon.

    Thanks, Kcookski.

    Thanks for visiting and following, Olga!

    Hi Sharon - thanks for visiting! Ooh, I hope you post pics of the festival. You and the hubs always look like you're having the best time.

    Thanks much, Audrey!

  14. I think this is super cute!!! It is nOT too much! I love all the pattern and color mixing!

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    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  15. It is so refeshing to see a mix of colors and patterns!!!! To often we are so conservative...I think this outfit speaks to your creative side...wear it proud!

  16. Thanks much, Elaine.

    Thanks so much, Cat - and thanks for visiting!


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