Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Short & Sweet

I have been dying to share my latest thrift-store purchase with you - I was so excited when I found these polka dot high-waisted shorts!  They did require a little bit of tailoring, which I had no problem paying for since they cost me less than $5.  They aren't organza, but the style reminded me so much of this J. Crew version, which I loved but wasn't within my budget.  I don't own very many pairs of shorts & I like that these can be dressed up easily...plus, they will be great for print mixing with striped pieces (like this blouse).

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 shirt (similar), H&M blazer (similar save or splurge), Thrifted shorts (similar save, spend or splurge), Guess pumps, ALDO clutch (on sale here), Dockers aviators (on sale here), Michael Kors watch, Vintage bracelets, c/o JewelIQ necklace (here), Lips: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Temptress



jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE the shorts! and the blazer...and the clutch. ha ha! i haven't been estate sale-ing in a long time and i'm SO itching to go again soon!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

secretivestyle.com said...

This looks amazing! I really love all of the different combinations of colors! Gorgeous! xo- Kait

pieceology.com said...

Wow what a great vintage find! And the bright neon pink blazer is fantastic :)


Natali said...

I have similar polka dot shorts and they're so comfy.
I like how you've styled them, you gave me an inspiration :)


Beauty Guide 101 said...

Those shorts are too cute! Jealous. I can't believe you found those at a resale shop.

Stylishlyme said...

Wow what a great find! This is a very cute outfit, especially love the bright pink blazer.
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Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

So cute! I love that thrifty find!

I cant wait to see other ways you wear them :)

xo Teresa

Peachy Keen said...

Love how you have mixed textures, the denim shirt and blazer look fab!


Styleclouds said...

Ohhhh, I love the shorts! I am so crazy about polka dots and I love this outfit with the pop of pink! You look fantastic! xo, Christina


Fash Boulevard said...

Oh my goodness, these shorts are amazing. What a great find. Super cute and chic and of course you look amazing in them. Obsessed. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec I'd love to hear your thoughts on my interview for College Lifestyles magazine. xo


ZADIN said...

You are a sexy mama! Looking good in those polka dotted shorts! You have beautiful legs and it would be a shame not to show them more often...

Zadin ♥♥♥

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE this outfit! your shorts are too cute!


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Charlotta Grönberg said...

Pretty outfit! Love the colours and texures and that cute polka dot pattern!

Real Girl Glam said...

These shorts are a fabulous find and so versatile. Can't believe they were only $5!! Love how you paired them with the pink and chambray.

Annie said...

Those shorts are the cutest! Love them with the chambray and pink blazer!

The Other Side of Gray

Maria DaintyandDecadent said...

What an awesome thrift find! You styled it beautifully!


Kelly @ Fashion or Fiction said...

You look great. What a find!

TaraMixandMatch said...

What an awesome find! They look fantastic on you!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i just love black, white, a pop of color and denim! :)

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

That blazer is AMAZING!!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


girlavantgarde said...

Love that pretty pink blazer!


Jamie said...

I love the pink with the polka dots! I've been looking for the perfect pink blazer but haven't found it yet. Love this!

The Blue Hour

Sarah Hampel said...

Love the thrifted shorts!! And the shirt. And the blazer. Super cute outfit!


Huong said...

What a great outfit! I checked out JewelIQ and they're great! Will definitely be buying from them soon!

Alyson said...

LOVE this and what a steal! Adore it with the blazer, and that necklace? Reminds me of a van clef and arpels. Gorgeous!

Mz Savvy Style said...

I love this combo! The shorts and blazer are a great mix!

Jenny said...

Amazing find! And love the bright pink blazer with it :)

Seize the Styles

Samantha Tananbaum said...

LOVE this entire outfit! Such a great combination!

Le Petite Pear

octoberchic.com said...

Love this outfit! And what a great find. Really amazing how you paired it together.


Stylish Petite said...

What a great find. Love all outfit- so cute!

Stylish Petite said...

What a great find. Love all outfit- so cute!

Alissa F said...

Amazing! I love it!

Kacie said...

I love this outfit! I wish I had polka dot shorts so I could copy you :)
Here is a blazer very similar to yours for under $40


Christinah715 said...

I am so jealous that you found those shorts! Also, that blazer is amazing, and I absolutely love the necklace! Can I just have your entire wardrobe? LOL :)

Lindsay Patrick said...

Love this entire look! You pull those shorts off very well my dear :)

My three things:

1. Silly but true, there is one piece of clothing that I always wished I had actually bought, but didn't and now it's forever gone. It' your fabulous army vest from Old Navy! I know, nothing super fancy but I swoon every time I see someone with it on and my heart breaks a little bit. "Why didn't I buy you when I had the chance?!?!?"

2. I'm obsessed with Emily the bachelorette. I think she is adorable and so stink in' cute with her southern accent. Why didn't I grow up in the south?

3. I'm blogging in my pi's...and it's gonna be 10am before I get out of them. I know, lazy but I love it!

Lindsay @

dana said...

Very nice outfit,so chic! How come I can neverfind something cute like that at consignment/thrift shop?!

dana said...

Great outfit,so chic!

dana said...

Very nice outfit,so chic! How come I can neverfind something cute like that at consignment/thrift shop?!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Ahh! I've been wanting some polka dot shorts! They are super cute. Looking forward to seeing how you wear them with other pieces.

jules said...

i love polka dots on anything and these shorts are especially cute!

xo julesinflats.blogspot.com

Tiffany M* said...

You're wearing shorts and you look amazing!! Love these shorts- I'm a tad jealous as I've been looking for a pair of polka dotted shorts for a while now. Love these photos and the pop of color with that pink blazer just is stunning!

Audrey said...

really loving that hot pink blazer! Can't believe it's from H&M. Was it a recent purchase? I may need to go there ASAP! www.casualglamorous.com

Lena's Blend said...

Adorably styled look and the shorts were obviously a score and smart move with the tailoring they fit you perfectly and look expensive and high quality.


Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look fantastic! I love this look. Congrats on the thrifted find. I love these shorts!


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Gina said...

Gorgeous!!! Those shorts are a great find!


Jessica Broyles said...

Great thrifting find!! You make them look so expensive!


silvergirl said...

i am loving everything about this look

Kelsey said...

this is gorgeous and i'm totally inspired. i want to find something similarly bright and fresh in my closet!
kw, Ladies in Navy

CLPig said...

love the look!
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Chelle said...

I love this whole outfit! So girly and fun, especially with the bright pink blazer and the polka dots. Love that you thrifted the shorts too, they look fabulous and have more character than the J.Crew version!

Xo Chelle

Di - City and Burbs said...

these shorts are so cute! Love that you got creative and altered them.

I Want Everything I See said...



Lindsay and Stuart


Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that blazer!

Xo Megan

Alice Warren said...

Love the pink blazer. I have the navy version and LOVE it...looks a million bucks but so affordable.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I totally thought these WERE the J.Crew shorts at first... great find! You are gorgeous in pink + navy!

Alisa Marie said...

Wow - I absolutely adore the pink jacket! Can't believe it's from H&M, I will definitely be going there soon to look for it. This is a fantastic outfit and looks stunning on you.


Rachel Lynne said...

I love these polka dot shorts! Such a great vintage find :) And paired with that pink blazer, gorgeous!

I have worn my polka dot pj shorts out before and just featured them on my blog with pink pumps!

Rachel’s Lookbook

House Of Jeffers said...

Seriously miss - this is so stinking cute! Black, white and pink are my absolute favs!

This look is so fun. AWESOME blazer, btw!

Miss you!

House Of Jeffers

Giovanna said...

Such a great find! Super cute look! Love your blazer!


Marissa at Style Cusp said...

Such cute shorts! What an awesome find. And I love that blazer. My H&M didn't have that one! Sad.


My Dressy Ways said...

I'm WAY overdue for thrift store shopping! I do it in waves and I'm in the 'avoid thrifting' phase right now. These shorts are a great find! I love you paired them!

Cat Arenzana said...

So cute! That pink is a great color on you!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Gorgeous blazer.

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love everything about this look!

Ayumi Lafser said...

I looove this color ensembles! Nice outfit!


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