Monday, August 15, 2011

Last Minute

Bf bought a $10 for $20 Groupon to Old Navy, but could only find a polo for $15, so the remaining amount was up to me. Just my luck, they were having a shorts sale that final weekend with many at $5. $5 shorts?! (Can you tell I'm not a great bargain hunter?) Even better, a lot of small sizes were left. I picked up these pink/purple shorts with a longer inseam than what I'm used to. No biggie; I need to start the transition away from short shorts and this was the perfect starter item.

I know I have a lot of pink items in my closet, so I wished these came in other fun colors. But for my first pair of colorful shorts at $2.50, I shouldn't nitpick too much.

Are you a fan of colored shorts?

A big thanks to Sunshine for the hidden-face-behind-leaves idea :)
necklace: Cara Accessories pearl & crystal statement (similar; similar)
sunglasses: Old Navy round metal-hardware (sold here)
belt: J.Crew piped glitter (may still be in stores; similar)
ring: Spotted Moth via Kendi's giveaway (similar)
shirt: Gap striped cowlneck (similar)
shorts: Old Navy perfect khaki 5" (sold here)
necklace as bracelet: H&M with pearls & bow (similar)
flats: Mossimo Desta ballet (similar)

25 comments:

  1. Oh I am in LOVE with the whole outfit! That shirt fits you perfectly and I'm loving it combined with the color of your shorts (which I totally dig). And super cute preppy (my fave) touch with the tied striped shirt! Ok, have I drooled on you enough to soak you?

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  2. I think the shorts are a perfect length for you! Oh, and of course I'm a fan of colored shorts! I absolutely love how you added the striped shirt for extra visual interest :)

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  3. Love colored shorts, and I'm adding quite a few pieces to my wardrobe this year. A $2.5 pair of shorts that fit? That's insane. Even better, it looks great on you. :)
    Not a big fan of the hide-behind-the-leaf shot, Cee. Want to see your beautiful face!

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  4. Those are such fun shorts - great $$ too!

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  5. Those shorts you found are such a cute color. Old Navy has some amazing deals, i haven't been there in so long. I'll have to try it out now that they are having their super summer sales.

    Funny with the tree branch pic too...hehe

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  6. i'll have to check my ON soon and look for those! i like how you paired them with the striped shirt, too. longer shorts look great on you too. i try to make the transition, but always come back to short shorts.

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  7. Not bad for $5! (or $2.50) I am a huge fan of pink so I am really digging this ensemble.

    sigh. I haven't been able to wear short shorts in a few years and the thought that the inseam would only grow from here is a little sad. :(

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  8. Fun colored shorts are my favorites this summer. Wow that us such a bargain, Cee! I like your behind the leaves shot..hehe.

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  9. I adore colored shorts! I have a pair of vibrant red and bright seafoam/teal. The inseam is a great length...you can always cuff them if they're a tad long.

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

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  10. You mean these aren't short shorts?...Lol Yipes!! I'm showing my age :p Of course they look fabulous on you and I'm all for that color too! ;)

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  11. I love neutral colors...seems to stay in style. Don't like to buy no more than what I need. But looks good on you.

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  12. hahaha, on trying to hide the face behind a branch. Cee, you're hilarious! I love your purple shade of shorts, I haven't personally ventured into colored shorts to wear in public yet, but I've been loving the pop of colored shorts on bloggers lately :)

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  13. LOL I just read Callandra's comment and I was thinking the same thing :P Still to short for me, but they look amazing on you Cee ;) and no need for you to hide behind tree branches - you're gorgeous!

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  14. Lol at you, SPG, and Sunshine sharing "hidden face" tactics : ) $2.50 in the end for colorful shorts that fit is pretty awesome! Darn, I missed this ON groupon? I really never buy anything from there, but they have cheap basics, undies and socks which a half price coupon would've made even cheaper.

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  15. Lol! I remember you telling her you were going to use the leaf idea! :p

    Colored shorts are great! Still wanting some yellow ones!!

    And your bracelets!! My eyes lit up when I saw that! Clever idea!

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  16. As cute as the outfit is, this pic of you hiding behind the leaves is adorable!

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  17. i LOVE colored shorts for the summer! such a fun twist on the standard denim shorts that i see everywhere. and you can't beat $2.50!! i can't believe i missed that ON groupon.

    and you have quite an arm party going on there! love it all!

    cute & little

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  18. $5 shorts?! i went yesterday but didn't see any $15 shorts. i got some tops instead though :)

    tey look fabulous on you - and i love the color!!

    caroline - pictures & words

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  19. I think bf & I had the same coupon. We spent SO long walking around the store looking for an extra $5 item. He just ended up buying two pairs of flip flops he did NOT need and will never wear. -_- LOL

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  20. I love the stripes as an accent to your outfit. And that necklace totally jazzes up the whole outfit.

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  21. those are adorable! 2.50... hm i may have to go check mine out.

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  22. An adorable casual look! I love the striped accessory shirt :)

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  23. @Erin @ MomsHaveStyle2 - I don't see the shorts on the website, but it may be worth it to check your local store. The plum color is one of the more unpopular colors :) Hope your move is going well!

    @TaraMixandMatch - Haha, I've been loving the use of clothing items as "accessories"... don't know why I didn't start doing that earlier!

    @Vicky - Lol, you aren't the only non-fan. People walking by next to me on the sidewalk were giving me odd looks for hiding behind leaves too.

    @Dale - I wholeheartedly agree. Besides these shorts, I think my second-cheapest bargain was a skirt for $3. I was ready to buy it for $10, but got a nice surprise instead when the cashier rang it up.

    @easy petite looks - I figured I'd take baby steps with this transition... an inch or 2 at a time shouldn't be too big of a difference. So far, so good :)

    @Elle - Why haven't you been wearing short shorts? I'm trying to get this out of my system before I hit the big 3-uh-oh.

    When I was out over the weekend, I saw the chic-est lady. She's got to be in her 50-60s, wearing tailored bermuda-length shorts, a striped top and cute wedges. I want to be her and pull off long shorts when I'm old :)

    @gold N turquoise - Great idea! I'll probably have to fold them up twice? Once would show visible threading? But maybe twice will be too short. I'll go experiment :)

    @Callandra, @Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) - Lol, 1-2" at a time! Baby steps for me :)

    @TLCocoa - I look at my closet and I think the only colored items I own are similar styles to something else I already have in neutral colors. Wow that's a convoluted sentence. So I'm slowly branching out :)

    @Olyvia - Do you have any other face hidden ideas? You know me, I'd be willing to try most things ;)

    @PetiteAsianGirl, @kileen - Sorry! Next time I'll tweet about it. I saw it all over my Facebook so I thought everyone else knew about it too... but perhaps I just have a lot of Groupon-happy friends.

    @Michelle - I don't own too many bracelets, but I do have enough necklaces. So me and my penchance for getting the most wears out of my items, I figured, why the heck not?! That way people won't get tired of me wearing the same accessories over and over too, haha.

    @Kish - Tell that to the people walking past me giving me the side eye, lol.

    @caroline - I believe it was the last weekend in July for the shorts sale, but ON will continually bring back sales, so keep your eyes out!

    @The Little Dust Princess - Omg, us too! I thought it'd be a pretty quick in-and-out. Nope, not even close. At one point I was considering buying drinks from their mini-fridge just to use up the $5, lol.

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  24. The way you covered your face with the leaves is so cute. I love your outfit. It's simple and cute.

    -Steph from chocolate laced

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  25. I really love the jewelry you paired with this outfit...it just puts such a classy spin on a casual look!

    And on my 4th of July outlet mall shopping spree, I stocked up on $10 shorts at the Gap in bright pink and purple. So, yeah, I'm a fan of the brightly colored short :)

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