Tag Archives: cutoff shorts

West Side Connection

22 Jul

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Bodysuit: JCP

Sandals: Gabes

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Don’t Drive a Wedge in Between

17 Jul

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Denim cutoffs, a Summer staple piece! You can buy them or you can DIY them but they are definitely the go-to piece for a Summer day! They are a “trend” but not really because they have been around for decades and have and never will ever go out of style! I turn to them when I want to either be a little put-together but not want to put forth much thought and also when I just want to throw something on and go. You can style them so many ways, that’s the best part about them. And when you wear them loosely, how I like them, they are super comfy! So style them with flats, sneakers, ankle boots, knee boots, heels or whatever, and you’re good to go! Until next time, God Bless!

Tee: Old Navy (very old)

Cutoff Shorts: Vintage Levis (Urban Outfitters)

Headscarf: large square scarf (H&M)

Wedges: Mandee’s (end of last season)

Summer Staple Piece

21 Jun

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Friday: Denim cutoffs are always a go-to when it comes to easy Summer dressing! Definitely a Summer staple piece. Instead of one of my usual pairs of blue denim cutoffs I went with this white pair. I paired them with a simple tank top but styled them with this printed kimono to add a bit more interest and coverage in case I get a little chilly once night falls.  And since I was going to an outdoor festival, I wore these ankle boots instead of sandals because I didn’t want grass touching my feet (don’t judge me, lol) and also wanted to protect my feet from the crowds that I may come in contact with. Plus, I just like the look of a boot, whether ankle, knee or calf height, with shorts and dreses! And of course, I’m always excited when I can wear a hat that fits over my hair! What are your Summer go-to pieces? God Bless!

Tank: H&M (old)

Cutoffs: Levis (Urban Outfitters)-old

Kimono: Rugged Wearhouse

Boots: Steve Madden (DSW)-old

Hat: Forman Mills (rare find; you never know where you might find things)

Odunde 2013

14 Jun

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Sunday:Odunde Festival in Philly. Outdoor festivals and concerts is one of the things that I love about the Summer. People watching, eating, entertainment and shopping. So many different vendors with a variety of cool stuff to buy. My big sis and I had a great time, as we always do when we hang out for “sister time”. I bought some African fabric that I purpose to use as headwraps (you’ll see it soon on the blog). So many different ones to chose from it was hard for me to pick. I wish I could of bought more to make me a dress or something but I wasn’t feeling ambitious enough to let myself think that I would dust off my sewing machine (lazy, lol). Anyways, so many more festivals/concerts to come this Summer. Can’t wait. Pictures will go up on the blog when that time comes. Enjoy your weekend! God Bless!

My outfit:

Easy E T-shirt: F21

Cutoffs: Vintage Lee/Urban Renewal (UO)

Gladiator Sandals: Madden Girl (DSW)-very old

Vintage Vanderbilt

2 Mar

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Thursday Night: Girls’ Night Out with some co-workers. We went to listen to a live band, “Best Kept Soul”, where one of our patients is one of the lead singers. Excellent performance! Anyways, I didn’t want to get “dressed up” and be overdressed so I figured this look would be appropriate. Something relaxed and laid back but with a little bit of an edge. The cutoffs are a pair of vintage Gloria Vanderbilts that I picked up a couple of years ago. Every time a wear a pair of vintage pants/shorts I just can’t help but wonder how in the world could all the women fit into these things. I know that we, as an American society, are definitely “larger” in size than people were 30 yrs ago, but they must’ve had the smallest waists ever! All of their jeans were super high-waisted and made to fit very snug. My main complaint is that because they are sooo high-waisted, they also are high in the back which when combined with the snug fit can make for a very flat booty look. Not the look that I am trying to achieve, lol. Especially for someone as myself who don’t naturally have a donkey or a stallion booty (ha ha, a little Atlanta Housewives language). So hence the reason why I wore this blazer to cover such pancake booty. The bonus is that the blazer pulls the look together more anyway. What is your experience with vintage pants/shorts? Enjoy the rest of the weekend! God Bless!

Boyfriend Blazer: Marshall’s or TJ Maxx (very old)

Sweater: F21

Vintage Gloria Vanderbilt Cutoffs: Retrospect Vintage South Street

Booties: ?can’t remember right now (JCP)