Monday, August 20, 2012

Outfit Post: DIY Cutoff Shorts








Top: Aaron Ashe via The Stylist LA
Shorts: DIY Denim Cutoffs
Neon Satchel: Target (last seen here)
Shoes: Sole Society "Heather" Booties
Belt: H&M ; Sunnies: Vintage (similar here)
Lips: Revlon "Fuchsia Fusion"

After posting about ways to wear denim cutoffs, I was really inspired to get started on my DIY projects I vlogged about a few weeks ago. So I ran out to Goodwill and picked up a pair of denim jeans 2 sizes bigger than my normal.  

I must admit that this didn't go as smoothly as I originally anticipated - these were supposed to be longer boyfriend shorts. But after cutting and distressing, I wasn't in love with the fit so I just cut them shorter to make shorts. I haven't washed them yet so they'll get more frayed (which is what I actually like) but I think that since they're a bit bigger, I could go even shorter... what do you think? I'm still on the fence on whether I heart them or not..

We met our friends for Happy Hour and ended up walking around downtown Santa Monica well into the evening. So I was thrilled my outfit was so easy going. A pop of neon, twisted bun & pink lips were perfect accessories with these shorts. I think I'm definitely going shorter.... Happy Monday everyone!! xoxo

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{this post is linking up with Real Girl Glam, The Pleated Poppy, & Transatlantic Blonde}




21 comments:

  1. perfect outfit for the weather we have been having here in L.A!

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  2. The shorts look awesome nice job! I love your oversized sunglasses too :)

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  3. I love the neon satchel! xo

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  4. Hi! I just found your blog! I see you're in LA?! I'm a fellow SoCal blogger too! I'm in orange county! Just wanted to say hello! New follower for sure, love finding fellow Cali bloggers! I love the outfit. The neon bag is fabulous! Great arm candy too! Come by messydirtyhair.com & say hi!

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  5. the shoes are fabulous!


    Erica xx

    www.ericabelliocreations.blogspot.com

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  6. Lovvvve the top :) obviously!

    I like the shorts! Different than the ones we see all the time. And the bun, obviously!

    Xx
    Emily
    TheStylist LA
    Www.stylistla.com/blog

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  7. this is THE perfect summer look! i've definately been reaching for my denim cutoffs more often than not! nice to see you making them stylish!

    bijou-minou.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your shirt! its gorgeous!

    www.fashionrhapsody.com

    Rose xo

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  9. You look fab! The pop of neon is perfect with those neutral booties, and the entire outfit looks so effortlessly chic & comfy. I love it all!

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  10. Love the outfit! The open back on the blouse is so cute! I would leave the shorts as they are, they are really cute! ;)

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  11. This look is so beautiful !
    I love it ! :)
    Kisses

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  12. i love your bag and the outfit combination as general, you look so pretty!

    you have such a lovely blog too, definitely following! :)

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. please enter into my big jewellery/accessory giveaway! you've got a chance to win one of two prizes! it ends this sunday!

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  13. this is incred, love the photos
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  14. Awesome! Love everything about this outfit! Especially I love your bag! :)
    I'm your new follower! :)

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. love this look! the cut out detail on the blouse and the bag are awesome!

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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  16. I knew I should have bought that neon satchel when it went on sale!

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