Saturday, December 17, 2011

C A S U A L L Y.

Stripey shirt; Sportsgirl. Shorts; Vintage. Shoes; Unknown.

There are many things in life that I'm really quite good at; eating, tying knots, making lists and matching socks. However, like all humans, I have my flaws and one of these happens to be my complete inability to dress casually. I am a chronic over-dresser, I live in a small coastal town where the dress code is a constant 'board shorts and thongs' and I like to rebel against this by never stepping out without heels and a nice outfit. And yes, to answer the thought in your mind, I do often get stared at (I've learnt to embrace it). So when I'm at home with no one around and I'm reading a book or doing some blog work, I like to wear whatever is comfortable i.e My pajama's. So when I get requests asking to see what I wear on a day to day basis I'm at a bit of a loss, the photos I post are what I wear everyday. It's either that or pajama's.
So I decided the other day to attempt a 'casual' outfit. I'm actually surprised with how much I like it, I think the leather shorts jazz it up just enough to keep it from being too casual but the stripey tee and baggy cape/cardigan keep it uber comfy. So looking at these photos I'm starting to think maybe 'dressing casually' shouldn't be on my list of things I'm terrible at, and instead moved onto the list of things I feel slightly uncomfortable doing. Jeans and baggy shirts might be 'comfy' but I feel most comfortable in six inch heels. Let's just call it different folks different strokes.

28 comments:

  1. Really love this casual look. You combined the different textures and colours perfectly. I especially love your vintage shorts.
    ♥ Maria
    www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

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  2. The colors and textures are beautiful great styling. YAY for the overdressers. I overdress as well. I can't imagine myself in jeans and a T-shirt in that combination, maybe a nice T with a blazer or cardigan and skinny jeans with a blouse that is more my thing. I totally understand where you are coming from

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  3. I love this casual look. The colors are so beautiful!
    http://thesmallnoble.blogspot.com/

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  4. beautiful photos, i love the colour of the jacket.

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  5. ooh.. the leather shorts is amazing!
    and I am totally with you! I am such an over-dresses as well
    I am not a fan of jeans so I tend to wear skirts which makes people talk! They say I'm overdressed. Oh well. I rather overdressed than not dressed up enough! At least it shows I care right?

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com/

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  6. I want to be where you are so that I can wear shorts in December.

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  7. Your photos are exquisite and so romantic. I love those shorts, they suit you so well.

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  8. I'm a chronic over-dresser as well! I used to be uncomfortable dressing casual, I felt like I looked like everyone else and just got lost in the crowd... but now I'm appreciating it more. Sometimes there's something nice about simple outfits. But good on you for dressing up, I think it's more fun that way :)

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  9. Those leather shorts are such killer, I have a similar pair too! :)

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  10. Love your blog. Love the photography. Thank You, for visiting my blog and leaving a wonderful comment.

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  11. love the shorts!!

    http://redtoyellow.blogspot.com

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  12. Great look! I am following you. I gota agiveaway at my blog and I would love you to enter. <3<3

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  13. wonderful shorts!
    greetings and thank you so much for a nice comment:)

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  14. Those leather shorts are fantastic! Love the way you styled them!
    Cheers!
    Anna

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  15. Your leather shorts are so pretty! I really like the photos an your outfit :)

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  16. Such beautiful pictures :)
    I'm now definitely a follower !

    Erika
    retroflame.blogspot.com

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  17. gorgeous pictures! those leather shorts look fantastic on you

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  18. First off you are beautiful! And the lighting in that first photo... LOVE IT! lastly the leather shorts I need! haha hope you follow me too! xoxo trendsneversleep.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely blog! Following now :)

    xoxo, H
    http://givemeglamourplease.blogspot.com

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  20. Ohh bare legs,I miss that!Love the pictures and your casual outfit!
    xx
    B.

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  21. I suck at replying back fast but I recognize your blog because I follow you on Twitter! haha
    I love how casual the leather shorts look with the outfit, which is hard to do.

    Great post! :)

    http://voguevillain.blogspot.com/

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  22. really nice shorts, and you are rocking the casual look

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  23. i will love to have a time lik;e that

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  24. This is a lovely casual outfit, you look wonderful. I am from a bit of a 'chav town' and when I was growing up I got stared at for wearing flowery dresses instead of tracksuit bottoms! It's interesting that places can breed specific 'styles'! xxx

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