Wow! I can’t believe it’s already September! It seems like just yesterday I was blogging about fall fashion, and here we are just a week and a half away from the first day of autumn. Crazy! Anyways, this is a little later than I like, but I had to find time to get all the pics edited, and it seems like there just wasn’t enough of it. Here are some random outfits from August.
Wait! Before you start scrolling through, I took some reader feedback into account with this month’s Random Outfits post and made my pics bigger! So now you can click them and view them a little bit larger. I’d been using a template based on my old blog look, and only recently made some changes to it so it was bigger. Hooray!
I picked this almost-sheer woven shirt up at the Goodwill in Michigan City, IN during a half-price Saturday when I was at my parents beach house, and it was perfect for wearing at the beginning of August. I wore it over a black bralette with cutoff shorts and my Isobel Toledo for Payless wedges. It was a mostly “lay around the house” kinda day, but I wanted to get out of my PJs and into something cute in case we headed out somewhere. I added a small stack of bracelets, including one with some beach-inspired charms, to this look for a little sparkle, since it was so basic. It was perfect for a lazy summer day (I promise the shirt’s a lot lighter-weight than it looks).
I’m looking forward to layering this top for fall. The texture is so different from anything I have, so it’s going to be fun to play with as it gets cooler out.
Ok, I admit, I’m not really all that into the Olympics. I’ll watch them if it’s on, but generally don’t seek out watching them. I’m just not really all that into sports. But, as I stood in front of my closet one morning during the Summer 2012 Olympics, I realized that my Miley Cyrus-Max Azaria Union Jack tee would kind of be appropriate, so I wore it. Instead of being predictable and wearing it with blue jeans or black pants, I opted to be adventurous and pair it with my mint jeans and a cropped houndstooth blazer. I wore simple pointy black flats so it wasn’t all too over the top.
I was actually pleasantly surprised by this outfit. When I was pulling my jeans down from the shelf, I was thinking, “this is going to look terrible” but I was so wrong! It somehow worked really nicely, and is definitely something I’d wear again.
Not mine… been there, done that! I had a bridal shower for a friend. Because it was at a place I’d never been, I decided to go with something simple but a little dressy. I went with my light teal skirt (which I dyed from white) and a closet orphan (only because it was stupidly wrinkled) light sweater top. I wore my Isobel Toledo for Payless wedges, since they’re nice but not over-the-top dressy. I kept jewelry light, wearing my Ali Oesch wishbone necklace, and a small arm party (including an old watch that says “Fashion Girl”–how cute is that?). I didn’t want to distract from my new glasses, but I decided to be a little bold with my makeup and did a fuschia lip and filled in my brows (usually ( don’t).
This was the first time I wore my new glasses anywhere other than work, and it was kind of the big test for them. I loved them, but was unsure how friends would like them on me in person. They got rave reviews, just like they did a few weeks later at a family party. Yay!
I coveted wedge sneakers all summer, but only found an under-$50 pair at the beginning of August. They were a style I loved, but not one I was willing to purchase for $100 or more, so I was dying when I found them for $30 and change and had a coupon code for an extra 25% off. I bought them right away, and tracked the shipment like my life depended on it. I wore an outfit that would work with them the day they were to be delivered, and put them on as soon as I got them. I wore my GAP denim vest over my grey open cardigan, over a black tank and black leggings. I added a light floral scarf, from Target, for some color.
This outfit worked perfectly, and is so something I’m looking forward for fall! And in case you’re curious, my sneakers came from GoJane, but it appears they’re out of stock. You can see other wedge sneaker selections at GoJane here.
This top was something I snagged at Goodwill for a shoot. I ended up not wearing it for the shoot, but found that I couldn’t get rid of it because it was just so unique. It sat in my closet, begging to be worn, but not quite getting worn. When I went thru my closet, I opted to save it and see if I could wear it. And then, I got those wedge sneakers, and it all came together beautifully. I wore it with regular skinny jeans and my wedge sneakers, and topped it (since it’s sheer and sleeveless) with my grey and black houndstooth jacket.
Another successful outfit, and one that made me excited about this top. While it was a little intimidating at first, I think it’s going to be a fun one to play with in fall.
Scootin’ Around Town
Hubs and I decided to go for a little scooter ride in the area around my parents’ summer home. I wore a slightly impractical polka-dotted dress that’s authentic 1990’s Contempo Casuals (thanks to Salvation Army) with black tights and my thrift-store-find-of-the-year floral Dr. Martens. I added a fun little selection of bracelets, including a DIY “Best Friends” charm bracelet, along with my estate sale rose ring.
For the record, that red scooter was actually the one my husband rode around on all day. Despite my protests that the red looked way cuter with my outfit, I was stuck riding on the blue Hawaiian print scooter. Can’t imagine why, haha!
I was totally feeling fall in this outfit, but that’s ok… on August 22, fall was nearly here! I wore distressed leather-look leggings from Forever 21 with a floral shirt I got a couple years ago at Discovery. I added my GAP denim vest and brown military-inspired booties. I added a splash of color and sparkle with a periwinkle statement necklace from Target, worn under the collar of the floral shirt.
Definitely a fall-inspired look, and one I’m very likely going to wear again as we get deeper into fall. I may try a variation of this with colored jeans and a leather biker jacket. Yes.
Wastin’ Away Again in Margaritaville
I went to my very first Jimmy Buffett concert on August 25th, with my husband, my brother-in-law and his wife, and a bunch of their friends. I got a little bit of flack for researching what people wore to Buffett concerts, and for wearing combat boots instead of flip flops or other sandals. We bussed it to the show and tailgated beforehand. I took a shot of margarita out of a squirt gun, and saw boobies a few times. It was fun, interesting, and a little scary all at the same time.
I made my shorts the week before, having bought a pair of jeans at the Shelter Inc. Thrift Store during their end-of-season clearance. The jeans cost me 50 cents! I bought studs, some iron-on stuff, and dye and cut, distressed, and studded my way towards a fun pair of shorts. I posted better pics on Facebook. I made a shirt too, but opted to just go with a black tank instead. My sister-in-law may or may not still have my fringed top somewhere…
Inspired by this pin and my desire to sleep in one morning, I decided to try something different with my hair. I had to do 2 little buns instead of 3, but was pretty happy with how it came out. When I have longer hair, it’ll be even cuter! To go with the comfy-chic vibe, I wore a lace top (over a black tank) and a denim shirt I cuffed and knotted. My pants were wide-flares from Express that I got back in college, and I wore gladiator sandals from Target.
Every fall I remember why I coveted these pants when they came out, and waited patiently for them to go on sale so I could buy them. They’re almost like PJ pants, but are nice enough to wear to work. And the lace under the denim? It was inspired by this pin, and definitely something I’ll be revisiting this fall.
I finally got around to washing my cobalt skinnies and decided to wear them with a ruffle-bottom tank and black splatter print tee. I wore my Isobel Toledo for Payless wedges because they worked nicely, and that was it. A very easy outfit that was comfortable, good for work, and very me. It’s always nice to feel like yourself, isn’t it?
I did have a cardigan over this at work, but it was so hot out I didn’t even want it on when I was taking pics. It was cute though, and will be worn again with this spattery tee this fall.
I do regret not getting a full pic of what I wore on the 31st, but by the time I was like, “I should get a picture of this outfit” I’d had my bangs cut, so there were still little pieces of hair everywhere, I’d changed shoes, I was tired, and it was too dark to get a decent pic in the house. Oh well. It was a good one and I’ll be wearing it again for sure!
So tell me, what was your favorite look from August? Let me know in the comments!