Casual (Chic) Friday | Fall Style

Casual (Chic) Friday | Fall Style

Fall and blazers go together like peanut butter and jelly.  They’re the perfect layer on a crisp autumn morning when it’s too cool for a cardigan and not quite cool enough for a jacket.

They also possess the power to take your favorite casual Friday look up a notch to casual chic.  Try topping off your button down and jeans with a blazer to transform your entire look.

Casual Chic Friday | Fall Style


A tan or camel blazer is an incredibly versatile wardrobe basic that works with so many looks.  The rest of this outfit works because the oxford is a lighter shade than the jeans, the leopard belt add just the right amount of interest and the bright flats bring a pop of color to the party.  If you’re 100% opposed to blazers then swap it out for a neutral cardigan to take it to a more casual level, yet still look perfectly put together.

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite way to dress up your casual basics?  Share it in the comments!

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Come on Baby, Kick Them Daisies

Come on Baby, Kick Them Daisies

Look at them girls with the Daisy Dukes on.

Sorry but I can’t help but think of this song every time I see denim cut-offs.  If you’re not old enough to remember this classic from 1994 by 69 Boyz and Duice then take a listen, if you dare…

Or allow me to take you in the way back machine a little further to the original Daisy Duke (and show my true age).

Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke, circa early 80’s.

So, why all this talk of Daisy Dukes?  I bought a pair of denim shorts this week.  My first pair since 1995 to be exact.  The last time I wore them was in my junior year of college.  As I recall, those were high-waisted cut-offs, not a flattering look.  I also think they were Guess, the kind made famous by Anna Nicole Smith.  They looked an awful lot like this (and I do mean awful).

Guess Denim Cut Offs 90s

Sorry, but that’s just not a good look on anyone.  I think those would qualify as mom jeans (or mom jorts) if they were worn today.

Today’s cut-offs are SO much better.  My friend Sheaffer over at Pinterest Told Me To has been rocking some really cute ones this summer, like these white ones HERE.  She makes everything cute.

I’ve had fun working my new denim boyfriend shorts into my wardrobe this week and trying them out with different looks.  I’d forgotten just how versatile they are.  They’ll be getting a lot of wear this summer!

Here’s one way I plan to pair them up.

Denim Cut Offs Outfit

[Shirt:  Gap/Shorts:  Old Navy/Wedges:  Gap/Bag:  Marc Jacobs/Earrings:  Jewellery World/Torque Bangle:  Jewellery World]



Denim Cut Offs Challenge

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Alright glam girls, go to your closets and pull out your favorite pair of worn in denim cutoffs because…

Amber of Real Girl Glam, Jessica of Bows & Sequins, Kaitlin of Secretive Style, Marissa of Style Cusp, Shelby of Glitter & Gingham and myself are here to issue you a new style challenge (check out the first one – White Tee Challenge)!!

There’s just something about wearing denim cutoffs that means summer has arrived! They’re the ultimate laid back, relaxed, and easy to wear summer short and today’s styles have come a long way from the old-school Daisy Dukes.

So, we thought it would be fun to get see how each of us ‘real girls’ (you included!) puts together a look based around this summer staple.

Maybe you wear your cutoffs completely laid-back with a worn in tee and panama hat, dress them up with a blazer and ankle boots, or throw them on with a summer sweater for an afternoon at the beach.

But no matter how you style them, we want you to come share your denim cutoff outfit post here and on Real Girl Glam on Friday, July 12th!

Can’t wait to see how you “kick them daisies”!

It’s Your Turn:  What memories do you have of wearing denim cut offs?  Tell me in the comments!

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Weekend Wear | The Long and Short of It

Weekend Wear | The Long and Short of It

Hey pretties!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We transitioned from spring to summer really quickly with highs in the 90’s.

This is what I wore on Saturday for a little shopping followed by some Mexican food on a patio.  Actually we took these pics between shopping and dinner, just before we saw our son and his date off to junior prom.  He’s growing up too fast!

There’s something so easy about a button-down, shorts and sandals.  Throw on a hat and there you have it.

A perfectly easy weekend outfit.

Plaid Button Down Shorts 3

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Oh and by the way, you NEED a white purse.  Trust me on this.  I bought this one last week and it hasn’t left my arm since.  It’s the perfect summer bag, roomy, yet lightweight.  And it goes with everything.

Plaid Button Down White Purse

[Satchel:  Steve Madden]

I couldn’t find my exact bag online but here’s a very similar one.

Steve Madden White Satchel[Steve Madden White Satchel]

The cutout detail on this Jessica Simpson satchel is so cute.

Jessica Simpson Purse[Jessica Simpson Perforated Satchel]

This chic white bag from Aldo is a steal!

ALDO Purse

[Aldo Satchel]

It’s Your Turn:   What’s your weekend uniform?  Tell me in the comments!

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