Welcome to the weekend!!! Sorry for such a late post but I had a 12+ hour day at work which delayed this merriment. Hopefully you’re all way ahead of me and have in hand a tasty libation… or at least a sweet tea heh heh. I’ll try and keep my verbose nature on a tighter reign so we can all relax and enjoy ourselves. Right? Right!
Today I’m bringing you some cool February like weather from the city that says “screw you” to the rest of the country doing whatever the hell it wants all year round. Isn’t it June? If SF was a person it would just shrug its shoulders, say meh and turn it’s back on you. I got the opportunity to participate in a style challenge today with some other amazing bloggers. All these ladies know exactly what they’re doing so I feel lucky to have been admitted my Friday style challenge “ticket”. This weeks challenge was summer hats with extra points for denim shorts. As much as I like hats I have very few and being my first time with this I wanted to go all in with the denim too. Surprisingly I found a fedora that fit me! I’d been looking forEVER and poof, found one. Shorts?… Not so much. Are booty shorts the only style around these days? Seriously… Bravo to the ladies who wear them but I’m still working on my confidence level with shorter shorts. I’ve always considered my legs a trouble zone… they’re wrapped in caution tape. I found this great geometric denim print at Urban Outfitters but when I pulled them lower on my hips I resembled a marsupial… not cute.
When it came time to take these pictures SF started giving me the finger in the weather department so I styled this with a few more layers. Long sleeves and sweater, check! The hat here is bright and cheery so I wanted to keep my top colorful, but not too competitive with the hat. The shorts I wore are light in color which was another reason I kept to darker colors on top. I ended up pairing this with some wedge booties in a neutral tone since the shorts were such a light color plus these shoes also kept my feet warm. I chose the neon bag for too many reasons to list but mostly because I love it!
So tell me what you think… Does this work together or do you think I tanked my first Friday style challenge. How would you style a summer hat with denim shorts? Do you have a favorite place to buy a summer hat? I may have been channeling summer but San Francisco wasn’t so I’m fairly happy with how things turned out in the end. Given more time I may have adjusted things but next week there’s another Friday and hopefully these fantastic ladies will let me play dress up with them again. Go check out how they styled this challenge and let them know what you think!
Meghan – http://voila-meghan.blogspot.com/
Rebecca – http://www.35inchinseam.com/
Amanda – http://www.fashionableeme.com/
Carlina – http://www.allergictovanilla.com/
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Thanks so much ladies!
Shorts – Old Navy
Blouse, sweater, necklace, earrings and right hand bracelets – J.Crew
Belle Du Jour ring (square lavender) & big gold ring – (Jewelmint), Owl ring – (Forever21),
Amethyst ring and left hand bracelets – raided from mom
Hat – Target
Bag – unknown (Ambiance Boutique SF)
Shoes – Dolce Vita
Watch – Seiko
Glasses – Charlotte Russe